Bachitar Natak: Birth of the Poet

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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 142 to 143 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

Text of this section

ਭਾਗ
SECTION
ਅਥ ਕਬਿ ਜਨਮ ਕਥਨੰ ॥
HERE BEGINS THE DESCRIPTION OF THE BIRTH OF THE POET.
ਚੌਪਈ ॥
CHAUPAI
ਮ੝ਰ ਪਿਤ ਪੂਰਬ ਕੀਯਿਸਿ ਪਯਾਨਾ ॥ ਭਾਂਤਿ ਭਾਂਤਿ ਕੇ ਤੀਰਿਥ ਨਾਨਾ ॥
My father proceeded towards the east and visited several places of pilgrimage.
ਜਬ ਹੀ ਜਾਤਿ ਤ੝ਰਿਬੇਣੀ ਭਝ ॥ ਪ੝ੰਨ ਦਾਨ ਦਿਨ ਕਰਤ ਬਿਤਝ ॥੧॥
When he went to Triveni (Prayag), he passed his days in act of charity.1.
ਤਹੀ ਪ੝ਰਕਾਸ ਹਮਾਰਾ ਭਯੋ ॥ ਪਟਨਾ ਸਹਰ ਬਿਖੈ ਭਵ ਲਯੋ ॥
I was conceived there and took birth at Patna.
ਮਦ੝ਰ ਦੇਸ ਹਮ ਕੋ ਲੇ ਆਝ ॥ ਭਾਂਤਿ ਭਾਂਤਿ ਦਾਈਅਨਿ ਦ੝ਲਰਾਝ ॥੨॥
Whence I was brought to Madra Desh (Punjab), where I was caressed by various nurses.2
ਕੀਨੀ ਅਨਿਕ ਭਾਂਤਿ ਤਨ ਰਛਾ ॥ ਦੀਨੀ ਭਾਂਤਿ ਭਾਂਤਿ ਕੀ ਸਿਛਾ ॥
I was given physical protection in various ways and given various types of education.
ਜਬ ਹਮ ਧਰਮ ਕਰਮ ਮੋ ਆਝ ॥ ਦੇਵ ਲੋਕ ਤਬ ਪਿਤਾ ਸਿਧਾਝ ॥੩॥
When I began to perform the act of Dharma (righteousness), my father departed for his heavenly abode.3.
ਇਤਿ ਸ੝ਰੀ ਬਚਿਤ੝ਰ ਨਾਟਕ ਗ੝ਰੰਥੇ ਕਬਿ ਜਨਮ ਕਥਨੰ ਨਾਮ ਸਪਤਮੋ ਧਿਆਇ ਸਮਾਪਤਮ ਸਤ੝ ਸ੝ਭਮ ਸਤ੝ ॥੭॥ ਅਫਜੂ ॥੨੮੨॥
End of the Seventh Chapter of BACHITTTAR NATAK entitled Description of the Poet.7.282


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