PARI (FAIRY) (Pluralâ€”Parian) It seems that the jewel-like Ragas (musical modes) and the families of fairies (Parian) have come to sing the hymns of praise. (Ramkali M. 3, Anand, p. 917) Pari or Peri is a Persian word for fairy. All over the world, people have believed in fairies. They are supernatural beings like Apsaras and interfere with human beings for good and evil. It is said that the stories of Arabian Nights came to Europe from India by way of Persia. The stories of Persian flying Peris became mixed with other stories.
1. Kohli,Surindar Singh ed,Dictionary of Mythological References in Guru Granth Sahib 1993