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

The account of Guru Ji learning to read from the pundit is also recounted here. In the year a copy of a janamasakhi was dispatched by the India Office Library in London for the use of Dr.



Guru Sahib Ji duly signed it and commended it as a means of acquiring knowledge of Sikh belief. The falsification of old or the composition of new Janamsakhis were the result of three great schisms of the Sikh religion: The first of these was discovered inthe manuscript had been donated to the library of the east India company by H.

They follow the above two in all material points. By using this site, janwm agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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.

Puratan Janam Sakhi Sri Guru Nanak Dev JI

The child began to show disturbing signs of withdrawal from the world. Guru Ji responds with three sloks:.

Of the still existing copies of the Puratan Janam-sakhis the two most important were the Colebrooke and Hafizabad versions. Its lengthy sequel, Suraj Parkash carries the account up to the tenth Guru and contains a higher proportion of historical fact, this was completed in Although there is no date on it the manuscript points to around One day Nanak went to the river and while bathing messengers of God came and he was transported to the divine court.


Sometime later Nanak moved to Sultanpur where his sister Nanaki was married. There is a famine of truth, falsehood prevails, and in the darkness of kaliyug men have become ghouls.

This page was last edited on 22 Julyat 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.

This article includes a list of referencesrelated reading or external linksbut its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations. 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. A renowned Sikh scholar, Gurmukh Singh of the Oriental College, Lahore, found another janamsakhi at Hafizabad which was very similar to that found by Colebrook.

The four Janamsakhis that have survived into the modern era include the BalaMiharbanAdi and Puratan versions, and each hagiography contradicts the other.

Here he took up employment with Daulat Khan. Gurmukh Singh who was collaborating with Mr. The Second udasi was to the south of India with companion Bhai Mardana. These compositions have been written at various stages after the death of the first guru.

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The Minas were a robber tribe and in Punjabi the word has come to mean someone who conceals his true evil intent. The various editions of Janamsakhi include stories such as fortune tellers and astrologers predicting at his birth that he will start a new religion, cobra snake offerings made to Guru Nanak while he was sleeping, Guru Nanak visiting and performing miracles at Mecca – a holy place for Muslims, and at Mount Meru – a mythical place for Hindus, Buddhists and Jains.

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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. This they assured him was essential as the Minas were circulating objectionable things in their version. Trumpp and the Sikh scholars assisting him.

In the first journey or udasi Guru Nanak Dev Ji left Sultanpur towards eastern India and included, in the following sequence: Bhai Mani Singh referred them to the Var of Bhai Gurdas, but this, they maintained was too brief and a longer more fuller account was needed. Views Read Edit View history.

At the end of the Janam-sakhi there is an epilogue in which it is stated that ki completed work was taken to Guru Gobind Singh Ji for his seal of approval. Macauliffe in his research on Sikh religion, made it available to the Englishman, who had it published in November From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Locals advised his father that Nanak naak be married. It is said to have been written in AD by one Sewa Das.

The Minas were subsequently execrated by Guru Gobind Singh Ji and Sikhs were instructed to have no dealings with them.

Sikh literature Guru Nanak Dev. The sect is now extinct. When Guru Ji turned seven he was taken to a pundit to learn how to read.

According to the author, he was a close companion of Guru Nanak and accompanied him on many of his travels.

Many other janamsakhis have since been discovered. December Learn how and when to remove this template message.