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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Hindal interest of some kind is plainly evident in all early manuscripts of the Bala tradition. There then follows the lengthy collection of anecdotes which constitutes the earliest version of the Bala Janam Sakhi tradition.

Amongst the numerous extant manuscripts of this tradition, two principal recensions are to be found. World Gurudwaras will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world. It would, however, be going too far to deny his existence entirely. Views Read Edit View history. This website serves to heighten the awareness of Sikhism and hopefully sakho be of some use to seekers of knowledge.

Although the second of the theories outlined above bgai the Bala tradition to the level of other early Janam Sakhis it does nothing to minimize the importance of the tradition in later Sikh history.

Caseinflexions were a characteristic of the old language, which have been gradually giving way to the postpositions.

Bhai Bale Wali Janam Sakhi

Please select 1 field to search. During the course of the present century it has been vigorously assaulted, without being wholly demolished. Guru Angad commanded that it be written. The oldest of the baa Ba7a manuscripts is the earliest of all Janam Sakhi manuscripts of whatever tradition.

Kohli, Surindar Sirigh, ed. Again in the use of nasalization, the language of Puratan is akin to that of the Guru Granth Sahib. In general idiom, too, the language of the Puratan Janam Sakhi is certainly older than the language of Bala Janam Sakhi.


SearchGurbani brings to you a unique and comprehensive approach to explore and experience the word of God. Panjabi Hatthlikhtan di Suchi lists twenty-two Bala manuscripts in the Punjab. Many of the caseinflexions regularly used in the Puratan have disappeared in Bala. Early in the nineteenth century, Bhai Santokh Singh suggested that these references ju to be explained on the grounds that the original Janam Sakhi authentically dictated by Bhai Bala had been mischievously corrupted by Hindali interpolations.

There is currently ongoing debate surrounding the existence of Bhai Bala. Behind it there lies an original and essentially reliable Janam Sakhi which may be restored by stripping away the extraneous content. Based on the belief in One God, the Sikh religion recognizes the equality of all human beings, and is marked by rejection of idolatry, ritualism, caste and asceticism. Paira recorded the dictation of Bala, a Sandhu latt who had come from Talvandi, the village of Rai Bhoi.

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

Retrieved from ” https: The profuse legendary material is, it affirms, the product of interpolation. Thereafter, all Sikh places of worship came to be known as gurdwaras. Bala Sandhu may well have been a real person. Many of the verbal and nominal forms which contain nasalized vowels in Bala just as in modern Punjabi are oral in the Guru Granth Sahib as well as in Puratan Janam Sakhi. Popular Tags amritsar bhai british committee delhi gobind granth gurdwara nanam lahore maharaja nanak patiala punjab ranjit sahib sikh sikhs singh village.

For more than a hundred years, from the late eighteenth until the early twentieth century, this claim was scarcely challenged. The first theory does, however, affirm a modified version of the Bala claim.

Also in the Bhai Bala Janamsakhi are several language inconsistencies. His father-in-law curses his fate to have a son-in-law like Guru Nanak. 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.

World Gurudwaras World Gurudwaras will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world. Many of the most treasured of all Janam Sakhi anecdotes derive from Bala sources and, if today one asks for a Janam Mi in a bookshop, the volume which is produced will almost certainly be the twentieth century Bala version.


Kirpal Sirigh, Janam Sakhi Prampara. This omission is particularly noteworthy in the case of Bhai Gurdas. Thereafter, however, there is progressive and substantial augmenting of the text, culminating in the letterpress version which jaanm been current for most of the twentieth century.

A version of this theory is still current. The Puratan uses the older forms of the adverbs of time and place, whereas the Bala employs the modern forms of the same adverbs. He supposedly died in Khadur Sahib, in his late 70s, in 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 balla bhagat Hundal to come:.

There has been considerable discussion as regards to Bhai Bala’s existence, particularly within the Sikh academic field. Three are located in London and individual items are to be found in various other places.

In order to do so, the latter compiler has borrowed a death narrative from the Miharban tradition. 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.

From Janzm, the free encyclopedia. There are a number of other anomalies, which Dr.

Bhai Bala – Wikipedia

The first clue to grasping the true character of the Bala Janamsakhi is the fact that the persons related most closely to Guru Nanak are presented in uncomplimentary light. His father, Kalu, for instance, is a cruel man; he is greedy and ill spoken; he blames Mardana for spoiling his son; and Guru Nanak is rather chary of meeting him. His mother-in-law is quarrelsome and hardhearted. Bhai Gurdaswho has listed all Guru Nanak’s prominent disciples in his 11th Vardoes not mention the name of Bhai Bala this may be an oversight, for he does not mention Rai Bular either.