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Q: What is the significance of the person standing besides Guru Granth Sahib Ji and waving a wisk?

A: In the ancient times, the emperors from India had few people on the left and right side waving the wisk. The wisk in Punjabi is called a chauwr. It was a symbol of respect and higher authority. People wave the chauwr to show their respect. It is symbolically accepted by Sikhs as a culture. Sikh religion does not force or instructs to wave wisk over Guru Granth Sahib Ji. It is a simple tradition and symbol of respect.


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