Amritsar-The association of the Ramayana with the name of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru has hurt Sikh sentiments, said the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief secretary advocate Harjinder Singh Dhami in a press statement issued from the SGPC office on Tuesday.
Harjinder Singh Dhami said, “Sri Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru did not write any Ramayana but some people are hurting Sikh sentiments by associating Ramayana with his name. Guru Gobind Singh Ji in the Dasam Granth’s section about ‘Chaubis Avatar’ (twenty four Sanatani avatars (incarnations)), has mentioned one about Ramavatar.”
“Only the characters in it (Ramavatar) are from Ramayana, but the yudh vidhan (war constitution), details and saroop (form) are completely different. While laying the foundation stone of Ram Mandir, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi had mentioned the Ramayana written by the tenth Guru, which was strongly opposed by Sikh institutions and scholars. We demand an immediate ban on the book and appeal to the Sangat (devotees) to be vigilant”, said SGPC chief secretary Harjinder Singh Dhami.