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Guru Nanak Dev Ji met Jinda Mahatma Kabir Ji Evidence in Bhai Bale Wali – JANAM SAKHI – Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Topic: Swaal Kaji Rukndin Soora – ਸੁਆਲ. 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, . BALA JANAM SAKHI. The Janam Sakhis of the Bala tradition owe both their name and their reputation to Bhai Bala, a SandhuJa^ from Guru Nanak`s village.

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Such an interpretation is swkhi insupportable by the inconsistencies and fantasies which it provides in abundance. In order to do so, the latter compiler has borrowed a death narrative from the Miharban tradition. This theory is difficult to sustain in that a mere pruning, however drastic, cannot reduce any of the Bala texts to a consistent narrative. A version of this theory is still current.

It would, however, be going dakhi far to deny his existence entirely. Amongst byai numerous extant manuscripts of this tradition, two principal recensions are to be found. Kirpal Sirigh, Janam Sakhi Prampara. Three are located in London and individual items are to be found in various other places. Retrieved from ” https: All About Sikhs 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.

There then follows the lengthy collection of anecdotes which constitutes the earliest version of the Bala Janam Sakhi tradition. His father, Kalu, for instance, is a cruel man; he is greedy and ill spoken; he blames Mardana for spoiling his son; and Guru Nanak is rather chary of meeting him.

Within the earliest text there are to be found references which are plainly traceable to the seventeenth century Hindali sect. He supposedly died in Khadur Sahib, in his late 70s, in Two conflicting theories have been advanced to explain the origin of the earliest of the extant Bala Janam Sakhis. His father-in-law curses his fate to have a son-in-law like Guru Nanak. He had come in search of Guru Angad. 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.


The Puratan uses the older forms of the adverbs of time and place, whereas the Bala employs the modern forms of the same adverbs. All jqnam facts and all the places visited by Guru Nanakji were faithfully and fluently described by Bhai Bala, with the result that Guru Angad was greatly pleased with him. This page was last edited on 3 Decemberat Jl 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.

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 baal essentially trustworthy account of the early life of Guru Nanak.

Search Gurbani SearchGurbani brings to you a unique and comprehensive approach to explore and experience the word of God. The reasons for this are:.

Other extant Janam Sakhis demonstrate the same process. Kohli, Surindar Sirigh, ed. The recording of his narrative took two months and seventeen days to complete. Retrieved 8 September Behind it there lies an original and essentially reliable Janam Sakhi which may bapa restored by stripping away the extraneous content.

More in this category: In general idiom, too, the language of the Puratan Janam Sakhi is certainly older than the language of Bala Janam Sakhi. There is currently ongoing debate surrounding the jo of Bhai Bala. Again in the use of nasalization, the language of Puratan is akin to that of the Guru Granth Sahib.

Views Read Edit View history. During the course of the present century it has been vigorously assaulted, without being wholly demolished. Many of the most treasured of all Janam Sakhi anecdotes derive from Bala sources hi, 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.

SearchGurbani brings to you a unique and comprehensive approach to explore and experience the word of Bhaj. It may be safely affirmed that no person of this name could have been the constant companion of Guru Nanak as none of the other early traditions refer to him.

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This website serves to heighten the awareness of Sikhism and hopefully can be of some use to seekers jwnam knowledge. World Gurudwaras will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world. There has been considerable discussion as regards to Bhai Bala’s existence, particularly within the Sikh academic field.

The oldest of the extant Ba7a manuscripts is the earliest of all Janam Sakhi manuscripts of whatever tradition. 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. World Gurudwaras World Gurudwaras will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world.

Bhai Bale Wali Janam Sakhi

Many of the verbal and nominal forms which contain nasalized vowels in Bala just as in modern Punjabi are oral in the Guru Granth Sahib as well as in Puratan Janam Sakhi. Four wakhi have appeared since the printing press was first used for Janam Sakhis in His mother-in-law is quarrelsome and hardhearted.

sakkhi 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.

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Please select 1 field to search. Its actual composition may have buai the work of the Hindalis; or a seventeenth century text may have been interpolated by them in the manner suggested by Santokh Singh. The profuse legendary material is, it affirms, the product of interpolation. Bhai Gurdas and the early Sikh literature.