Controversy on the Historical discourse between Guru Nanak, Gorakhnath and Kabir

Congress is runing a propaganda that Prime mInister Modi made a gaffe in his recent speech citing a discourse between Kabir, Gurunanak and Gorakhnath.
There are plenty of historical evidences that Kabir, Guru Nanak and Gorakhnath were contemporary.
In Sikh literature, there are mentions of such instances many times.

Congress don’t realize their brilliant discovery that Gorakh lived in 11th century, well before Kabir and Nanak, is just an opinion of an old colonial historian Briggs in his 1938 book.

There are other historians like Grierson who place Gorakhnath well into 14th century. Baba Farid documents and Jnanesvari manuscripts leading Abbott establish Gorakhnath to the 13th-century.  Grierson estimated Gorakhnath’s period to be 14th-century relying on evidences discovered in Gujarat.

There are two references to conversations or dialogues which supposedly took place between Kabir, Nanak and Gorakhnath. In the Janam Sakhi of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism. Gorakhnath ki Gosthi on the other hand speaks of a conversation between Gorakhnath and Kabir.

Through such idiotic propagandas Congress is making itself a laughing stock.
No wonder, everyone knows Congress is anti Hindu party, when they can question the existence of Lord Ram, this propaganda is quite obvious.

Historians state Gorakhnath lived sometime during the first half of the 2nd millennium CE, but they disagree in which century. Estimates based on archaeology and text range from Briggs’ 11th- to 12th-century to Grierson’s estimate of the 14th-century.


Here is an excerpt from the book “The Oxford Handbbok of Sikh Studies” by Pashaura Singh, Louis E. Fenech:

“Over and over again in his fifty – seven illustrations, we encounter Guru Nanak engaged in discourse with historical figures popular in the Punjab such as Shah Abdul Rahman, Hajji Rattan, Sheikh Braham, Bhagat Kabir, Gorakhnath, Sheikh Sharaf.”

Read the text in this book, there is clear mention of Gurunank’s discourse with Kabir and Gorakhnath.


Here is an excerpt from the book “Gorakhnath and the Kanphaṭa Yogis”
By George Weston Briggs:

“Another tradition connects Gorakhnath with Baba Farid who visited Girnar in 1244, and who died in 1266. Gorakhnath is represented by an old shrine on Girnar.”

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