Bhai Gurdas ji gives so many examples one after another so that we His other works in Punjabi are collectively called Varan Bhai Gurdas. Advance Search Bhai Gurdas Vaaran: Varan Bhai Gurdas is the name given to the 40 Varan (chapters) of writing by Bhai Gurdas. They have been referred to as the “Key to the Sri Guru Granth Sahib”.

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World Gurudwaras will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world. Since Bhai Gurdas is more concerned with life in this world, there is little in his vans of the rapturous bliss of the beyond ; instead he recalls the disciple to the need of assiduously cultivating an abiding sense of moral obligation and duties.

Bhai Gurdas proclaims that all the Gurus were one in spirit though different in body. There is no internal or external evidence available to determine the exact time of the composition of these vars, but it can be assumed that vars Nos.

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Monday, 31 December Each of the 40 chapters of “Varan Bhai Gurdas” consists of a differing number of Pauris sections, paragraphs. The 28th Var addresses in the main the question as to what constitutes the true Sikh way of life, and the 36th is about the Minas. This article contains Indic text.

It is a difficult, yet a straight path. He holds that in satyuga a moral lapse invoked the accountability of every being, in tretayuga of every person in the village, in dvaparyuga of all kinsfolk, and in kaliyuga of the single person who is the agent of the immoral act While making this criticism, Bhai Gurdas was envisioning the role of Sikhs as the needle that sews together the fabric of religious life torn asunder by Hindu and Muslim scissors From his work it is clear that he had mastery of various Indian languages and had studied many ancient Indian religious scriptures.

Elsewhere also Bhai Gurdas refers to the conflict between the Hindu and the Muslim, each vying with the other for superiority, basing his claim on the profundity of their respective scriptures rather than on rightful practices. The term used for a true Sikh is gurmukh, his opposite being manmukh; sidq and sabr are nourished in sadh sangat or company of the holy, not through ecstatic or mystic experience but through living together in a spirit of faith, humility and service. The whole ofvar28 is devoted to this theme.


From his work its clear that he had mastery of various Indian languages and had studied many ancient Indian religious scriptures.

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The following four stanzas eulogize the successors of Guru Nanak till Guru Hargobind. The following six stanzas refer to the serious crisis in the moral state of man, and die world is shown as debased owing to the accretion of pupa evil, sin. Varan Bhai Gurdas is the name given to the 40 vars a form of Punjabi poetry which is traditionally attributed to Bhai Gurdas. The Var36 on the Minas was probably written before the compilation of the Sikh Scripture in Many of the principles of Sikhism are explained in simple terms by Bhai Sahib and at times in many different ways.


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Each of the 40 chapters of “Varan Bhai Gurdas” consists of a differing number of Pauris guddas, paragraphs. Steadfastness and fidelity are the other virtues Bhai Gurdas recommends for a Sikh who is enjoined upon to have one wife and respect other females as sisters and daughters 6.

The vars of Bhai Gurdas are also spiritual rather than heroic in theme.

This technique of annotation bhi followed later on by Bhai Mani Singh and then flowered into what we today call the Giani school ofhermeneutics. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Guru complimented him on his modesty and ability, and said that whoever read the Bhai’s writings should acquire spiritual profit and instruction and faith in the teachings of the holy Gurus.


They were written for separate audiences and that is why they guras a consistently pervasive thematic burden amongst or within vvaran. Bhai Gurdas posits sidq or constancy in spiritual faith and sabr or contentment while still engaged in worldly activity as the supreme virtues required of true Sikh He was the first scribe of Guru Granth Sahib and a scholar of great repute.

The ultimate aim of human life is to realize God which can be done only through the help of the Guru. God is omnipotent and allpervasive. Bhai Gurdas is of the view that human existence is fortunately acquired and is a chance to find liberation.

Illgotten wealth should be like pork to the Muslim and beef to the Hindu Such an bhak of the world was afforded Sikhs by Guru Nanak, who had, in epigrammatic manner, declaimed on the absolute reality of moral categories. This page was last edited on 21 Marchat SearchGurbani brings to you a unique and comprehensive approach to explore and experience the word of God. It varqn with an invocatory canto, followed by a description of the creation of the world, six systems of Indian philosophy gurcas the four yugas or timecycles.

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These forty vars comprise pauris or stanzas, with a total of 6, lines. Bhai Gurdas Vaar Index.

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Part of a series on. At the time when Sikhism is attracting world wide notice, an online reference work embracing all essential facets of this vibrant faithis a singular contribution to the world of knowledge. Bhia the whole, these vars form a critique and interpret moral principles in a simple idiom through familiar images and homely instance and give us an insight into the meaning and teaching of the Sikh faith in its earlier years.

The composition is a collection of detailed commentary and explanation of theology and the ethics of Sikh beliefs as outlined by the Gurus.