Panth Parkash is the name of two well-known books on Sikh history. Panth Parkash of Rattan Panth Parkash is the only Sikh source of historical account of Banda Bahadur and the establishment of Sikh rule in the Punjab. It is termed Prachin. Prachin Panth Parkash-Bhai Vir Singh Punjabi – Ebook download as PDF File . pdf), Text File .txt) or read book online. Page 1. Page 2. Page 3. www. Page 4. Page 5. okclub.

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Become a Aprkash Sponsor. For this recital and for the account that he finally composed in Amritsar, Ratan Singh drew upon available Sikh sources such as Janam Sakhis and Gurbilases and on the oral tradition that had come down to him from his parents and grandparents: The author traces punjabu history of Sikh Gurus briefly and explains the need for creation of the Khalsa by Guru Gobind Singh.

They were moving armies of the Khalsa, took ration from the Sikh women and, if need be, looted the village folk and collected the tax. SikhNet Discussion Forum Guidelines.

The latter material he utilized in his account parkasu the career of Banda Singh Bahadur and of the troubled times following his execution. The role of cis-Satluj Sikh states to checkmate the progress of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and siding with the British does not find a mention. Baghel Singh conquered Delhi and established Sikh gurdwaras.

Prachin Panth Prakash

Singh Brothers have taken pains to publish and print it in the book form. Then follows the account of Banda Singh’s entry into the Punjab with a few of the Sikhs who were in the Guru’s train at Nanded among names mentioned are those ofBinod Singh and Kahn Singh, Daya Singh and Aunin Singh and Baj Singh Bal ofMirpurthe rallying of Sikhs from Malva and Majha to his standard the poet makes no secret of his partiality towards the latterthe occupation of Samana and Sirhind, and inroads into the Jalandhar Doab.


BhaiVir Singh, famed scholar and poet, came across an old manuscript which he edited and had printed at the WaziriHind Press at Amritsar in that year. Verses composed by Prahilad Rai in Hindi and Punjabi lie scattered in miscellaneous old manuscripts. The narrative henceforward loses its continuity and becomes more episodic in character. It will be appropriate if this original source of Sikh history is translated into English.

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So he faced a formidable task to complete his project. The formation of Phulkia states and the role played by Ala Singh in Sikh affairs, however, do find a mention in Panth Parkash. The split of the Panth into two rival camps Tatt Sar Khalsa both tatt and sdr meaning the essence and Bandai Khalsa is described in dramatic detail. They did not feel the pain if their bodies were slashed.

The author was persuaded by Captain Murray of the British army to compile the history of Sikh struggle leading to establishment of Khalsa Raj. It was a fight for survival.

The succeeding seven Gurus have been barely mentioned, except Guru Hargobind whose battles against the Mughal forces are briefly touched upon. On the Baisakhi day ofPantn were baptised into the Khalsa fold. He attributes the fall of the Mughal empire to the Emperor’s sinful act of beheading the Guru. Panth Parkash is an epic tale of Sikh struggle.

In simple punjsbi, the poet captures the spirit of the Sikhs in those difficult times: They took to arms vowed to death.

It was a high tide of Sikh power. Banda Singh’s own victories were ascribed by Ratan Singh to the occult powers Guru Gobind Singh had bestowed upon him.

It was a nascent Khalsa democracy which could not survive even for a decade. It was a period when Mughal empire lost its vitality and the British East Indian Company advanced as a sovereign power to establish its rule over India. Bhai Vir Singh added the word “Prachin” old or older to the title of the book to distinguish it from the more recent Panth Prakdsh by Giani Gian Pujnabi.


From among the events from Guru Gobind Singh’s life, the manifestation of the Khalsa on the Baisakhi day of ADabolishing the masand system, the intrigues of the hill chiefs, and the siege of the Anandpur Fort, Guru Gobind Singh’s escape from the mud fort panhh Chamkaur, his southward journey and meeting at Nanded with Banda Singh Bahadur whom he charged to come to the Punjab to ransom righteousness are described in considerable detail.

What he narrated to Captain Murray during the day, Ratan Singh reduced to writing by pinjabi.

Pracheen Panth Prakash Steek (of Bhai Ratan Singh Bhangoo)

Bhangu gives a vivid picture of the baptised Sikhs, called Nihangs, who were soldiers of the Akal Purakh. Give back to SikhNet. The author gives a fair account of Marhattas, Rohillas and their association with Sikh Sardars. Sovereignty, sang the poet, had been promised the Sikhs ni the Guru himself.

Panth Parkash

Captain Murray, then pknjabi on the AngloSikh frontier at Ludhiana, had been charged with preparing a history of the Sikhs. Most of these conflicts ended in loot, plunder or conspiracies. Their lives they held not dear. In fact, Sikh historians have not done justice to the role played by Banda in liberating Punjab and creating an egalitarian society based on Sikh principles. Panth Parkash is basically an oral history text of the Sikh struggle during the 18th Century.

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