Guru Prakasham – APJ Abdul Kalam’s Poem on The Guru Granth Sahib

President A P J Abdul Kalam penned the following lines while he was flying to Amritsar to take part in the 400th year of the Prakash Utsav of Sri Guru Granth Sahib JI:

Guru Prakasham

Many many years ago our Gurus lit the lamp
And the Prakasham was born carrying power of the soul
This light of truth on the lands of five rivers
It orbited and orbited around the sun
Along with the earth that carried it as sindhur.
This earthly Prakasham is so powerful
Of human’s universal message of one God
Four hundred orbits gone in no time
The great Prakasham has even out-glowed the Sun
As it orbits all around the sun, even sun bows in enhanced reverence
And salutes the earth, for all that it carries
The Greatest Prakasham of Guru Granth Sahib

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam