Friday, 19 March 2010

Sri Nanak Parkash - Post 040

Above is an image of Udasi Baba Sri Chand Ji who was the eldest son of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji accepting the son of Sri Guru Hargobind Jias his disciple. The persons in the painting are (from left to right) Baba Tayg Mal (later became Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji), Baba Suraj Mal, Baba Ani Rai, Sri Guru Hargobind Ji, Baba Gurditta ji and Baba Sri Chand Ji.

In the following stanzas of the Sri Nanak Parkash we hear the name of Baba Sri Chand Ji mentioned by Baba Lalu. Baba Sri Chand Ji was an important figure in Sikh history bringing the Udasi sampardas aspects into the Sikh fold.

The stanzas translated below are numbered fifty six to sixty five of the second Adhyai of the Sri Nanak Parkash;

ਲੇ ਪੰਨੂ ਪੁਨ ਬਚਨ ਉਚਾਰੇ । 'ਬਾਲੇ ਚਲੀਏ ਸੰਗ ਹਮਾਰੇ ।
ਹੇਰਹਿਂ ਗੁਰੁ ਉਰ ਹਰਖ ਅਪਾਰਾ । ਪਰਮ ਪ੍ਰਸੀਦਹਿਂ ਪਰਉਪਕਾਰਾ ॥੫੬॥
After taking possession of the horoscope Bhai Lala Panoo said, “O Bhai Bala Ji you should accompany me. Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji will be very pleased to see this as it will assist others.” 56.

ਸੁਨਿ ਸ਼੍ਰੋਨਨਿ ਮਨ ਮਹਿਂ ਅਨੁਮਾਨੀ । 'ਬਾਨੀ ਭਨਤਿ ਸੁਖਨ ਮਮ ਸਾਨੀ ।
ਗਵਨੇ ਜੁਗਲ ਸੰਗ ਮਗ ਮਾਂਹੀ । ਬਾਲਾ ਪੁਨ ਪੰਨੂ ਦਿਸ ਤਾਂਹੀ ॥੫੭॥
Bhai Bala heard these words and thought to himself, ‘What has been said relates to my personal bliss’. Then both of them (Bhai Bala and Bhai Lala Panoo) left together in the direction of Khadoor Sahib. 57.

ਦੋਹਰਾ ।
ਲਾਲੂ ਚਲਤਯੋ ਮਿਲ ਤਬੈ, ਪੈਸੇ ਪੰਜ ਨਲੇਰ ।
ਅਪਨੀ ਦਿਸ਼ਿ ਤੇ ਭੇਟ ਦੀ, ਬੋਲਯੋ ਮੁਖ ਤੇ ਫੇਰ ॥੫੮॥
Couplet – Baba Lalu Ji gave five paisa and a coconut to the two Sikhs as an offering to Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji and said the following; 58.

ਚੌਪਈ ।
'ਹਮਰੀ ਦਿਸ਼ਿ ਤੇ ਦੇਹੁ ਸੰਦੇਸ਼ਾ । ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਅੰਗਦ ਜਿਸੁ ਦੋਸ਼ੁ ਨ ਲੇਸ਼ਾ ।
ਸਿਰੀ ਚੰਦ ਜੇ ਰਿਸਿ ਕੋ ਧਰੈ । ਛਿਮਾ ਧਰਤਿ ਜਿਉਂ ਤਿਹ ਪਰ ਕਰੈਂ ॥੫੯॥
Quatrain – “Please give this offering to Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji from me. Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji is the divine Guru without any faults. If Baba Sri Chand is to say or do anything out of anger then please be forgiving like the earth.” 59.

ਬਾਲੇ ਬਹੁਰੋ ਬਚਨ ਉਚਾਰਾ । 'ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਅੰਗਦ ਨਾਨਕ ਅਵਤਾਰਾ ।
ਪੰਚ ਦੋਖ ਨਹਿਂ ਤਿਨ ਮਹਿਂ ਪਾਵਹਿਂ । ਨਿਕਟਿ ਤਰਨਿ ਜਿਉਂ ਤਿਮਰ ਨ ਆਵਹਿ ॥੬੦॥
Bhai Bala Ji replied, “Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji is the manifestation of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. He does not have any of the five vices within him and none of them come near to the Guru just as the darkness is expelled by sunlight.” 60.

ਸਮ ਦਮ ਸੋਂ ਤਨ ਗਯਾਨ ਸੁਹਾਵਹਿ । ਆਤਪ ਭਗਤਿ ਜਗਤ ਬਿਦਤਾਵਹਿਂ ।
ਪੱਤ੍ਰੀ ਲੇਯ ਚਲੇ ਤਤਕਾਲਾ । ਜਹਿਂ ਖਡੂਰ ਮਹਿਂ ਗੁਰੂ ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾਲਾ ॥੬੧॥
Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji has complete control over his mind and his body is made up from complete knowledge. The meditation which is a metaphorical moon is manifest in the world. The pair of Sikhs then took the horoscope and headed in the direction of Sri Khadoor Sahib where the merciful Guru was residing. 61.

ਦੋਹਰਾ ।
ਬੈਸੇ ਅੰਗਦ ਰਾਜਹੀ, ਬੰਦੇ ਪਦ ਅਰਬਿੰਦ ।
ਰਿਦੇ ਪ੍ਰਸੀਦੇ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੂ, ਕਹਿ 'ਰਹਿ ਚਿੱਤ ਗੁਬਿੰਦ ' ॥੬੨॥
Couplet – Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji was sat on this throne and both of the Sikhs bowed to the feet of the Guru in reverence. Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji was in great delight and said to the Sikhs, “May you forever remember the Lord in your hearts.” 62.

ਚੌਪਈ ।
ਖੁਸ਼ੀ ਬਹੁਤ ਬਾਲੇ ਪਰ ਕੀਨੀ । ਪੁਨ ਪੱਤ੍ਰੀ ਅਪਨੇ ਕਰ ਲੀਨੀ ।
ਸਾਦਰ ਸੋ ਨਿਜ ਸੀਸ ਚਢਾਈ । ਭਾਉ ਬਹੁਤ ਕਰਿ ਉਰ ਮਹਿਂ ਲਾਈ ॥੬੩॥
Quatrain – Guru Angad Dev Ji was very pleased with Bhai Bala as they took the horoscope into his hands. With great respect Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji placed this horoscope on his head. He did this with great love in his heart. 63.

'ਦਰਸ਼ਨ ਤੁਮ ਕਰਿਵਾਯੋ ਗੁਰੁ ਕਾ । ਜਿਸ ਤੇ ਭ੍ਰਮ ਭਾਗਯੋ ਹੈ ਉਰਕਾ ' ।
ਸਹਸਕ੍ਰਿਤਿ ਅੱਛਰ ਜਬ ਚੀਨੇ । ਤਬ ਅੰਗਦ ਜੀ ਬਚਨ ਸੁ ਕੀਨੇ ॥੬੪॥
Guru Angad Dev Ji said to Bhai Bala, “You have given me an opportunity to see my Guru again. With this the doubts in my heart have now been removed.” When Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji saw the letters in on the horoscope he found it to be written in a Sahaskrit alphabet. Seeing this Guru Angad Dev Ji said, 64.

'ਇਨ ਅਛਰਨ ਕੋ ਜੋਊ ਜਾਨੈ । ਸੋ ਯਾ ਕੋ ਪਢਿ ਅਰਥ ਬਖਾਨੈ ।
ਗੁਰਮੁੱਖੀ ਚਹਿਯੇ ਕਰਵਾਈ । ਪਢਹਿ ਸੁਨਹਿਂ ਸਿਖ ਗੁਰਮਤਿ ਪਾਈ ' ॥੬੫॥
“Whoever can understand these letters, can they read what is written and explain he meaning through translation? I would like this translated into Gurmukhi so that Sikhs in the future can read and recite it.” 65.

Above is an image of Baba Sri Chand Ji using his occult powers to bring a dead male in Kashmir back to life.


  1. WaheGuru Ji Ka Khalsa WaheGuru Ji Ki Fateh Ji Thanks for this anmol seva reallu i enjoy learning these sakhis and ive always wanted to read Suraj Partap Granth Sahib Ji but It takes long in punjabi
    and im trying to learn but i tell my friends at school these too
    anyways i have a question g is Baba Lalu ji and Bhai Lala Paloo ji the same person? I was a bit confused g sorry. Thanks :)

  2. I apologise if the names and characters fromt he Sri Nanak Parkash are not clear i mustimprove on my translating skills. The individuals are different.

    Baba Lalu was the younger brother of Baba Kalu (the father of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji) so he was the paternal uncle o (Chacha0 of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

    Bhai Lala Panoo was a devotee of Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji who was sent to accompany Bhai Bala ji in retrieving the Horoscope of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji

    I hope that helps.

    i apologise for the inconveniance



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