|Guru||Guru Jambheshwar Ji|
|Meaning||Follow a set of 29 principles given by guru jambheshwar ji|
|Alternative Names||PrahladPanthi, Vishnoi|
|Festivals||Khejarli Fair, Guru Jambhaji Jayanti and Hindu Festivals|
Bishnoi are a sub-sect of the vaishnav sampraday. they follow a set of 29 principles given by guru jambheshwar ji that why they are called bishnoi (20 + 9).
Bishnoi Panth was founded by shree guru jambheshwar (1451-1536), also known as 'Jambhoji'. bishnoi are known for environment and animals lover. approximately 1000 bishnoi living in pakistan they speak saraiki and urdu languages.
The khejarli massacre was an event in september 1730 in which 363 bishnois were killed while trying to peacefully protect a grove of khejri trees. the soldiers were sent by the maharaja of marwar, abhai singh to cut the trees in the village of khejarli to provide wood for a new palace. the killings were carried out on the orders of his minister giridhar bhandari.
Led by a woman named amrita devi bishnoi, the villagers refused to surrender their trees to the raj's soldiers. amrita stated that the khejri trees were sacred to the bishnois, and her faith prohibited her from allowing the trees to be cut down.
The situation escalated, and the marwan party offered to leave the village's khejri trees alone in exchange for a bribe. however, this was seen as a grievous insult to the bishnoi faith, and amrita announced that she would rather die than allow the trees to be cut down. she and her family began hugging the khejris, shielding the trees with their bodies. angered by the rebuke, the marwans beheaded amrita and three of her daughters before beginning to cut down the trees.
363 bishnois killed, tree harvesting halted and outlawed in the village.the effort had a long term impact on environmental advocacy, and the massacre later became known as a precursor to the 20th century chipko movement.
|1||Observe the ritual impurity of 30 days after the birth of the child and keep the mother and child away from household activities.|
|2||Observe a five-day segregation from households activities such as cooking food, serving water, etc. while a woman is in her menses.|
|3||Bathe daily in the morning before sunrise.|
|4||Obey the ideal rules of life: Modesty, patience, or satisfactions, cleanliness.|
|5||Pray twice a day (morning and evening).|
|6||Eulogise God, Vishan, in the evening (Aarti)|
|7||Perform yagya (havan) in the spirit of benevolent devotion and love.|
|8||Use filtered water, milk and clean firewood or use cooking fuel by removing the organisms around it.|
|9||Speak pure words with complete truth.|
|10||Practice forgiveness and kindness from the heart.|
|11||Be sincerely kind.|
|12||Not stealing or having any intention of committing.|
|13||Do not condemn or blaspheme.|
|15||Do not indulge in dispute/debate or conflicts.|
|16||Fast on Amavasya.|
|17||Worship and recite Lord Vishnu in adoration.|
|18||Have mercy on all creatures and love them.|
|19||Don't cut green trees, save the environment.|
|20||Keep away from crushing lust, anger, greed and attachment. Use your strength for the right cause and fight for the cause till your last breath. It will take you to heaven while alive or after death.|
|21||Cook one's own food and keep it pure from all surroundings.|
|22||Provide shelters for abandoned animals to avoid them from being slaughtered in abattoirs.|
|23||Do not sterilize bulls.|
|24||Do not use or trade opium.|
|25||Do not smoke or use tobacco or its products.|
|26||Do not take cannabis or cannabis.|
|27||Do not consume alcohol/liquor.|
|28||Don't eat meat, always be a pure vegetarian.|
|29||Do not use violet-blue color extracted from indigo plant.|
Bishnoi is a religious sect started by saint jambho ji, he made 29 rules for living better lifes, the one who followed him were known as bishnoi(20 + 9). while Jat is different tribe, caste and religious identity. you can't say 'Pakistani' to call themselves 'Arab' on basis of Islam religion, same way tribe and religious sect are two different dimension.
Bishnoi and Rajput are two different caste in Hinduism but Founder of Bishnoi Guru Jambheshwar was born in a Hindu Rajput family of the Panwar clan in the village of Pipasar, Nagaur district (Rajasthan). Guru Jambheshwar founded the Bishnoi sub-sect of Vaishnava Sampradaya. His teachings were in the poetic form known as Shabadwani.
Bishnoi Village is located 22 km away from the Jodhpur city (Rajasthan). it attracts numerous visitors and tourists from all around the world. The village safari is a great option for tourists.
Bishnoi villagers are particularly keen to protect nature, especially plants and animal species. Bishnoi tribals are worshippers of Lord Vishnu (Hinduism). Their diet constitutes of pure vegetarian dishes (One of the principles of Jambhaji).
|Name||Profession / Popular|
|Guru Jambheshwar Ji||Founder of Bishnoi|
|Amrita Devi||Sacrificed for Saving Trees|
|Pooja Bishnoi||Athletes and Cricketer|
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