Barah Maha Majh PDF | 12 Months Path

Barah Maha Manjh PDF

Barah Maha Majh is first of two Barah Maha or Calendar Poems present in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. One is by Sahib Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, and other one is by Sahib Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji. Guru Nanak composed Barah Maha in Raga Tukhari [Ang 1107 to 1118] while the latter composed Barah Maha in Raag Majh or Manjh.

Book Barah Maha Majh
Author Guru Arjan Dev Ji
Ang 133-136
Raga Manjh / Majh
Language Punjabi
Script Gurmukhi
Size 101 KB
Format PDF
Publisher [Public Domain]

Why Guru Arjan Created Barah Maha Manjh?

If there was already a Calendar Poem in SGGS, then why 5th Guru created another 12 Maha? It is said that once Sikh Sangat approached Guru Arjan Dev Ji and urged him that the Barah Maha by Guru Nanak is very difficult to understand. On the behest of Sikhs, he recreated the 12 Months Poem in easy words.

Barah Maha Manjh PDF is a file containing Guru Arjan’s calendar poem in the measure Manjh included in the Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS, pages 133 to 136).


Baareh Maahaa Maa(NJh Mahalaa Panjavaa Ghar Chauthhaa
Baarah Maahaa ~ The Twelve Months: Maajh, Fifth Mehl, Fourth House:

Ikoankaar Satigur Prasaadh ||
One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

Kirat Karam Ke Veechhure Kar Kirapaa Melahu Raam ||
By the actions we have committed, we are separated from You. Please show your mercy, and unite us with Yourself, Lord.

Chaar Ku(N)T Dheh Dhis Bhrame Thak Aae Prabh Kee Saam ||
We have grown weary of wandering to the four corners of the earth and in the ten directions. We have come to Your Sanctuary, God.

Dhen Dhudhai Te Baaharee Kitai Na Aavai Kaam ||
Without milk, a cow serves no purpose.

Jal Bin Saakh Kumalaavatee Upajeh Naahee Dhaam ||
Without water, the crop withers, and it will not bring a good price.

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