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PADARATH, BHAI, a devoted Sikh of the time of Guru Ram Das. Once accompanied by Bhai Taru and Bhai Bharu, he went to visit Guru Ram Das. He and his companions felt deeply moved to hear kirtan being recited in the Guru`s presence. "0 refuge of the poor," they prayed,...
PADHANA, pronounced Bharhana, a village barely half a kilometre on the Pakistan side of the IndoPak border, is sacred to Guru Hargobind (1595-1694) who once stayed here during his journey from Lahore to Amritsar. The historical Gurdwara Patshahi VI commemorating the Guru`s visit remained affiliated to the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak...
PAHAFUE,, usually pronounced pahire, is the title shared by four of the Sikh hymns two by Guru Nanak and one each by Guru Ram Das and Guru Arjanrecorded consecutively in the Siri Rag portion of the Guru Granth Sahib. The term pahareis the plural of pahard, meaning a guard or...
PAHAR SINGH MAN (d. 1813) was son of Sarja Singh, of the Mughal Chakk family of the Mans. He entered the service of the Sukkarchakkias under Charhat Singh as a trooper and later became a commander. Under Mahari Singh, he served with distinction in the campaigns of Kofli and Sialkot....
PAHAR SINGH, RAJA (d. 1849), son of Charhat Singh, succeeded his nephew, Atar Singh, in 1827 to the throne of Faridkot. His reign lasting twenty-two years was marked by peace and prosperity. He founded many villages and dug wells and extended cultivation. He helped the British in the first AngloSikh...
PAHUL or amrit sanskdr, the name given in the Sikh tradition to the ceremony of initiation. The word pdhulor pahulis a derivative from a substantive, pahumeaning an agent which brightens, accelerates or sharpens the potentialities of a given object. In the history of the Sikh faith, the initiation ceremony has...
PAIL, village (now in ruins) near Ganguval, 5 km north of Anandpur along AnandpurGuru ka Lahore road, has a shrine commemorating Guru Hargobind`s visit in 1635. Here one of his favourite stallions, Jan Bhai, wounded in the battle of Kartarpur, finally collapsed and died. The Gurdwara established during the 20th...
PAINDA KHAN (d. 1635), spelt Painde Khan in Sikh chronicles, was the son of Fateh Khan. an Afghan resident of the village of `Alimpur, 7 km northeast of Kartarpur in the present Jalandhar district of the Punjab. His parents died while he was still very young, and he was brought...

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