JANAM SAKHI SRI GUR NANAKU SAH KI
JANAM SAKHI SRI GUR NANAKU SAH KI by Sant Das Chhibbar is a versified biography of Guru Nanak (1469-1539), founder of the Sikh faith, based primarily on Janam Sakhi Bhai Raid. A manuscript copy of the work is preserved in the Central Public Library, Patiala, under MS. No. 2737. This script is dated 1838 Bk/AD 1781. Two more manuscripts were preserved in the Sikh Reference Library, Amritsar, until it perished in the aimy action in 1984.A published version of the work, based on all the three manuscripts then available, has been brought out by Punjabi University, Patiala, in 1985.
In the style of Bald Janam Sakhi, Chhibbar here makes Bala narrate in the presence of Guru Arigad events relating to Guru Nanak`s life, Paira Mokha being the scribe. According to Bald Janam Sakhi it took Bhai Bala and Bhai Paira Mokha 77 days to complete the work; according to Chhibbar twenty-seven. Stories in the two texts are common though Bala`s Janam Sakhi is in prose and Chhibbar`s in verse. Written in Dohira Chaupai metres, the latter is a fine example of refined poetry.