Sarbloh Guru Durbar is the third great scripture worshipped
in Akali Nihang Dals (armies). Whereas extensive works have been
written on Adi Guru Durbar and to some extent on
Dasam Guru Durbar, one will find hardly anything
on Sarbloh Guru Durbar.
Akali Nihang Guru Gobind Singh Ji
A persian print of the tenth Sanatan Sikh Guru, author of Sarbloh
In fact, the vast majority of Sikhs have not even
heard of this text let alone laid eyes on Sarbloh Guru Durbar Ji.
Even ancient Sikh and non-Sikh texts are silent on the subject of
Sarbloh Guru Durbar.
Whereas the Adi Guru Durbar and
Dasam Guru Durbar could be publicly seen at Sikh Temples, Sarbloh
Guru Durbar was always kept within the Akali Nihang Dals as a secret
Akali Nihang Singh Khalsa
An old painting of a band of Akali Nihang Singhs adorned
in full combat dress and armed to the teeth with a variety of lethal
Didar Singh Khjal in his teacher, Baba Thakur Singh,
wrote a sanctioned book that speaks of Akali Nihang Baba Gurbakhsh
Singh’s handwritten copy of Sarbloh Guru Granth:
‘Baba Gurbakhsh Singh Ji like Baba Deep
Singh Ji Shahid made hand written copies of Sikh scriptures
and small liturgy booklets and sent them to appropriate places.
His handwritten copy of Siri Sarbloh Granth Sahib is also mentioned
before 1920 it was at the Gurdwara Shahid Ganj at the place
of martyrdom of Baba Gurbakhsh Singh but then during Akali agitation
[1920-1925] it was lost by the old lady who served there.’
(‘Etehas Dam Dmi Taksal Sankhep', Pa.54)
Akali Nihang tradition holds that whereas Adi Guru
Durbar is the embodiment of 'Shaant Ras' (essence of peace), Dasam
Guru Durbar and Sarbloh Guru Durbar are the embodiments of 'Bir
Ras' (warrior essence).