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A SKETCH OF BABA NAND SINGH JIS LIFE

According to Janam Sakhi Lord Satguru Nanak Dev Ji will come in


10 pargat rup(10 gurus), eleventh form as Shabad and 72 times
as nit avtaar or in the form of saints. Names of those saints are
given in the Sau Sakhis written by Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj.
Baba Nand Singh ji is one of them, baba jis' name is beautifully
mention as"NAND SINGH GARJA SINGH AADI,JIN LAAJ PANTH KI
SAJI ".Baba Nand Singh Ji, was born in the month of
katak(november) 1872 A.D. in village sherpur, Tehsil Jagraon,
District Ludhiana, Punjab, India.His father, Sardar Jai Singh, and
his mother, Mata Sada Kaur,were of extremely pious and religious
nature. Baba ji had 3 elder brothers,bhai Santa Singh, Bhai
Bhagat Singh and Bhai Jagat Singh.
Even as a small child, Baba Nand Singh Ji possessed supernatural
charms.He would not like to mix with others. He heard the story
of Baba Budha Sahib, upon whom Guru Nanak Dev Ji ,had
conferred his grace, while he was only seven years of age.Baba
Nand Singh Ji, as a child was so impressed with this story that he
would sit in meditation for hours, in front of Sri Guru Granth
Sahib.He would go on repeating the name of "WAHEGURU" or
Mool Mantra, while awake or asleep.
One day , he left his village. He was then about 20 years of age.
He was determine to reside in Hazur Sahib,in order to see God
face to face. At Hazur Sahib,Baba Nand Singh Ji undertook to
perform the duty of bringing two brass pitchers, full of water,
from river Godavari, at 12.15am(each midnight) for the purpose
of ablution of the sacred Gurdwara. While performing this seva

Baba Ji had the darshan of Sri Guru Hari krishan sahib, Sri Guru
Gobind Singh Sahib , Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj, many
times.He got divine instructions, to get full knowledge and
understanding of Gurbani.
So he left Hazur Sahib in about 1904 A.D. and finally adopted
Sant Wadhawa Singh of village Lehra Gaga,Punjab,India as his
teacher , for learning thoroughly the Gurbani and its meaning
etc.Sant Wadhawa Singh Ji was wonderstruck to observe the
supernatural powers of Baba Nand Singh Ji.Sant Wadhawa Singh
ji used to call Baba Ji as"Rikhi Ji".
Sant Wadhawa Singh Ji seeing the spiritual development of Baba
Ji, told Baba Ji to seek the blissing of Baba Maha Harnam Singh Ji
Maharaj . It was through Baba Maha Harnam Singh that Baba
Nand Singh Ji had Darshan of Lord of the world Dhan Dhan
Satguru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj.Baba Maha Harnam Singh Ji
Maharaj told Baba ji to spread the teaching of Sri Guru Granth
Sahib Ji to mankind.
BABA MAHA HARNAM SINGH JI.
Baba Maha Harnam Singh Ji Maharaj ,the spiritual master of Baba
Nand Singh Ji Maharaj was a Nirmala Saint , born in the village of
Dhindsa,in the Doaba region of Punjab.He was called "Roomiwala
saint".He was fully conversant with Sanskrit, Arabic, Persian
etc.He knew all the Hindu Scriptures and the koran by heart.His
knowledge of Gurbani was unique.He possessed all the occult and
supernatural powers that exist in the universe. Great personalites
like Brahma, Vishnu, Siva, Narad Muni use to visit this true
Brahmgiani, who had become one with God. He would remain in
meditation most of the time.His face glowed with Divine
redness.He used to take a little milk once , after eight or ten days
and piece of bread once a year.

THE NANAKSAR THAATH(GURDWARA)


The word thaath means the built up area, where religious
gathering are held in presence of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. It was
at Thaath that arrangements were made for the stay of Baba Ji
and his devoted Behangams(true renouncers of home) .
Baba ji used to sit in meditation for days and days,in places away
from towns and habitations. His unique dependence on Almighty
God,Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji induced some fortunate devotees to
bring food and bare necessities for him.In due course, the
number of devotees went increasing .Baba ji then used to direct
them to build with mud one temporary hut-mlike structure for
himself and another for Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.When he left one
place for another, he used to get the structure demolished and
burnt, so much so, that even temporary hand pumps were taken
out,so that none should use the place for making it a dera etc.in
his name.
In due course , Baba Nand Singh Ji wanted to establish a
gurdwara in a secluded place , near Jagroan, District Ludhiana ,
Punjab , India.On his direction , a deserted tract of land , full of
thorny bushes was selected.Baba Ji remarked that this place was
suitable for meditation.A few devotees , who accompanied Baba
Ji , submitted that the area was infested with wolves and other
wild animals and that the water in the well was dirty and
bitter.Baba Ji again observed "Take out a few buckets of water
and then clean and sweet water will be available." This direction
was complied with.To the great astonishment of all , clean and
sweet water was soon available. Thus a great thirath for the
people of age of darkness was founded.History bears witness that
this place was visted by Satguru Nanak Dev ji and again in the
form of Satguru Har Gobind Sahib Ji.In the early yugas this place

was inhabited by great saints and rishis like Goswami Sukdev ji


,Goswami Beas ji and many other great souls of that time.
A small area measuring a few feet, where one could hardly lie
down, was dug up , on direction of Baba Ji.It was roofed by
putting tall grass etc. Baba Ji was highly pleased to see it and
observed that his place of abode was beautiful.
A room,built with unburned clay bricks was also got constructed,
where Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji was placed.Baba Ji laid down the
following principles:
At about 4.00pm meaning of Divine Hymns were read by selected
devotees.Then the evening prayers Rehairas was recited and then
about 10.45pm Kirtan Sohila was read. For all this programme ,
six devotees used to stay there.
The place where Baba Ji used to sit down was at lower level than
the sangat. No Behangam could see or talk to a women , other
then his own mother or sister.There were many restrictions
imposed on them. They were punished for non-observance of
their duties.The punishments were in form of sweeping the
ground, taking out water from the well and so on. Devotees were
not allowed to stay in the thaath after 10.00pm and they used to
stay in the gurdwara in the village nearby, keleran.Only those
Sevadars who could observe the strict rules of rising in the mid of
night and sit in meditation were allowed to stay in the Thaath. No
Behangams could go out without permission beyond the railway
line which is nearly 400 yards from the thaath.
A beautiful gurdwara was built here by Baba Isher Singh Ji , who
succeeded Baba Nand Singh Ji.
GOD SENDS FOOD,PARSHAD AND ALL NECESSARY,
COMMODITIES

It was (and has ever been) the unique feature of Nanaksar ,


during the life time of Baba Ji that milk, food, Karah Parshad,
clothing and all necessary things used to be offered in abundance
by the devotees, without any one's asking.
Offerings before Sri Guru Granth Sahib in form of money is
prohibited in Nanaksar Gurdwaras. Praises of Supreme Personality
of godhead Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji is sung here.No one is invited
through posters etc. to come here.There is no scarcity of food
and clothes here in nanaksar gurdwaras around the world.
SRI SUKHMANI SAHIB
Baba ji used to observe ," By reading and hearing the divine
Hymn, Sukhmani Sahib , one gets rid of all his worries and
miseriers,he obtains both spiritual and material wealth." Baba ji
had directed the recitation of this Divine Hymn in 1928 at the
Thaath for the whole of the day.Since 1930, this is being recited
day and night.Where ever Baba Ji went , the continuous
recitation of this divine Hymn was made obligatory.
LIVING SRI GURU GRANTH SAHIB JI
"Eh Jeonda, Jaagda, Bolda Guru Nanak Hai"(Baba Nand Singh Ji
Maharaj)
The unique way in which Sri Guru Granth Sahib is worshipped as
the living guru at nanaksar gurdwara is worthy of all praise. We
all identify ourselves with our body and name. All the Holy Gurus
in line of succession identified themselves with the Holy Name of
Sri Guru Nanak Sahib. Sri Guru Nanak Sahib out of compassion
has chosen to identify Himself with the Holy Body of Sri Guru
Granth Sahib. It is His unbounded Mercy for us that He chose this
sacred identification for our sake, so that we could talk to Him,
we could hear Him, we could serve and love Him in this Holy

Body, perceptible to our physical senses. And it is again out of


compassion that He has chosen to reveal Himself in all His
splendour and glory to the chosen few, His true Divine lovers
from this Divine Body and Form. Sri Guru Nanak Sahib has not
merely identified Himself with this Holiest of the Holy scripture
but eternally dwells and resides in Sri Guru Granth Sahib.
Bhagat Nam Dev's innocent child-like approach, sincere and deep
bhavna converted a stone image into God who had to, perforce,
gracefully accept the offered milk. Bhagat Dhana's pleadings,
implorings and later resolve to fast unto death compelled the Lord
to appear from the stone and accept the offered food. Their's was
not the Pathar Drishti or Stone Bhavna. Bhagwan Drishti and God
Bhavna converted the stone image into God.
Baba Nand singh used to observe :
Eh Jeonda, Jaagda, Bolda, Guru Nanak Hai
Sri Guru Granth Sahib is the Living, awake Sri Guru Nanak Sahib
who talks.
A true lover of Sri Guru Nanak Sahib is not content with mere
Kitab Drishti or Book Bhavna in Sri Guru Granth Sahib. With
proper orientation of mind, with yearning Guru Drishti, with
Nirankar Bhavna, Bhagwan Bhavana, he loves and worships Sri
Guru Granth Sahib as the living Sri Guru Nanak Sahib, as the
living Lord.
"Kalyug Ke Bohit,
Nam Ke Jahaj,
Halat Palat Ke Rakhiak,
Lok Parlok Ke Sahayak,

Dason Patshahian Di Hazar Nazar Jaagdi Jot, Sri Guru Granth


Sahib."
In this Terrible Kali-Age, Sri Guru Granth Sahib is the Saviour
Ship. Sri Guru Granth Sahib is the Celestial Ship of the Divine
Name. Sri Guru Granth Sahib is the Protector, the Saviour in this
world and the worlds hereafter. Sri Guru Granth Sahib is the
Eternal Guru, Jaagdi Jot. Is the Illuminator and the Divine
Sustainer of the whole universe. Sri Guru Granth Sahib is an
Ocean of Nectar and a drop of this Nector is enough for
emancipation
Part of Ardas Baba Nand Singh Ji Maharaj
READING OF GURBANI
Baba Ji uesd to distribute "Dargahi Parshad" after every diwan.
Every gursikh should read the entire Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji at
least once a month.OR one should recite 50 Sukhmani Sahib Path
in one month .OR one should recite 250 Jap Ji Sahib Path in one
month. OR one should recite the first Stanza(Pauri) of Jap Ji
Sahib on a rosary of 108 beads , reciting it on each bead and on
this way the rosary should be rotated six times a day.OR one
should utter "Waheguru" "Waheguru" on each bead of a rosary of
108 beads, rotating the rosary for eighty times. OR one should
utter "Ram" "Ram" by rotating rosary for one hundred and sixty
times.Every new comer to nanaksar is advised to follow the above
programme.
SOCIETY OF THE SAINTS.
Baba ji used to observe,"In Gurbani it is repeatedly ordered that
one should sit in the company of the True Saints and should pay
respect to them.The saint , who stresses the worship of Sri Guru
Granth Sahib and himself practically does so , is True Saint. He

assists the fallen souls in distributing the Holy Name, and make
them true sikhs of Satguru Nanak Dev Ji. He helps all in fully
believing that Sri Guru Granth Sahib is the True Guru and is the
embodiment of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji
PURANMASHI
Puranmashi (full moon) day is considered to be very auspicious as
Guru Nanak Dev Ji Advent was on a full moon day.Baba ji used to
observe that remaining awake throughout the full moon night
gives immense spiritual and worldly benefits.
However , remaining awake on the night preceding the day of
Puranmashi on the day of advent of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji,
confers such benefits, which one will get by remaining awake
throughout the year
OFFERING PARSHAD TO GOD
Baba ji recomended Sargun bhagti, to worship lord in a
form.Baba ji's teaching was that Waheguru has two forms Nirgun
and sargun.Just like the sun though stationary at a place, its rays
spreads to every corner of the world,so is the lord in sargun form
dwilling in sachkhand and in the Nirgun form, everywhere.
Satguru Nanak Dev ji used to appear personally before Baba
Nand singh ji and would eat from the hands of Baba ji.Baba Ji,
used to place the parshad before Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji,and
history bears witness that Satguru Nanak Dev Ji used to appear
from Sri Granth Sahib Ji, and baba ji would personally feed the
lord with his own hands.
There are many stories in proof of the fact that the Satguru did
eat Parshad.One of them is as follows:

It so happened that one day baba ji was not feeling well, and
could not go inside the parkash asthan to offer parshad to
Satguru Ji.Baba Ji saw a boy among the devotees and called
him.Then baba ji observed that this boy has got many virtues
deeds to his credit, done by him in his previous births .He should
go in side to offer parshad to satguru.Baba Ji instructed the boy
to place the tray of parshad before Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, at
the time of ardashe would see the lord partaking parshad .The
boy went inside and followed the instructions, there was such
magnificent brilliance from the lord's spiritual body that he
trembled and fell down.He regained his sences and found that the
light had vanished. He came out and fell at the lotus feets of
baba ji.There are many such stories in Anand Chamatkaar.
VILLAGE JHORARAN
In 1924 during the summer season Baba Ji, visited the village
Jhoraran.It was after midnight, when a young boy by the name of
(bhai)Inder Singh by the pull of a mysteries voice came into baba
ji's tent and had the darshan of his holiness Baba Nand Singh Ji.It
was love at first sight.(bhai)Inder Singh at once knew that his
search to find a puran murshad have come to an end. This was
the first meeting in this world between Baba Nand Singh Ji and
his future successor.Inder Singh's name was later changed to
(baba)Isher Singh by Baba Nand Singh ji.(Baba) Isher Singh Ji, in
service of his master forget day and night and even himself.After
Baba ji disappeared from this material world Baba Isher Singh Ji
was made the successor.
PLACES VISITED BY BABA JI
Some of the places visited by baba jia are: Roorkee, Jhang
Maghiana, Harrapa, Ferozpur, Bhadaur, kaleran, Nanakana Sahib,
Montgomery, Patiala, Simla Hills, Hoshiapur, Panjaur Gardens,

Koral Hills, Kufri, Nagrota, Sri Amritsar, Jullunder, Bhoucho,


Chunian, Saloghra, Delhi, Jhoraran etc.