Guru Granth Sahib Ji is more than just a scripture of the Sikhs, for the Sikhs treat this Granth (holy book) as their living Guru. Its respect is of utmost importance for the Sikhs.
Guru Granth Sahib was given the Guruship by the last of the living Sikh Masters, Guru Gobind Singh Ji in 1708. Guru Gobind Singh said before his demise that the Sikhs were to treat the Granth Sahib as their next Guru. Guru Ji said – “Sab Sikhan ko hokam hai Guru Manyo Granth” meaning “All Sikhs are commanded to take the Granth as Guru”. Sikhs worship 11 Gurus including Guru Granth Sahib Ji.