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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 Paira brought the manuscript but it was discarded by Guru Arjan as apocryphal. The account Bhai Paira gave of his travels was recorded by Bhai Banno, another scholarly Sikh of the time. Under the title Haqiqat Rah Muqdm Rdje Shivandbh Ki, this account was appended to a copy of the Holy Book Bhai Banno had transcribed. The name occurs in Bhai Gurdas, Varan, XI. 28.

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