Guru Gobind Singh Ji is the bestower of all gifts and blessings. Sign In Sign Up. He spontaneously addressed the Guru thus:. My tearful eyes, says Goya, Have become flooded with streams of love, Flowing in a passionate affection towards thee. He accompanied the Emperor to Lahore.

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Tweet Nand Lal, a great scholar of Persian, was one of the fifty-two poets. Nand Lal was an intelligent child, and in a short time acquired great efficiency in Persian and Arabic. He bad a natural aptitude for poetry and began composing verses in Persian even at the young age of twelve under the penname Goya. He lost his mother at the age of 17, and father when he was Finding no suitable opening for his talents in Ghazni, Nand Lal decided to migrate to India. Having sold his ancestral property he journeyed along with his two brothers and two Pathan servants through Kandhar and Bolan Pass and settled down at Multan.

He bought a house and took a local Sikh girl as wife. The Nawab offered him a job and soon appointed him Mir Munshi. He was sent on an expedition against a notorious dacoit Sahu who was captured and of his followers were slain.

Multan, "the abode of dust, heat, beggars and graveyards,"1 as a popular proverb says, appeared a poor substitute for Ghazni, a lovely place at a height of 7, ft.

He did not like the place and migrated to Delhi. Once the King of Iran sent a letter to Aurangreb. The Emperor asked his nobles including his eldest son, Prince Muazzam, to prepare the draft of its reply. On another occasion a discussion arose in the court of Aurangzeb about the meaning and interpretation of a certain verse in the Holy Quran. The Muslim theologians failed to satisfy the Emperor. Prince Muazzam was also there. He talked about this matter to Nand Lal who immediately gave its version.

The Prince conveyed it to the Emperor who was highly delighted. He inquired who bad given that definition. He suggested that such a man of learning should be persuaded to embrace Islam. In a public durbar he was awarded a robe of honour and a cash prize of Rs. Aurangzeb wanted to retain Nand Lal in his court after converting him to Islam. On his persistent refusal, it was feared that he would be put to death. Nand Lal left for Northern India. At his departure he composed the following couplet Dil-e-zalim ba qasad-e-Kushtan-e-Ma ast, Dil-e-mazlum-e-ma-ba-su-e-Khuda ast.

She daily recited Gurbani and knew Gurmukhi. He made up his mind to wait on him. Leaving his family at Multan, he made for Anandpur alone. It happened about the beginning of Nand Lal lived in a small house, and did not call on the Guru.

He thought if his poetry was of any worth, the invitation must come from the Guru. He composed a poem in Persian and sent it to the Guru. He said: How long shall I patiently wait? My heart is restless for a vision of thee.

My tearful eyes, says Goya, Have become flooded with streams of love, Flowing in a passionate affection towards thee. The Guru kept silent. He expected that the writer would present himself at his durbar of his own will. A few days later Nand Lal composed another poem to the same effect and sent it to Gobind Rai. My heart burns in separation of the beloved, My soul is aflame with a passion for him, I am so much enveloped in these flaming emotions, That whoever sees me in this plight Burns like pinewood that catches fire.

I am not the only one burning in these flames, The whole world around me is ablaze. I am burning on the embers of separation, Just as a chemist burns chemicals on a furnace. Blessed be thou O heart of Goya, For being burnt in passionate flames of love. Gobind Rai, 23 years old, possessed a dazzling personality. He spontaneously addressed the Guru thus: 0, The prince of heaven! The king of the beautifuls!

Pray do not become more beautiful. I have no more strength left in me. Allured, charmed and fascinated by thee, I sacrifice myself unto thee!

Glory, glory, O beloved! He was offered a seat. Nand Lal immediately composed a poem on the spot and said. My life and faith are held in bondage, By your sweet and angelic face The glory of heaven and earth, Is hardly worth A hair of your golden locks. Guru Gobind Rai gently smiled and gave him a penetrating glance. Nand Lal at once said: From the beautiful bow of your eye-brow You shot the arrow of your glance; The arrow of love is through my heart, There is no cure, no remedy, The eyes that are half closed with joy Caught from the beam of the face, Look not at anything else.

If in their way, a thousand thrones wait for them. The joy-sealed eyes have no time to cast Even a passing glance on the jewelled crowns. Kih bar dargdh-e-Haq peshani-e-o daima me bashad. Whose forehead is always at the door of God. Besides the hill rajas also revolted against the Mughal government. When the Panjab officials had failed to suppress them, Emperor Aurangzeb ordered his son Muazzam to chastise the rajas and the Guru. The hill rajas fled into the high mountains. Their territory was looted and destroyed.

In the campaign which took place in AD. He assured the Prince that the Guru was a mere saint, and he had nothing to do with the revolt of the rajas. He was also convinced that the Guru could be of great help to the Prince in his struggle for the throne. God himself saved all his true followers. Not a hair of them was touched.

One day all the nobles began to praise their own free kitchens. On this occasion Nand Lal composed a poem in Persian in which he said Holi has made lips beautiful like a flower bud. Rose water, amber, musk and saffron water fell like rain on all sides. Chun ba ran barishe az su basu kard. Zamin-o-asman ra surkhra kard. The pistons filled with saffron-coloured water imparted lovely tinge to the uncoloured. When my king put on the coloured neck cloth, both the worlds became happy through his kindness.

Do alam gasht rangin az tufailash. Chun Shaham jama rangin dar gulo kard. Nand Lal soon joined them. His jurisdiction extended up to the borders of Panipat. He accompanied the Emperor to Lahore. In Jahandar Shah was defeated and killed by Farrukh Siyar. Nand Lal escaped from Delhi and went to Multan. There he opened a school to impart higher education in Persian and Arabic. He died in He had two sons Lakhpat Rae and Lila Ram. Nand Lal wrote 10 works, 7 in Persian, 2 in Panjabi and 1 in Hindi.

All of them were composed at Anandpur. He adopted two nom de plumes, Goya and Lal. The following are his compositions: 1. Zindgi Nama. The author called it Bandgi Nama. Guru Gobind Singh changed its title to Zindgi nama.

Its theme is love of God and devotion to the Guru. It contains verses. It is a collection of 63 ghazals 18 quatrains and bayats. It is in prose, but contains a few verses at the end. It is in praise of Guru Gobind Siugh. This work is full of Arabic and difficult Persian words. Ganj Nama. It is a panegyrical discourse on all the ten Sikh Gurus individually.





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