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Guru Nanak Life and Travels | Janamsakhi

Guru Nanak Life and Travels | Janamsakhi

Guru Nānak (15 April 1469 – 22 September 1539) is known as the founder and the first Guru of Sikh religion. He was considered as a God-realized, enlightened person during his lifetime and one of his most prominent features was his extensive travels throughout his native state of Punjab, India, South of India and Sri Lanka and also to many neighbouring countries like Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Guru Nānak has spent many years in travels, singing eulogies and hymns to God, teaching people and bringing them to religion. Also history tells about many miracles performed by Guru Nānak and many places associated with Guru Nānak and his students.

Below you can read an extensive biography of Guru Nānak and the story of his travels, places and hymns from Guru Granth Sahib associated with the great teacher and a little bit of history and how the different Asian countries appeared in the 16th century in times of Guru Nānak.

1 part

Birth
Schooling
Religious Ceremony: Yajñopavīt
Grazing the Cattle
Betrothal and Marriage
Saccha Sauda
Thought for Sojourn
Calling the Physician
Sultanpur
Modikhana
Nanak has two sons: Śrī Chand, Lakhmi Chand
Audit of Accounts
Marriage of Mardana’s Daughter
Sulakhani (Nanak’s Consort) at Sultanpur

2 part

Nanak Disappears in Rivulet Bein
‘No Hindu, No Muslim’
Receiving Rebeck from Bhai Phiranda
Bhai Lalo
Sajjan, the Swindler
Pakpatan

3 part

Kurukṣettra
Haridwar
Nanakmatta

4 part

Tanda
Ayodhyā
Prayāga
Benares

5 part

Raja Hari Nāth
Gaya
Hajipur (Patna)
Kamrup
“Live and Prosper-Get Uprooted and Disperse”
Deliverance of Demons

6 part

On the Way to Jagannāth Puri
Another Visit by the King of Orissa
On the Bank of a Pond
The Jain Ascetic at Kāñchī-puram
The Entire World is Full of Pain
Śrī Lanka
Meeting the King of Śrī Lanka

7 part

Mardana’s Hunger
Setbandh Rameshwaram
Sharing Food with Others
Salvation of Kauda
Visiting Bidar
Nanded
On the Bank of Narbada
Girnar Hills (Sorath Desh)

8 part

Ujjain
Mathura
Delhi
Panipat
Sultanpur
The Zamindars of Patti
Talwandi

9 part

Duni Chand
Jwalaji
Baijnāth (Kirgram)
Mount Kailash (Śumeru)
Lādakh and Kashmir: Dialogue with Brahma Dās
Panja Sahib
Bal Nāth

10 part

Sialkot
Mian Mittha
Talwandi
Sultanpur and Meeting with Daulat Khan Lodhi
Sheikh Ibrahim
Multan and Baha-ud-Din Makhdum

11 part

Hinglaj
Mecca and Medina
Baghdad
Iran

12 part

Kabul
Peshawar (Gorakh Hatri)
Devastation of Saidpur by Babur
Founding of Kartarpur
Ajitta Randhawa
Teaching Two Muslims
Bhai Lehna

13 part

Bura-Budha
Achal Vatala
Kiri Afgana (Pathana)
Bikaner

14 part

Multan
Syad Abdul Qadir Gilani
Compiling the Japu
Death of Bhai Mula
Meeting an Old Friend from Sultanpur
Lehna’s Service
Death of a Friend of the Guru
Pontificate for Lehna
Light Merges with the Divine Light