He however did not have absolute control over Sri Lanka as other parts were ruled by other kings. The most prominent was the Sinhalese kingdom situated in the south-west with its capital at Kotte near modern Colombo. The second Sinhalese kingdom, known as Kandyan, was situated on the central highland regions with its capital first at Gampola and later after A. The third was the Tamil kingdom in north Sri Lanka, which included Jaffna peninsula, the coastal areas as far as Mannar and many other adjacent islands with its capital at Nallur near Jaffna town. These were mostly found in Vanni district, south of Jaffna peninsula and along the eastern coast. The names available of kings during the visit of Guru Nanak and Bhai Paira are as under 1.
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He however did not have absolute control over Sri Lanka as other parts were ruled by other kings. The most prominent was the Sinhalese kingdom situated in the south-west with its capital at Kotte near modern Colombo.
The second Sinhalese kingdom, known as Kandyan, was situated on the central highland regions with its capital first at Gampola and later after A. The third was the Tamil kingdom in north Sri Lanka, which included Jaffna peninsula, the coastal areas as far as Mannar and many other adjacent islands with its capital at Nallur near Jaffna town. These were mostly found in Vanni district, south of Jaffna peninsula and along the eastern coast.
The names available of kings during the visit of Guru Nanak and Bhai Paira are as under 1. He had two full brothers, Bhuvanekabahu and Raigama Bhandara. Although Mayadunne was the youngest of the three brothers he was the mastermind behind this revolt which ended with the death of their father Vijaya Bahu VII he was assassinated by a hired foreigner and the Kotte Kingdom was divided between the three brothers.
Mayadunne got established in the Kingdom of Sitawaka present day Avissawella controlling roughly the modern day Sabaragamuwa province Kegalle, Ratnapura Districts. Mayadunne was a fierce opponent of the Portuguese, who had arrived on the Island in He devoted his whole life attempting to oust his brother Bhuvanekbahu, the king of Kottee and thereby preserve the independence of Lanka, which was being undermined by the Portuguese intrigue. He constantly invaded the territory of Bhuvanekabahu of Kotte .
Due to the fact that he stood against Portuguese invaders and stopping them from conquering the whole island, Mayadunne is considered one of the greatest kings of Sri Lanka who later united the whole kingdom of Sri Lanka. He died at the ripe age of 80 years in proving the statement of Bhai Paira that he united the kingdom with the blessing of Guru Nanak.
Separate dynasty was ruling in Kandy, having broken away from Kotte and another separate kingdom of Jaffna in the North. Vijaya Bahu VIof Kotte had three sons i.
The other two brothers Maha Raigam Bandara and Mayadunne were given the rule of smaller states within Kotte. Later Mayadunne established King Mayadunneannexed much of the Kotte kingdom and was threatening the security of the capital city itself. Mayadunne was in power at the time of Bhai Paira. From this available evidence all other statements are true except that names Rai Singh and Shivnabh could not be related to Mayadunne. After visiting Raskumara and mountains around, according to the wishes of Mardana, Guruji moved next to Singhladeep to redeem the beings.
This island is also called Ceylon and Sri Lanka. He landed at Trincomalee after visiting the island…. Tapu di sair karde Tricnomalai ja utre. The inscription is in Sanskrit, Tamil and Gurmukhi script, which was a mixture of Sharda and Takri scripts of that time.
Although the inscription is quite clear, two pieces of the inscription are yet to be excavated. We hired personal guide from each respective city and searched every place including the various churches, Hindu temples and mosques in order to locate gurdwaras.
We even inquired at various libraries, record rooms, museums, police stations, post offices, GPOs and the respective Archeological Departments and had long conversation with local residents of each respective city, but there was no clue of any Gurdwara Sahib in Sri Lanka. We went to Colombo, the Capital of Sri Lanka. In Colombo there is aSindhi Samaj Association, which has created a club.
They truly believe in Guru Nanak Sahib with full respect. We found no other Gurudwara there. We went to the archeological center of Colombo, where we consulted the director, who told us that there is a script of Guru Nanak Dev ji in Anuradh Pura museum km away from Colombo. We also told that in District Kotte there was a copper plate with inscription "Nanak Acharya", honoring of Guru Nanak dev ji and ascribed by the people of Kotte.
We searched for this copper plate, in various temples and museum of Kotte but we were not able to locate it. We found a village known as Mardana Nagar.
It clicked to us that the city is might have been named on the name of Mardana ji, who accompanied Guru Nanak Dev ji everywhere. Since there were seven major kingdoms and 7 small kingdoms in Sri Lanka, indications are that Guru Nanak visited most of them. Also there were numerous ancient temples; some are given below most of which the Guru might have visited. Places connected with Ram, Sita, Hanuman and Ravan e. Dr Kainth and Mr Modi  searched for the place thoroughly but could not locate it.
We researched a lot; enquired from local people and went to every single lane in Batticaloa to understand the truth. Guru Nanak visited Kurukalmadam, next the details of which have been given by Dr. Kirpal Singh and Mr. When Guruji visited this place there was no village then. The village owes its name to Guruji. The tradition of the visit of a saintly missionary from the Punjab to that place is still well known to the local residents. According to a tradition Bhai Changa Bhatra belonged to this area.
We visited Kurukkalmadapam and started looking for traces of visit all over the city. We reached every possible agency and all the local residents about the history of the place.
We also went to every possible temple, mosque and church because their population is from Muslim and Hindu religions. These people mentioned of two Gurus visiting the place one in AD and one later. We discussed this aspect with various local people who hesitated in the beginning but later as they got to know us and our work and opened up with us.
They told us that there was a temple which was here since years but the Dutch destroyed it, when they were in Sri Lanka and still the remaining of the temple were buried at that very place. Next day myself and my friend Brij Mohan Singh went to the temple in Kurukkalmadam and it was divine being in that temple.
We went to a temple, and found a symbol of a flower inscribed on a silver plate which matched the symbol in the script we had found in the museum. We tried to figure out the importance of that symbol, from various scholars and priest of the temple. They told us that that the symbol is considered very religious and the people worship it whole heartedly. The priest of the temple disclosed that there was a pond behind the temple. We went to the pond and were astonished by the strange attraction.
That water of the pond was different… felt instincts of powerfulness. That was the first time during my whole journey I felt instincts that were so powerful and peaceful. Main uss jal nu chakya bhi, tanh mainu vibration mehsus hui!! I even tasted that holy sweet water and felt a vibration inside me. Next day, near the pond I prayed to God ……and continued looking around that area. There was ….. We tried tasting that fruit, but local people stopped us from tasting it, they said it was poison.
But we had faith in the power and we tasted it and it was a sweet after the fact that retha is always considered sour, most bitter and such a product is used as a soap in other parts of the world Finding the sweet retha was our biggest achievement…..
Dr Bajwa, S. Brijmohan Singh, Dr Chawla, Mr. Modi and S. Chaddha are actively working to set up a gurdwara at the site. Site and the Day and night view of the planned Gurdwara Proposal of a new gurdwara at Kurukalmandap 2 Day view 3. The book is about the history, community and religions of Sri Lanka.
It says that later Nanak Gurunath visited Sri Lanka after years. When we discussed this aspect with the author, he focused his words that, there were 2 Nanaks who came to Srilanka….
The second was Bhai Paira whom he mentioned as Guru Nanak. They were very much convinced. When we were to leave they presented us with a copy of the book written by the head of Kurukalmandpam. Images of the book written by the head of Kurukkalmadam are given below: There was no clue of any Sikh settlement either.
We also discovered various Scripts, We found that there were bits of Punjabi language inscribed over them and we also found a script with Nanak written over it. We discovered that the script might contain AD languages i.
These languages were getting mixed during this period and Gurmukhi originated from the mix of these languages only. We are still working, over decoding the Script found in Srilanka. We did our survey by going to various museums, morgue record points, various churches and mosques and unlimited temples. The sea coast was relatively dry. The sandy dunes were spread all over and the water was rarely to be seen.
Sri Lanka: largest cities and towns and statistics of their population, World Gazetteer. Punch-marked coins called puranas that were current in India during the time of Buddha 6th to 5th centuries B.
Sir Paul E. Pieris, who conducted these excavations, expressed his conviction that the Northern part of Sri Lanka was a "flourishing settlement" even before the birth of Vijaya, the legendary founder of the Sinhalese eelavar. Peebles,History of Sri Lanka, p. Kunarasa, KThe Jaffna Dynasty, p. Google Geiger Wilhelm, tr. Dhammakitti; tr. Geiger, Wilhelm; tr. Rickmers, C.
Pran Sangli Part I, II
The original Prdn Sangli, was, in all probability, a small composition, though the now available recension, edited by Sant Sampuran Singh and published in in the Devanagri script, in three volumes by Bhai Mohan Singh Vaid, Tarn Taran, runs into more than pages and contains as many as 80 chapter which, with the exception of the first few, are not closely related or coordinated. Each of these chapters is presented as an exposition by Guru Nanak of a question raised by Raja Shivnabh of Sarigladip Sri Lanka where Prdn Sangli is said to have been composed. The copy he brought was scrutinized by Guru Arjan and adjudged spurious. Thus, on page one of the original KartdrpuriBlr of the Guru Granth Sahib the title Prdn Sangli has been inscribed in Arabic characters, but nothing else. The rest of the page remains blank.