Janamsakhis, as the name suggests, are stories that claim to reveal the life of the first Guru, Nanak Dev, in a chronological manner. The earliest known Janamsakhi dates back to 1658, nearly 120 years after the death of Guru Nanak in 1539. None of the Janamsakhis can claim to be the most authentic or authoritative version as, through the years, each chronicler of the Guru’s life has added and altered the narrative according to the need of the times.In this volume, Dr Harish Dhillon has chosen the twenty most inspiring and interesting stories about the life and times of Guru Nanak. While the language may be contemporary, at its core this narrative has the same venerable feel that marked the tone of Janamsakhis written centuries ago. Through this work, the author has tried to make the life of the Guru more accessible to the current generation. This book enlightens as much as it informs, while focussing on the Guru’s teachings as well as the various udasis (travels) he undertook to spread the message of brotherhood, equality and love. This book will be of immense value to anyone with a particular interest in religious studies, Indian history or in simply learning more about the life of Guru Nanak.
God is the encouraging force behind every success. Faith in God makes one self-confident and brave. Here, in this series, we present the interesting tales related to Gods and Goddesses of India written in simple and easy language with beautiful illustrations. They will definitely increase the knowledge of a child regarding the great Indian culture, beliefs and rituals.
Darkness of disciple is ages old but a sudden appearance of Guru dispels all ignorance and create awareness and awakening. A true guru takes away from you what you do not have, illusion or ego and gives you what you have, your soul, your divine being. In India Guru is always considered on a higher position then the God. The immense boon showered on you is because of Guru only.
The period of Guru Nanakji to Guru Govind Singhji is a period of oppression of Hindu culture.
On one hand, Muslim invaders were bent upon destroying our ancient culture. On the other hand, the Hindu society was getting engrossed in evils like the theory of incarnation, idol-worship; the cult of religious culture and untouchability. Consequently it has spreaded ado and disappointment everywhere. But the appearance of Sikh Guru's has given nector to the Indian society and the perversion of the society ended. The preaching of the teacher infected new and enthusiasm into the Hindu community.
The lives of the Sikhs teacher have been an image of renunciation and sacrifice. The ideals that Guru Nanakji, the early pioneer of the Sikh faith had established initially were later devotedly observed by other Sikh teacher also. They believed only in the Almighty God. For them all the people of the world were like a family.
All the Sikh teachers were supreme saint engrossed in the worship of God. Although, at a later stage, some teacher had been compelled to take up arms against vice, injustice and atrocities. However, even this brave attire of theirs was also complementary to their image of a devotee and saint and not contrary to it.
A brief glimpse into the lives of these Sikh teacher, who deserve to be remembered every morning, is being presented through this book. We have tried to make this book as interesting and beautiful as possible. It is hoped that our esteemed readers will definitely appreciate it.
Guru Nanak Dev Ji was the founder of the Sikh Faith. They had the three main messages to spread: 'Kirat Karni, (Earning an honest living); 'Vand Ke Shakna' (Sharing with others); and 'Naam Japna' (Remembering and reciting the Lord's name).
This book goes through the life of Guru Nanak Dev Ji and looks at the importance of key events in their life to Sikhi and Sikhs today. This is the first volume of 2.
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