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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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, ju at Mount Meru – a mythical place for Hindus, Buddhists and Jains.

Puratan Janam Sakhi Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji

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.

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The child began to show disturbing signs of withdrawal from the world. Its lengthy sequel, Suraj Parkash carries the account up to the tenth Guru and contains janzm higher proportion of historical fact, this was completed in He was sent to learn Persian at the age of nine but returned home and continued to sit in silence.

Many other janamsakhis have since been discovered. Guru Sahib Ji duly signed it and commended it as a means of acquiring knowledge of Sikh belief. The main janamsakhis which scholars over the years have referred to are as follows:. Macauliffe compares the manipulation of Janamsakhs to the way Christian gospels were manipulated in the early Church:. The four Janamsakhis that have survived into the modern era include the BalaMiharbanAdi and Puratan versions, and each hagiography contradicts the other.


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. There are good reasons to doubt this contention:. This page was last edited on 22 Julyat Here he took up employment with Daulat Khan. All the Janamsakhis record miraculous acts and supernatural conversations. Although there is no date on it the manuscript points to around Trumpp and the Sikh scholars assisting him.

The term Puratan janamsakhis means ancient janam-sakhis and is generally used with reference to the composite work which was compiled by Bhai Vir Singh and first published in This janamsakhi was the basis of the accounts written by Trumpp, Macauliffe, and most Sikh scholars. Of the still existing copies of the Puratan Janam-sakhis the two most important were the Colebrooke and Hafizabad versions.

One day Nanak went to the river and while bathing messengers of God came and he was transported to the divine court.

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

This is probably the nanakk popular and well known Janamsakhi, in that most Sikhs and their Janamsakhi knowledge comes from this document. December Learn how and when to remove this template message. The Second udasi was to the south of India with companion Bhai Mardana. The famous historian, Karam Singh, mentions half a dozen he came across in his travels. After only one day he gave up reading and when the pundit sakji him why Guru Ji lapsed into silence and instructed him at length on the vanity of worldly learning and the contrasting value of the Divine Name of God.


In the first journey or deb Guru Nanak Dev Ji left Sultanpur towards eastern India and included, in the following sequence: The Minas were a robber tribe and in Punjabi the word has come to mean someone who conceals his true evil intent.

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The first of these was discovered inthe manuscript had been donated to the library of the east India company by H. Throughout the nineteenth century the authority of the Bala version was unchallenged. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. The account of Guru Ji learning to read from the pundit is also recounted here. According to the author, he was a close companion of Guru Nanak and accompanied him on many of his travels. The Minas were subsequently execrated by Guru Gobind Singh Ji sakhu Sikhs were instructed to have no dealings with them.

His father Kalu was a khatri of the Bedi sub-cast and lived in a village Rai Bhoi di Talwandi; his mother’s jannam is not given. This advice was taken and at the age of twelve a betrothal was arranged at the house of Mula of the Chona sub-caste. Macauliffe in his research on Sikh religion, made it available to the Englishman, who had it published in November Of all the manuscripts this is probably the most neglected as it has acquired a disagreeable reputation.

This biography agrees entirely with the India Office janamsakhi. The Udasisthe Minas and the Handalis.