iSikhi – Gurbani Search Application for iPhone


Just released today is the all new mobile Gurbani Search engine for the Apple iPhone and  iTouch devices. As far as I know this is one of the first Sikh related apps for the iPhone. There is MS Pocket PC version of SikhiToTheMax, but this is the only other mobile search software I have seen so far.

The Gurbani database on iSikhi is the same as the one from SikhiToTheMax so it includes Bhai Gurdaas Vaars and parts of Sri Dasam Granth.

You can download the iSikhi (Version 1) application on your computer by doing a search in the iTunes store, or directly from your device by going to the "App Store" icon on your iPhone/iPod Touch. Do a search for "iSikhi" and it will show up.

 More info and screen shots available at:

Announcement from iSikhi has finally released at Apple’s App Store and can now be downloaded to your iPhone and iTouch devices. We submitted the app to Apple for review on December 29th and it took almost a month for application to release. This was partly because of Apple’s slow review process and partly due to revisions we had to make since we’ve never released an app through Apple before. Nonetheless, the ice is broken and iSikhi is now available. 

We’re already working on the next version with punjabi keyboard support that is ready for submission. We would really appreciate your feedback, suggestions, and support at our forums on

Donations are welcome as well and will be used to support the iSikhi project. ThanksiSikhi Team

Video Review of iSikhi App

 Unfortunately because of Apple’s "Iron Fist" restrictive practices it takes forever to release apps/updates on the iPhone (through iTunes Store) so this can really limit what you can do on the iPhone and the amount of time it takes waiting for approval each release/update.

I have a jailbroken unlocked iPhone on T-mobile carrier so have the benefit of being able to install lots of apps that are not available on iTunes. I look forward to the day when these big corporations don’t have control of all these things, and all our devices are on open systems to fully enable creativity by everyone (rather than practices meant to keep control by few and make maximum money and limit competition). 

27 Responses to “iSikhi – Gurbani Search Application for iPhone”

  1. Manpreet says:

    Sat Sri Akaal,

    I am yet to try this on a phone, but from the video and pictures, I can say this is one of the most incredible applications I’ve seen. The design and looks are very professional. It will look awesome when Gurmukhi keyboard is available.Thanks for dedicating a nice website too.

    May light of the Guru spread around all corners of the world.

    have much more posts here i am waiting for days

    incidently last 3 out of 4 comments are mine

  3. Jagjeet Singh says:

    Gur Fateh !!

    I like the designe and look of this application. Just like other built-in application shipped from Apple.

    Can you please tell us which tool/language you used to to port this application ?


  4. jaswinder singh says:

    I have a jailbroken Iphone 3G & would like to download Punjabi fonts. Is there a app availabe?

  5. iKhalsa says:

    Jaswinder Singh Ji,
    You need to install iKeyEX from CYDIA then again search in CYDIA for PUNJABI KEYBOARD and install it. Go to the settings and there is iKeyEX Menu to turn on/off option for internation keyboard. Now go to any application where you want to use Punjabi Keyboard (try to add new contact with Punjabi name). Now there would be a Globe KEY next to Space Key in the Keyboard to switch from English to Punjabi or vice versa. …….DONE

    In case you couldn’t fix it just re-install both again from Cydia. Let me know you got it or not!

  6. Simran says:

    Love the app….easy to use and accurate. I would really like to see Punjabi keyboard, its hard to get around the English keyboard.

  7. jaspal singh says:

    I just cannot get to find anything using english keyboard …. punjabi keyboard key clicks come blank …. can someone help me here …


  8. Sukhjinder Singh Pannu says:

    Yea there is punjabi font available for jailbrocken iPhones. Just type in punjabi in search and u will see anything that is avaiable under punjabi show up. And also download this “Sikh Punjabi Lockscreen” theme, it has a picture of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and animated Khanda Sahib in it. It’s really nice.

  9. baljit says:

    hi!!! i have iphone 3g 16gb firmware 3.0 jailbroken and unlocked .i want the punjabi language keyboard, phone time ,calander displayed in punjabi amd i also want to read the ajit jalandhar in punjabi too.i already tried installing iKeyEX but doesnot show in the punjabi language in international languages and isikhi is not working either. please help me if you can , thanks!!! for your time and consideration…baljit

  10. Sunny grewal says:

    Hey I m trying to read punjabi newspaper on my iPod touch but it shows allessed up ….do u know how to punjabi fonts for that……than

    • baljit says:

      can you plz explain me that , now i have iphone 3g 16gb firmware 3.1.3 jailbroken and iskihi,ikeyex installed as well. i am able to add contact in punjabi but iwant time ,date and calander to be displayed in punjabi i saw someone having day and time on lockscreen in gurmakhi…help me if you can thx!!!

      • iKhalsa says:

        First of all, if you want to see Time, Date & Calendar in Punjabi, you don’t even need iSikhi or iKeyEx. That option is already built in by Apple in every single phone. Please go to Settings and select under General/International/Region Format/Punjabi/India. YOU ARE DONE NOW! But now there is a problem if you live outside India, now your phone numbers will be in Indian format. But there is a patch also available there. Please let me know that if u r able to see TCD in Punjabi & which country u live in (if u live outside India)…waiting 4 ur reply…

        • BALJIT SINGH says:


        • Thanks Veer G
          i was serching this from last 2 weeks but unable to find app for punjabi calander, day & date

          thanks alot

  11. mann says:

    i have iphone 3.0 and i aleady have installed ikeyEX and punjabi keyboard but still am unable to change keyboard in punjabi.i want write notes in punjabi if anybody know please help me

  12. iKhalsa says:

    You can’t use iKeyEx Punjabi Keyboard in 3.0. Now you have to SSH Punjabi keyboard files to your iPhone. Read more here;

  13. mann says:

    thanks, for help now i can use punjabi keyboard and it is working great. W G K K W G K F

  14. Meena kaur says:

    I can’t install the English version on my iPhone , I can’t change language from punjabi to English. Can anyone help me?

  15. S.RAGBIR SINGH says:

    i request daily hukkunama on both my mobile through sms MOBILE NO.09347531351,09246877986

  16. Jas says:

    Upon upgrading the iSikhi keyboard now shows in English. Any advice?

  17. manmeet says:

    Hi Gurmastak

    I have recently purchased iPhone… and installed iSikhi … but not able to use it .. as the letters i type appear in english .. how to install punjabi/gurmukhi fonts/keyboard in iPhone ?

    Please advise .


  18. SatinderPal Singh says:

    Hi. i just bought New Nokia N900, do we have any application for nokia phones.
    its linux based phone..

  19. dimple says:

    punjabi fonts not available for my iphone 4.0.1

  20. ravinder says:

    Please provide isikhi for Google android Please!!!!!

  21. jaspreet says:

    i need the older version of isikhi 2.0 ?