Bachitar Natak: Battle of Jujhar Singh

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This Bani is part of the Bachitar Natak which is the third main composition in the Dasam Granth, the second holy Scripture of the Sikhs. The first two compositions in the Dasam Granth are Jaap Sahib and Akal Ustat.

This section called the "My coming into the World" is the sixth section of Bachitar Natak and is found on pages 131 to 142 at Sri Granth.org.

Dasam Granth     |     Bachitar Natak     |     Bachitar Natak index

1. Akal Purakh | 2. Ancestry | 3. Descendants | 4. Vedas & Offering | 5. Spiritual Rulers | 6. My Coming | 7. Birth of Poet | 8. Bhangani Battle | 9. Nadaun Battle | 10. Khanzada | 11. Hussaini & Kirpal | 12. Jujhar Singh | 13. Mughal Shahzada | 15. Supplication

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ਚੌਪਈ ॥
CHAUPAI

ਜ੝ੱਧ ਭਯੋ ਇਹ ਭਾਂਤਿ ਅਪਾਰਾ ॥ ਤ੝ਰਕਨ ਕੋ ਮਾਰਿਓ ਸਿਰਦਾਰਾ ॥
In this way, the great battle was fought, when the leader of the Turks (Muhammedans) was killed.

ਰਿਸ ਤਨ ਖਾਨ ਦਿਲਾਵਰ ਤਝ ॥ ਇਤੈ ਸਊਰ ਪਠਾਵਤ ਭਝ ॥੧॥
On this Dilawar become very angry and sent a contingent of horsemen in this direction.1.

ਉਤੈ ਪਠਿਓ ਉਨ ਸਿੰਘ ਜ੝ਝਾਰਾ ॥ ਤਿਹ ਭਲਾਨ ਤੇ ਖੇਦਿ ਨਿਕਾਰਾ ॥
From the other side, Jujhar Singh was sent, who drove out the enemy from Bhallan immediately.

ਇਤਿ ਗਜ ਸਿੰਘ ਪੰਮਾ ਦਲ ਜੋਰਾ ॥ ਧਾਇ ਪਰੇ ਤਿਨ ਊਪਰ ਭੇਰਾ ॥੨॥
On this side Gaj Singh and Pamma (Parmanand) assembled their forces and fell upon them early in the morning.2.

ਉਤੈ ਜ੝ਝਾਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਭਯੋ ਆਡਾ ॥ ਜਿਮ ਰਨ ਖੰਭ ਭੂਮਿ ਰਨਿ ਗਾਡਾ ॥
On the other side Jujhar Singh stood firmly like a flagpost planted in the battlefield.

ਗਾਡਾ ਚਲੇ ਨ ਹਾਡਾ ਚਲਿ ਹੈ ॥ ਸਾਮ੝ਹਿ ਸੇਲ ਸਮਰ ਮੋ ਝਲਿ ਹੈ ॥੩॥
Even the flagpost might be loosened, but the brave Rajput did not waver, he received the blows without flinching.3.

ਬਾਟ ਚੜ੝ਹੈ ਦਲ ਦੋਊ ਜ੝ਝਾਰਾ ॥ ਉਤੈ ਚੰਦੇਲ ਇਤੈ ਜਸਵਾਰਾ ॥
The warriors of both armies moved in detachments, Raja of Chandel on that side and Raja of Jaswar on this side.

ਮੰਡਿਓ ਬੀਰ ਖੇਤ ਮੋ ਜ੝ੱਧਾ ॥ ਉਪਜਿਉ ਸਮਰ ਸੂਰ ਮਨ ਕ੝੝ਰਧਾ ॥੪॥
All the warriors were in great rage and the fight began in the battlefield.4.

ਕੋਪ ਭਰੇ ਦੋਊ ਦਿਸ ਭਟ ਭਾਰੇ ॥ ਇਤੈ ਚੰਦੇਲ ਉਤੈ ਜਸਵਾਰੇ ॥
The brave heroes of both the armies were in great anger, warriors of Chandel on this side and warriors of Jaswar on the other.

ਢੋਲ ਨਗਾਰੇ ਬਜੇ ਅਪਾਰਾ ॥ ਭੀਮ ਰੂਪ ਭੈਰੋ ਭਭਕਾਰਾ ॥੫॥
Many drums and trumpets resounded, the terrible Bhairo (the god of war) shouted.5.

ਰਸਾਵਲ ਛੰਦ ॥
RASAAVAL STANZA

ਧ੝ਣੰ ਢੋਲ ਬੱਜੇ ॥ ਮਹਾਂ ਸੂਰ ਗੱਜੇ ॥
Listening to the resounding voice of the drums, the warriors thunder.

ਕਰੇ ਸਸਤ੝ਰ ਘਾਵੰ ॥ ਚੜ੝ਹੇ ਚਿਤ ਚਾਵੰ ॥੬॥
They inflict wounds with weapons, their minds filled with great zest.6.

ਨ੝ਰਿਭੈ ਬਾਜ ਡਾਰੈ ॥ ਪਰਘੈ ਪ੝ਰਹਾਰੈ ॥
Fearlessly, they cause their horses to run and strike the blows of axes.

ਕਰੇ ਤੇਗ ਘਾਯੰ ॥ ਚੜ੝ਹੇ ਚਿਤ ਚਾਯੰ ॥੭॥
Many inflict wounds with their swords and the minds of all are very enthusiastic.7.

ਬਕੈ ਮਾਰ ਮਾਰੰ ॥ ਨ ਸੰਕਾ ਬਿਚਾਰੰ ॥
From their mouths, they shout "kill, kill", without any doubts.

ਰ੝ਲੈ ਤੱਛ ਮ੝ੱਛੰ ॥ ਕਰੈ ਸ੝ਰਗ ਇੱਛੰ ॥੮॥
The chopped warriors are rolling in dust and wish to go to heaven.8.

ਦੋਹਰਾ ॥
DOHRA

ਨੈਕ ਨ ਰਨ ਤੇ ਮ੝ਰਿ ਚਲੇ ਕਰੈ ਨਿਡਰ ਹ੝ਵੈ ਘਾਇ ॥
They do not retrace their steps from the battlefield and inflict wounds fearlessly.

ਗਿਰ ਗਿਰ ਪਰੈ ਪਵੰਗ ਤੇ ਬਰੇ ਬਰੰਗਨ ਜਾਇ ॥੯॥
Those who fall from their horses, the heavenly damsels go to wed them.9.

ਚੌਪਈ ॥
CHAUPAI

ਇਹ ਬਿਧਿ ਹੋਤ ਭਯੋ ਸੰਗ੝ਰਾਮਾ ॥ ਜੂਝੇ ਚੰਦ ਨਰਾਇਨ ਨਾਮਾ ॥
In this way, the battle continued on both sides (with great vigour). Chandan Rai was killed.

ਤਬ ਜ੝ਝਾਰ ਝਕਲ ਹੀ ਧਯੋ ॥ ਬੀਰਨ ਘੇਰਿ ਦਸੋ ਦਿਸ ਲਯੋ ॥੧੦॥
Then Jajhar Singh continued the fight quite alone. He was surrounded from all the sides.10.

ਦੋਹਰਾ ॥
DOHRA

ਧਸਯੋ ਕਟਕ ਮੈ ਝਟਕ ਦੈ ਕਛੂ ਨ ਸੰਕ ਬਿਚਾਰ ॥
He rushed into the army of the enemy without any hesitation.

ਗਾਹਤ ਭਯੋ ਸ੝ਭਟਨ ਬਡਿ ਬਾਹਿਤ ਭਯੋ ਹਥਿਆਰ ॥੧੧॥
And killed many soldiers, wielding his weapons very skillfully.11.

ਚੌਪਈ ॥
CHAUPAI

ਇਹ ਬਿਧਿ ਘਣੇ ਘਰਨ ਕੋ ਗਾਰਾ ॥ ਭਾਂਤਿ ਭਾਂਤਿ ਕੇ ਕਰਿ ਹਥਿਯਾਰਾ ॥
In this way, he destroyed many homes, using various kinds of weapons.

ਚ੝ਨਿ ਚ੝ਨਿ ਬੀਰ ਪਖਰੀਆ ਮਾਰੇ ॥ ਅੰਤਿ ਦੇਵ ਪ੝ਰਿ ਆਪ ਪਧਾਰੇ ॥੧੨॥
He aimed and killed the brave horsemen, but at last he left for the heavenly abode himself.12.

ਇਤਿ ਸ੝ਰੀ ਬਚਿਤ੝ਰ ਨਾਟਕ ਗ੝ਰੰਥੇ ਜ੝ਝਾਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਜ੝ਧ ਬਰਨਨੰ ਨਾਮ ਦ੝ਵਾਦਸਮੋ ਧਿਆਇ ਸਮਾਪਤਮ ਸਤ੝ ਸ੝ਭਮ ਸਤ੝ ॥੧੨॥ਅਫਜੂ ॥੪੩੫॥
End of the Twelfth Chapter of BACHITTAR NATAK entitled Description of the battle with Jujhar Singh.12.




Dasam Granth     |     Bachitar Natak     |     Bachitar Natak index

1. Akal Purakh | 2. Ancestry | 3. Descendants | 4. Vedas & Offering | 5. Spiritual Rulers | 6. My Coming | 7. Birth of Poet | 8. Bhangani Battle | 9. Nadaun Battle | 10. Khanzada | 11. Hussaini & Kirpal | 12. Jujhar Singh | 13. Mughal Shahzada | 15. Supplication