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 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.

The first of these was discovered inthe manuscript had been donated to the library of the east India company by H. His father Kalu was a khatri of the Bedi sub-cast and lived in a village Rai Bhoi di Talwandi; his mother’s name is not given.

Views Read Edit View history. Although there is no date on it the manuscript points to around In the year a copy of a janamasakhi was dispatched by the India Office Library in London for the use of Dr. Gurmukh Singh who was collaborating with Mr. The main janamsakhis which scholars over the years have referred to are as follows:.

All the Janamsakhis record miraculous acts and supernatural conversations. Of all the manuscripts this is probably the most neglected as it has acquired a disagreeable reputation. One day Nanak went to the river and while bathing messengers of God came and he was transported to the divine court.

The four Janamsakhis that have survived into the modern era include the BalaMiharbanAdi and Puratan versions, and each hagiography contradicts the other. The Udasisthe Minas and the Handalis. Retrieved from ” https: 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.

At the end of the Janam-sakhi there is an epilogue in which it is stated that the completed work was taken to Guru Gobind Singh Ji for his seal of approval. 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.


The Minas were a robber tribe and in Punjabi the word has come to mean someone who conceals his true evil intent. Part of a series on.

The first three sakhis recount the greatness of Raja Janak and describes an interview with God wherein Raja Janak is instructed that he is to return to the world once again to gru His Name. 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 page was last edited on 22 Julyat The account of Guru Ji learning to read from the pundit is also recounted here. In the first journey or udasi Guru Nanak Dev Ji left Sultanpur towards eastern India and included, in the following sequence: This they assured him was essential as the Minas were gutu objectionable things in their version.

Panjab Digital Library – Digitization of Puratan Janam Sakhi Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji

This janamsakhi was the basis of the accounts written by Trumpp, Macauliffe, and most Sikh scholars. Macauliffe compares the manipulation of Janamsakhs to the way Christian gospels were manipulated in the early Church:. Macauliffe in his research on Sikh religion, made it available turu the Englishman, who had it published in November This article includes a list of referencesrelated reading or external linksbut its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations.

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 According to the author, he was a close companion of Guru Nanak and accompanied him on many of his travels. Colebrooke and is accordingly known as the Colebrooke or Vailaitwali Janamsakhi. Articles lacking in-text citations from Nanam All articles lacking in-text citations Articles containing Punjabi-language text.


This biography agrees entirely with the India Office janamsakhi. After only one day he gave up reading and when the pundit asked 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. 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.

Trumpp and the Sikh scholars giru him.

Puratan Janam Sakhi Sri Guru Nanak Dev JI

It had been given to the library by an Englishman called Colebrook; it came to be known as the Vilayat Vali or the foreign janamsakhi. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Here he took up employment with Daulat Khan. Guru Ji responds with three sloks:. The fourth and evidently the latest is the Gyan-ratanavali attributed to Bhai Mani Singh who wrote it with the express intention of correcting heretical accounts of Guru Nanak.

Panjab Digital Library – Digitization of Janam Sakhi Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji

Locals advised his father that Nanak should be married. 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.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. He was sent to learn Persian at the age of nine but returned home and continued to sit in silence.