Lines table contains all the Sikh bani and panthic content, across all sources.
Many lines must belong to one Shabad.
The content is unordered by default, and must be ordered by
id is a four-letter, immutable identifier that will refer to the same line across database versions.
gurmukhi stores an ASCII representation of Gurbani. They may be converted to unicode with
A unique identifier for the line which never changes.
A unique identifier of the Shabad to which the line belongs to.
|char(3)||Foreign Key (Shabads.id) |
The physical "page" (e.g. ਅੰਗ) where the line appears within the source composition.
The physical "line" (i.e. of horizontal lines on "page", not of sentence count) where the line appears within the source composition.
Guidelines around pronouncing the Gurbani line stored in the
gurmukhi field, correctly.
Additional footnotes about the
The first letters of each word in the
gurmukhi line, useful for searching the database by first letter.
first_letters, but includes heavy vishraams. Useful for prioritizing search results.
The unique identifier of the line type.
|integer||Foreign Key (Line_Types)|
The correct order of the line. Order by this field to fetch the lines in the correct order.