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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God is omnipotent and allpervasive. 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. This page was last edited on 21 Marchat 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.

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 var, in Punjabi folk tradition dealt with the themes of martial valour and chivalry, but this poetic form underwent a complete transformation in the hands of Guru NANAKwhose vars had a spiritual meaning, with the battleground shifting to the human psyche.

The following four stanzas eulogize the successors of Bhaii Nanak till Guru Hargobind. Many of the principles of Sikhism are explained in simple terms by Bhai Sahib and at times in many different ways. From his work it is clear that he had mastery of various Indian languages and had studied many ancient Indian religious scriptures. You can explore these scriptures page by page, by chapter index or search for a keyword.

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Each of the 40 chapters of “Varan Bhai Gurdas” consists of a differing number of Pauris sections, paragraphs. The composition is a collection of detailed commentary and explanation of theology and the ethics of Sikh beliefs as outlined by the Gurus.


Varan Bhai Gurdas is the name given to the 40 vars a form of Punjabi poetry which is traditionally attributed to Bhai Gurdas. He is not only the creator of this universe, but He also permeates through His creation.

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For Bhai Gurdas the elements contributing to, and to some extent consequent upon, this papa are the intolerance practised by men of various faiths and their indifference to and disregard of the Divine These forty vars comprise pauris or stanzas, with a total of 6, lines. The Var36 on the Minas was probably written before the compilation of the Sikh Scripture in This article contains Indic text.

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

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It begins with an invocatory canto, followed by a description of the creation of the world, six systems of Indian philosophy and the four yugas or timecycles. He stands firm in his belief and is of undivided mind, with no dubiety which is considered a moral lapse for which responsibility lies solely on the individual. He was the first scribe of Guru Granth Sahib and a scholar of great repute.

However, the technique of Bhai Gurdas is not to take words from the sacred text and expound their meanings, but to pick up ideas and concepts and interpret them in simple and easily intelligible language. They were written for separate audiences hurdas that bhsi why they lack a consistently pervasive thematic burden amongst or within them. 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.


This technique guddas annotation varxn followed later on by Bhai Mani Singh and then flowered into what we today call the Giani school ofhermeneutics.

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Thereafter, all Sikh places of worship came to be known as gurdwaras.

The tenth var 23 stanzas comprises the lifesketches of 23 Hindu bhaktas, and the eleventh 31 stanzas contains the list of prominent Sikhs of the first six Gurus. Such an understanding of the world was afforded Sikhs by Guru Nanak, who had, varn epigrammatic manner, declaimed on the absolute reality of moral categories.

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 Bhai Gurdas Vaar Index.

Pauris mention the main events in the life of Guru Gjrdas. It is a difficult, yet a straight path. Bhai Gurdas posits sidq or constancy in baran faith and sabr or contentment while still engaged in worldly activity as the supreme virtues required of true Sikh