Sikh Holy Day
On October 20, 1708, Guru Gobind gave his last sermon and conferred permanent gurudom on the second edition of the Granth. Since then, the book has become known as Sri Guru Granth Sahib. Sikhs view it as their perpetual living Guru and guide. Believers do not worship the scripture but treat it with reverence for its wisdom and spiritual teaching. They stand when the Guru Granth Sahib is brought into a room. In gurdwaras (houses of worship), Sikhs keep the scripture on a raised platform and open, read and close it ceremoniously.