Panth Parkash is the name of two well-known books on Sikh history. Panth Parkash of Rattan Panth Parkash is the only Sikh source of historical account of Banda Bahadur and the establishment of Sikh rule in the Punjab. It is termed Prachin. Prachin Panth Parkash-Bhai Vir Singh Punjabi – Ebook download as PDF File . pdf), Text File .txt) or read book online. Page 1. Page 2. Page 3. www. Page 4. Page 5. okclub.

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Become a SikhNet Sponsor. They left their homes and hearths, and were hiding in the jungles. The details and sequence of events here provided have been generally accepted in later Sikh historiography.

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For this recital and for the account that he finally composed in Amritsar, Ratan Singh drew upon available Sikh sources such as Janam Sakhis and Gurbilases and on the oral tradition that had come down to him from his parents and grandparents: Bhangu gives a vivid picture of the baptised Sikhs, called Nihangs, who were soldiers of the Akal Purakh. This in fact is the most significant part of the work. Then follows the account of Banda Singh’s entry into the Punjab with a few of the Sikhs who were in the Guru’s train at Nanded among names mentioned are those ofBinod Singh and Kahn Singh, Daya Singh and Aunin Singh and Baj Singh Bal ofMirpurthe rallying of Sikhs from Malva and Majha to his standard the poet makes no secret of his partiality towards the latterthe occupation of Samana and Sirhind, and inroads into the Jalandhar Doab.

The internecine quarrels among Sikh confederacies also find some mention.

This is considered to be an authentic source of Sikh history after the Guru period pertaining to the most crucial phase of the Sikh struggle during the eighteenth century. Verses composed by Prahilad Rai in Hindi pumjabi Punjabi lie scattered in miscellaneous old manuscripts. Captain Murray, then stationed on the AngloSikh frontier at Ludhiana, had been charged with preparing a history of the Sikhs.


Sovereignty, sang the poet, had been promised the Sikhs by the Guru himself. The earlier period has been dealt with sketchily. To court death pantth had now found an opportunity. The author traces the history of Sikh Gurus briefly and explains the need for creation of the Khalsa by Guru Gobind Singh.

Pracheen Panth Prakash Steek (of Bhai Ratan Singh Bhangoo)

The author has failed to mentioned the current affairs of Khalsa Raj established by Maharaja Ranjit Singh. The author started the work on this project in and completed it in The revolution started with the victories of Banda Singh Bahadur was short-lived, as he lost support of Mata Sundri and a faction of the Sikhs, known as Tat Khalsa.

Panth Parkash is basically an oral history text of the Sikh struggle psrkash the 18th Century. Singh Brothers have taken pains to publish and print it in the book form. Bhai Vir Singh added the word “Prachin” old or older to the title of the book to distinguish it from the more recent Panth Prakdsh by Giani Gian Singh. His final defeatwas attributed to his resiling from the teachings of the Guru.

The author gives a fair account of Marhattas, Rohillas and their association with Sikh Sardars. They took to arms vowed to death.

He verbally traced for Murray the origin of the faith of the Sikhs and their rise to sovereignty in the Punjab.

Prachin Panth Prakash Steek Part 1

It was a high tide of Sikh power. It is based on interviews, family history and the information collected by the British and French officers about Punjab. The Sikhs had established their power right up to Patti, near Lahore.


They did not feel the pain if their bodies were slashed. Golden Temple Harimandir was blown up to destroy the Sikh center of inspiration and spiritual power. Retrieved from ” http: So he faced a formidable task to complete his project. The descripton of Guru Nanak’s life is relatively more detailed, but with the miraculous element predominating as in the Janam Sakhis.

From among the events from Guru Gobind Singh’s life, the manifestation of the Khalsa on the Baisakhi day of ADabolishing the masand system, the intrigues of the hill chiefs, and the siege of the Anandpur Fort, Guru Gobind Singh’s escape from the mud fort of Chamkaur, his southward journey and meeting at Nanded with Banda Singh Bahadur whom he charged to come to the Punjab to ransom righteousness are described in considerable detail.

The role of cis-Satluj Sikh states to checkmate the progress of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and siding with the British does not find a mention. It will be appropriate if this original source of Sikh history is translated into English.

They were moving armies of the Khalsa, took ration from the Sikh women and, if need be, looted the village folk and collected the tax. He attributes the fall of the Mughal empire to the Emperor’s sinful act of beheading the Guru. Most of these conflicts ended in loot, plunder or conspiracies.