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Guru Gobind Singh was a worshiper of the Divine Mother (Shri Bhagauti/ Bhagawati)

asked 2019-09-06 02:16:02 -0600

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updated 2019-09-23 18:57:40 -0600

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ਚੌਪਈ । ਦੇਵੀ ਪਾਸੋਂ ਵਰ ਲੈ ਕੇ, ਏਹੁ ਪੰਥ ਹੈ ਬਣਾਇਆ । Receiving a boon from the Devi the Panth was created.

ਕਾਰਨ ਤੱਤਿਆਂ ਦੇ ਤੇਜ, ਨਾਮ ਖਾਲਸਾ ਸਿੰਘ ਠਹਿਰਾਇਆ । In order to give glory the name of Khalsa Singh was bestowed on them.

ਸਿਖ ਸਿੰਘ ਸੋਈ ਜੋ ਗੁਰੂ ਕੇ ਵਾਕ ਪਛਾਣੇ । [One is only] a Sikh and Singh if they recognize orders of the Guru.

ਅਗੇ ਦੂਜਾ ਹੋਰੁ ਛੰਦ ਸੁਣੋ, ਜੋ ਸਤਿਗੁਰਾਂ ਬਚਨ ਬਖਾਣੇ । Now listen to the second Chand, which the Guru has spoken.

ਚੌਪਈ । ਏਡੀ ਸੇਵਾ ਅਤੇ ਜਾਚਨਾ ਸਤਿਗੁਰਾਂ ਜੋ ਕੀਤੀ । [Kesar Singh writes] This great amount of selfless service and prayer was performed by the Satiguru [to the Devi]

ਦੇਵੀ ਮਾਤਾ ਜੀ ਦੀ, ਵਾਸਤੇ ਪੰਥ ਦੇ ਵਰ ਵਾਚਾ ਲੀਤੀ । To the Mother Devi so the Panth could receive great blessings [and protection]

ਮਾਤਾ ਕਾਲੀ ਦਾ ਕਾਲਾ ਬਾਣਾ ਸਿੰਘਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਦਿਵਾਇਆ । The dark Bana [uniform] of Mata Kaali [Devi] was given to the Singhs.

'ਸਿੰਘ' ਮਾਤਾ ਦਾ ਬਾਹਨ, ਸੋ ਪੰਥ ਨਾਮ ਹੈ ਠਹਿਰਾਇਆ । ੪੨੯ । The Lion [Singh] is the vehicle of the Mata [because Chandi rides a lion], due to this the Panth received the name of Singh.

ਆਸ਼ਾ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਦਾ ਜੋ ਤੁਰਕਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਨਾਸ ਕਰਨ ਦਾ । It is the hope of the Master [Guru Gobind Singh Ji] to destroy the Turks.

ਕਾਰਨ ਇਹ ਸੀ ਪੰਥ ਜਗਤ ਵਿਚ ਧਰਨ ਦਾ । For this reason the [Khalsa] Panth was manifested in this world.

ਗੁਰ ਕਾ ਸਿਖ ਅਤੇ ਸਿੰਘ ਹੈ ਸੋਈ । ਗੁਰੂ ਕੇ ਵਾਕ ਪਛਾਣੇ ਕੋਈ । ੪੩੦। The Guru's Sikh and Singh is one who recognizes the order of the Guru.

ਅਗੇ ਹੋਰ ਸੁਣੋ ਛੰਦ, ਜੋ ਆਪ ਰਸਨੀ ਉਚਾਰਾ । ਕਾਰਨ ਤੁਰਕਾਂ ਦੇ ਨਾਸੈ, ਪੰਥ ਸਵਾਰਾ । Listen to the following passage [which is not provided in this post], which the Guru has spoken with his tounge. The Panth will become beautiful after destroying the Turks.

ਅਪਨੀ ਹਥੀਂ ਨਾਸ ਨਹੀ ਸੇ ਕਰਨੇ । ਪੰਥ ਪਾਸੋਂ ਨਾਸ ਕਰਵਾਇ ਸੀ ਧਰਨੇ । ੪੩੧ । [The Guru] did not want to destroy [the Turks] with his own hands, so the Panth was created to destroy the Turks. ਜੇ ਆਪ ਨਾਸ ਕਰਨੇ ਹੋਂਦੇ, ਤਾਂ ਪੰਥ ਨ ਕਰਦੇ ।

If [the Guru] did destroy the Turks, then the Panth would not have been created. ਅਤੇ ਏਡੀ ਜਾਚਨਾ ਮਾਤਾ ਦੀ ਕਿਉਂ ਮਨ ਧਰਦੇ ।

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answered 2019-09-06 10:09:32 -0600

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updated 2019-09-23 18:55:16 -0600

People who don't understand complex things try to make it simpler, by assigning it to a person/entity. Like Hindus created their own Gods and Goddesses. Even in some states politicians have temple e.g. this Sonia Gandhi Temple

Let's first understand what is the meaning of Durga in Sanskrit.

Divine Shakti, protects mankind from evil and misery by destroying evil forces (negative energy and vices—arrogance, jealousy, prejudice, hatred, anger, greed and selfishness).

In this play written by Guru Gobind Singh Ji he just explains the cycle of life/death and war, God first created demi Gods then to crush their pride he created demons after losing to demons the Demi gods then turn to Durga to wage and win war against them.

This cycle was created to keep balance and never ended with passing time. At the time of Sikhs were (analogically demi gods) and Mughals were demons. So Durga here means the God's play of war

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answered 2019-09-25 10:00:38 -0600

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Shri Bhagauti is the primal power of creation. It is the Adi Shakti through which all pranis are created. It is the primal feminine power that we worship and honor.

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