Loh Prakash - Akali Hazura Singh Nihang - 1925

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Loh Prakāsh
Bhāī Partāp Singh, Suṅdar Singh Amritsar 1925

Loh Prakash - Akali Hazura Singh Nihang - 1925

With the kind permission of: Jathedar Baba Kulwant Singh, Takht Abachal Nagar Sachkhand Hazur Sahib. Jathedar Iqbal Singh, Takht Harimandar Sahib, Patna. 96 Croṛī Jathedar Baba Joginder Singh, Shromani Guru Khalsa Panth Akali Buddha Dal Panjva Takht.

1925 Takht Hazur Sahib in the 19th century.Akali Hazura Singh Nihang . .Loh Prakash .

. who are said to have handed them down from the time of Guru Gobind Singh’s previous avatār. The Holy Granth contains ‘The Praise of the Khalsa’. 3 This is the modern date of Vaisakhi. and this would therefore coincide with the momentous event of the formation of the Guru Khalsa Panth.2 Rishi Dusht Daman.Loh Prakash . Hazur Sahib. The last verses were heard by Banda Singh Bahadur and were written from Sanskrit sutras1 preserved by a sect of Sadhus. describes the traditional exegesis (kathā) from Sarbloh Granth Sahib at the Takht Sahib. Svami Harnam Das in his commentary (ṭīkā) of Sarbloh Granth Sahib also records the early recensions of the Sarbloh Granth Sahib at 1 2 A short aphoristic summary of the teachings of ancient India created to be memorized and later incorporated into ancient Indian scripture.3 The tradition is corroborated by the fact that Hazur Sahib and the Gurdvare in the surroundings area have a number of extant manuscripts of Sarbloh Granth Sahib.Akali Hazura Singh Nihang . A manifestation of the Divine. Nanded). Jathedar Joginder Singh ‘Muni’. in approximately 1699 AD (1756 VS) according to the Gregorian calendar. VS is the Indian calendar of Vikrami Sammat that is approximately 57 years more than the Gregorian calendar. From manuscript evidence we can conclude that the bulk of the Sarbloh Granth Sahib was commenced around 1698 AD at Anandpur Sahib and completed in approximately 1708 AD at Hazur Sahib. in actual fact earlier dates are given in primary sources of Sikh history. The sutras are still in a private collection with a family at Hazur Sahib. in Hazūrī Maryādā Prabodh. The Takht Sahib conserves a number of late 17th and early 18th century recensions.1925 Foreward It is oral tradition that the Sarbloh Granth Sahib was completed at the Sarbloh Bunga. now called Langar Sahib at Hazur Sahib (Takht Abachal Nagar.

The following lines are the invocation at the commencement of Akāl Ustati. Equally he has described God by names like Māhāloh or Sarbloh (the All-Steel) representing the protective and destructive power of the Divine. The Lord is One and he can be attained through the grace of the True Guru. one manuscript is preserved by the Udasi Sampradāvāṅ at Bhankandi and there is also another at Mukatsar Sahib. ਅਕਾਲ ਪ੍ੁਰਖ ਕੀ ਰਛਾ ਹਮਨ ॥ Akāl Purakh kī rachhā hamanai. and the Nabho Katho vālī bīṛ from 1698 AD. Bhatts and Sufi Fakirs while compiling the Adi Granth Sahib. the manuscript evidence is compelling and with a strong tradition there is no doubt about the authorship. Guru Gobind Singh has given various creative and attribute names to Akal Purakh. ੈ . In addition. Copy of the manuscript with exclusive signatures of the Tenth Sovereign. just as Guru Arjan Dev accepted the compositions of Bhagats.Akali Hazura Singh Nihang . Svami Harnam Das Udasi of Kapurthala made an extensive study of Sarbloh Granth Sahib and has indicated that it was completed by Guru Gobind Singh himself.1925 Hazur Sahib. Thus. He also argues that if it contains the compositions of some other poets as well then they were accepted by the Guru.Loh Prakash . there are other manuscripts with 1698 AD colophons. At the Chhauṇī of Mata Sahib Kaur there is an extant manuscript of Sarbloh Granth Sahib which also has a colophon of 1698 AD/ 1755 VS. Pātisāhī 10. In the Jāp Sāhib. ਉਿਾਰ ਖਾਸੇ ਿਸਖਿ ਕਾ ॥ ਪ੍ਾਤਿਸਾਹੀ ੧੦॥ Utār khase daskhat kā. which is a replica of the signature verses (daskhat) of Guru Gobind Singh: ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਤਿ ॥ Ik Oaṅkār Satigur prasādi.

3 Vols. Akali Hazura Singh discusses the famous verses of Guru Gobind Singh. he was the head Granthī at Takht Hazur Sahib. Birmingham: Sikh National Heritage.Loh Prakash . ੈ The All-Destroying Lord is my Protector. 2003. from the Sarbloh Granth Sahib. In his publication.Akali Hazura Singh Nihang . Akali Hazura Singh was respected highly. ਸਰਬ ਲੋ ਹ ਕੀ ਰਤਛਆ ਹਮਨ ॥ Sarab Loh kī rachhiā hamanai. ੈ The All-Steel Lord is my Protector. ੈ The All-Steel Lord is ever my Protector. His exegesis is highly important as it records the traditional interpretation of the sacred verses.1925 The non-temporal Purusha (All-Pervading Lord) is my Protector. 4 Translated by Surinder Singh Kohli. inside the Takht Sahib itself. ਸਰਬ ਕਾਲ ਜੀ ਿੀ ਰਤਛਆ ਹਮਨ ॥ Sarab Kāl jī dī rachiā hamanai. commemorates his service as the head Granthī. The Loh Prakāsh was written by Akali Hazura Singh Nihang in 1925.4 We can clearly see that the names given to Akal Purakh are attribute names and that Guru Gobind Singh ji is worshipping Akal Purakh and no Indian deity. All of these names have been employed in the Sarbloh Granth Sahib (The Scripture of All-Steel/All-Light). . ਸਰਬ ਲੋ ਹ ਜੀ ਿੀ ਸਿਾ ਰਤਛਆ ਹਮਨ ॥ Sarab Loh jī dī sadā rachiā hamanai. so much so that a Golden plaque. The Praises of the Khalsa (Khālse dī Upamāṅ). Sri Dasam Granth Sahib.

Prabh mai mo mai tās mai raṅchak nāhin bhev.’ ‘Khalsa is God’s own legion.E.’ 5 Surjit Singh Gandhi. . Also see Lanka Sundaram. 655. p. me (Guru Gobind Singh) and him. land or property invested directly for the ruler used to be called ‘Khalsa’. There is no difference between God.Akali Hazura Singh Nihang . 2007.’ ‘Khalsa is the one who experience the bliss of the Super-Soul. unalloyed. Khālse meṅ hau karo niwās’ ‘The Khalsa is my special form. 772.’ ‘Khālsā mero rūp hai khās. History of Sikh Gurus Retold: 1606-1708 C. Mughal Land Revenue System.5 It is said that Bhagat Kabir used this word for those who reject meaningless rituals and are attached in true love with their Creator alone (Kaho Kabīr jan bhae Khālse Prem Bhagati jih jānī)6.1925 The Sarbloh Granth Sahib is essential to understand the concept of the Khalsa Panth. Tradition also holds that Bhagat Kabir’s shabad was modified from Khulāse to Khālse by Guru Gobind Singh. p. The Khalsa is manifest due to the Supreme-Soul’s own wish. Pragaṭio Khālsā Paramātam ki mauj. 6 Adi Guru Granth Sahib. The word ‘Khalsa’ is Persian in origin meaning: pure. I reside in the Khalsa’ ‘Khālsā Akāl Purakh kī Phauj.Loh Prakash . The spiritual and temporal meaning of this word appealed to the Tenth Guru. He has employed it extensively in the Sarbloh Granth Sahib: ‘Ātam ras jo jānahī so hai Khālsā dev. In the Deccan and during the Mughal rule. with direct contact and responsibility of the owner.

23. pp. . and the Das grāhī-Das tiāgī (Ten virtues to hold – Ten vices to renounce) for the Khalsa. orated by Guru Gobind Singh. (Amritsar: Bhai Partap Singh.Loh Prakash . 7 Akali Hazur Singh Nihang. the importance of Vāhigurū mantra. 26.). as some misled Snatan revivalists are trying to claim. the Khalsa is the liberated form of Nirankar (Prāpati Niraṅkarī sivrūp mahānaṅ.7 The publication also contains the verses narrating the Gurgaddī passing to the Guru Granth Sahib and Guru Khalsa Panth. 1925). not Shiv ji. Sundar Singh. Loh Prakāsh.Akali Hazura Singh Nihang .1925 Please note that in Akali Hazura Singh’s exegesis.

1925 The first folio of the Sarbloh Granth Sahib given to Mai Bagh Kaur (Mai Bhago) by Guru Gobind Singh.Akali Hazura Singh Nihang . Photographed by Kamalroop Singh in 2005.Loh Prakash . It is still present at Hazur Sahib in the Bunga of Mai Bhago. .

Of special note is the Foreword to the ‘Loh Parkāsh’ in which the Savant. Kamalroop Singh 8 Akali Hazur Singh Nihang. provides us with valuable information. and that there were only about ten manuscripts in the whole of India. . Dr.Akali Hazura Singh Nihang .1925 Akali Kaur Singh Nihang in his youth. Sundar Singh. Das. He states that the Purātan Buddha Dal Singhs considered the Sarbloh Granth Sahib to be by authored exclusively by Guru Gobind Singh. If there are any errors forgive me and please notify me. 1925).Loh Prakash . Loh Prakāsh. (Amritsar: Bhai Partap Singh. He humbly requests that a King or rich Sikh should take up the service of printing the Sarbloh Granth Sahib. 2. p. Akali Kaur Singh Nihang.8 His immortal words came true when Panth Pātshāho 96 Croṛī Jathedar Baba Santa Singh completed this great service for the Guru Khalsa Panth Sahib.

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