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

Sometime later Nanak moved to Sultanpur where his sister Nanaki was married. December Learn how and when to remove this template message. It is said to have been written in AD by one Sewa Das. The Second udasi was to the south of India with companion Bhai Mardana. The fourth and evidently the latest is the Gyan-ratanavali attributed to Bhai Mani Singh who wrote it with the express intention of correcting heretical accounts of Guru Nanak.

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Puratan Janam Sakhi Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji

There is a famine of truth, falsehood prevails, and in the darkness of kaliyug men have become ghouls. This biography agrees entirely with the India Office janamsakhi. Bhai Mani Singh writes:.

According to the author, he was a close companion of Guru Nanak and accompanied him on many of his travels. Sikh literature Guru Nanak Dev. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Here he took up employment with Daulat Khan. The famous historian, Karam Singh, mentions half a dozen he came across in his travels. They follow the above two in all material points. 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.

Gurmukh Singh who was collaborating with Mr. 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.

The sect is now extinct. Throughout the nineteenth century the authority of the Bala version was unchallenged. Of the still existing copies of the Puratan Janam-sakhis janaam two most important were the Colebrooke and Hafizabad versions. This page was last edited on 22 Julyat Many other janamsakhis have since been discovered.

One day Nanak went to the river and while bathing messengers of God came and he was transported to the divine court. 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. Macauliffe compares the manipulation of Janamsakhs to the way Christian gospels were manipulated in the early Church:.

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. Macauliffe in his research on Sikh religion, made it available to the Englishman, who had it published in November There are good reasons to doubt this contention:.

Although there is no date on it the manuscript points to around 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.

Its lengthy sequel, Suraj Parkash carries the account up to the tenth Guru and contains a higher proportion of deev fact, this was completed in When Guru Ji turned seven he was taken to a pundit to learn how to read. Though from the point of view of a historian the janamsakhis may annak 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 sakhl his gguru.

The account of Guru Ji learning to read from the nanwk is also recounted here. guu

Locals advised his father that Nanak should be married. The date is given as the third day ii the light half of the month and the birth is said to have taken place during the last watch before dawn.


The child began to show disturbing signs of withdrawal from the world. These compositions have been written at various stages after the death of the first guru.

Retrieved from ” https: The main janamsakhis which scholars over the years have referred to are as follows:. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The Minas were a robber tribe and in Punjabi the word has come to mean someone who conceals his true evil intent. In the first journey or udasi Guru Nanak Dev Ji left Sultanpur towards eastern India and included, in the following sequence: