Life Sketch Of Shri Guru Angad Dev Ji

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After Guru Nanak Dev ji, Guru Angad Dev who was one of the best disciples was selected by Guru Nanak Dev Ji as the Second Guru known as Shri Guru Angad Dev Ji. He was born in (Matte Di Sarai) (Nagedi Sarai) Distt. Ferozepur on Baisakh Sudi I, Samat 1561. His father’s name was Shri Pheru Mal ji and Mother’s name was Mata Sabhrai Ji. His paternal name was Lehna. He was a worshipper of the goddess. His first meeting with Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji took place in Shri Kartarpur Sahib in Samat 1589 while Guru Nanak Dev Ji was in fields, Lehna came on horseback.At the first meeting Guru Ji told him that he had come at proper time to give and take. From this, it was quite clear that he would be the second Guru.At Shri Khadur Sahib Bhai Jodh was living.One day while he was reciting prayer,Lehna was very much attracted on hearing Gurbani.This attraction reached to such a state that he became impatient for the Darshan of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.Among his sons and disciples,he (Lehna) proved to be the most obedient in every respect.Twelve tests are generally known.

Few of them are as below :-
1. Guru Sahib told Smt. Sulkhani that particle of clay on the clothes of Lehna be considered as spray of saffron.

2. To bring one and a quarter mounds of salt.

3. To bring pools of grass from the fields of Shri Kartarpur Sahib.

4. To carefully maintain the clothes of Guru Ji while Guru Ji was busy in taking bath in Ravi.

5. To wash the clothes of Guru Ji in the middle of the night.

6. To take out a cup from the dirty pool.

7. To throw a dead mouse from Gurdwara.

8. To prepare a wall of Gurdwara Kartarpur in rain.

9. Lehna was surprised to see that even the goddess was brooming in the Gurdwara.

10. In the last test Guru Ji adopted a horrible face but Bhai Lehna recognised Guru Ji.

In the year 1596 Assu Vadi 5 Bhai Lehna was declared as The “Second Guru” at Shri Kartarpur Sahib and this ceremony of deputing Shri Lehna Ji was celebrated at Shri Kartarpur Sahib.In Shri Khadur Sahib Lehna Ji remained alone in one room in the house of Mai Bharaiee and told her not to leak out any information regarding himself. Baba Buddha Ji requested to take charge of Gur Gaddi. Guru Angad Dev ji used to take dry loaf of bread. He often shed tears of love in the seperation of Guru Nanak Dev Ji and remained in trance with “Wahguru”. Guru ji got Janam Sakhi of Bhai Bala dictated from Paira Mokha. Guru Ji kept Gurbani, History and other literature in safe custody.

At Shri Khadur Sahib the following places are famous :-
1. Gurdwara Tapina Sahib.
2. Damdama Sahib.
3. Mull Akhara.
4. Gur Asthian.
5. Painti Akhri Parchalat.
6. Jooh Khan Rajada
Bani of Shri Guru Angad Dev Ji is also in the Adi Guru Granth Sahib which indicates the prayer of the holy God. Guru ji maintained the system of “Guru Ka Langer”. Mata Kheevi Ji of Sangarash Khadur used to provide kheer in the Langer and serve it to the wrestlers of the Mull-Akhrra. Guru Ji had two sons, Datu & Dasu, and two daughters Bibi Amro and Anokhi. Guru Sahib though a family man devoted most of his time in prayer and giving instruction to the Sangat that there is only one God, that is “Wahiguru”, whose name is true and creater of all, fearless, without enmity, unborn self-illuminated. Before he left this world on Chait Sudi 14, Samat, he deputed Guru Amar Dass Ji known as Third Guru of Sikhs by placing a coconut and five paise, bowed himself. From that period “Japuji” and ‘Asa Di Var’ are being recited daily. Only lucky persons paid visit to this holy place i. e. Khadur Sahib. His main preaching about Sikhism was to accept Will of God.

The following are the disciples of Guru ji who got his blessings :- Bhai Amar Dass Ji, Mai Bharaiee, Gorakh, Nath Jogi, King Hamayun, Malooka Drunkard, Chodhary Bakhtawawr Mall, Bhai Mehna;• Bhai Jiva and his daughter named Jivairee, Bhai Parra Julka, Dhinga, etc.
1. Shiv Nath Jogi Tappa was jealous of Guru Ji. He conspired with the people of Khadur Sahib. Guru Ji was turned out and he went to Jooh Khan Rajada. Amar Dass came and Punished Tapa. Thus Guru ji came back to Shri Khadur Sahib.

2. Hamayun went to seek Guru Ji’s blessing. At that time Guru ji was in trance. Hamayun thought that Guru ji had not shown proper respect. He put his hand on the hilt of sword. Guru Ji opened his eyes and asked where his sword was before Sher Shah Suri. He felt ashamed and bowed before Guru ji.

3. Bhai Jiva lived 5 Kilometres from Shri Khadur Sahib. He used to prepare rice for Guru ji. After his death his daughter Jiwaiee continued the service. One day a storm arose. She prayed God to stop blowing that storm so that she might be able to send that food to Guru ji. Her prayer was accepted and she went to Guru ji and Guru ji refused to accept it and said “it is against the will of God and advised her to live under the will of God and accept what ever He does. Whatever he does is for the better. Even this trorm is the cause of food of so many reptiles.”