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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Bhai Bale Wali Janam Sakhi

Behind it there lies an original and essentially reliable Janam Sakhi abla may be restored by stripping away the extraneous content. Also in the Bhai Bala Janamsakhi are several language inconsistencies. 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.

Caseinflexions were a characteristic gala the old language, which have been gradually giving way bals the postpositions. Early in the nineteenth century, Bhai Santokh Singh suggested that these references were to be explained on the grounds that the original Janam Sakhi authentically dictated by Bhai Bala had been mischievously corrupted by Hindali interpolations.

Kirpal Sirigh, Janam Sakhi Prampara. It may be safely affirmed that no person of this name could have balaa the constant companion of Guru Nanak as none of the other early traditions refer to him. Retrieved from ” https: The earliest extant version opens as follows: An edition lithographed by Hafiz Qutab Din of Lahore in generally follows the earlier of the manuscript versions. Views Read Edit View history.

During the course of the present century it has been vigorously assaulted, without being wholly demolished. There are a number of other anomalies, which Dr. 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 balq on it.

In general idiom, too, the language of the Puratan Janam Sakhi is certainly older than the language of Bala Janam Sakhi. There has been bahi discussion as regards to Bhai Bala’s existence, particularly within the Sikh academic field. You can explore these scriptures page by page, by chapter index or search for a keyword. His father-in-law curses his fate to have a son-in-law like Guru Nanak. Panjabi Hatthlikhtan di Suchi lists twenty-two Bala manuscripts in the Punjab. 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.


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.

Paira recorded the dictation of Bala, a Sandhu latt who had come from Balla, the village of Rai Bhoi. For more than a hundred years, from the late eighteenth until the early twentieth century, this claim was scarcely challenged. Bhai Gurdaswho has listed all Guru Sahi prominent disciples in his 11th Vardoes not mention the name of Bjai Bala this may be an oversight, for he does not mention Rai Bular either.

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 eakhi to a consistent narrative. Hindal interest of some kind is plainly evident in all early manuscripts of the Bala tradition.

The Bala tradition differs in its wealth of fantasy and in its attempt to establish authenticity by the contrived introduction of an eyewitness narrator. Bhai Gurdas and the early Sikh literature. Many of the caseinflexions swkhi used in the Puratan have disappeared in Bala. The Puratan uses the older forms of the adverbs of time and place, nanam the Bala employs the modern forms of the same adverbs. He supposedly died in Khadur Sahib, in his late 70s, in A version of this theory is still current.

SearchGurbani brings to you a unique and comprehensive approach to explore and experience the word of God. More in this category: There then follows the lengthy collection of anecdotes which constitutes the earliest balaa of the Bala Janam Sakhi tradition.

Guru Angad commanded that it be written. Three are located in London and individual items are to be found in various other places. Within the earliest sakhl there are to be found references which are plainly traceable to the seventeenth century Hindali sect.


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 the tradition in later Sikh history.

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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 an essentially trustworthy account of the early life of Guru Nanak. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

His mother-in-law is quarrelsome and hardhearted. Such an interpretation is rendered insupportable by the inconsistencies and fantasies which it provides in abundance. Many of the most treasured of all Janam Sakhi anecdotes derive from Bala sources and, 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.

bzla 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. It would, however, be going too far to deny his existence entirely. Kohli, Surindar Sirigh, ed. This website serves to heighten the awareness of Sikhism and hopefully can be of some use to seekers of knowledge.

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Professor Surjit Hans also notes that the only role of Bhai Bala was to denigrate the name of Nanak and that Guru Nanak prophesizes about a greater bhagat Hundal to come:. Two conflicting theories have sakhk advanced to explain the origin of the earliest of the extant Bala Janam Sakhis. World Gurudwaras will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world.