Guru Granth Sahib Ji is the supreme authority of the Sikhs, but
the Dasam Granth also holds a special place in Sikhism, as these
are the compositions of Guru Gobind Singh Ji. In the eighteenth
century Sikhs had no qualms about Dasam Granth being placed along
side Guru Granth Sahib Ji.
Mani Sahib Ji, a scholar and true Sikh of Guru Gobind Singh Ji wrote
down the bani's as dictated by Guru Sahib Ji, accomplished the compilation
of the Dasam Granth in a mere 5 years after the ascension of Guru
Sahib Ji in times that were very turbulent and fraught with danger
and treachery. This should be recognized as a phenomenal achievement.
Mani Singh Ji was a playmate, classmate and devoted disciple of
Guru Gobind Singh Ji and an extraordinary scholar of his time who
was martyred at Lahore, wrote this historical letter to Mata Sundari
Ji (the wife of Guru Gobind Singh Ji) at Delhi 1716. This note clears
up many controversies and points to the authenticity of Dasam Granth
historical document gives a valuable glimpse of the turbulent times
after the ascension of Guru Sahib Ji.