SIKHS have been celebrating the 400th anniversary of their holy book.
The Holy Guru Granth Sahib first appeared in the 17th century, at the time of the fifth Sikh Guru, Aurjan Dev Ji.
A further five gurus added to the teachings and poems in the Holy Granth over the following years.
The Holy Granth itself was named the 11th and last living guru.
A rare version of the book - which is treated as a living entity - was carried into the Sikh Temple in Prospect Street, Springwood by Gurchait Singh.
The book - given by Mr Singh, founder of fashion store Bon Marché, and his wife, Daljit Kaur Chima - is printed in golden ink.
It includes the verses of Sikh gurus and the poetry of saints and devotees.
Once in the temple, the book was read continually for 48 hours by worshippers. That finished on Sunday, when 1,000 people packed into the temple.
WE have been asked to point out that a copy of the Holy Guru Granth Sahib, a holy book, was donated to Huddersfield Sikhs by Mr Gurchait Singh Chima and his wife Mrs Daljeet Kaur Chima on behalf of Mr Singh's father, Mr Parkash Singh Chima, and his late mother, Mrs Gurnam Kaur Chima.