Mata Nanaki Gives Birth to Guru Tegh Bahadur
ਮੰਗਤਿ ਜਨ ਕੋ ਧਨ ਗਨ ਦੀਨੋ । ਨਰਗ ਅਨੰਦ ਨਾਰਿ ਨਰ ਕੀਨੋ ।
ਬਾਂਧੇ ਟੋਲਿ ਨਾਗਰੀ ਸੁੰਦਰ । ਚਲਿ ਪ੍ਰਵਿਸ਼ੀ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਕੇ ਮੰਦਿਰ ।40।
Upon the birth of Guru Tegh Bahadur, great amounts of wealth was given in charity to the needy, all men and women in the village hearing of the birth were ecstatic. Beautiful women of the village came in groups and entered the house of the True Guru [Hargobind].
ਬਸਨ ਬਿਭੂਖਨ ਧਰਿ ਧਰਿ ਆਛੇ । ਗਾਵਹਿਂ ਗੀਤਨਿ ਆਗੇ ਪਾਛੇ ।
ਸਭਿ ਕੁਲ ਰੀਤਿ ਕਰੀ ਜੋ ਲਹੀ । ਮਿਲਿ ਮਿਲਿ ਸਭਿਨਿ ਬਧਾਈ ਕਹੀ ।41।
They were wearing beautiful clothes and jewelry, in the front and in the back all were singing songs of happiness, they all came congratulating the family, who then performed all the rites they normally did in their lineage.
Gurpratap Suraj Prakash [1843 CE], author: the Great Poet Santokh Singh
Raas 5, Chapter 63
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