You may now create your own Gurbani software through our shiny new Guru Granth Sahib search engine called GurbaniDB. Sign up as a software developer (remember to select ‘Software Developer’ from the “What do you want to register as” drop-down menu)
The Sikher team and the Search Gurbani team have been collaborating over the past few months to release the Search Gurbani Desktop Version (SGDV) in celebration of the 300 years anniversary of the Sikh Holy Scripture, the Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. The Search Gurbani Desktop Version has now replaced Sikher 1.0 because it has all of the fuctionality of Sikher and more, but we shall continue to work with the Search Gurbani team to develop the software’s features and to add the multiple translations and transliterations that Sikher 1.0 had promised. Currently Search Gurbani Desktop Version 1.25 has the following features:
- Cross-platform desktop program which works with Windows, Linux, Mac and Solaris
Search Sikh scriptures including the Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, Amrit Keertan Gutka, Bhai Gurdaas Vaaran and Sri Dasam Granth Sahib
- Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji translated into English and Punjabi
- Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji transliterated into English, Hindi and Urdu
- Advanced searching capabilities in Gurmukhi and other languages, including by letters, words, phrases, melody, author, page and scripture
- Rapid Gurmukhi and Hindi keyboards to enter search terms quickly like on a mobile phone
- Customisable slideshow feature showing each line of Gurbani, translation and transliteration in the built-in viewer
- Baanis feature which allows for the continuous reading of Sikh scriptures
- Dictionary feature to search for words in the Gur Shabad Ratanakar Mahankosh by Kahan Singh Nabha and Sri Guru Granth Kosh by Dr Gurcharan Singh
- Hukamnama feature which takes the reader to a random page in the Sikh scriptures
- Favourites feature to store your favourite hymns
So please don’t delay! Download Search Gurbani Desktop Version1.25 now.
For information on installing the correct Java JRE version for your platform please click here. If you’re on Windows and unsure which version of SGDV to download, you should go for Windows (Including JRE) to avoid the headaches of installing Java.