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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He had come in search of Guru Angad. World Gurudwaras will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world.

Within the earliest text there are to be found references which are plainly traceable to the seventeenth century Hindali sect. He jabam died in Khadur Sahib, in his late 70s, in The Puratan uses the older forms of the adverbs of time and place, whereas the Bala employs the modern forms of the same adverbs.

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The profuse legendary material is, it affirms, the product of interpolation. The earliest extant version opens as follows: Views Read Edit View history. The first theory does, however, affirm a modified version of the Bala claim. An edition lithographed by Hafiz Qutab Din of Lahore in generally follows the earlier of the manuscript versions.

Bhai Bale Wali Janam Sakhi

His father, Kalu, for instance, is a cruel man; he is greedy and ill spoken; he blames Mardana for spoiling bhal son; and Guru Nanak j rather chary of meeting him. The recording of his narrative took two months and seventeen nanam to complete. 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.

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Retrieved from ” https: Retrieved 8 September Four editions have appeared since the printing press was first used for Janam Sakhis in Bhai Gurdaswho has listed 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.

There are a number of other anomalies, which Dr. Thereafter, all Sikh places of worship came to be known as gurdwaras.

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Other extant Janam Sakhis demonstrate the same process. SearchGurbani brings to you a unique and comprehensive approach to explore and experience the word of God. Bhai Gurdas and the early Sikh literature. There then follows the lengthy collection of anecdotes which constitutes the earliest version of the Bala Janam Sakhi tradition.

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 balla an essentially trustworthy account of the early life of Guru Nanak. This theory is difficult to sustain in that a mere pruning, however drastic, cannot reduce any of the Bala texts to a consistent narrative. Three are located in London and individual items are to be found in various other places.

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Again in the use of nasalization, the language of Puratan is akin to that of the Guru Granth Sahib. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. During the course of the present century it has been vigorously assaulted, without being wholly demolished. When he returned after locating the vital document, Paira Mokha was deputed to transcribe it.


Guru Angad commanded that it be written. Paira recorded the dictation of Bala, a Sandhu latt who had come from Talvandi, the village of Rai Bhoi. 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. In general idiom, too, the language of the Puratan Janam Sakhi is certainly older than the language of Bala Janam Sakhi.

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. 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. It would, however, be going too far to deny his existence entirely.

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:. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Hindal interest of some kind is plainly evident in all early manuscripts of the Bala tradition. A version of this theory is still current.