30 Aug Chandi Di Vaar (The Ballad of Chandi) is a philosphical, spiritual and to give a new Punjabi explanation to the Battle of Gurmat and Manmat. Asfotak Kabits · Sahansar Sukhmana · Vaar Malkauns Ki · Chandd · Chaupai Sahib · Tavparsadi Savaiye. Various aspects. Idolatry Prohibition · v · t · e. Chandi di Var (lit. “Chandi’s deeds”) is a composition written by Guru Gobind Singh, included in. About Chandi Di Vaar: It (The Ballad of Chandi) is a philosphical, spiritual and heroic composition written by Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji at Anandpur Sahib.

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Guru Gobind Singh Foundation. It is written in a clear style and deals with matters related to war so it appeals strongly to soldiers and warriors, even warriors of discussions.

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The story begins with the demons overthrowing the gods and establishing their pynjabi sway where once the gods ruled. The goddess is ready for another battle. This composition is part of Chandi Charitrawhich in turn is part of Bachittar Natak.

She cuts up the foemen like a hewer cuts the twigs. Become a SikhNet Sponsor. This text spans from page to page of the pages of this holy book of the Sikhs.

He also said that Kansha, Demons, Ravnas etc were also created by Hukam and clearly described that Krishna got Power from Hukam to kill Kansha, which means Krishna did not have power of it’s own and same with Rama and Durga. It is fifth Bani of Dasam Granth. Sikhism is strictly monotheistic and Guru Gobind Singh, like his nine spiritual predecessors, promoted belief in the One Formless God, excluding all incarnations and images.


The Oxford Handbook of Sikh Studies. The wrathful demons prepare for revenge.

Those who sing this ballad, will not be born again, means when he become knower of characterstics of Gurmat, he will also follow the same. One who win Fort. However at the end of the composition is the verses: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The first cjandi of Chandi di Var forms the introductory part of the Ardas, the Sikh prayer.

Hence he taught all that the true worship of Chandi was actually knowing how to wield the sword in battle to destroy evil. By creating Durga, Thou hast caused the destruction of demons. The punjavi reason for writing about Chandi so many times was that Guru Gobind Singh Ji wanted to affect a sea change in the mental make up of the society, to enthuse and encourage them for the war of Righteousness that he planned to undertake.

The instinctual forces are demons, Indra is the self of Man, Durga is the Divine God within the self. Debating the Dasam Granth.

The demons, full of wrath, close in upon her roaring like the black clouds. The demons fight with dreadful determination and not one var them has been seen fleeing the field. The goddess, punmabi a rage, remembers Kali, who bursts forth from her forehead in a flame of fire.

Chandi di Var lit.

Chandi Di Var (Steek) – Book By Pandit Narain Singh Ji Giani

Jacobsen; Kristina Myrvold A fierce battle ensues, and the heavens are torn by the beating of drums, blowing of shells and the piercing cries of war. In the ballad, the supreme goddess see Chandi is transformed into a liberating var power in punjabbi form of sword, that crushes perpetuators of falsehood. The first part of the text, Chandi Charitra Ukti Bilas, states it is retelling the Markandeya Purana story, where Durga fights a shape shifting buffalo demon Mahishasura and slays the evil demon and his companions.


The lines itself clears that Prithme bhagauti simar ke too is part of pauri.

Chandi Di Var

Thus Chandi became the embodiment of strength and might in female form and was described in all her majesty and glory. The Satyuga, the age of truth, is past and it is now the time of not so righteous Treta. Little knowledge is dangerous thing and acts done in little knowledge are more dangerous. But resistless is Durgshah on the field of battle. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A Sikh need to understand what is Hukam then he should come out for preaching.

All 3 ballads are extremely metaphorical and deeply narrative in nature, and describe the battles of Durga also known as Chandi, Bhawani, Kalika against demon warlords such as Sumbh, Nisumbh, Chandh, Mundh, Domar Lochan and Rakt Beej.

This last name has multiple connotations: In Gurmat philosphy, Demon is attribute to Mann Mind which is submerged in temporal love. Transnational Practices of European Sikhs. Nanak acted as Chandi and Sidhas acted as Deamons, who were not clear of truth like Dhumarlochan. This is the name given to the fifth Bani in the second holy scriptures of the Sikhs called the Dasam Granth.

Sumbha sends out fresh armies to face the fight. The fallen heroes look like so many domes and turrets struck down by lightning.