On Wednesday 10th October I travelled to London to meet Baba Joginder Singh, Jathedar of Budha Dal, the Highest order of Akali Nihangs, dating back to Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s time, who is currently visiting the sangat of the UK.
There were so many conflicting views and misconceptions the past few years so I decided to visit the source to get an authentic first hand account to clarify some issues I have had with Nidar’s ideology and his claims to Budha Dal fame.
Nidar Singh makes many fake claims to being the final exponent of Shastarvidyabut in one of his interviews in Martial Arts Magazine he states:
KG: Are there many masters of this art?
NS: As guns became more popular the emphasis on this art decreased in the itinierant Akali Nihang armies. Today there are not many masters of this art alive. The ones I know, if still alive, are Nihang Baba Ram Singh in UP, India and Bhai Ranjit Singh of Patiala who has partial knowledge of this art. There are no doubt others in Budha Dal (oldest Sikh martial order established in 1606) but they being itinerant mendicants of secretive nature, are not easy to track down.
I would like to clarify a few things with everyone. This is not a website to promote hatred or violence against anyone regardless of what they believe. This is a website that has been setup by a few people who are concerned about the parchaar of Nidar Singh and his websites and seek to inform the sangat of what he actually believes so that they can make the decision for themselves whether they want to or want to let their kids attend Nidar’s Classes or not.
I would like to reiterate that I am in no way against Nihangs in general, I accept they have their practices and seeing this excommunication letter, seeing that the Nihangs also reject Nidars way of thinking legitimised the purpose of this website. We have Nihangs of the Budha Dal backing our website who are also unhappy with the misrepresentation of Nihang ideology. So His students attempts to make out that this website is attacking Nihangs is baseless. Actually this website was privately created, funded, maintained, sourced, approved and backed by Nihangs. AKAAAAALLLLLLL!!!!!!
Some of Nidars students recently have started to contact me and spread rumours about Baba Joginder Singh ji, the respected Jathedar of the Budha Dal. I think this is not good conduct.
This was originally posted by Kalyug Singh at SikhSangat.com. Awesome article had to copy and post it here.
I looked through the history section of Niddar Singh’s Shastar Vidiya website and identified the lies and mistruths I found scattered through the pages where the author misquotes bani to attempt to identify Sikhi as a subset of Hinduism. I’ve quoted the author in italics and my comments are below.
His claims that he is the last teacher of the Akali Nihung martial art that originated with Shiva and came to the Nihangs via the Pashupati shamans, the Kapalika and Kalamukha Shiva worshippers, and the order of the Naths I’ve left unexamined because apart from the author’s creativity and fancy there is no evidence to examine.
The ‘Brahma Kavach’ consists of 32 sacred names of the primordial power of ‘Akal’ – also known as ‘Adi Deva’ ‘Shiv’ (Shiva).
Following many of Nidars students inundating the wesbite making threats and hiding behind fake names saying that we are biased I have made numerous attempts to contact nidar though his website and facebook pages
here is the proof – message posted on his facebook page – the Comments are subsequently deleted immediately without response.
So regardless of the countless calls of his students to ask him face to face, why doesn’t he not make an offical statement for all to see. Ask Nidar to make a statement and we will post it here.
Here we have proof of Nidar Singh ignoring Dasam Granth gurbani of Guru Gobind Singh ji and falsely attributing the creation of the Khalsa to Kalika Devi.
So Guru Gobind Singh ji clearly states that the starting of the panth was ordained by the almighty Vaheguru Akaal Purkh, thus he says in Bachittar natak clearly that the creation of the Khalsa was with the blessings of Akaal Purkh Alone.
ਅਕਾਲ ਪੁਰਖ ਬਾਚ ॥
The Word of the Non-Temporal Lord:
ਮੈ ਅਪਨਾ ਸੁਤ ਤੋਹਿ ਨਿਵਾਜਾ ॥ ਪੰਥ ਪ੍ਰਚੁਰ ਕਰਬੇ ਕਹੁ ਸਾਜਾ ॥
I have adopted you as my son and hath created you for the propagation of the path (Panth).
ਜਾਹਿ ਤਹਾਂ ਤੈ ਧਰਮੁ ਚਲਾਇ ॥ ਕਬੁਧਿ ਕਰਨ ਤੇ ਲੋਕ ਹਟਾਇ ॥੨੯॥
You go therefore for the spread of Dharma (righteousness) and cause people to retrace their steps from evil actions”.29.
The World of the Poet:
ਠਾਢ ਭਯੋ ਮੈ ਜੋਰਿ ਕਰ ਬਚਨ ਕਹਾ ਸਿਰ ਨਿਆਇ ॥
I stood up with folded hands and bowing down my head, I said:
ਪੰਥ ਚਲੈ ਤਬ ਜਗਤ ਮੈ ਜਬ ਤੁਮ ਕਰਹੁ ਸਹਾਇ ॥੩੦॥
The path (Panth) shall prevail only in the world, with THY ASSISTANCE.”30.
(Guru Gobind Singh ji, Dasam Granth)
Nidar and his main chela Paramjit Singh went to Takht Hazur Sahib to promote their new book “In the Masters Presence”. They were thrown out of the place and had to write an apology for calling the Jathedar a sell-out and weak, in their book, as well as insulting the Hazuri Singhs and claiming that women can cut their hair. They will never been seen there ever again. Watch the video above and see if it matches Nidar’s egotistical statements below from his website, where he calls Baba Kulwant Singh and his sangat fools and insults them further
Several organisations run and created by Nidar’s cult members’ support him. Like GT 1588 who have over 5000 likes on facebook and UKPHA, Eastern Arts Partnership, as well as Asian Health Initiative, all run by Parmjit Grewal and Amandeep Madra. They had to change their name due to the Sangat associating UKPHA with Nidar.
Here are two examples of just some of the Grants they have received:
Nidar Singh’s parchar ten years ago or so was anti-SGPC and anti-British colonialism, of how they modified Sikhism into a passive movement. So, it’s hypocritical for him to support Balbir, who is supported by the Akali-BJP (Hindu) and SGPC. Here is video of Nidar accepting Balbir as his leader: