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"The King-Army Churner" - Guru Gobind Singh's Name for the Gun⁣

ਜਗਤੀਸਣੀ ਪਦਾਦਿ ਬਖਾਨੋ ॥ ਅੰਤਿ ਸਬਦ ਮਥਣੀ ਤਿਹ ਠਾਨੋ ॥ ⁣

First say 'the Army of the Kings' [Jagat-isa-ni], then attach the word 'the Churner [Mathni].⁣

ਸਕਲ ਤੁਪਕ ਕੇ ਨਾਮ ਪਛਾਨਹੁ ॥ ਯਾ ਮੈ ਭੇਦ ਰਤੀ ਨ ਪ੍ਰਮਾਨਹੁ ॥710॥⁣

Understand all the names of the Gun, don't doubt this even in the slightest. ⁣

- Dasam Guru Granth Sahib, Shastarnamala

Here Guru Gobind Singh names the Gun as the 'King-Army Churner', analogizing the long wood shape of a churner [madani] to the long barrel of a gun - both churning, taking two substances and extracting their essence. The Churner extracts butter from milk, and a Gun extracts blood from the King's Army. ⁣

ਜਗਤੀਸਣੀ = ਜਗਤ (World) ਈਸ (Rulers/Kings) ਣੀ (Army of)⁣

ਮਥਣੀ = Churner

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