Bhai Bala

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A rare Tanjore style painting from the late 19th century depicting the ten Sikh Gurus with Bhai Bala and Bhai Mardana.

Bhai Bala (1466 - 1544 AD) He was born into the Sandhu clan.[1][2] In Talvandi Rai Bhoi in now called Nankana Sahib in Pakistan.[3][4][5] He was a childhood friend and remained throughout his life a constant companion of Bhai Mardana and Guru Nanak. He travelled with Guru Nanak and Bhai Mardana on all their great journeys around the world including China, Mecca and around India. He died in Khadur Sahib, in his late 70s in 1544 AD.[6][7] His mortal remain were cremated at the site of Gurdwara Tapiana Sahib.

References

  1. Macauliffe, Max Arthur, The Sikh Religion. Oxford, 1909.
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  3. Macauliffe, Max Arthur, The Sikh Religion. Oxford, 1909.
  4. McLeod, W.H., Guru Nanak and the Sikh Religion. Oxford, 1968.
  5. A Gateway to Sikhism | Early Gursikhs: Bhai Bala Ji - A Gateway to Sikhism
  6. Macauliffe, Max Arthur, The Sikh Religion. Oxford, 1909.
  7. McLeod, W.H., Guru Nanak and the Sikh Religion. Oxford, 1968.

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