PARCHI BHAI SEVA RAM
PARCHI BHAI SEVA RAM is a biographical sketch, in Punjabi verse, of Bhai Seva Ram who led the Sevapanthi sect after the death of its founder Bhai Kanhaiya, a disciple of Guru Gobind Singh (1666-1708). Written by Bhai Sahaj Ram, himself a renowned Sevapanthi saint, the book was edited by Bhai Hira Singh and published by the Sevapanthi Addanshahi Sabha, Patiala. Although the manuscripts of the work extant today bear no date, the work is surmised to have been written towards the close of the eighteenth century.
Bhai Seva Ram, a disciple and close associate of Bhai Kanhaiya, preached the Sikh way of life in distant parts of the country. His life is described in the book in the idiom of myth and miracle. But more than highlighting the deeds of the saint the work concerns itself with elucidateing the Sikh tenets. This further blurs the biographical detail.
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