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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Also in the Bhai Bala Janamsakhi are several language inconsistencies.
Part of a series on. 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 baa tradition in later Sikh history.
They follow the above two in all material points.
SearchGurbani brings to you a unique and comprehensive approach to explore and experience the word of God. 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 oldest of the extant Ba7a manuscripts is the earliest of all Sxkhi Sakhi manuscripts of whatever tradition. This janamsakhi was the basis of the accounts written by Trumpp, Macauliffe, and janxm Sikh scholars.
The Minas were subsequently execrated by Guru Gobind Singh Ji and Sikhs were instructed to have no dealings with them. This advice was taken and at the age of twelve a betrothal was arranged at the house of Mula of the Chona sub-caste.
Paira recorded the dictation of Bala, a Sandhu latt who had come from Talvandi, the village of Rai Bhoi. In the first journey or udasi Guru Nanak Dev Ji left Sultanpur towards eastern India and included, in the following sequence: In general idiom, too, the language of the Puratan Janam Sakhi is certainly older than the language of Bala Janam Sakhi.
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.
One day Nanak went to the river and while bathing messengers of God came and he was transported to the divine court. The falsification of old or the composition of new Janamsakhis were the result of three great schisms of the Sikh religion: Throughout the nineteenth century the authority of the Bala version was unchallenged.
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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. His father Kalu was a khatri of the Bedi sub-cast and lived in a village Rai Bhoi di Talwandi; his mother’s name is not given.
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.
His punmabi is quarrelsome and hardhearted.
Many of them contradict each other on material points and some have obviously been touched up to advance the claims of one or the other branches of the Guru’s family, or to exaggerate the roles of certain disciples.
Four editions have appeared since the printing press was first used for Janam Sakhis in Bhai Mani Singh referred them to the Var of Bhai Gurdas, but this, they maintained was too brief and a hhai more fuller account was needed. The Minas were a robber tribe and in Punjabi the word has come to mean someone who conceals his true evil intent. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. Its actual composition may have been the work of the Hindalis; or a seventeenth century text may have been interpolated by them in the manner suggested by Santokh Singh.
In the year Sammat fifteen hundred and eighty-two, S. The bla Puratan janamsakhis means ancient janam-sakhis and is generally used with reference to the composite work which was compiled by Bhai Vir Singh and first published in Auxiliary verb which is conspicuous by its absence in the Guru Granth Sahib and has very low frequency in Puratan, appears in Bala on the pattern of modern Punjabi.
All the 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. Locals advised his father that Nanak should be married.
Many of the most treasured of all Janam Sakhi anecdotes derive from Bala sources bhsi, 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. The profuse legendary material is, it affirms, the product of interpolation.