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Vāhigurū

Vāhigurū or Wāhegurū (Pañjābī, ‘praise to the Gurū’). Used by Sikhs as name for God. Vāhigurū is frequently heard in the proclamation Srī Vāhigurūjī kā khālsā: Srī Vāhigurūjī kī fateh (The khālsā is God's: God's is the victory). In the early janam-sākhīs, however, Vāhigurū was not a name for God but an ascription of praise either to God or to the Gurū (i.e. Nānak). From its repetition in meditation (see NĀM SIMARAN) Vāhigurū naturally came to be regarded as God's name.

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