Ek OMKar
One immutable OM

The English translation of Gurbani is as per by this devotee of Lord Govind. This translation is just for a quick meaning. However, the exact meaning can only be felt by the grace of Guru or of Lord Ram Himself. Please excuse this little servant of Hri if it contains errors and please help me to improve the content by notifying me the errors.

Many names for God are used in Sri Guru Granth Sahib by Gurus and various other devotees at various places. The Name Hri appears 8344 times, Ram 2533 times, Gopal (Sustainer of the Earth = Krishna) 491 times, Gobind (The One Who takes care of the Earth = Krishna) 475 times, Prabhu 1371 times, Murari (Enemy of Mur Raksh = Vishnu, Krishna) 97 times, Narayan (The One who rests on water) 85 times, Allah 46 times, Bhagwan 30 times, Madhav (consort (dhava) of the Mother (Ma), or Mahalaksmi, the Mother of the universe) 27 times, Krishna 22 times, Rab 17 times, Narsingh (Incarnation of Vishnu with head of tiger and body of man) 16 times, Damodar (tied by rope (dama) around the belly (udara), Krishna) 15 times, Banwari (the one living in the groves of Vrindavan = Krishna) 15 times, Waheguru 13 times, and Madhu Sudan (Enemy of Madhu Raksh = Vishnu, Krishna) 9 times. Thus the Bani in Sri Guru Granth Sahib encourage universal brotherhood.

One thing also came to my notice that the word Waheguru (ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ) which is made from the combination of two words "Wahe" from Persian word "Wah" meaning wonderful or wow and Sanskrit word "Guru" thus meaning Wonderful Guru was never used by Sikh Gurus and is absent from their compositions in Sri Guru Granth Sahib. However the word Waheguru comes 16 times in SGGS on page 1402 & 1403 in Sawayias Mehlay Chauthay K 4 (containing praises of Guru Ramdas) composed by Bhatt Gyand. So many theologians believe that the word Waheguru actually is used to address honorable Guru but not God.ref Guru Gobind Singh ji designated “Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh” to Bhai Mani Singh as Sikh Salutation and according to many theologians it translates to "Khalsa belongs to Wonderful Guru, Victory is to the Wonderful Guru". However I believe that the word "Hri" which Gurus used extensively throughout their compositions as could also be inferred from the fact that it has been used for as many as 8344 times in Sri Guru Granth Sahib, should be used more often by Sikhs in their daily lives and also in Gurudwaras.

Hri OM