Mabar The earliest extant version opens as follows: Bala primacy had been firmly established by the end of the eighteenth century and its 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. 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 architecture, sikh scriptures,sikh gurudwaras. Although the second of the theories outlined above reduces the Bala tradition to the level of other early Janam Sakhis it does nothing to minimize the importance of the tradition in later Sikh history. The recording of his narrative took two months and seventeen days to complete. He supposedly died in Khadur Sahib, in his late 70s, in Hindal interest of some kind is plainly evident in all early manuscripts of salhi Bala tradition.
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This is probably the most popular and well known Janamsakhi, in that most Sikhs and their Janamsakhi knowledge comes from this document.
This work claims to be a contemporary account written by one Bala Sandhu in the Vikram Samvat year at the instance of the second Guru, Guru Angad. According to the author, he was a close companion of Guru Nanak and accompanied him on many of his travels.
This may be an oversight, for he does not mention Rai Bular either. It is only in the heretic janamsakhis of the Minas that we find first mention of Bhai Bala. The language used in this janamsakhi was not spoken at the time of Guru Nanak or Guru Angad, but was developed at least a hundred years later. Some of the hymns ascribed to Nanak are not his but those of the second and fifth Gurus. At several places expressions which gained currency only during the lifetime of the last Guru, Guru Gobind Singh — , are used e.
Waheguru ji ki Fateh. Throughout the nineteenth century the authority of the Bala version was unchallenged. 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 The Second udasi was to the south of India with companion Bhai Mardana. This they assured him was essential as the Minas were circulating objectionable things in their version.
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. 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.
Guru Sahib Ji duly signed it and commended it as a means of acquiring knowledge of Sikh belief. The Miharban Janam-sakhi[ edit ] Of all the manuscripts this is probably the most neglected as it has acquired a disagreeable reputation. Sodhi Miharban who gives his name to the janam-sakhi was closely associated with the Mina sect and the Minas were very hostile towards the Gurus around the period of Guru Arjan Dev Ji.
The Minas were a robber tribe and in Punjabi the word has come to mean someone who conceals his true evil intent. The Minas were subsequently execrated by Guru Gobind Singh Ji and Sikhs were instructed to have no dealings with them. The sect is now extinct.
Guru Nanak meeting Nath Yogi Siddhas The first three sakhis recount the greatness of Raja Janak and describes an interview with God wherein Raja Janak is instructed that he is to return to the world once again to propagate His Name. The account of Guru Ji learning to read from the pundit is also recounted here.
JANAM SAKHI BHAI BALA JI IN PUNJABI PDF
There is no proper arrangement of sakhis, it feels like what sakhi comes in authors mind that is written. No proper Geographical accounts. Criticism According to the author, he was a close companion of Guru Nanak and accompanied him on many of his travels. This may be an oversight, for he does not mention Rai Bular either. It is only in the heretic janamsakhis of the Minas that we find first mention of Bhai Bala. The language used in this janamsakhi was not spoken at the time of Guru Nanak or Guru Angad, but was developed at least a hundred years later. Some of the hymns ascribed to Nanak are not his but those of the second and fifth Gurus.
Janamsakhi Bhai Bale Vali
If these claims are correct and if in fact the eponymous tradition records the authentic narrative of such a man, it must follow that the Bala Janam Sakhis provide an essentially trustworthy account of the early life of Guru Nanak. For more than a hundred years, from the late eighteenth until the early twentieth century, this claim was scarcely challenged. During the course of the present century it has been vigorously assaulted, without being wholly demolished. 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.