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Panjabi language manuscript written in the Gurmukhi script. A Sikh text.

Panjabi, written in the Gurmukhi script*. A Sikh text. nn15447__001-R.jpg RHS has a heading signifying ‘ek oṃkār Satigura prasādi’, a phrase known to the internet, something like ‘a blessing by the grace of the Guru’. nn15447__002-R.jpg is numbered as folio 1, so it may carry on from the prose of nn15447__001-R.jpg. nn15447__002-R.jpg LHS seems to be numbered ‘folio 7’ and to have verses 4-10 (start). nn15447__001-R.jpg LHS, ‘folio 7’ and verses 10 (end)-14, and a conclusion, plus a scribble calling it ‘folio 7, end of Sākhī’ (sākhī being also the first word of the text after the title). * Gurmukhi script is the most common script used for writing the Punjabi language in India. An abugida derived from the Laṇḍā script and ultimately descended from Brahmi, Gurmukhi was standardised by the second Sikh guru, Guru Angad, in the 16th century. The whole of the Guru Granth Sahib's 1430 pages are written in this script. The name Gurmukhi is derived from the Old Punjabi term "gurumukhī", meaning "from the mouth of the Guru".

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