The Chandi Nishan Sahibs were firstly the battle standards of a region, when the Khalsa Fauj took over a certain region, to avoid confusion, they took the battle standard and then the members of that region tended to fight under the Empire-just to clear any misconception or controversy, as well as a Nishan Sahib representing a group of people, it can also represent a region, for example how in the U.K. each city has it's own coat of arms, each region in India in the past would have it's own Nishan.
Replying to Nishan Sahibs And Battle Standards
Posted 13 March 2013 - 08:50 AM N1Y4NG
Posted 13 March 2013 - 05:40 AM
Freed ji, thanks so much for these great pictures. I believe the second figure in the flag (next to Kartikkeya) in the 7th image of the 3rd of your posts might be Varha, the the third avatar of Vishnu's ten avatars. I'm assuming this because he sports a wild boar's snout as well as a prominent miter; which in Hindu iconography is a symbol exclusively for Vishnu and his avatars. Varha also happens to be a major fighting stance/style in traditional Sikh martial arts (shastar vidya). It is fitting that he would be associated with the Sikh military.
For my fellow Singhs/Kaurs, I would request that you look at these pictures with an open mind. We cannot deny the fact that there are mentions and even praise of entities commonly assumed to be Hindu deities in our many art forms (even our martial arts) and scriptures. It is a terrible misconception that the Gurus worshiped Devis and Devtas, these entities are personifications of both universal and internal spiritual elements. They should be interpreted not literally but rather metaphorically (as should much of our bani) so that we can attain that spiritual awakening that the Guru intended we have. Have faith in Akal Purakh, the one and only worthy of worship!
Posted 21 September 2008 - 06:27 AM caveman
Posted 20 September 2008 - 02:58 PM caveman
Posted 12 May 2008 - 05:39 AM Guru_Da_Chella
lol lol hatred, hatred, what an example of a true sikh of Baba Nanak Ji
A lot of Brahmin influence crept in during the time of the Mahants and Hindu caretakers eg:paintings,and frescos,if i saw those Shiva style flags now I would burn them to be honest and frank.
The pictures are not showing up this is probably due to the paranoia which some of the mods also suffer from
yeh man insecurities, doesn't agree with their type of sikhi. don't let the SGPC find out, they might "excommunicate" u from "their" panth lol ))))
Posted 13 March 2008 - 05:35 PM anom7
thas true, a lot of stuff were given as gifts, doesnt mean they were hindus or muslims
read the writings of guru je, which clearly explains their teachings
Posted 13 March 2008 - 03:14 PM Babbar_Singhsta
Thanks for the gr8 post paji/penji lol
Wahegurur Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh
Posted 01 March 2008 - 02:39 AM guptveer1469
But the one with hanuman and/or godesses on it obviously not!
Many in the 'army' of the gurus or banda bahadur and even Ranjit Singh were hindus... And btw, Guru Nanak dev ji was gifted a chola with allah hu akbar and some other verses on it... They obviously wore it sometimes or even once... Does it mean they were muslim???? NOOOO
Agree with lsingh, sarpanch and proactive.
Disagree with gurbar akaal and dancing warrior.
Posted 25 August 2007 - 12:56 AM
Posted 25 August 2007 - 12:40 AM
Note the third engraving it shows Kali holding various Shastars a Trashul and Falcate type sword can be seen.
No doubt the bramins also snuck in here during Guru jis sleep and engraved the goddess in to his sword! http://www.sikhsanga...tyle_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif