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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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. This omission is particularly noteworthy in the case of Bhai Gurdas. Retrieved 8 September The recording of his narrative took two months and seventeen days to complete. 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.

In order to do so, the latter compiler has borrowed a death narrative from the Miharban tradition. All the facts and all the places visited by Guru Nanakji were faithfully and fluently described by Bhai Bala, with the result that Guru Angad was greatly pleased with him.

Again in the use of nasalization, the language of Puratan is akin to that of the Guru Granth Sahib. He supposedly died in Khadur Sahib, in his late 70s, in Within the earliest text there are to be found references which are plainly traceable to the seventeenth century Hindali sect. The profuse legendary material is, it affirms, the product of interpolation. Bhai Gurdas and the early Sikh literature. SearchGurbani brings to you a unique and comprehensive approach to explore and experience the word of God.

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The first theory does, however, affirm a modified version of the Bala claim. Four editions have appeared since the printing press was first used for Janam Sakhis in Three are located in London and individual items are to be found in various other places.

Caseinflexions were a characteristic of the old language, which have been gradually giving way to the postpositions. When the introduction of printing produced a spectacular expansion of recorded Janam Sakhi materials, the growth was almost wholly monopolized by the Bala tradition.

For more than a hundred years, from the late eighteenth until the early twentieth century, this claim was scarcely challenged. hanam

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By using this site, you agree to sakgi Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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.

There is currently ongoing debate surrounding the existence of Bhai Bala. 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. Two conflicting theories have been advanced to explain the origin of the earliest of the extant Bala Janam Sakhis. 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 jznam growth and transmission.

Bala Sandhu may well have been a real person. It would, however, be going too far to deny his existence entirely. The earliest extant version opens as follows: There has been considerable discussion as regards to Bhai Bala’s existence, particularly within the Sikh academic field.

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Retrieved from ” https: The Bala tradition differs in its wealth of fantasy and in its attempt to establish authenticity by the contrived introduction of an eyewitness narrator.

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. Such an interpretation is rendered insupportable by the inconsistencies and fantasies which it provides in abundance.

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.

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The reasons for this are:. This theory is difficult to sustain in that a mere pruning, however drastic, cannot reduce any of the Bala texts to a consistent narrative.

Hindal interest of some kind is plainly evident in all early manuscripts of the Bala tradition. Guru Angad commanded that it be written. 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.

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:.

You can explore these scriptures page by page, by chapter index or search for a keyword. Thereafter, all Sikh places of worship came to be known as gurdwaras. Please select 1 field to search. His mother-in-law is quarrelsome and hardhearted. Many of the caseinflexions regularly used in the Puratan have disappeared in Bala.

His father-in-law curses his fate to have a son-in-law like Guru Nanak.