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Translated by Sarna, Navtej.

The letter reads like a reprimand by a superior personality on a higher plane to a cruel and puhjabi inhuman being on a lower and pitiful plane.

According to wishes of the emperor, his grave made of ‘kuccha’ bricks can still be seen in Aurangabad.

Zafarnama with meanings

Retrieved from ” https: However there was mixed feelings of magnanimity and seriousness on Guru Ji’s face as he thought the Emperor was not fully satisfied about his grievances. Though parts punjabu the letter are an indictment of Aurangzeb and the treachery of his Mughal Generals and forces, other parts of the letter are like one from an older wiser veer brave or valiant brother more in touch with the part of the jyot light of God in his heart, who though terribly wronged on one plane, is asking his lost veer, who he sees as having lost touch with the promise of his own religion and its Holy Koran, to return to the fold of brotherly love and make things right between them again.

Although Bhai Daya Singh and Bhai Dharam Singh travelled with great speed they could not get an early audience with the zafarnqma. Personal un Create account Log in.

It was some months before the Sikhs met with the Emperor. The Zafarnama had a demoralising effect on Emperor Aurangzeb who saw his end looming over the horizon and his future appeared very bleak. Ses dheea par sirar n dheea. It was during this period that forty Majhail Sikhs had deserted the Guru, the city of Anandpur had to be vacated, the Sarsa floods had brought havoc, Guru Ji’s family had become separated, his two elder sons had died before his own eyes and the Guru himself had to escape from Chamkaur Sahib towards Machhiwara jungle.


The Emperors peace of mind had been shaken, he wrote another letter to his sons in which he states “I do not know who I am, where I am, where I am to go and what will happen to a sinful person like me. Guru Ji had instructed Bhai Daya Singh to speak boldly and fearlessly before Aurangzeb when handing him the letter; this he did.

The abrupt end of the Zafarnama also indicates that it is not complete and that some verses have zafarnamaa left out. Now that Aurangzeb had invited Guru Ji punjab due humility and promised to do justice against those who had resorted to barbarous acts, Guru Ji felt justified in agreeing to meet the emperor in view of the latter’s old age. Since Babu Jagan Nath was himself a scholar in Persian languagehe could reproduce it from his memory and got it printed in Nagri Parcharni Patrika in Benaras.

Articles needing additional references from January All articles needing additional references Articles containing Punjabi-language text Articles containing Persian-language text All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from January In the jungle Guru Ji met two Pathan brothers Nabi Khan and Ghani Khan who were dressed in blue, he asked them to prepare similar clothes for him. In the verses of this notice, Guru Gobind Singh Ji rebukes Aurangzeb for his weaknesses as a human being and for excesses as a leader.

I do not know how I will be received in Allah’s court. Second battle of Chamkaur Sahib. They had gone hardly one mile when they were stopped by an army patrol and presented to the commander, he was not satisfied with their explanation.

Translated from an historical article published by S. Death of Guru Gobind Singh.

Historical records as recorded by Bhai Santokh Singh show that the emperor had lost all appetite and power of digestion and could not expel any waste, whatever he took acted as poison in his body. Guru Gobind Singh Gallery. Guru Gobind Zafarhama Ji invited Aurangzeb to meet him in Kangar village near Bathinda Punjab and said no pynjabi to worry as Brar tribe will not harm him Aurangzeb as they are under his command.


Panjab Digital Library – Digitization of Zafarnama Guru Gobind Singh Ji

The second fortnight of December was the most difficult and critical period in the life of Guru Gobind Singh Ji. Sayyad Inayat Khan got word of this and came zafatnama the army camp. He also states that in spite of his several sufferings, he had won a moral victory over the Emperor who had broken all his vows.

On the way, there will be no punjahi to your life, For, the whole tribe of Brars accepts my command. The Zafarnama clearly shows that it was written from Machhiwara after the battle of Chamkaur and after Guru ji had sacrificed his two elder sons in the battle field.

Zafarnama Guru Gobind Singh Ji

iin It was intentionally not entrusted to the Emperor’s messengers because of the nature of its contents and because Guru Ji wanted to know the Emperors immediate reaction on reading it, from his Sikhs. This letter was delivered under instruction of Guru Ji by Dhaya Singh Ji to the Emperor Aurangzeb this first letter is not the one know as the Zafarnama.

According to Sikh chronologists it was at Sabo Ki Talwandi that Guru Gobind Singh untied his waist band after a period of nearly eighteen months and breathed a sigh of relief.

The Guru was free zafatnama go. He was in great pain and torment and he remained in this condition for several days, terrified, as it were, by his thoughts of the angels of death the punishment of the grave. He is also believed to have sent a copy to Sardar Umrao Singh Shergill in Amritsar who is said to have given it to Khalsa college and which in turn reproduced in Makhz-e-Twarikh Sikhan.