PAIRA, BHAI, a Kohli Khatri, was a highly learned and devoted Sikh. According to Bhai Mani Singh, Sikhdn di Bhagat Maid, Guru Arjan sent him to Ceylon (Sri Lanka) in search of a manuscript, Prdn SangaH, which, as the tradition goes, had been left there by Guru Nanak. Bhai
BANNO, BHAI (1558-1645), a prominent Sikh contemporary of Guru Arjan and Guru Hargobind, was the son of Bhai Bishan Dev of village Mangat, also called KharaMangat, Khara being its older name, in Phalia tahsil of Gujrat district (now in Pakistan). He was born on Saturday, Baisakh sudi 13,1615 Bk/
BIR, a term used for a recension or copy of the Guru Granth Sahib, is derived from Skt. verb vid meaning "to make strong or firm, strengthen, fasten, or to be strong, firm or hard." The Punjabi verb birana which means "to fix, bind or fasten (something) firmly, or to
CHANGA ,BHAI, a Bhatra scion of Madhav of Ceylon, became a devotee of Guru Nanak. He converted the residence of Madhav into a dharamsala and started imparting instruction in the teachings of the Sikh faith. His name is mentioned in "Haqiqat Rah Muqam," an apocryphal composition included in Bhai
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