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SIROPA, a term adopted from Persian saropa (head and foot) or sarapa (head to foot) meaning an honorary dress, is used in Sikh vocabulary for a garment, scarf or a length of cloth bestowed on someone as a mark of honour. It is the equivalent of khill`at or robe of...
REKH RAO, BHAI, and Bhana Mallan were Sikh residents of Kabul. They looked after the local chieftain`s stores. Both were pious Sikhs and very honest. Once complaints were laid against them questioning their dealings. By Guru Arjan`s blessing their honour was publicly vindicated. The names appear in Bhai Gurdas, Varan,...
KALAU, BHAI, a Kakka Sunar or goldsmith and a Sikh of the time of Guru Arjan, was known for his martial skill. He once waited on the Guru and enquired how a warrior might be saved. The Guru, according to Bhai Mani Singh, Sikhdn di Bhagat Maid, said, "He who...
DHARAM CHAND, son of Lakhmi Chand and grandson of Guru Nanak. According to Gurbilas Patshahi Chhevin, he received Guru Hargobind when the latter, along with Bhai Gurdas and Bhai Bhana, went to Kartarpur which Guru Nanak had made his dwelling place during the last years of his life. Dharam Chand...
BAHORA, BHAI, a goldsmith, who once came to Goindval to see Guru Arjan and seek his blessing. He confessed to the Guru that he cheated his customers skimping their gold, and asked what other calling he should turn to. The Guru said, "Do not cheat, do not steal and then...

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