Though the major reason shown is corruption by Hindalias which appears to be correct but if there is an obvious corruption that part can be removed. It cannot however be the reason to reject Janam sakhi altogether on this point. It took 1 year and 6 months to complete. He was born in Bikrami and died in Bikrami His last rites were performed by Guru Angad. His smadhi is in Khadoor sahib.
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There is no proper arrangement of sakhis, it feels like what sakhi comes in authors mind that is written. No proper Geographical accounts. Criticism According to the author, he was a close companion of Guru Nanak and accompanied him on many of his travels.
This may be an oversight, for he does not mention Rai Bular either. It is only in the heretic janamsakhis of the Minas that we find first mention of Bhai Bala. The language used in this janamsakhi was not spoken at the time of Guru Nanak or Guru Angad, but was developed at least a hundred years later. Some of the hymns ascribed to Nanak are not his but those of the second and fifth Gurus. At several places expressions which gained currency only during the lifetime of the last Guru, Guru Gobind Singh , are used e.
Waheguru ji ki Fateh. Most scholars and Gursikhs now agree there is no prove to his existence. Bhai Bala never existed. He was a fictitious character pushed into our history to destroy us. The name of Bhai Bala is not mentioned in other Janamsakhis biographies. Also he tries to prove that Guru Nanak Dev Ji did not come to the world to liberate the world, but because of his own karma and liberate himself. There are countless other anti-gurmat sakhis and things written in his janam sakhi that are hard to believe.
Bhai Mani Singh has, in his Bhagat Ratnawali, repeated nearly the same list but Bhai Bala, who could have narrated the Janam Sakhi as such, does not exist there either. There are a number of other anomalies, which Dr.
Therefore, Bhai Bala was either a member of the Hindalia sect, or a fictitious character, not a companion of Guru Nanak as claimed by Lal. Bala Janam-Sakhi denigrates Guru Nanak and his family and friends. In his analysis of this janam-sakhi, Professor Surjit Hans writes: 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. His father-in-law curses his fate to have a son-in-law like Guru Nanak. Serious doubt has been cast on this work and the research some may present is that which Sikh scholars themselves have tabled.
It Covers the travels did by Guru Nanak. It have various Sakhis which we do not find in other sakhis and it really happens. The Writer of Janamsakhi covers historical aspects with mythiological aspects. External links.
Vudokasa By savalakhsingh Started 4 hours ago. Sign In Sign Up. In the mean time follow this link, sign up and down load bhai vir singh jis version of the janamsakhi in pdf. Posted May 17, You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. His mother-in-law is quarrelsome and hardhearted. After reading the book there should be no doubt as to the origin, motive and authenticity of all these fake, spurious additions to Sikh history. If any one has any evidence to the contrary, please present for the edification and enlightenment of the cyber sangat.
This is probably the most popular and well known Janamsakhi, in that most Sikhs and their Janamsakhi knowledge comes from this document. 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. According to the author, he was a close companion of Guru Nanak and accompanied him on many of his travels. This may be an oversight, for he does not mention Rai Bular either. It is only in the heretic janamsakhis of the Minas that we find first mention of Bhai Bala.
Bhai Bala Janamsakhi