BANSAVALINAMA DASAN PATSHAHIAN KA is a poeticized account of the lives of the Gurus by Kesar Singh Chhibbar. The term bansavalinama means a genealogy. Another term used in the text is "kursinama" which is Persian for "genealogy." But, strictly speaking, this work is not a genealogical table. It is
BHAU MORAL, BHAI, a Mokal Khatri, was a devoted Sikh of Guru Arjan`s time. He was one of the sangat who once waited on the Guru and complained how some people were composing verses using Nanak as a pseudonym. According to Bhai Mani Singh, Sikhan di Bhagat Mala, this
CHELLARAM, BHAl (1904-1964), a well known Sahajdhari Sikh of modern times who sang and preached gurbani, the Guru`s inspired word, with a rare love and devotion, was born in a Sindhi family of Hyderabad (Sindh) on 3 May 1904, the son of Dr Tekchand Rachumal Mansukhani and Chettbai. Chellaram`s
DHIRA, BHAI, a devoted Sikh of the time of Guru Hargobind, was a resident of Uj[jain. He used to visit Amritsar twice a year, to make obeisance to the Guru. Once, records Bhai Mani Singh, Sikhan di Bhagat Mala, he begged Guru Hargobind to enlighten him about the qualities
GALAURA, BHAI, a resident of village Chlka in the present Kaithal district of Haryana, became a devotee of Guru Tegh Bahadur The Guru appointed him his masand, representative in Hisar and Harisi, in which capacity he spread the teachings of the Gurus in that region.
HAR KRISHAN, GURU (1656-1664), the eighth Guru or prophet teacher of the Sikh faith, was the younger son of Guru Har Rai (1630-61) and Mata Sulakkham. He was born on 7 July 1656 at Kiratpur, in the Sivalik hills, in present day Ropar district of the Punjab. As his time
JATTU BHIVA, BHAI, a Khatri Sikh of Guru Arjan`s time. He once visited the Guru at Amritsar and received instruction from him. His name figures in Bhai Gurdas, Varan, XI.20.
KHALSA DHARAM SHASTAR, the Sikh manual of conduct enunciating Sikhs` social and religious duties was prepared under the patronage of Sodhi Ram Narain Singh, a scion of the Sodhi family of Sri Anandpur Sahib and was published at Sri Gurmat Press, Amritsar, in the year Nanakshahl 445 (AD 1914).
LALU, BHAI, a Vij Khatri, was initiated into Sikh faith by Guru Arjan. The Guru instructed him in the virtues of humility and of sharing with others whatever one had to eat. Bhai Santokh Singh, Sri Gur Pratap Suraj Granth, mentions Bhai Lalu`s name among those who earned prominence
MARU VAR, Guru Arjan`s composition in the Maru musical measure in the Guru Granth Sahib. Traditionally, Maru which gives the Vdr its title is elegiac verse and is commonly sung in the afternoon. This measure has a martial undertone as well. The singing of Maru rdga with devotion annuls
NANDA, BHAI, a Sanghera Jatt, received the rites of initiation at the hands of Guru Arjan. He trained as a warrior in the time of Guru Hargobind, and was killed in the battle of Lohgarh, Amritsar, in 1629. According to Bhai Santokh Singh, Sri GUT Pratdp Suraj Granth, Bhai
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