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The Sikh tradition of Gurbani Kirtan was started by Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji at Kartar Pur in the early 16th century and was strengthened by Other Guru Sahibaan, Particularly Guru Arjan Dev Ji at Amritsar. In spite of several interruptions, kirtan continues to be performed at Darbar Sahib(Golden Temple) Amritsar and other historical Gurdwaras.Sikhs refer to a hymn or section of the Guru Granth Sahib as a Shabad . The first shabad in the SGGS is the Mool Mantar.
The hymns are arranged in chapters named after musical ragas, all the shabads in any chapter to be sung to that particular raga with due attention to Sur and Taal. .