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Sri Guru Amardas Ji De Joti Jot Diwas Te Lakh Lakh Parnam

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Saakhi Sajjan Thag

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“Rehet Aavar Kuch Aavar Kamavat, Man Nahi Preet Mukho Gand Lavat” –
Sukhmai Sahib… Sajjan means a nice person, a friend, a helper. There was a man with this name living in Tulamba (now in Pakistan). He was known as a good man in his area. He had constructed an inn for travelers to rest for the night. Whenever a traveler would forget anything in the inn, Sajjan kept it as his own. Slowly he developed the bad habit of stealing valuables of the travelers when they were sleeping at night. After some time, this bad habit made him a wicked man. He even killed people staying at his inn if he wanted to take away the travelers’ belongings. A “sajjan” because of his bad habits thus became a “thug.” The people, therefore, called him “Sajjan Thug.” On one of their journeys Guru Nanak Dev ji and Bhai Mardana ji stayed at Sajjan Thug’s Inn for the night. In the evening When Sajjan Thug was to rob the visitors( Guru ji), Guru Nanak Dev ji started singing a shabad while Bhai Mardana played on the reba…