Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Sri Nanak Parkash - Post 037

Above is a fresco painting depicting Bhai Mardana, Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and Bhai Bala Ji (from left to right)

Again sorry another small post, please find below stanzas thirty one to thirty seven from the second Adhyai of the Sri Nanak Parkash;

ਓੁਰਜ ਮਾਸ ਕੀ ਪੂਰਨਮਾਸ਼ੀ । ਬਿੰਸਤ ਸਪਤ ਨਿਛੱਤ੍ਰ ਸੁਰਾਸੀ ।
ਔਰ ਸੁਨੀ ਸੋ ਕਰੋਣ ਓੁਚਾਰੀ । ਪੱਤ੍ਰੀ ਜਨਮ ਲਿਖੀ ਦਿਜ ਸਾਰੀ ॥੩੧॥
On the advent of the full moon in the month of Kattak the twenty seventh zodiac sigh was in the sky during this auspicious time. Now I will continue to tell you what else I have heard. At the time of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s birth a horoscope was made by the local pandit (priest). 31.

ਕਾਲੂ ਨਾਨਕ ਜਨਕ ਜਨੀਜੈ । ਧਾਮ ਮੱਧ ਤਿਹ ਧਰੀ ਲਖੀਜੈ ।
ਭਾ ਪਰਲੋਕ ਕਾਲ ਬਹੁ ਕਾਲੂ । ਜੀਵਤਿ ਅਨੁਜ ਨਾਮ ਤਿਹ ਲਾਲੂ ॥੩੨॥
Understand Baba Kalu Ji to be the father of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Within his house the horoscope is still preserved. It has been some considerable time since Baba Kalu Ji left the earth and went to heaven. His younger brother by the name of Lalu (Lal Chand) is still alive to this day. 32

ਬ੍ਰਿੱਧ ਬੈਸ ਬਪੁ ਬਲ ਬਿਨਾ ਬੀਤੇ ਬਰਖ ਬਿਸਾਲ ।
ਤਲਵੰਡੀ ਮਹਿਣ ਸਦਨ ਤਿਸੁ ਸੁਨਹੁ ਸ਼੍ਰੋਨ ਗੁਰੁ ਦਯਾਲੁ!’ ॥੩੩॥
Couplet – O my graceful Guru, the age of Baba Lalu Ji is grand and his body is suffering from the effects of old age. Baba Lalu still resides in the town of Talwandi. Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji heard all of this as recounted by Bhai Bala. 33.

ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਅੰਗਦ ਸੁਨਿ ਓੁਰ ਬਹੁ ਹਰਖਾ । ਪਰਮ ਪ੍ਰੇਮ ਜਯੋ ਜਲਧਰ ਬਰਖਾ ।
ਬੋਲੇ ਗਿਰਾ ਰਸਾਲ ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾਲਾ । ‘ਕਿਤਿ ਬਿਧਿ ਲੀਜੈ ਪੱਤ੍ਰੀ ਬਾਲਾ? ॥੩੪॥
Quatrain – After hearing all this from Bhai Bala Ji, Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji was pleased and delighted. Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji was immersed in so much love that his eyes began to water as if he was a metaphorical cloud showering love. The graceful Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji uttered the following beautiful words, “O Bhai Bala Ji how can we gain this horoscope of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji?” 34.

ਐਸਾ ਕੌਨ ਮੀਤ ਸਿਖ ਹੋਈ? ਪੱਤ੍ਰੀ ਕੋ ਦਰਸਾਵਹਿ ਜੋਈ' ।
ਬਾਲਾ ਕਹੈ ‘ਖੋਜ ਜੋ ਕੀਜੈ । ਤੌ ਨਿਹਚੈ ਪੱਤ੍ਰੀ ਕਰ ਲੀਜੈ ॥੩੫॥
Who is the Sikh that is able to gain the birth horoscope of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji so that I may look at it? Bhai Bala Ji said, “If we are to search and have faith then we will gain this horoscope.” 35.

ਲਾਲੂ ਆਲਯ ਮਿਲਕਰਿ ਤਾਸੂ । ਖੁਜਵਾਵਹਿਣ ਜਬ ਤਿਹ ਕੇ ਪਾਸੂ ।
ਤੌ ਕਰ ਆਵਹਿ, ਪਠਵਹੁ ਕੋਈ । ਹੇਰਹੁ ਪੂਰ ਮਨੋਰਥ ਹੋਈ’ ॥੩੬॥
“By going to Baba Lalu Ji’s house and meeting him only then can this horoscope be obtained? For this reason send a Sikh to carry out this duty. The desire you have in your mind will be completed.”36.

ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਅੰਗਦ ਭਾਖੀ ਗਿਰਾ, ‘ਹੋਵਹਿ ਤੁਮ ਤੇ ਕਾਮ ।
ਤਾਹਿਣ ਨਗਰ ਮਹਿਣ ਰਹਿਤ ਹੋ, ਖੁਜਵਾਵਹੁ ਤਿਹ ਧਾਮ’ ॥੩੭॥
Couplet – Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji said, “O Bhai Bala only you are able to complete this task. You live in the city of Talwandi please go to the address and locate the horoscope.”37.


  1. Does this horoscope still exist?

  2. I dont think the original exists but it was translated into Gurmukhi int he sooraj parkash katha and the janamsakhis!

  3. Gurfateh,

    What a terrible shame. We have lost much in heritage which is really sad as I think sikhi is one of the only religions which has relics of our founders. This way it provides a link to back in time. i hope the singhs and kaurs responsible for preserving these things are kept in chardeekala as it is vital importance to us, and also future generations.

    As Giani Thakur Singh Ji says, like pople question Sri Dasam Granth Sahib Ji now, but in a few years they will begin to say Guru Sahib didn't even exist!


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