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Guru Nanak Dev ji, visited Srilanka in 2nd udasi as said in our Sakhiyan.

I started a research to track my Dhan Guru Nanak traces in Srilanka.

Research is conducted to reach the depth of every aspect and here we are sharing our research till now.

Waheguru Ji da khalsa ...Waheguru ji di Fateh!!

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Hi Guys.

I am Sarvjeet Singh Modi, a resident of India, a transporter by profession, a simple person who always had a normal life with a standard daily routine, and a passion of knowing more about religions, i have great insight of these ,I have read and debated a lot about them with whose so ever is interested.

My this passion gave me the most unexpected, internal enlightment discovery, I went to Srilanka in 2009, this trip was organized to understand the inside and truth of Ramayan. We visited many palces, such as Ashok Vatika, where Ravan after Sita haran took her to stay with him , Sita Vaka and Vibhishan Temple, where Laxman ji and Hanuman ji crowned Vibhishan as the king of Srilanka and many more, after this I truly understood a lot of things.I found that there are hindu temples in Jafna and Baticolova District but there are many buddhist temples in rest of Srilanka. Ashok Kumar Kainth ,our guide in Srilanka help us to communicate with the local people, because the local language is singla, Tamil and Malyalam. He also guided us to discover the insights of Ramayan.

I always had read in various Sakhi's that Guru Nanak Dev ji visited Srilanka in second Udasi But we found that there was no Single Gurudwara there, So after consulting various people , we decided to conduct a reseach in order to find exactly the traces of Guru Nanak Ji in Srilanka. According to the map provided in the sakhiyan, we went to the respective places ,starting with columbo , the Capital of Srilanka ,there was not a single local gurudwara sahib in srilanka .We went to the archeological center of columbo , where we consulted the director ,who told us that there's a script of Guru Nanak Dev ji in Anuradh Pura museum (300 km away from columbo) and we also found that somewhere in District Kotte there was a copper plate inscribed with "NANAK ACHARYA" , honored by the people of kotte to Guru Nanak dev ji. We continued our search of finding this copper plate, but after searching various temples and museum of kotte ,we were still not able to locate it. We also found that there is a Mardana Nagar , it clicked us ,that might be the city is named on the name of saint Mardana ji, who used to accompany Guru Nanak Dev ji everywhere. In Mardana Nagar, after talking to the heads of the city it was not clear about the history ,so we are still working on this fact.

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Temples of Srilanka,where we surveyed everyone, to understand the truth



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RESEARCH CONTINUES (PART- 2)....


After this ,we went to Anuradh Pura Museum where Gurunanak Dev ji went according to our Sakhiyan , where he debated and spread his message of humanity all around the district among the buddhist(Buddhghosht). There's a Buddhist Spoot, the biggest spoot in the world.We also discovered various Scripts , We found that there were bits of punjabi language inscribed over them and we also found a script with Nanak written over it.We discovered that the script might contain 1400-1600 AD languages i.e Landa, Takri, Sharda , Gupta and Devagiri which were used in North India i.e Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab till Sindh .These languages were getting mixed during this period and Gurmukhi originated from the mix of these languages only.We are still working, over decoding the Script found in Srilanka.

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We did our survey by going to various museums, morgue record points, various churches and mosques and unlimited temples . We also conducted Secondary Research , We google about the various locations that where pointed containing gurudwara, we also visited such places and we found that there were no gurudwara in those areas and not even sikh families were residing there.

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Sri Lanka had an islamic past so be careful of encountering things like mardana nagar the persian terms can be derived from other names. When you look in books about guru nanak and sri lanka look up it's older name ceylon.

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Refer to page 190 of this http://www.scribd.com/doc/112312262/Guru-Nanak-Dev-Ji-His-Life-and-Teachings-by-Kartar-Singh-GurmatVeechar-com-pdf

RAJA SHIVNAB OF CEYLON
After a circuitious tour through the chiefcities and holy places ofthe Deccan, the Guru reached Cape Comorin. From there he crossed over to Ceylon. Raja Shivnabh of Jaffna had heard of the Guru from a merchant Sikh and had become his devoted disciple. The Guru's Songs of God sung to him by that merchant, Munsukh, had soothed his heart but had, also, stirred his soul with a powerful longing to see the Heavenly Singer who sang of the Great Bounteous Lord in such inspired and inspiring words.

ll that the merchant
had told him about the Guru had only served to whet the edge of the Raja's yearning to see the Master. He had wanted to accompany Mansukh to the Panjab and lay himself at the Guru's feet. But Mansukh had counselled him to love and wait in faith. 'The Master is drawn', said he, 'across great distances by the invisible string of his disciples' love. Only, let the love be deep, steady, and sincere. He will as surely come to you as the sun will rise again in the east tomorrow. He does not like that people should neglect or give up their daily duties in their uncontrolled zeal for a life of the spirit. He would like you to carry on your kingly duties in a spirit of love and service.
Besides, who knows to what regions he might have gone? He is "ever on the wing in pursuance of his self-chose. heaven ordained task of saving mankind from the clutches of its evil propensities.

So, as I said, love and wait. If
you concentrate your mind and, with purity of heart, pray for his presence, he will not fail to fulfil your true desire. He will come. The force of your love will draw him to your place, wherever he be. Have faith and patience. They will get their reward. '
Raja Shivaabh had accepted the advice. He had begun to love, pray, and wait Every morning and every night before going to sleep, he had prayed earnestly for the Guru to reveal himself to him in person. Having been told that the Guru loved to stay out under open skies, away from the bustle and bustle of human habitations, the Raja had planted a grove of shade trees for the Guru's sojourn. The thing had got wind. Many imposters had come, pose as the Guru, and stayed in the grove. But all of them had failed to satisfy the yearning of his soul. The imposters had made him cautious. Thenceforth, he had issued orders that all who came to his city, posing as GUru Nanak, should be sUbjected to various tests. Rich food and drinks of all sorts were provided.
Beautiful damsels were sent to dance before them, to serve them, and to use their arts with them. None had been able to withstand these temptations. Shivnabh's despair had grown deeper with the lapse of time. It was at such a time of doubts and despair that the Guru reached there and took his seat in the grove. Attracted by the divine music and the agnetic personality of the Guru, people came to him in large numbers. Shivnabh had been duped many times in the past. He would not go himself, or believe the stranger to be the Guru, until he had tried and tested him. So he ordered two
of his prettiest and cleverest court-dancing-girls to visit the Guru and tempt him with their wiles and charms. If they failed to entice him, then,would he himself visit the holy man.
The girls almost danced into the grove, dressed in gay garments, full of laughter and mischief, carrying baskets, full of flowers to offer to the Guru, sure of conquest, proud of their beauty and the magic of their blandishments and passionate music to charm and conquer him as they had done in the case of others. None else was allowed to enter. The Guru and his companions were thus left alone with the unholy, beautiful young charmers. The Guru looked up with a stem, lovefullook, as a father looks at a prankish, erratic child, and bade theJE. sit and think of God. Those who had come to conquer were themselves conquered on beholding the Master's Glory. The Guru's look penetrated deep into the depth of their hearts and cleansed them ofall their evil inclinations. They bowed before the Guru, experienced a sense of elation unknown before, and returned transfigured to their master, the king.
Shivnabh had only to look at their faces to convince himself. Their eyes were bright with a strange delight. Their faces glowed with the radiance of the divine spark which, hidden so long in the depths of their hearts, had now been fanned into life by the Guru's holy breath. Shivnabh needed no further tests.•At last he has come', said he, and danced in glee. He took his son and queen with him and went to the garden. The damsels were right. The sight of the Guru's loving, peaceful, radiant, inspiring countenance was enough to lay all doubts at rest, and to soothe and quieten all thoughts of despair. It was He,
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the long-exptected Divine Guest. He laid himself prostrate at the Guru's feet. A thrill ofnew life andjoy passed through his whole being. All vain, wandering and restless longings of the heart were laid at rest for ever. His faith and patient waiting were rewarded. The Master himself had come across numerous forests and rivers, and over several thousand miles of wild, desolate land, to fulfil the lovefullonging ofhis desciple. Tne thought made him cling to the Master's feet still more fervently and wash them with tears of joy and gratitude. The prince and the queen also bowed at the Guru's feet and obtained his blessings. All the three rose at the bidding of the Guru.
For a pretty long time they sat quietly, feasting their eyes, heart and souls with the heavenly sight before them; enjoying the holy presence through every cell and pore of their bodies, and inhaling unutterable joy at every breath. At last, the king took courage to break this blissful silence. With folded hands he said, 'Grant me light, 0 Master. I have waited for years and years.'
The Guru said, 'I have come across all this distance in response to your steadfast, devotion. I know that you were waiting for me.'
The Raja then asked 'From your dress, it is difficult to judge whether you are a Jogi, a Brahmin, or a householder. What path do you follow l' The Guru replied with the hymn given below :-
The Jogi who knows the secret of the pure Name, has not a particle of uncleanness;
The True Beloved Lord is ever with him and he escapes birth and death.
o God, what is your Name and how can it be comprehended?
If Thou call me unto Thy Presence, I would get this doubt removed.
A Brahmin is he who is soaked in knowledge of God, who worshippeth God by ever singing His praises, and
Who meditates on the Name of the Lord whose light illumines the three worlds.
Make the heart the scales, thy tongue the beam, and weigh the unnweighable Name.
The Lord's gate is the shop and He Himself is its owner; dealers in Name alone
gather at that shop.
The True Guru saves at both ends, here and hereafter.
But he alone understands it who is attened to the One Lord and and whose mind
wavers not.
He inscribes the Word in his mind, serves God day and night, and has ended all his doubts.
Above all is the sky (the Tenth Door), wherein abides the Lord. And wherein dwells also the Unfathomable Guru.
Through the Guru's Word, whether I am at home or abroad is the same to me;
Nanak has become truly detached, an anchoret par excellence.'
Rag Maru.
In this hymn the Guru stressed the point that men of religion, under whatever name they might choose to be known, were in fact worshippers of the same One God, and were as it were, dealers in the same commodity, the Name of the Lord.
TheRaja bowed and said, 'Forgiveme, 0 true Guru. I am impelled to ask questions which people generally ask to resolve their doubts. Your words are like shafts of light which pierce and dispel darkness.'
'Ask whatever you wish to ask' ,said the Guru. 'I am here to remove all your doubts and to lead you on to the true path.'
'I should like', said the Raja, 'to have answers to the following questions:
From where does the soul of man come and where does it go? What is its source and to what does it return after death? How is it bound? How is it freed? How does it become one with the Lord Eternal l' The Guru answered with a hymn in which he at ftrst puts the questions and then answers them :-
'Man is born and then dies, 0 wherefrom he comes?
What is his source and to what does he return ?
How does he merge in the Eternal Lord in the natural way?
He who has the nectar of Name in the heart and in the mouth' and who dwells on
God's Name, becoms detached like Him.
Then he comes and goes in the natural way.
He is born because of the desires and tendencies of th~ mind and merges in Him
again for the same reason.
Through the Guru's instructions one is emancipated and is not bound again.
He ever pondes on the Name and achieves deliverance through the Name.
On the tree of the world many birds flock together for the night's stay.
Of them some are happy and others are miserable;,
1. That is, who ever utters the name.
Attachments in the mind are the cause of ruin;
As the night ends, they look up at the sky again and the same fluttering of
heart starts again;
Then they wander about in all directions according to the writ of their Karma.
But they who are merged in the Name regard the world as a temporary shelter
in a pasture during the rainy season.
And, shedding their lust and anger, break the pitcher of the poisonous Maya.
Without the capital stock of the Name, the home and the shop are empty.
But when the Guru meets, he opens the closed gates of true vision.
In consequence of pre-destined union, one meets the true teacher.
The men of God are perfeet and are ever happy in Truth.
They who surrender their Will and their body to God in the natural way.
Nanak, touch feet, for they are worthy of reverence.'
Rag Gauri.
The Raja's questions were answered to his satisfaction and his doubts were all removed. He was completely converted and he accepted the Guru as his Light-giver. He then said to the Guru, 'Having come so far to bless your unworthy but lucky slaves, will you go a little further? Will you enter the city and sancitify with your presence the home of your happy slaves l'
'No. friena', replied the G~, 'I am aU right here'. But the-king persisted in his entreaties. The Guru smiledand said, 'All right, I shall go; but won't go on foot'
'Why should you walk, Master? A horse, a horse and six, or an elephant, or whatever else you desire, shall be sent for.' 'But I should like to ride on the back of a king.' 'Nothing more pleasant or blissful, my Master. Come, I shall blithely carry you on my back through the city, so that allmay know the immensity of my joy.' Shivnabh at once sat in the necessary posture and invited the Guru to be true to his word and ride on his back. The Guru was glad at the Raja's devotion and self-surrender. He bade him go and build a dharmsala near the palace.He would go there when it was ready. The building was soon
completed. The Guru went and took his lodgings there. People now flocked to the place in order to listen to his soul-stirring, peace-giving, joy-inspiring Songs of the Lord. The whole city and the suburbas bowed before the Guru and became his disciples. Raja Shivnabh, as the most devoted of
them all, was entrusted with the duty of preaching the Master's mission in the country. After a short stay the Guru bade farewell to the sangar there and made a tour of the whole island. In all place he was listened to with reverence and delight. The whole population of the places visited by him embraced his faith and began to sing the Word of God as given to them by him. Sikh sangats came to exist in all places visited by the Guru and Sikh temples were erected in many of them. One such temple exists at Colombo.
During his stay with Raja Shivnabh the Guru composed the Prasangli, a metrical composition 'containing an account of the silent palace ofGod, the manner of meditating an account of the silent palace of God, the manner of meditating on Him, the private utterances of the Guru, and the nature of the soul and body.' It was taken down by one or other of his two companions,
When the Guru departed from Shivnabh, he left the Pransangli there with the instruction that ifanybody comes for it from the Panjab, a copy there of was to be given over to him. When Guru Atjan, the fifth Guru, began to collect the writings of his predecessors for the compilation of Guru Granth Sahib, he sent Bhai Paira to Ceylon to bring him the above-said composition of Guru Nanak.
We do not, however, find it in Guru Granth Sahib, probably"the copy which Bhai Paira brought was not the genuine one or was incomplete and was, therefore, rejected by Guru Atjan.
On his return, Bhai Paira narrated his experiences and observations of his long journey. A gist of the narrative was taken down by Bhai Banno in his copy of Guru Granth Sahib under the caption 'Haqiqa Rah Mukam', and exists to this day. A copy thereof is 'appended to a manuscript copy of Guru Granth Sahib found by Henry Erskine, in the battle-field ofGujrat, 1849, now preserved in the British Museum, under Or, 1125.'1 This manuscript belongs to Akbar's time and affords a very valuable record from the historical point of view, as it establishes certain points beyond all doubts, e.g, the vist ofGuru to
the Decean and Ceylon, the establishment of several centres of the Sikh faith in those parts (which were quite flourishing at the time ofBhai Paira's visit and some of which exist to this day), and the fact of Raja Shivnabh's having
1. Teja Singh Ganda Singh, p. 9.fn.
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embraced Sikhism. At the time of Bhai Paira's visit, a grandson of Shivnabh was the ruler of the place. A free kitchen was being run at the Dharmsala which Shivnabh had built for the Guru. Thousands were fed there everyday. Bhai Paira found a good many centres of Sikhism in the Deccan, where the Guru was fondly loved and remembered by thousands who sang his Songs and devoutly followed the path which he had shown to them.
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King Shiv Nabh of Sri Lanka did convert to Sikhi and sent preachers far and wide in his kingdom. The Portugese and Dutch did destroy alot of the indigenous culture. The locals reverted back to their old ways with passage of time just like the Nanakpanthis in Arabia, Mesopotamia etc.

Best of luck with your research, Sarvjeet Singh. Try to contact Harpal Singh Kasoor (Canada), he is researching Guru Nanak Sahib's udasis since decades, and I'm sure a collaboration would have great results.

The last remnants of Guru Nanak Sahibs visits in many places are vanishing, so we should support brothers like Sarvjeet Singh to locate, preserve this history and also raise awareness about it.

Dhan Guru Nanak, Dhan Guru Nanak...

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If the Portugese destroyed it then it's likely the remains may be in the vatican library (that's only open to the higher catholic clergy or pope only) much ancient artifacts have been likewise traced to there.

http://www.sikhlionz.com/Raja-Shivnabh-And-Guru-Nanak-Dev-Ji-Maharaj.htm

http://www.thesikhencyclopedia.com/biographies/hindu-bhagats-and-poets-and-punjabi-officials/shivnabh-raja

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King Shiv Nabh of Sri Lanka did convert to Sikhi and sent preachers far and wide in his kingdom. The Portugese and Dutch did destroy alot of the indigenous culture. The locals reverted back to their old ways with passage of time just like the Nanakpanthis in Arabia, Mesopotamia etc.

Best of luck with your research, Sarvjeet Singh. Try to contact Harpal Singh Kasoor (Canada), he is researching Guru Nanak Sahib's udasis since decades, and I'm sure a collaboration would have great results.

The last remnants of Guru Nanak Sahibs visits in many places are vanishing, so we should support brothers like Sarvjeet Singh to locate, preserve this history and also raise awareness about it.

Dhan Guru Nanak, Dhan Guru Nanak...

excellent suggestion. Sikhs like Sarvjeet Singh Jee and Harpal Singh Kasoor can combine resources and should work in collaboration. So much history of Satguru Jee is lost and remains to be discovered. I remember reading a book by a Singh who did research of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Jee's travels in Buddhist countries like Tibet, Sikim and Bhutan. Guru Sahib kirpa karn te bal bakshan so that His Sikhs can discover this very important history.

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King Shiv Nabh of Sri Lanka did convert to Sikhi and sent preachers far and wide in his kingdom. The Portugese and Dutch did destroy alot of the indigenous culture. The locals reverted back to their old ways with passage of time just like the Nanakpanthis in Arabia, Mesopotamia etc.

Best of luck with your research, Sarvjeet Singh. Try to contact Harpal Singh Kasoor (Canada), he is researching Guru Nanak Sahib's udasis since decades, and I'm sure a collaboration would have great results.

The last remnants of Guru Nanak Sahibs visits in many places are vanishing, so we should support brothers like Sarvjeet Singh to locate, preserve this history and also raise awareness about it.

Dhan Guru Nanak, Dhan Guru Nanak...

Thank you ...Waheguru twadi gal nu puri kare.

And I will be very much grateful , if you can provide me contact details of Harpal Singh Kasoor(Canada), Who is researching Guru Nanak Sahib ji's udasi.

Waheguru ji ka khalsa...Waheguru ji ki fateh!!

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Sri Lanka had an islamic past so be careful of encountering things like mardana nagar the persian terms can be derived from other names. When you look in books about guru nanak and sri lanka look up it's older name ceylon.

Thank you Dalbir Singh..

It was a valuable feedback..we will definately move our research in this direction.

Waheguru ji ka khalsa....Waheguru ji ki fateh!!

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excellent suggestion. Sikhs like Sarvjeet Singh Jee and Harpal Singh Kasoor can combine resources and should work in collaboration. So much history of Satguru Jee is lost and remains to be discovered. I remember reading a book by a Singh who did research of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Jee's travels in Buddhist countries like Tibet, Sikim and Bhutan. Guru Sahib kirpa karn te bal bakshan so that His Sikhs can discover this very important history.

Thank you Jonny101,

Yes ,I have also read various books and sakhiyans related to the research done by our various Sikh brothers and I bow my head in front of them all for their true spirits .

I need help of everyone here so that our Sikh religion can be enlighted magnificentely

Waheguru ji ka khalsa...waheguru ji ki fateh!!!

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Symbol we found in one of the temples




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There was something strange about the symbol...it was on the script also,that we had earlier found.



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Research Continues (PART -3)....

On internet,it was mentioned that at Dbar in Srilanka,there's a gurudwara, but when we reached there , there was no gurudwara, we researched a lot, we asked local people about it ,we went to every single lane in batticaloa to understand the truth , we found that there was a hindu temple, where scholars disclosed that its the place where Hanuman Ji , flamed out the fire on his tail, which Ravan had flamed , when Hanuman ji came to his kingdom, to rescue Sita ji.

So, after discussing further history of batticaloa with the scholars there in Srilanka, We found that near baticolova at kurukkalmadam , Guru Nanak dev ji came and even in our Sakhiyan ,their are such evidences..

We visited kurukkalmadam and we started looking for our traces all over the city, we reached every possible agency, all the local residents about the history of the place, also went to every possible temple, mosque, church because their is maximum average of muslim and hindu religions.

In Kurukkalmadam , we where being treated as the chief guest by one of the government school , who were organizing there annual sports day . We were given a true respect from the authority and we felt pleasured watching school kids performing their best.

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Research continues(PART-4)....

Next day, we went to the temple in Kurukkalmadam and it was divine being in that temple, we researched about the temple from various local people and priest of the temple, who disclosed that there is a pond behind the temple.

The fact was that kurukkalmadam is a place which is of 1km range and at one end their is the silent sea and other side a rough and deep sea and it was strange finding sea in the middle of that place.

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That water of the pond was different...felt instincts of powerfulness(This was the first time during my whole journey , i felt instincts that were so powerful and peaceful).

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Thank you Jonny101,

Yes ,I have also read various books and sakhiyans related to the research done by our various Sikh brothers and I bow my head in front of them all for their true spirits .

I need help of everyone here so that our Sikh religion can be enlighted magnificentely

Waheguru ji ka khalsa...waheguru ji ki fateh!!!

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Thanks bhaaji for doing your wonderful research on unknown and lost chapters of Sikh history. Wish you all the success in your research. How are the locals treating you, have you faced any difficulty as a Sardar in a country where there are probably just a handful of Sikhs?

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Veer Sarvjeet Singh,

I will PM you some details of Harpal Singh Kasoor soon, but it is difficult to contact him because he travels alot for his research.

Did you find the stone with details of Jagat Guru Nanak Sahib in Anuradhapura Museum?

Could you elaborate on the Sinhalese book on Guru Nanak Sahib which was given to you? What is said in it and do the locals still 'revere' 'Nanak Acharya'?

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Symbol we found in one of the temples

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There was something strange about the symbol...it was on the script also,that we had earlier found.

Looks like a lotus flower, something which takes part in much of hindu themes as well as in gurbani:

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ਐਬ ਤਨਿ ਚਿਕੜੋ ਇਹੁ ਮਨੁ ਮੀਡਕੋ ਕਮਲ ਕੀ ਸਾਰ ਨਹੀ ਮੂਲਿ ਪਾਈ ॥

ऐब तनि चिकड़ो इहु मनु मीडको कमल की सार नही मूलि पाई ॥

Aib ṯan cẖikṛo ih man mīdko kamal kī sār nahī mūl pā▫ī.

The defect of the body which leads to sin is the mud puddle, and this mind is the frog, which does not appreciate the lotus flower at all.

Guru Nanak Dev

The lotus flower is beauty surrounded by mud, just like a gursikh lives in sikhi within kaljug, the gursikh still keeps high beautiful virtue being in grace surrounded by paap. The lotus flower has been a very ancient indian analogy to explain synchronous living and to be in harmony and grace.

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Gurudwaras in Sri Lanka

Gurudwara Udasi Math, Dibar
Gurdwara Udasi Math, situated in Dibar, Batticaloa in Sri_Lanka
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Gurudwara Pehli Patshahi (Kurukal Mandap)

KURUKAL MANDAP - A village in Sri Lanka, visited by Guru Nanak Sahib and Bhai Mardana. When Guru Sahib visited this place there was no village. The village owes its name to Guru Sahib. Kurukul Mandap means “Guru Da Nagar”. The tradition of the visit of a saintly missionary from the Punjab to that place is still well known to the local residents. According to a tradition Bhai Changa Bhatra belonged to this area.

Gurudwara Pehli Patshahi (Koti)

KOTI - A town in Sri Lanka, visited by Guru Nanak Sahib and Bhai Mardana. At the time of the visit of Guru Sahib, Koti was an independent State. Dharma Parkarma Bahu IX(1489-1513) ruled it. He gave a warm welcome to Guru Sahib. In the court of the ruler, the Buddhists and the Hindus held a debate with Guru Nanak Sahib. Guru Nanak Sahib finally succeeded in making them agree the supremacy of the Sikh philosophy. The ruler himself was highly impressed by Guru Sahib’s teachings.

Gurudwara Pehli Patshahi (Battikola)

A town in Sri Lanka, visited by Guru Nanak Sahib and Bhai Mardana. At the time of the visit of Guru Sahib, Baticulla was known as Matiakullam. Raja Shiv Nabh ruled it. Bhai Mansukh of Lahore had, earlier, visited this town and had told the ruler about Guru Nanak Sahib. When Guru Sahib visited the town, Raja Shiv Nabh’s joy knew no bounds. He requested Guru Sahib to stay at his palace. Guru Sahib visited his palace but stayed at a place, about 20 km from Baticulla, now known as Kurukul Mandap.

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Thanks bhaaji for doing your wonderful research on unknown and lost chapters of Sikh history. Wish you all the success in your research. How are the locals treating you, have you faced any difficulty as a Sardar in a country where there are probably just a handful of Sikhs?

Hi Jonny101,

thank you ji

Srilanka has diversified religions, such as Buddhiist, Muslims, Tamils. The locals who believed in buddhism, were very poliet and treated us with respect.. the other category of locals were muslims ,who used to consider us(sardar's) as Irani Muslims, but later when they used to realize that we are sikh from India, they used to be a lilttle disattached from us, but still they treated us with respect and the last category was of Tamils , near Jafna area,where there are many Hindu temples of Shiv ji, Ganesh ji and many more..and there is a lot of miltary strictnes, beacuse of which we were being asked to provide our identification proof many times.

Bhaaji,there are no Sikh families with citizenship of Srilanka, there are only Sikh resident's , who are there for their temporary jobs .So it was very difficult for us to communicate with other people,as the local language were Singli and tamil ,So the only communication language left was English, which was of great help.

Other than this, we were not able to find good food, as there was just a large variety of sea food almost available everywhere in srilanka.

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Gurudwaras in Sri Lanka

Gurudwara Udasi Math, Dibar

Gurdwara Udasi Math, situated in Dibar, Batticaloa in Sri_Lanka

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Gurudwara Pehli Patshahi (Kurukal Mandap)

KURUKAL MANDAP - A village in Sri Lanka, visited by Guru Nanak Sahib and Bhai Mardana. When Guru Sahib visited this place there was no village. The village owes its name to Guru Sahib. Kurukul Mandap means “Guru Da Nagar”. The tradition of the visit of a saintly missionary from the Punjab to that place is still well known to the local residents. According to a tradition Bhai Changa Bhatra belonged to this area.

Gurudwara Pehli Patshahi (Koti)

KOTI - A town in Sri Lanka, visited by Guru Nanak Sahib and Bhai Mardana. At the time of the visit of Guru Sahib, Koti was an independent State. Dharma Parkarma Bahu IX(1489-1513) ruled it. He gave a warm welcome to Guru Sahib. In the court of the ruler, the Buddhists and the Hindus held a debate with Guru Nanak Sahib. Guru Nanak Sahib finally succeeded in making them agree the supremacy of the Sikh philosophy. The ruler himself was highly impressed by Guru Sahib’s teachings.

Gurudwara Pehli Patshahi (Battikola)

A town in Sri Lanka, visited by Guru Nanak Sahib and Bhai Mardana. At the time of the visit of Guru Sahib, Baticulla was known as Matiakullam. Raja Shiv Nabh ruled it. Bhai Mansukh of Lahore had, earlier, visited this town and had told the ruler about Guru Nanak Sahib. When Guru Sahib visited the town, Raja Shiv Nabh’s joy knew no bounds. He requested Guru Sahib to stay at his palace. Guru Sahib visited his palace but stayed at a place, about 20 km from Baticulla, now known as Kurukul Mandap.

Veerji,

The locations of Gurudwara's that you have mentioned, are just shown and pointed by Google ,but actually there is no gudwara in Srilanka.

The main essence of our research started through this point itself , I myself googled theses locations ,but after entering these cities such as Battikola,Dibar,Koti,kurukkalmadam , I realized that there are no Gurudwara Sahib, we even hired our personal guide of each respective city and searched every place including the various church's, Hindu temple's, mosque's ,in order to locate gurudwara sahib .

We even inquired at various Libraries, Record rooms,museums,police stations, post office, GPO, and the respective Archeological Departments.

and even had long conversation with local residents of each respective city, but there was no clue of any Gurudwara sahib in Srilanka.

But,In colombo, there's a Sindhi Samaj Association , who have created a club, and at the first floor of that club, they had done Prakash of Guru Granth Sahib Ji, along with other hindu dignities .They truely believe in Guru Nanak Sahib ji ,with full respect.

Waheguru ji ka khalsa...Waheguru ji ki fateh!!

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Veer Sarvjeet Singh,

I will PM you some details of Harpal Singh Kasoor soon, but it is difficult to contact him because he travels alot for his research.

Did you find the stone with details of Jagat Guru Nanak Sahib in Anuradhapura Museum?

Could you elaborate on the Sinhalese book on Guru Nanak Sahib which was given to you? What is said in it and do the locals still 'revere' 'Nanak Acharya'?

Haanji veerji,

We found these stone carvings from the Anuradhapra Museum

The most important one is

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and the other scripts we found are:

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and the book is written by a tamil resident of srilanka ,the book is about the history, community and religions of Srilanka, it also mentioned that Guru Nanak dev ji came to srilanka in 1511 and later it says that Nanak Gurunath visited Srilanka after 90-100 years.When we discussed this aspect with the author , he focused his words that , there were 2 Nanaks who came to Srilanka..But we corrected them, after a very long discussion we explained them that it means "NANAK GURU KA NATH" (Nanak Guru ka Beta)and not NanakGurunath .

It was clear that they confused BHAI PAINDA JI as Guru Nanak.

Many years after Guru Nanak Dev ji visit to Srilanka, when our holy book "GURU GRANTH SAHIB JI " was being complied, Guru Arjun Dev ji asked Bhai Painda ji to go and retrieve the history of Guru Nanak Dev ji from Srilanka.

We Debated long on this topic , we showed our Sakhiyan and other evidence to those people and they were very much convinced .

Images of the book written by the head of kurukkalmadam

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Maybe those gurdwaras were destroyed by the RSS these websites have material probably from early british raj sikh texts.

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Research Continues(PART-5)....

Main uss jal nu chakya bhi, tanh mainu vibration mehsus hui!! (I even tasted that holy sweet water and felt a vibration inside me), then we went to a temple ,and we found a symbol of a flower (similar to the symbol we posted in the later post)which matched the symbol in the script we had found in the museum.

There was a silver plate there, on which that symbol of the flower is inscribed. We tried to figure out the importance of that symbol, from various scholars and priest of the temple and they told us that that symbol is considered very much religious and the people worship it wholeheartedly.

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We discussed this aspects with various local people ,who hesitated in the beginning but later as they got to know us and our work, they opened up with us and told us that there was a temple which was here since 100 years but dutch destroyed it , when they were in Srilanka and still the remainings of the temple were buried at that very place.

Next day, near the pond I prayed to god "Waheguru ji , main vyakul ho raha hun, par koi nai samaj payega meri vyakulta ko , ap meri madad karo, koi avshesh deyo ji, ki main loka nu dass saka ki haan!, tusi aaye si aithe..waheguru ji ,ashish baksho..wahegueu!!"(Waheguru ji, I am feeling restless after seeing the purity here and no body will be able to understand this , please waheguruji , give me some clue , so that i could tell everyone about your visit here.. Waheguru ji..help me..Waheguru!!)

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and then I continued looking around that area, there was a place where I felt as if something is pushing me towards it. and my feets rushed towards that place and when I stoped, I was standing infront of a huge tree and it was bearing small fruits just similar to retha. we tried tasting that fruit, but local people stopped us from tasting it, they said it was poison.

But we had faith in the power and we tasted it and it was a sweet( after the fact that retha is always considered sour, most bitter and such a product is used as a soap in other parts of the world)

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