We often hear people say that certain events have been already prophesied in various books or places but if you read those prophesies, most of the times you’ll find that the words of of the prophesies are open-ended and ill-defined and are such that they could easily be applied to many events. But here I’ll describe two prophesies I came across, which are not only clear when applied as could be verified by yourself but has documented proof that they were really written before the actual events took place with real foresight.
The first one is described in a passage by Guru Nanak ji as given below :
Guru Granth Sahib ji, Page: 722
ਤਿਲੰਗ ਮਹਲਾ ੧ ॥
तिलंग महला १ ॥
Tilang, First Mehl:
ਜੈਸੀ ਮੈ ਆਵੈ ਖਸਮ ਕੀ ਬਾਣੀ ਤੈਸੜਾ ਕਰੀ ਗਿਆਨੁ ਵੇ ਲਾਲੋ ॥
जैसी मै आवै खसम की बाणी तैसड़ा करी गिआनु वे लालो ॥
As the speech of the Lord comes to me, so do I express it, O Lalo.
ਪਾਪ ਕੀ ਜੰਞ ਲੈ ਕਾਬਲਹੁ ਧਾਇਆ ਜੋਰੀ ਮੰਗੈ ਦਾਨੁ ਵੇ ਲਾਲੋ ॥
पाप की जंञ लै काबलहु धाइआ जोरी मंगै दानु वे लालो ॥
Bringing the marriage party of sin, Babar has invaded from Kabul, demanding our land as his wedding gift, O Lalo.
ਸਰਮੁ ਧਰਮੁ ਦੁਇ ਛਪਿ ਖਲੋਏ ਕੂੜੁ ਫਿਰੈ ਪਰਧਾਨੁ ਵੇ ਲਾਲੋ ॥
सरमु धरमु दुइ छपि खलोए कूड़ु फिरै परधानु वे लालो ॥
Modesty and righteousness both have vanished, and falsehood moves about like a leader, O Lalo.
ਕਾਜੀਆ ਬਾਮਣਾ ਕੀ ਗਲ ਥਕੀ ਅਗਦੁ ਪੜੈ ਸੈਤਾਨੁ ਵੇ ਲਾਲੋ ॥
काजीआ बामणा की गल थकी अगदु पड़ै सैतानु वे लालो ॥
Qazis and the Brahmins roles are over, and Satan now conducts the marriage rites, O Lalo.
ਮੁਸਲਮਾਨੀਆ ਪੜਹਿ ਕਤੇਬਾ ਕਸਟ ਮਹਿ ਕਰਹਿ ਖੁਦਾਇ ਵੇ ਲਾਲੋ ॥
मुसलमानीआ पड़हि कतेबा कसट महि करहि खुदाइ वे लालो ॥
The Muslim women read the Koran, and in their misery, they call upon God, O Lalo.
ਜਾਤਿ ਸਨਾਤੀ ਹੋਰਿ ਹਿਦਵਾਣੀਆ ਏਹਿ ਭੀ ਲੇਖੈ ਲਾਇ ਵੇ ਲਾਲੋ ॥
जाति सनाती होरि हिदवाणीआ एहि भी लेखै लाइ वे लालो ॥
Hindu women of high castes, of low caste and others as well, are also put into the same misery, O Lalo.
ਖੂਨ ਕੇ ਸੋਹਿਲੇ ਗਾਵੀਅਹਿ ਨਾਨਕ ਰਤੁ ਕਾ ਕੁੰਗੂ ਪਾਇ ਵੇ ਲਾਲੋ ॥੧॥
खून के सोहिले गावीअहि नानक रतु का कुंगू पाइ वे लालो ॥१॥
The wedding songs of murder are sung, O Nanak, and blood is sprinkled instead of saffron, O Lalo. ||1||
ਸਾਹਿਬ ਕੇ ਗੁਣ ਨਾਨਕੁ ਗਾਵੈ ਮਾਸ ਪੁਰੀ ਵਿਚਿ ਆਖੁ ਮਸੋਲਾ ॥
साहिब के गुण नानकु गावै मास पुरी विचि आखु मसोला ॥
Nanak sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord, and voices this account in the city of corpses.
ਜਿਨਿ ਉਪਾਈ ਰੰਗਿ ਰਵਾਈ ਬੈਠਾ ਵੇਖੈ ਵਖਿ ਇਕੇਲਾ ॥
जिनि उपाई रंगि रवाई बैठा वेखै वखि इकेला ॥
The One who created, and attached the mortals to pleasures, sits alone indifferently and watches.
ਸਚਾ ਸੋ ਸਾਹਿਬੁ ਸਚੁ ਤਪਾਵਸੁ ਸਚੜਾ ਨਿਆਉ ਕਰੇਗੁ ਮਸੋਲਾ ॥
सचा सो साहिबु सचु तपावसु सचड़ा निआउ करेगु मसोला ॥
The Lord is eternal, and eternal is His justice. He issues His Commands according to His judgment.
ਕਾਇਆ ਕਪੜੁ ਟੁਕੁ ਟੁਕੁ ਹੋਸੀ ਹਿਦੁਸਤਾਨੁ ਸਮਾਲਸੀ ਬੋਲਾ ॥
काइआ कपड़ु टुकु टुकु होसी हिदुसतानु समालसी बोला ॥
When body-fabric will be torn apart into shreds, and then India will remember my word.
ਆਵਨਿ ਅਠਤਰੈ ਜਾਨਿ ਸਤਾਨਵੈ ਹੋਰੁ ਭੀ ਉਠਸੀ ਮਰਦ ਕਾ ਚੇਲਾ ॥
आवनि अठतरै जानि सतानवै होरु भी उठसी मरद का चेला ॥
Coming in seventy-eight (Vikram Samvat), departing in ninety-seven (Vikram Samvat), and then another disciple of man will rise up.
ਸਚ ਕੀ ਬਾਣੀ ਨਾਨਕੁ ਆਖੈ ਸਚੁ ਸੁਣਾਇਸੀ ਸਚ ਕੀ ਬੇਲਾ ॥੨॥੩॥੫॥
सच की बाणी नानकु आखै सचु सुणाइसी सच की बेला ॥२॥३॥५॥
Nanak utters True speech; he proclaims the Truth at this, the right time. ||2||3||5||
The above passage spoken by Guru Nanak devji in the city of Shaidpur where he proclaimed that he expresses the same speech as it came to him from Lord Himself. He said that Babur has invaded India from Kabul and due to which there was suffering everywhere and all women prayed to Lord for relief. Then Nanak prophesied that someone would arrive in 78 Vikram Samvat (~20-21 A.D) and would depart in 97 Vikram Samvat (~39-40 A.D) and another disciple of this man will rise up (presumably to end Mughal Empire founded by Babur).
When I read the above passage then it was natural to find the meaning of the prophecy but to my disappointment I didn’t find any answers after going through many websites and blogs. Then I started digging into history to find the answer myself and I’m happy that I believe that I finally found the answer.
The person Guru Nanak ji was talking about was Baji Rao Ballal Balaji Bhat also known as Baji Rao I. Let us see how. Coming in seventy-eight – Baji Rao I was appointed as Peshwa upon the death of his father by Chhattrapati Shahu in 17(~20-21 A.D) A.D. they will depart in ninety-seven – He died in 17(~39-40 A.D) A.D. Now few unique accomplishments of this great warrior:
1. Baji Rao, who fought over 41 major battles and many others, is reputed never to have lost a battle.
2. Under his command, Marathas defeated the Siddis (Moghul admirals), Portuguese, and Nizam, Bangash and other generals.
3. He was one of the first to understand and exploit the weaknesses of the fragmenting Mughal Empire.
Now the second half of the prophecy. and then another disciple of man will rise up – The person Guru Nanak ji is talking about here is none other than Nanasaheb Peshwa, also known as Balaji Baji Rao, the son of Baji Rao I. Maratha power in India reached its peak under his reign. By 1760 AD the borders of Maratha Empire had crossed Peshawar (presently in Pakistan), the peak of Maratha empire when almost whole India was under Maratha empire which virtually ended Mughal empire in India ref : Map.
There was a tyrant named Sikandar Butshikan who having broken all the idols in Kashmir, acquired the title of the Iconoclast, ‘Destroyer of Idols’. Once an incident happened during his time. As he was destroying all the temples and idols, there was one temple with which a remarkable incident happened. There was a temple built by Raja Bulnat, the destruction of which was attended with a remarkable incident. After it had been leveled, and the people were employed in digging the foundation, a copper-plate was discovered, on which was the following inscription: “Raja (king) Bulnat, having built this temple, was desirous of ascertaining from his astrologers how long it would last, and was informed by them that after eleven hundred years, a king named Sikundar would destroy it, as well as the other temples in Kashmir”. The tyrant Sikandar was surprised, though vexed, that the Hindu prophet should have predicted the truth. Then he declared that if they (constructors) had placed the plate against the wall (instead of below the foundations), he would have preserved the temple to contradict the prophet. Ref
The implications of the fact that prophesies do exist are immense and are analyzed in a separate article free will.