This PDF is of a Puratan handwritten Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib
Sri sarbloh granth sahib ji/Sri Mangalacharan puran Ji
Sri Manglacharan Ji is the real name of Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib. In the scripture, the author Guru Gobind Singh Ji writes Himself the name of the granth at the end and calls it Sri Manglacharan Puran.
This Sarbloh Granth is the 2nd Granth of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the first being Sri Dasam Granth Sahib Ji. Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib Ji is one large story which deals primarily with the war between various demons, most noteably Beerajnaad, and an avatar of Mahakal, which is called Sarbloh.
However a large portion of Sarbloh Granth is the explanation of the war story in relation to spiritual concepts such as Bibek [discriminative wisdom] and Abibek [spiritual ignorance]. In this respect the war story can be viewed in an analogy of the internal battle between Good vs. Evil. The scripture also contains very important information regarding the Khalsa’s status and code of conduct.
This sri- Granth- ji has only been discovered recently putting an answer to most questions (Why haven’t we heard about this Granth before?)
Why is it that not many people know about this?
Sarbloh Granth is the second great scripture respected by the sikhs but revived by the nihang . Whereas extensive works have been written on Guru Granth Sahib and to some extent on Dasam Granth, one will find hardly anything written on the Sarbloh Granth. In fact, the vast majority of Sikhs have not even heard of this text let alone laid eyes on Sarbloh Granth. Even ancient Sikh and non-Sikh texts are silent on the subject of the Sarbloh Granth. Whereas the Guru Granth Sahib and Dasam Granth could be publicly seen at gurdwaras, Sarbloh Granth was always kept within the Nihang groups as a secret text. Didar Singh Khjal and his teacher, Baba Thakur Singh, wrote a sanctioned book that speaks of Nihang Baba Gurbakhsh Singh’s handwritten copy of Sarbloh Guru Granth: ‘Baba Gurbakhsh Singh Ji like Baba Deep Singh Ji Shahid made hand written copies of Sikh scriptures and small liturgy booklets and sent them to appropriate places.
His handwritten copy of Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib is also mentioned before 1920 it was at the Gurdwara Shahid Ganj at the place of martyrdom of Baba Gurbakhsh Singh, but then during the Akali agitation [1920-1925] it was lost by the elder lady who served there.’ – from – ‘Itihas Damdami Taksal (Sankhep)’ (Page 54) Nihang tradition holds that, whereas Guru Granth Sahib is the embodiment of ‘Shaant Ras’ (essence of peace)and the guru, Dasam Granth and Sarbloh Granth are the embodiments of ‘Bir Ras’ (warrior essence) and the following guided texts. The difference in Dasam Granth and Sarbloh Granth is that although Bir Ras (warrior essence) is born of Dasam Granth, it is Sarbloh Granth which gives an individual’s warrior essence an everlasting, final and complete lethal cutting edge. With contemplation of Dasam Granth, ‘Chandi char jandi te uttar jandi hai’, meaning ‘spirit of war comes and goes’. With the contemplation of Sarbloh Granth, ‘Chandi sada chari rehendi hai’ meaning, one is always intoxicated in the spirit of war against ignorance. Thus it was from the Sarbloh Granth that the Khalsa of the Misl Period drew its greater strength and prowess. T
hat is why Sarbloh Granth was the most secret and guarded of Sikh religious texts. Englishmen like Malcolm easily managed to procure Birs of the Guru Granth Sahib taking them to Calcutta to study. Colebrooke even managed to get his ‘scheming hands’ on the Dasam Granth, as well. But, because the Sarbloh Granth was being guarded deep in the sanctuary of the Nihang groups, no invader even heard of its existance, let alone get his hands on it. Also, the Tat Khalsa Singh Sabhias apart from Bhai Kahan Singh Nabha in general never got around to commenting on the Sarbloh Granth. The present day offspring of Tat Khalsa Singh Sabha, theSGPC is also quiet about the Sarbloh Granth. The language of the Sarbloh Granth, being hidden away so long, has resulted in its being very difficult to understand as it has skipped whole generations of scolars as the words they used and their meanings have continued to change in the outside world. Like an ancient time capsule the obscure text has only recently been made available to modern Sikh scholars.
How did it come into Being With no mention of its existance until lately rumors abound concerning the Sarbloh Granth’s discovery. Some say the udasis had it and gave it to the Baba Buddha Dal, others say it was found in a hole, where it had been burried for safe keeping in the manner of the ‘Dead Sea Scrolls’. Still others say the work of the Sarbloh Granth, in recording to the Dasam Granth where Guru Gobind Singh in his previous avtar of Dusht Daman came and wrote this manuscript, which Guru Gobind Singh came to Hemkunt Sahib to reclaim. Much of the information on the Granth varies and only the Baba Buddha Dal know much about this Granth. As the Baba Buddha Dal holds the rights to the Granth the organization’s permission will be required before an electronic on line version such as that of the Guru Granth Sahib and the Dasam Granth at:* Dasam Granth Sahib online can be prepared.
How can one obtain a copy One Udasi, Harnam Das of Kapurthala, formally known as Nihang Nurang Singh has made an attempt in the last century to study the Sarbloh Granth. He prepared a transliteration of the Sarbloh Granth which the Buddha Dal later published. Another learned man, Giani Partap Singh, himself a scholar of Sikh religious texts, claims Harnam Das’ works are incomplete. Originally this transliteration was not available at any shop or library and could only be attained from Buddha Dal. In order to acquire a copy an individual had to present a written request stating the reason why he/she would need the copy of the Sarbloh Granth. The letter would then be taken to the head of the Nihangs, most recently Jathedar Baba Santa Singh Ji.
Once Baba ji was satisfied with the request, he would officially give his authority and approval. The individual then had to travel to Patiala, Punjab, where the Buddha Dal printing press would make available a copy of the Sarbloh Granth. The ideal Buddha Dal tradition does not sell the priceless Granths, or any other sacred text. But in the year 2000, due to over whelming public demand for the Sarbloh Granth and because of the Buddha Dal’s inability to keep it in print, the Buddha Dal published version of Sarbloh Granth began to be sold at book shops in Punjab. In modern times the head of the ancient order Shiromani Panth Akali Buddha Dal Panjvah Takht, Jathedar Baba Santa Singh Ji has done a great service to the Sikh tradition by bringing this Granth out into the public and returning it to it’s rightful place, Prakash alongside Guru Granth Sahib and Dasam Granth Sahib. Baba Santa Singh has been successful in printing this Granth in two volumes and also printing a small Sampuran Granth (like a Gutka steek of Guru Granth Sahib ji) for the purpose of parkaash. The money, from the sales, has been used to fund the printing of further copies of the Sarbloh Granth.
waheguru ji ka khalsa waheguruji ki fateh
Historical Beers Of Sarabloh Granth
- At Sri Hazoor Sahib Bunga Mai Bhago (Nanded deccan): This Bir is in the possession of head priest Ji and Management of Sri Sachkahnd Sahib has no association with it. Whenever this Bir is borrowed from the priest and taken to Sri Sachkhand for katha, etc. then it is revered and given respect like that given to Aad Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.
- At residence of Sriman Bhai Nanu Singh Ji (Nanded deccan): This Bir is presently prakash at Sriman Baba Mitt Singh Ji’s samaadh at Gurdwara Mata Sahib Devaan Ji.
- At residence of Bhai Rajinder Singh Ji (Matakhnooa, Distt. Behraayach, U.P.): His native village is Vill. Kulla (Sri Amritsar).
- At DamDamiaa (Sri Mukatsar): This Bir has been lost when Bunga was being handed over to Sant Gurmukh Singh Ji (Dera Baba Sham Singh Ji Sevapanthi, Sri Amritsar) by Pujari Kunda Singh.
- At Dera Sriman Baba Dyaan Singh Ji Kattu (Distt. Nabha): Samatt 1755 Date Baisaakh Sudee 5 is inscribed at the start of this Bir.
- In library of of Sriman Bhai Kahn Singh Ji: This Bir begins from Page 335. This Bir has also been relocated to Kattuth
- At Gurdwara Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib Ji Patshahi 9 (Jind)
- At Bunga Madrassa Sriman Mahant Bhagat Singh Ji (Damdama Sahib Ji): This Bir was brought by Gyani Bishan Singh, Gyani Khalsa College, but has since been misplaced although a draft copy of this Bir is available at Sikh Reference Library, Sri Amritsar.
- At Sri Guru Nanak Aashram, Chakaar (Kashmir): Untraceable. Lost suting time of creation of Pakistan.
- At Gurdwara Sri Nankaiaana Sahib (Sangroor): Stolen during Management period of Mahant Gyani Lal Singh.
- At Govt. Library (Sangroor): This Bir is now in the possession of Director of the library S. Gandaa Singh Ji historian.
- At Samaadhian Maharajgaan (Sangroor)
- At Gurdwara Deodi Sahib (Sangroor)
- At Sri Anandpur Singh Shaheed Baagh (Ropar)
- At Gurdwara Ratauki (Sri Amritsar): Copy conforms to the Bir at Kattu.
- At Sukhewaali Bagheechi (Patiala): This Bir is in Senchi form. Mahant Harnam Singh Ji Nihang took it his him when he was transferred. This Bir has been scribed by his student Niranjan Singh Ji and is a copy of the Bir at Bunga Mai Bhago Ji, Sri Hazoor Sahib.
- At Sri Baadhbela Tirath, Sakhar (Sindh): Untraceable since 15 August, 1947.
- With Bhai Sampooran Singh Ji Nihang Singh (Shamir): Has been left back in Lahore during 1947.
- At Guru Ka Bagh, Sri Anandpur Sahib (2 Birs): Paaths, Footnotes and correction of numbers has been preformed after doing darshan of the above-mentioned 20 Birs. It could be possible that there might be more Birs that haven’t been discovered.
- At Shaheed Ganj Baba Gurbaksh Singh Ji (Sri Amritsar): This Bir was lost during Akali movement of 1920 by Pujaran Mayee, not traceable.
- It has been heard that one Bir is also in possession of Namdhari sampradaye.
- One Bir is still in the library of Dr. Bhai Veer Singh Ji.
- It has been learnt that there is a Bir at Lakhan Poor, U.P.
The following small Senchis have been useful for more helpful information.
- There was a chapter available at Dera Sri Maharaj Singh Ji (Sri Amritsar) during Mahant Raghubar Singh Ji’s time.
- One and half chapter has also been in possession of Bhai Ram Singh Ji Gyani at Kulla (Dist. Patti)
- It has been learnt there is a Bir with Gyani Hazoora Singh (Pragya-Chakchoo, Sangrur) that has four chapters in it. This Singh also a unique Bir of Aad Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji in his custody.
- 78 Bir sized Pages describing the episode of Sri Sarbloh Ji’s war can be found at Public Library, Lahore.
- It has been learnt there is a Bir at Saikha (Dist. Nabha) that consists of four chapters.
- Copies of written or printed versions of the descriptions of Khalsa Prakash from within Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib Ji have been seen with numerous Gursikhs. via Sikhi Wiki
Some Anti Gurmat Panktis
Some Panktis which are not Believe to be attributed to Guru Gobind Singh and not Sarabkali bani:
ਉਠ ਪਰਭਾਤਿ ਕਰਹ ਇਸਨਾਨਾ, ਪਦ ਪੰਕਜ ਮਹਿ ਲੀਨਾ ॥
Uṭha parabhāti karaha isanānā, pada pakaja mahi līnā.
Wake up in the early hours of the morning, andmerge with the Lotus Feet [of the Lord].
ਜਥਾ ਸਕਤਿ ਦਾਨ ਭੂਖੈ ਕਹ, ਨਿਮਖ ਨਿਮਖ ਰੰਗ ਭੀਨਾ ॥
Jathā sakati dāna bhūkhai kaha, nimakha nimakha raga bhīnā.
As much as your means allow give charity to the hungry, in every moment be entrenched in the love [colour] of Vahiguru.
ਕਰੋਧ ਨਿਵਾਰ, ਦਯਾ ਮਨ ਲਾਵਹ, ਹਿੰਸਾ, ਦਰਮਤਿ ਤਯਾਗੋ ॥
Karōdha nivāra, dayā mana lāvaha, hisā, daramati tayāgō.
Destroy anger, instill compassion in your mind, disregard violence and poor thinking.
ਇਕਮਨ ਹੋਇ ਭਜਹ ਨਾਰਾਇਨ, ਖਿਮਾ ਧਰਮ ਅਨਰਾਗੋ ॥
Ikamana hō’i bhajaha nārā’ina, khimā dharama anarāgō.
With one mind worship Narayan, create a love for forgiveness and rightousness.
ਤੀਰਥ, ਬਰਤ, ਨੇਮ, ਸਚਿ ਕਰਿਯਾ, ਸੀਲ, ਸੰਤੋਖ, ਆਚਾਰੋ ॥
Tīratha, barata, nēma, saci kariyā, sīla, satōkha, ācārō.[Make] Pilgrimages, desireless worship, the Name, truthful actions, restraint, contentment your nature.
ਪੂਜਾ, ਤਿਲਕ, ਹੋਮ, ਗਾਯਤਰੀ, ਸੰਧਯਾ, ਤਰਪਨ ਧਾਰੋ ॥
Pūjā, tilaka, hōma, gāyatarī, sadhayā, tarapana dhārō.
Conduct worship, [adorn a] Tilak, [conduct] Havans, [recite] Gayatri [mantras], worship at the prescribed times, instill these virtues [in your heart].
ਗਰ, ਠਾਕਰ, ਪਿਤ, ਮਾਤ, ਬੰਧ ਜਨ, ਮਿਸ਼ਟਿ ਬਚਨ ਅਭਿਲਾਖੋ ॥
Gara, ṭhākara, pita, māta, badha jana, miśaṭi bacana abhilākhō.
Speak sweetly to your Guru, your Takhur, Father, Mother, and in laws.
ਸਭਿ ਕੀ ਰੇਨ ਹਇ ਰਹੇ ਪੰਖਰੂ, ਮੰਦਾ ਕਿਸਹਿ ਨ ਭਾਖੋ ॥੯॥
Sabhi kī rēna ha’i rahē pakharū, madā kisahi na bhākhō.9.
Become the dust from the feet of others and stay humble, do not call anyone else bad.
ਇਸ਼ਟ, ਦੇਵ, ਰਿਖੀ, ਪਿਤਰ, ਬਰਹਮਨ, ਗਉ, ਅਭਯਾਗਤਿ ਮਾਨੋ ॥
Iśaṭa, dēva, rikhī, pitara, barahamana, ga’u, abhayāgati mānō.
Recognize [respect] your Beloved, God, Sages, your Father,the Brahman, the Cow, and those who have their face to the Guru
ਕੀਟ ਹਸਤਿ ਮੇਰ, ਤਰਿਣਨਨ ਮਹਿ, ਸਰਬ ਨਿੰਰਜਨਿ ਜਾਨੋ ॥
Kīṭa hasati mēra, tariṇanana mahi, saraba nirajani jānō.
In a small ant, a large elephant, a massive mountain and even in a small blade of grass, the Lord Niranjan resides in all.
ਸਤਯ ਰੂਪ ਆਤਮ ਅਬਿਨਾਸੀ, ਬਰਹਮ ਸਤਿ ਪਹਿਚਾਨੋ ॥
Sataya rūpa ātama abināsī, barahama sati pahicānō.
Your true Aatma [form] never dies, recognize Braham [God] as always true as well.
ਝਕ ਬਰਹਮ ਸਭ ਘਟਿ ਘਟਿ ਪੂਰਨ, ਆਦਿ ਪਰਖ ਭਗਵਾਨੋ ॥੧੦॥
Jhaka barahama sabha ghaṭi ghaṭi pūrana, ādi parakha bhagavānō.10.
The One Braham is in all; Bhagvaan was here from the very beginning.