Keywords, Traditional Janamsakhi, Guru Nanak Dev, 1st Sikh Guru, Founder of Sikhism, Bhai Bala, Sikh Literature, Sikh History, [edit]. Accession Number BK-. Puratan Janam Sakhi Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Description, This is the edited and annotated version of the earliest original text of “Janamsakhi”. It has been.

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Locals advised his father that Nanak should be married.

Panjab Digital Library – Digitization of Puratan Janam Sakhi Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji

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 Udasisthe Minas and the Handalis. The Minas were subsequently execrated by Guru Gobind Singh Ji and Sikhs were instructed to have no dealings with them. The famous historian, Karam Singh, mentions half a dozen he came across in his travels. Gurmukh Singh who was collaborating with Mr. Macauliffe in his research on Sikh religion, made it available to the Ij, who had it published in November Many other janamsakhis have since been discovered.

Sometime later Nanak moved to Sultanpur where his sister Nanaki was married.

Panjab Digital Library – Digitization of Puratan Janamsakhi Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji Ki

The date is given as the third day of the light half of the month and the birth is said to have taken dec during the last watch before dawn. 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.


Retrieved from ” https: The texts also claim Guru Nanak’s body vanished after his death and left behind fragrant flowers, which Hindus and Muslims then divided, one to cremate and other to bury. These compositions have been saki at various stages after the death of the first guru.

They follow the above two in all material points.

Puratan Janam Sakhi Sri Guru Nanak Dev JI

This they assured him was essential as the Minas were circulating objectionable things in their version. Prithi Chand’s behaviour was evidently unsatisfactory as he was passed over in favour of his younger brother, Guru Arjan Dev, when his father chose a successor. According to the author, he was a close companion of Guru Nanak and accompanied him on many of his travels.

When Guru Ji turned seven he was taken to a pundit to learn how to read. Part of a series on.

Puratan Janam Sakhi Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji

Macauliffe compares the manipulation of Janamsakhs to the way Christian gospels were manipulated in the early Church:. Bhai Sakhl Singh referred them to the Var of Bhai Gurdas, but this, they maintained was too brief and a longer more fuller account was needed.

All the Janamsakhis record miraculous acts and supernatural conversations. Guru Ji responds with three sloks:. 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. It had been given to the library by an Englishman called Colebrook; it came to be known as the Vilayat Vali or the foreign janamsakhi.

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In the year a copy of a janamasakhi was dispatched by the India Office Library in London for the use of Dr. The Minas were a robber tribe and in Punjabi the word has come to mean someone who conceals his true evil intent.

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The term 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 Of nnak the manuscripts this is probably the most neglected as it has acquired a disagreeable reputation.

The child began to show disturbing signs of withdrawal from the world.

The Second udasi was to the south of India with companion Bhai Mardana. Views Read Edit View history.

After only one day he gave up reading and when the pundit asked him why Guru Gudu lapsed into silence and instructed him at length on the vanity of worldly learning and the contrasting value of the Divine Name of God. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.