The first two sentences of the Granth are those which are said by Sikhs every day on wakening:
‘There is but one God, whose name is True, Creator, devoid of fear and enmity, immortal, unborn, self-existent, great and bountiful. The True One is, was, and also shall be.’
In the Gurudwara the Granth is placed on a small seat on a high platform under a canopy. A chawri is waved over it at the time of the service as a sign of its spiritual importance. The Dasam Granth is also an important book which incorporates the work of a number of poets and the writings of Guru Gobind Singh.