New SikhRI Course – Lav - Sikh Research Institute

New SikhRI Course – Lav

Released: July 13, 2017 &

Bridgewater, NJ [July 13, 2017] – Sikh Research Institute is pleased to announce the release of a new course — Lav — based on the same Bani in the Guru Granth Sahib.

Revealed by Guru Ramdas Sahib in Rag Suhi, the Bani of Lav is mostly known for and associated with the ceremony of marriage. It is rarely read and interpreted on its own: more often we just look for directions regarding conjugal relationships in it. Although a good practice, in doing so we ignore the significance of the Bani and its original message, which sets the path for a lasting and blissful relationship with the Divine.

The course explores various dimensions of Lav, including its message, themes, vocabulary and the steps towards the lasting relationship.

Lav attempts to connect the dots in each stanza, as it unfolds an individual’s journey from worldly affairs towards their permanent destination, the Divine or the in-law’s home as culturally understood and used in Gurbani. In the process, the course also helps us draw meaningful parallels with conjugal relationships relevant to marriage as a lifelong connection.

In interpreting Lav, the course takes a few principal terms from each stanza and explores their etymology and significance in the Bani to impart new vocabulary.

We hope you will find Lav helpful and illuminating. You can register for the course on website today.

This course has been made possible by the generous support of Paramjit Singh and Dr. Jaswinder Kaur Singh, Eugene OR.



Jul 13, 2017 join Dasvandh Network (DVN) for a live panel discussion where Inni Kaur of SikhRi will talk about Lav.

Link here:


About Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI)

The Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with a mission to connect people with the teachings of Sikhi and make them accessible and easy to digest for people of all ages, genders and backgrounds. By offering courses and seminars in a variety of mediums, SikhRI serves to strengthen the bonds of the Sikh community around the world.



Join Us

SikhRI is made possible by hundreds of volunteers, donors, team members and educators—all just like you. Help us illuminate Sikh paths throughout the world.