Page 1 Page 2. Page 2 Page 3. Page 3 Page 4. Page 4 Bhai Bala (Punjabi: ਭਾਈ ਬਾਲਾ –), born in Talvandi Rai Bhoi was a supposed childhood friend and lifelong companion of Bhai Mardana and Guru Nanak. According to the Bhai Bala Janam Sakhi’s, he travelled with Guru Nanak and the Sikh salutation ‘Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh’ is used in the Bala Janamsakhi, . The Janamsakhis (Punjabi: ਜਨਮਸਾਖੀ, janamsākhī), literally birth stories, are writings which . An important work based on the Bhai Bala janam-sakhi is Santokh Singh’s Gur Nanak Purkash commonly known as Nanak According to the Puratan Janamsakhi, Guru Nanak Dev Ji was born in the month of Vaisakh,

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This website serves to heighten the awareness of Sikhism and hopefully can be of some use to seekers of knowledge. During the course of the present century it has been vigorously assaulted, without being wholly demolished. Based on the belief in One God, the Sikh religion recognizes the equality of all human beings, and is marked by rejection of idolatry, ritualism, caste and asceticism.

The main janamsakhis which scholars over the years have referred to are as follows:. Professor Surjit Hans also notes that pnjabi only role of Bhai Bala was to denigrate the name of Aakhi and that Guru Nanak prophesizes about a greater bhagat Hundal to come:.


ki Bala primacy had been firmly established by the end of the eighteenth century and ssakhi hold upon nineteenth century affections is clearly demonstrated by the degree to which such writers as Santokh Singh, Sant Ren, and Bhai Bahilo rely on it. The first clue to grasping the true character of the Bala Janamsakhi is the fact that the persons related most closely to Guru Nanak are presented in uncomplimentary light. World Gurudwaras will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world.

There are a number of other anomalies, which Dr.

Here he took up employment with Daulat Khan. Such an interpretation is rendered insupportable by the inconsistencies and fantasies which it provides in abundance. Though from the point of view of a historian the janamsakhis may be inadequate, they cannot be wholly discarded because they were based on punjabo and tradition which had grown up around the Guru in the years following his physical passing away, and furnish useful material to augment the bare but proved punjzbi of his life.


When Guru Ji turned seven he was taken to a pundit to learn how to read. Hindal interest of some kind is plainly evident in all early manuscripts of the Bala tradition.

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The second theory takes account of Janam Sakhi as a typical seventeenth century product, a composite work incorporating the results of a lengthy period of oral growth and transmission.

There is a famine of truth, falsehood prevails, and in the darkness of kaliyug men have become ghouls. This advice was taken and at the age of twelve a betrothal was arranged at the house of Mula of the Chona sub-caste.

Kirpal Sirigh, Janam Sakhi Prampara. Although there is no date on it the manuscript points to around Macauliffe compares the manipulation of Janamsakhs to the way Christian gospels were manipulated in the early Church:. Bhai Mani Singh referred them to the Var of Bhai Gurdas, but this, they maintained was too brief and a longer more fuller account was needed.

The sect is now extinct. His father-in-law curses his fate to have a son-in-law like Guru Nanak. AllAboutSikhs is a comprehensive web site on sikhism, sikh history and philosophy, customs and rituals,sikh way of life, social and religious movements, art and janak, sikh scriptures,sikh gurudwaras.

Its lengthy sequel, Suraj Parkash carries the account up to the tenth Guru and contains a higher proportion of historical fact, this was completed in At the end of the Janam-sakhi there is an epilogue in which it is stated that the completed work was taken to Guru Gobind Singh Ji for his seal of approval. His mother-in-law is quarrelsome and hardhearted. December Learn how and when to remove this template message. Thereafter, however, there is progressive and substantial augmenting of the text, culminating in the letterpress version which has been current for most of the twentieth century.

Behind it there lies an original and essentially reliable Janam Sakhi which may be restored by stripping away the extraneous content. He was sent to learn Persian at the age of nine but returned home and continued to sit in silence. Search Gurbani SearchGurbani brings to you a unique and comprehensive approach to explore and experience the word of God.

Please select 1 field to search. In order to do so, the latter compiler has borrowed a death narrative from the Miharban tradition.


There has been considerable discussion as regards to Bhai Bala’s existence, particularly within the Sikh academic field. You can explore these scriptures page by page, by chapter index or search for a keyword. This is probably the most popular and well known Janamsakhi, in that most Sikhs and their Janamsakhi knowledge comes from this document.

This page was last edited on 22 Julyat Paira recorded the dictation of Bala, a Sandhu latt who sakyi come from Talvandi, the village of Rai Bhoi. The texts also claim Guru Nanak’s body vanished after his death and left behind fragrant flowers, which Hindus and Wakhi then divided, one to cremate and other to bury. After only one day he gave up reading and when the pundit asked him why Guru Ji lapsed into silence and instructed him at length on the vanity of worldly learning and the contrasting value of the Divine Name of God.

To this day popular portraits of the Guru, flanked by Mardana the minstrel and Bala the attendant, testify to a continuing acceptance of its claims. Many of the most treasured of all Janam Sakhi anecdotes derive from Bala sources and, if today one asks for a Janam Sakhi in a bookshop, the volume which is produced will almost certainly be the twentieth century Bala version.

Colebrooke and is accordingly known as the Colebrooke or Vailaitwali Janamsakhi. There then follows the lengthy collection of anecdotes which constitutes the earliest version of the Bala Janam Sakhi tradition. The Second udasi was to the south of India with companion Bhai Mardana.

Bala Sandhu may well have been a real person. They follow the above two in all material points. Locals advised his father that Nanak should be married. This omission is particularly noteworthy in the case of Bhai Gurdas.

Guru Angad commanded that it be written. An jn lithographed by Hafiz Qutab Din of Lahore in generally follows the bla of the manuscript versions. He had come in search of Guru Angad. The Udasisthe Minas and the Handalis. The reasons for this are:. This article includes a list of referencesrelated reading or external linksbut its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations.