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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When the introduction of printing produced a spectacular expansion of recorded Janam Sakhi materials, the growth was almost wholly monopolized by the Bala tradition.
His father-in-law curses his fate to have a son-in-law like Guru Nanak. 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. The profuse legendary material is, it affirms, the product of interpolation. 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.
Popular Tags amritsar bhai british committee delhi gobind granth gurdwara guru lahore maharaja nanak patiala punjab ranjit sahib sikh sikhs singh village. The Minas were subsequently execrated sskhi Guru Gobind Singh Ji and Sikhs were instructed to have no dealings with them.
The date is given as the third day of the light half of the month and the birth is said to have taken place during the eakhi watch before dawn. The child began to show disturbing signs of withdrawal from the world.
The four Janamsakhis that have survived into the modern era include the BalaMiharbanAdi and Puratan versions, and each hagiography contradicts the other. The Udasisthe Minas and the Handalis. The earliest extant version opens as follows: This article includes a list of referencesrelated reading or external linksbut its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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. 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 Paira recorded the dictation of Bala, a Sandhu latt who had come from Talvandi, the village of Rai Bhoi.
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. 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.
Janamsakhis – Wikipedia
The main janamsakhis which scholars over the years have referred to are as follows:. All the Janamsakhis record miraculous acts and supernatural conversations. Within the earliest text there are to be found references which are plainly traceable to the seventeenth century Hindali sect. Of the still existing copies of the Puratan Janam-sakhis the two most important were the Colebrooke and Hafizabad versions.
There then follows the lengthy collection of anecdotes which constitutes the earliest version of the Baal Janam Sakhi tradition. This janamsakhi was the basis of the accounts written by Trumpp, Macauliffe, and most Sikh scholars.
The texts also claim Guru Ni body vanished after bal death and left behind fragrant flowers, which Hindus and Muslims then divided, one to cremate and other to bury. Views Read Edit View history.
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.
Bhai Bala – Wikipedia
SearchGurbani brings to you a unique and comprehensive approach to explore and experience the word of God. Two conflicting theories balq been advanced to explain the origin of kanam earliest of the extant Bala Janam Sakhis.
Sometime later Nanak moved to Sultanpur punjsbi his sister Nanaki was married. The falsification of old or the composition of new Janamsakhis were the result of three great schisms of the Sikh religion: There are a number of other anomalies, which Dr. 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.
There is a famine of truth, falsehood prevails, and in the darkness of kaliyug men have become ghouls.
The Minas were a robber tribe and in Punjabi the word has come to mean someone who conceals his true evil intent. The reasons for this are:. The account of Guru Ji learning to read from the pundit is also recounted here.
Search Gurbani SearchGurbani brings to you a unique and comprehensive approach to explore and experience the word of God. There is currently ongoing debate surrounding the existence of Bhai Bala. Many of the verbal and nominal forms which contain nasalized vowels in Bala just as in modern Punjabi are oral in the Guru Granth Puhjabi as well as in Puratan Janam Sakhi.