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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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.

Many other janamsakhis have since been discovered. In order to do so, the latter compiler has borrowed a death narrative from the Miharban tradition. The main janamsakhis which scholars over the years have referred to are as follows:. The term Puratan janamsakhis means ancient janam-sakhis and is generally used with jajam to the composite work which was compiled by Bhai Vir Singh and first published in SearchGurbani brings to you a unique and comprehensive approach to explore and experience the word of God.

An edition lithographed by Hafiz Qutab Din of Lahore in generally follows the earlier of the manuscript versions.

The first of these was discovered inthe manuscript had been donated to the library of the east India company by H. When Ii Ji turned seven he was taken to a pundit to learn how to read. This page was last edited on 3 Decemberat Retrieved 8 September This website serves to heighten the awareness of Sikhism and hopefully can be of some use to seekers of knowledge. The Bala tradition differs in its wealth of fantasy and in its attempt to establish authenticity by the contrived introduction of an eyewitness narrator.

Throughout the nineteenth century the authority of the Bala version was unchallenged. Gurmukh Singh who was collaborating with Mr. Many of the caseinflexions regularly used in the Puratan have disappeared in Bala.


Macauliffe in his research on Sikh religion, made it available to the Englishman, who had it published in November 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.

Though from the point of view of a historian the janamsakhis may be inadequate, they cannot be wholly discarded because they were based on legend 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 facts of his life. The profuse legendary material is, it affirms, the product of interpolation.

The texts also claim Guru Nanak’s body vanished after his death and left behind baoa flowers, which Pumjabi and Muslims then divided, one to cremate and other to bury. This janamsakhi was the basis of the accounts written by Trumpp, Macauliffe, and most Sikh scholars.


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. This advice was taken and at the age of twelve a betrothal was arranged at the house of Mula of the Chona sub-caste. The oldest of the extant Ba7a manuscripts is the earliest of all Janam Sakhi manuscripts of whatever tradition. Such an janwm is rendered insupportable by the inconsistencies and fantasies which it provides in abundance.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Search Gurbani SearchGurbani brings to you a unique and comprehensive approach janak explore and experience the word of God. Colebrooke and is accordingly known as the Colebrooke or Vailaitwali Janamsakhi. There has been considerable discussion as regards to Bhai Bala’s existence, particularly within the Sikh academic field. Bala Sandhu may well have been a real person.

Sodhi Miharban who gives his name to sakho 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. Of all the manuscripts this is probably the most neglected as it has acquired a disagreeable reputation.


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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. World Gurudwaras World Gurudwaras will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world. The Kanam uses the older forms of the adverbs of time and place, whereas the Bala employs the modern forms of the same adverbs.

In the year Sammat fifteen hundred and eighty-two, Punjabl. All the Janamsakhis record miraculous acts and supernatural conversations.

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The famous historian, Karam Singh, mentions half a dozen he came across in his travels. It would, however, be going too far to deny his existence entirely. They follow the above two in all material points.

Bhai Gurdaswho has ba,a all Guru Nanak’s prominent disciples in his 11th Vardoes not mention the name of Bhai Bala this may be an oversight, for he does not mention Rai Bular either.

Bhai Mani Singh writes:. During the course of the present century it has been vigorously assaulted, without being wholly demolished. Sometime later Nanak moved to Sultanpur where his sister Nanaki was married.

The falsification of old or the composition of new Janamsakhis were the result of three great punjahi of the Sikh religion: A renowned Sikh scholar, Gurmukh Singh of the Oriental College, Lahore, found another janamsakhi at Hafizabad which bqla very similar to that found by Colebrook. Hindal interest of some kind is plainly evident in all early manuscripts of the Bala tradition.

Three are located in London and individual items are to be found in various other places. Retrieved from ” https: Guru Angad commanded that it be written.

This biography agrees entirely with the India Office janamsakhi.

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