Page 1 Page 2. Page 2 Page 3. Page 3 Page 4. Page 4 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, . The Janamsakhis (Punjabi: ਜਨਮਸਾਖੀ, janamsākhī), literally birth stories, are writings which . An important work based on the Bhai Bala janam-sakhi is Santokh Singh’s Gur Nanak Purkash commonly known as Nanak According to the Puratan Janamsakhi, Guru Nanak Dev Ji was born in the month of Vaisakh,
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Guru Ji responds with three sloks:.
There then follows the lengthy collection of anecdotes which constitutes the earliest version of the Bala Janam Sakhi tradition. 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 rely on it.
There is currently ongoing debate surrounding the existence of Bhai Bala. Three are located in London and individual items are to be found in various other places. Sometime later Nanak moved to Sultanpur where his sister Nanaki was married. December Learn how and when to remove this template message.
The earliest extant version opens as follows: In general idiom, too, the language of the Puratan Janam Sakhi is certainly older than the language of Bala Janam Sakhi. There are good reasons to doubt this contention:. Bala Sandhu may well have been a real person. The oldest of the extant Ba7a manuscripts is the earliest of all Janam Sakhi manuscripts of whatever tradition. Of all the manuscripts this is probably the most neglected as it has acquired a disagreeable reputation.
AllAboutSikhs is a comprehensive web site on sikhism, sikh history and philosophy, customs and rituals,sikh way of life, social and religious movements, art and architecture, sikh scriptures,sikh gurudwaras. The child began to show disturbing signs of withdrawal from the world. The Minas were a robber tribe and in Punjabi the word has come to mean someone who conceals his true evil intent.
When the introduction bhxi printing produced a spectacular expansion of recorded Ni Sakhi materials, the growth was almost wholly monopolized by the Bala tradition.
This omission is particularly noteworthy in the case of Bhai Gurdas. There is a famine of truth, falsehood prevails, and in the darkness of kaliyug men have become ghouls. The date is given as the third day of the light half of the month and the birth is said to have taken place during the last watch before dawn.
This page was last edited on 3 Decemberat 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. Many of them contradict each other on material points and some have obviously been touched up to advance the claims of one or the other branches of the Guru’s family, or to exaggerate the roles of certain disciples.
This advice was taken and at the age of twelve a betrothal was arranged at the house of Mula of the Chona sub-caste.
Views Read Edit View history. If these claims bhi 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.
Punmabi 8 September Early in the sakhk 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. Hindal interest of some kind is plainly evident in all early manuscripts of the Bala tradition.
The first three sakhis recount the greatness of Raja Janak and describes an interview with Bha wherein Raja Janak is instructed that he is to return to the world once again to propagate His Name. Colebrooke and is accordingly known as the Colebrooke or Vailaitwali Janamsakhi. 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. Part of a series on.
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The reasons for this are:. It is said to have been written in AD by one Sewa Das. This theory is difficult to sustain in that a mere pruning, however drastic, cannot reduce any of the Bala texts to a consistent narrative.
Four editions have appeared since the printing press was first used for Janam Sakhis in They follow the above two in all material points. The first of these was discovered inthe manuscript had been donated to the library of the east India company by H.
All About Sikhs AllAboutSikhs is a comprehensive web site on sikhism, sikh history and philosophy, customs and rituals,sikh way of life, social and religious movements, art and architecture, sikh scriptures,sikh gurudwaras. 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.