Sikh Rehat Maryada in Punjabi and English
Sikh Rehat Maryada: You can download the “Sikh Rehat Maryada” published by the SGPC in Punjabi here. Click the PDF icon to open and save or print.
The English translation can be viewed at the SGPC website
Preface to the English Version of the Reht Maryada
This English version of the Sikh Reht Maryada is a faithful translation of the Punjabi original. Translations do not generally need prefaces. Why the author of this version has chosen to write a preface, therefore, needs to be explained.
Translation of any work is an extremely hard job: translation of a book of laws is very much harder, particularly if the laws in question are moral or religious rules or social conventions which inevitably embody subtle nuances of a religion’s metaphysical, moral and social philosophy. The translator in this case becomes burdened with the dual responsibility of ensuring that his translation embodies the full as also the exact import of the original…