Friday, 21 May 2010

Sri Nanak Parkash - Post 087

Above is an image of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

Now commences the ninth Adhyai of the Sri Nanak Parkash. This again is an important chapter in the life of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and Pandit Hardayal Ji gets to fulfil his desire of hearing a divine sermon of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji whilst performing the Janayoo (sacred thread) ceremony. Below is the invocation to Saraswati followed by the Adhyai, the first ten stanzas are below;

Adhyai 09

Couplet – The goddess Saraswati is worthy of respect whose colour is white and the granter of bliss through the invocations. The fingers of the goddess are happily playing with the beautiful sitar and I forever pay my respects to her. 1.

Bhai Bala Ji is saying;
Quatrain – Baba Kalu Ji thought to himself that Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji should be adorned with a sacred thread known as the Janayoo. The Pandit at the time was name Hardayal who was invited to Baba Kalu Ji’s house. 2.

Baba Kalu Ji explained his thoughts to Pandit Hardayal Ji, “O Pandit Ji as a family from the Kshatri lineage we should complete all of our duties”. Hearing such a request Pandit Hardayal Ji replied, “Bring all of the ingredients required.” 3.

“The day that the sacred thread was to be worn is regarded as auspicious and due to this it should be commenced to gain great praise.” Baba Kalu Ji heard the words of Pandit Hardayal Ji and gathered all of the ingredients required for the ceremony. 4.

All of the food was gathered in order to feed people including goats were ordered to feed those who had a diet of meat. All of the Khsatri’s that were invited were the family of Baba Kalu Ji and when they came showed their invitations. 5.

In the same village lived many other individuals who knew about those rituals of the Vedas were all invited. They all came to the house of Baba Kalu Ji. 6.

The floor of the house was cleaned using cow dung (this is a common Sanatan ritual) then the floor is then covered in flour. Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji was then called and was then sat with the Brahmins and Kshatris. 7.

In this way the congregation was like a mass of stars and Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji was the moon being surrounded. He sat with great glory giving all bliss. 8.

The rituals of the Kshatris were ancient were commenced by Pandit Hardayal Ji. Pandit Hardayal Ji started to explain the ritual of the Kshatris and started to place the sacred thread around the neck of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. 9.

Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji is the disperser of pain and granter of liberation looked what was happening and asked, “O Pandit tell me what is taking place? For what reason is this sacred thread worn?” 10.

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