Monday, January 21, 2008


Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Originally uploaded onto the Ikonkaar Blog
Written/Told By: Gyani Sundar Singh Ji
Translated/Transcribed By: The Grace of Waheguru

There were once two boys who both used to visit a statue of Shiv Ji which was near their village. The first boy used to visit Shiv Ji’s statue to pray and seek their blessings whereas the second boy would visit Shiv Ji’s statue to hurl stones at it. Although the first boy used to come earlier in the day the second boy used to spend just as much time with Shiv Ji’s statue. Unlike the first boy the second boy had to come under the cover of darkness as to throw stones at Shiv Ji’s statue was a great sin which would be severely punished if anyone caught the boy in the act.

One day as the first boy was about to set off to visit the statue it started to rain very heavily. The boy looked outside his window and decided to wait until the rain had stopped. As soon as the rain eased up the boy set foot outside but was called back by his mother who told him that diner was ready. The boy thought for a while and then decided that he would go and visit the statue after he had finished eating. When the boy finished eating, he quickly got up and went outside. As he was walking towards the statue his father who was coming back from work caught hold of him and told him to go back to the house as it was now very dark. The boy protested but in the end did what his father asked him to do.

As all this was happening the clouds opened up again and rain began to fall to the earth once more. The second boy who was at home picked up some stones and headed towards the statue. Although the boy could hear his mother he ignored her as he thought that he could eat his food after he had thrown the stones at Shiv Ji’s statue. On the way to the statue the boy met many people who told him to come into their homes so that he wouldn’t get wet and catch a cold. Despite their pleas the boy ignored them and continued on his way.

When he reached Shiv Ji’s statue he started throwing stones in the usual way. The second boy was the only person who visited Shiv Ji’s statue that day.

Shiv Ji pleased with the dedication of the boy took the form of an old man and appeared before him. The old man said, “What do you want from this world son? Is there anything that I can give you?”

The boy looked at the old man and started laughing. He then said, “Can you really give me anything?”

The old man nodded his head. The boy still laughing said, “Ok, give me big horns.”

As soon as the boy said this horns began to grow from his head. When he returned to the village people began to hurl stones at him and eventually after being hit many times he died.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Thursday, January 10, 2008


Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

It is with great regret that I announce all the Shaheedi stories on this blog about the sons of Dhan Dhan Satguru Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj will be removed till a new host/website is found.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

The true cure

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Originally uploaded onto the Ikonkaar Blog
Told By: Gyani Chataar Singh Ji
Transcribed By: The Grace of Waheguru Ji

Once a beggar, who was inflicted with leprosy heard about the greatness of Dhan Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj and his beloved Sikh, Sant Baba Harnaam Singh Ji. The beggar slowly made his way to where Sant Ji was staying and asked Sant Ji’s students if he could meet Sant Ji. The students took the beggar to Sant Ji. After bowing before the King of this world and the next, Dhan Dhan Satguru Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj the beggar exchanged greetings with Sant Ji. He then said, “Oh Saint of saints, beloved of Guru Nanak, light of Akaal Purakh I have heard of thousands of people being healed by your holy sight. Please be merciful and shower this cripple with your grace.”

Sant Ji looked at the beggar and said, “You are wrong. I am a mere mortal who has no such powers. If you want to be healed then Gurbani and only Gurbani can do this such is the power of the house of Dhan Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj.”

Sant Ji then told his students to take the beggar to the sarovaar and help him take a bath. He then requested them to wrap the beggar in a white sheet and to bring him into Darbar Sahib.

When the beggar was brought back Sant Ji and his students did an ardas before reciting Sri Sukhmani Sahib Ji thirteen times. It took almost 15 hours to complete the thirteen recitations. After the recital was complete Sant Ji did another ardas in front of Dhan Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj. At the conclusion of this ardas Sant Ji himself removed the white sheet, which the beggar was covered in to reveal a completed cured individual.

Sant Ji then said, “Dhan Dhan Satguru Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji Maharaj’s holy feet have cured you through his bani, Sri Sukhmani Sahib Ji. Contemplate on the name of Akaal Purakh and live a honest and truthful life.”

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Kauda Raakash and Bhai Mardana Ji

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh
Once Guru Sahib and Bhai Mardana jee were travelling through a jungle. Bhai Mardana was feeling home-sick and asked Guru Sahib to go home but Guru Sahib asked him to wait a little longer. Bhai Mardana could not wait any longer and insisted on leaving right away. When Bhai Mardana persisted, Guru Sahib told him to go if he wanted to.
Guru Sahib sat there in the thick forest and went in smadhi. On the other hand, Bhai Mardana who was heading home, got trapped in a trap set by a carnivorous human – Kauda Raakash. Kauda Raakash is said to a very cruel person and ate human flesh. He used to kill humans and eat them.
When Kauda Raakash saw Bhai Mardana, he was very happy to see a healthy young man trapped. He tied Bhai Mardana jee’s legs and arms and brought him to his cave. There he had a big pan (karaahee) with oil in it. He used to fry them alive.
Now as Bhai Mardana was trapped, he realized his mistake of not listening to Guru Sahib. He found out that if one does not listen to Guru Sahib, one has to suffer immensely. He now sat there and started calling out to Guru Sahib for help.
Guru Nanak Sahib who was jaani-jaan (all knowing) heard the pleas of Bhai Mardana and reached the spot where Bhai Mardana was tied. He was behind the bushes and saw the frightened face of Bhai Mardana jee. He laughed and whispered, “Kyon Mardaniya, ghar nahi giya?” (So Mardana, why did you not go home). Guru Sahib was joking with Bhai Mardana jee.
Bhai Mardana was thrilled to see Guru Sahib arrive. At the same time he pleaded with Guru jee to forgive him and not joke with him. He begged Guru Sahib to release him. Guru Sahib kept joking with him.
By this time, Kauda Raakash came out and lifted Bhai Mardana jee to throw him in the huge kaRaahee full of boiling oil. Bhai Mardana jee started screaming and pleading to Guru Sahib but Guru Sahib kept quiet and just smiled. Kauda Raakash had not noticed Guru Sahib by this time.
Just as he was about to throw Bhai Mardana jee in the pan, Guru Sahib came out and asked Kauda Rakash to stop. Kauda Rakash was shocked to see someone there and defiantly refused to do so. As he looked at the face of Guru Sahib, he broke inside. Still he kept his composure and tried to threaten Guru Sahib.
Guru Sahib had came to rescue Kauda Raakash from this terribly sinful life he had. He showered Kauda Rakash with his divine grace. Kauda Rakash felt something very strange inside him but still his haume (ego) was not letting him obey an unarmed harmless looking person. He unwillingly threw Bhai Mardana jee in the pan full of hot burning oil.
Bhai Mardana jee screamed but did not feel anything. Kauda Raakash was surprised when he noticed that the oil in the pan was at normal temperature. He immediately knew that it was the work of Guru Nanak Sahib. At this time, he could not resist anymore and dashed at the lotus feet of Guru Sahib.
Guru Sahib did more kirpa and with the touch of Guru Sahib’s feet, Kauda Rakash’s sins washed away and he realized how bad he had been. He begged for Jeevan-daat. He begged before Guru Sahib for mercy.
Guru Sahib knew that Kauda Raakash was feeling genuine remorse. He lifted him up and gave him Amrit Naam. It is written in Janam Saakhis, that Guru Sahib opened all his gupt senses and made him a jyot vigaasi Sikh in one moment. Kauda Raakash had immense kamaayee from previous lives. He was just waiting for Satguru Nanak Dev jee's mohar (seal) on his kamaayee. Guru Sahib blessed Kauda Raakash and instructed him to do parchaar of Sikhi and open a Dharamshala (Gurdwara) in his area.
by: Bhai Kulbir Singh Ji
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh