DURJODHANA (DURYODHANA) Durjodhana lost his reputation and prestige; he did not comprehend the Lordâ€”that Creator. He who causes suffering for the men of God, also suffers himself. (Gauri M. l, p. 225) The Lord shattered the pride of Durjodhana. (Bhairo Kabir, p. 1163) Durjodhana (Duryodhana) was the eldest son
GANIKA Ganika, the deformed Kubja and the sinner Ajamila were emancipated. (Gauri Cheti Namdev, p. 345) While teaching the parrot, Ganika attained emancipation. (Gond Namdev, p. 874) Ganika was a reputed courtesan and led a sinful life. Some sage, probably Narada, taking pity on her, went to her house
AKBAR, JALAL UD-DIN MUHAMMAD (1542-1605), third in the line of Mughal emperors of India, was born on 23 November 1542 at Amarkot, in Sindh, while his father, Humayun, was escaping to Persia after he had been ousted by Sher Khan Sur. Akbar was crowned king at Kalanaur, in the Punjab,
GAUTAMA Indra seeing Ahalya, the wife of ascetic Gautama was allured. But (with the curse of Gautama) he had a thousand disgraceful marks on his body; then he repented in his mind. (Prabhati M. l, pp. 1343-44) Because of the punishment of a thousand disgraceful marks, Indra wept..... (Var
AJAMILA This name occurs singly and with others in several verses of the Sikh Scripture. Where it occurs singly, there is pointed reference to his life-incident, e.g. At the time of his death, Ajamila grew conscious of Narayan (God); he attained in an instant that state, which the great
GAYATRI O, Pundit! Your Gayatri was grazing in the fields of a Lodha Jat. With a staff, the owner broke her leg and she was liinping. (Gond Namdev, p 874) Satarupa, Savitri, Sarasvati, Gayatri and Brahman are said to be the names of Sarasvati, the wife o Brahma. One
ABARIKA (AMBARISHA) was granted the state of Fearlessness... (Bani Namdev, p. 1105) Ambarika (Ambarisha) etc..... (Swayye Mahle Chauthe Ke, p. 1405) Ambarisha was a king of Ayodhya. He was twenty-eighth iri descent from Ikshwaku. He was the son of king Mandhata. It is said about him that he was
JANAKA You are the incarnation of king Janaka..... (Swayye Mahle Dooje Ke, p. 1391) Do not be led astray by castes. Suka, the Brahmin, meditated while sitting at the feet of the Kshatriya king Janaka. (Kanra M. 4, p. 1309) Janaka was the king of Mithila and father of
ARJUNA In whose house, there are Arjuna, an aide-de-camp, Dhru, Prahlada, Ambrika, Narada, Nejai, Siddhas, Buddhas along with ninety-two sporting Ganas and Gandharvas. (Malar Namdev. p. 1292) Arjuna was the son of Kunti by god Indra. He was highly skilled in the use of bow, which he learnt under
JARASANDHA Jarasandha and Kalayavana were killed. (Gauri M. l, p. 224) Jarasandha was a terrible king of Magadha. Asti and Prapti, the two wives of Kansa were daughters of Jarasandha. When Kansa was killed by Sri Krishna, the daughters went to their fatner and wailed and wept before him.
AVTAR SINGH AZAD Avtar Singh \'Azad\', (1906 - 1972) the minor Punjabi poet, is not deserving of notice. Before independence, he had published four collections of poems, Swant Bundan (Drops of Bliss), Savan Pinghan (The Swings of Savan), Vishva Vedna (Plight of the World) and Kansoan (Intimations), and published
KAHN SINGH ROSA (d. 1864), son of Sukkha Singh, was appointed Jamadar in the Dragoons corps of the Sikh army in 1822 and was placed under General Allard. The following year he was made a Risaldar in the same regiment. In 1829, he was, on General Ventura`s recommendation, appointed
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