Bhai Baljinder Singh ji (Rara Sahib Wale)
preaches the teachings of Sikhism all over the
world, as expounded by Sant Isher Singh ji. He has
been working for a number of years to make the
important Sikhism literature resources available for
use on the computer. He has thus been responsible
for getting important Gurbani texts typed into the
computer, the ones that were not already done. He
has been instrumental in creating Gurbani Search
Software named Isher Micromedia Software. This
search tool can search text of Sri Guru Granth Sahib
and Vaars/Kabits Bhai Gurdas ji in a hurry. Besides
this, he has provided the basic and detailed source
material about Gurbani, Sikhism & Sikh History. This
is being offered free of cost as a humble service to
the Sikh Community worldwide. Here are some of his
accomplishments in this regard.
started the project of getting Mahankosh by Bhai
Kahan Singh ‘Nabha’ typed into the computer in 1996
and it got completed in 1998. Mahankosh was then
made available for downloading at:
Then he embarked on the Gurbani Search Software
project, which was then completed with collaboration
with Dr. Thind and Dr. Gurcharan Singh (Retd.
Professor Punjabi University,
Patiala). This project
required many other Sikh scriptures to be typed into
a computer and proof read and all that was
the features of the Isher Micromedia Gurbani Search
Software are as follows:
(a) Quick searches of text of Sri Guru Granth
Sahib and Vaars and Kabit by Bhai Gurdas with
utility to find a Word or Line.
(b) Software gives an option to do searches for a
particular Raag, or Author/Authors or to separate
Gurbani by these attributes.
(c) Option to copy/paste all searched text in an
outside text editor. The copied/selected text will
keep the reference attributes, such as Raag, Author,
Page or Line.
(d) The software has unique feature to collect
the complete information about a particular topic in
Gurbani or Vaar/Kabits and copy all this information
with a single click.
(e) It also has an option to copy the
next/previous line/lines while you collect
information about a particular topic from Gurbani or
(f) The software gives options to read following
three TEEKAS of Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji
(I) Punjabi/English Translation of Sri Guru
Granth Sahib ji by Bhai Manmohan Singh ji,
(II) Sri Guru Granth Darpan (Gurbani Teeka) by
Prof. Sahib Singh and
(III) Fridkot Wala Teeka (Classical Teeka of Sri
Guru Granth Sahib by the scholars of Nirmala Sect).
(g) A unique feature of this Search Engine is
that it gives proper punctuation of Gurbani and
Vaars of Bhai Gurdas ji, for any one interested in
learning too read the text properly.
(h) Software has a feature that makes it possible
to view the meaning of any selected Word from Sri
Guru Granth Sahib, Vaars/Kabits Bhai Gurdas ji
according to Mahankosh and Sri Guru Granth Kosh by
Dr. Gurcharan Singh.
(i) There is also easy access to Mahankosh.
(j) The Gurbani Search software is dedicated to
the 400th Anniversary of the Compilation
of Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji and has been distributed
on CDs to thousands of users, all free of cost.
(k) The latest version of this software ‘Isher
Micro Media’ is also made available for free
http://www.ik13.com is managed by Bhai Baljinder
Singh and it has “Bhai Daya Singh ji Online Library”
(named after Bhai Daya Singh ji, one of the Five
Beloved 'PANJ PIARAY' of Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji).
Following Acrobat PDF files are available on this
Mahankosh by Bhai Kahan Singh ji 'Nabha'.
Fridkot Wala Teeka.
Nanak Parkash by Bhai Santokh Singh ji.
Gurpartap Suraj Granth, complete with 12 Rasses, 6
Ruts and 2 Ayans.
Relative Index of Sri Gur Partap Suraj Granth Edited
by S. Harbans Singh M.A. These files have many
hyperlinks to make it easy to read the desired text.
Baljinder Singh is currently working on getting
following Sikh texts typed into the computer:
‘Twarikh Guru Khalsa’ (by Giani Gian Singh ji).
by Bhai Nand Lal ji.
other original source materials about Sikh History
and Philosophy (especially compiled in 18th,
19th and early 20th century).