SikhiToTheMax Version 2 Released

I’m sure most of you have been to a Gurdwara while Kirtan is being sung, and seen the Gurbani with a translation projected onto a screen. Isn’t this cool?? This is has changed the way that Gurdwaras in this modern age bring a deeper understanding of Gurbani to the sangat. In our Gurdwaras since the old days in the 70’s we didn’t have this and relied on hundreds and hundreds of shabad sheets which were put together, copied and then organized in file cabinets. They would then be handed out in the Gurdwara so that we could sing along with the Shabad and understand the meaning.

We have come a long way since then in the world! With the digitalization of Gurbani and various translations becoming available, the options for viewing and searching through Gurbani are limitless. What we can do and how we can view Gurbani is really only limited by our creativity and imagination…and taking the time to create something new.

One group of sevadhars has taken on this challenge, spending lots of time to create some awesome services; making Gurbani accessible in so many different ways. They started with the website which allows you to easily search for Gurbani Shabads with any computer connected to the internet and a basic web browser. They then released a software desktop version of SikhiToTheMax which allowed you to search and display Gurbani line by line in Gurdwaras. After that a PDA version was created so you could do Gurbani searches on the go…anywhere. I know of a few Ragis who use this cool tool.

It’s been a few years since the release of the initial SikhiToTheMax desktop software, and the Sevadhars have been back on the job working hard to create a new version with even more features and functionality for the Sangat. The new version has been officially released and is available for you all to download.

The new version is packed with lots of new features and a whole new user interface. Here are a few of the new features:

  • Interface has been changed to look like office 2007
  • Bhai Gurdas Jee’s Varan are now complete and corrected.
  • There is Compiled Bani option which includes Nitnem Banis and Sri Dasam Granth Banis
  • There is a Sri Dasam Granth Bani section, which includes fixes of the mistakes on online versions
  • Amrit Kirtan section has been updated
  • You can use your own Powerpoint slide
  • A Bisraam option has been added, so you know how to pause when reading Gurbani
  • Akhand Paath option has been enhanced
  • Hukamnamma option has been added and also Punjabi translations added
  • Tagging has been added
  • Creating PDF’s option is added
  • If you want to read the Bani joined up as it was originally written, you can have that option
  • When you view the Shabad you have the option to split view
  • You can save your searches
  • Several viewing options
  • Help section in English, Punjabi and PDF files to help in all areas of STTM 2
  • You can change the font size of everything in the Akhand paath mode and also other views.
  • Video tutorials and help options to show you how to use the program.

2020 Update:
SikhiToTheMax project is now maintained by Khalis Foundation.  You can download the it here or find out more on their website.


123 Responses to “SikhiToTheMax Version 2 Released”

  1. Harpreet SIngh says:

    Waheguru ji ka khalsa waheguru ji ke fateh
    Dhan guru nanak dhan guru nanak
    blessings for all the gursikhs who involved in developing this software .

  2. Maninder singh khalsa says:

    i need sikhy to max on mobile like nokia 5233 and other touch phones

  3. Waheguru Ji ka Khalsa

    Waheguru Ji ki Fateh

    Singh Sahiban ,you all have done a great job for our religion.

    I have seen your software translation in Harminder Sahib,Amritsar on LCD’s.

    So,hats off to all.

  4. mohit says:

    Sat Sri Akal Ji,

    Can anyone please tell how I can show Punjabi translation in the SikhiToTheMax software.

    This feature is mentioned in the list of features in on this site itself. But i am unable to find the setting in the software.


    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa

    Waheguru Ji Ka Fateh

  5. Inder Jit Singh says:

    Dear Veerji,
    Sat sri akal

    I downloaded sikhi to the max 2 on my laptop. After installation when I started I was able to view. But second time when I opened again I could not and gave the msg as below. Then I reinstalled after which againI could open once. So now when ever I need to view Sikhi to the max 2 I have to reinstal. Kindly advise the remedy.

    Wahe guru ji ka khalsa
    Waheguru ji ki fateh

    Kind regards
    Inder Jit Singh

    See the end of this message for details on invoking
    just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

    ************** Exception Text **************
    STTM.STTMException: Could not open a connection. You do not have the relevant file permissions.
    at STTM.$.GetDataSet(String Sql, String $)
    at STTM.STTMSearchEngine.SearchBani(String Gurmukhi, String GurmukhiSearchType, String English, String EnglishSearchType, String Raag, String Writer, String Source)
    at STTM.frmMain.SearchBani(Boolean UseTags, Boolean UseHistory, UltraGrid $, Int16 Pannaa)
    at STTM.frmMain.Search(String Gur, String GurType, String Eng, String EngType, String Raag, String Writer, String Source)
    at STTM.frmMain.$(Object $, EventArgs e)
    at System.EventHandler.Invoke(Object sender, EventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Form.OnLoad(EventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Form.OnCreateControl()
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl(Boolean fIgnoreVisible)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl()
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmShowWindow(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.ScrollableControl.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.ContainerControl.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Form.WmShowWindow(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Form.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

  6. Jay Singh says:

    A thought for the Mac users please. :-)

  7. sudagar says:

    Waheguru ji ka khalsa waheguru ji ki fateh
    Could you please post me information regarding changing gurbani fonts that origionally was displaying sikhi to the max 2,idon't know what happened this morning it displaying only in english my be my son did some thing,but he does not know even what happened.
    sudagar Sohi

  8. Gurjot Singh says:

    I am planning to buy a Windows 6.5 professional HTC phone….I was wondering if STTM will work all fine on that????

  9. Gurumustuk says:

    Gurjot Singh, I'm not sure if the old version of STTM for windows mobile will work on that. However try they just released a new version of Gurbani Anywhere for windows mobile which should do the job.

  10. Arjun Singh says:

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  11. i actually use polycarbonate based file cabinets because they are much ligther than steel cabinets ..

  12. Harbhajan Singh says:

    I have down loaded and installed the Sikhi to the Max II. But it is not working. A pop appears "An unhandled exception has occoyred———. Could not open a connection. You do not have the relevant file permission. I have installed Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 also.
    But still the Sikhi to the Max is not responding.
    Could you please help me.

  13. khalsa singh says:

    plz help i have nokia n900 and how to install gurbani software and searcher in my maemo n900 phone…

  14. Balbinder Singh says:

    Is there an alternative program for mac users please?

  15. prem singh says:

    wahe guru ji ka khalsa wahe guru ji ki fateh
    yesterday i installed sikhitothemax but does not work so pls help me u can also call me at +919653027985

  16. guru ka singh says:

    gurufatah i just bought new computer with window 7. downloaded sikhi to the max. but it is not working. when i try to do view in power point it gives me error message cannot create Active X componet. please someone help me on this I got to get this computer working by this sunday so I can take to gurudwara sahib.

  17. MeenakshiNarula says:

    Really surprised to see Sikhi to the MAx.

  18. plz help me ,how to download this software