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PURO, BHAI, a native of Dalla, a village in present day Kapurthala district of the Punjab, was a devoted Sikh of the time of Guru Amar Das. He was among those who waited upon the Guru when he visited Dalla and received initiation at his hands. His name figures in...

PURIA, CHAUDHARI, as says Bhai Gurdas. Varan, XI. 18, accepted Sikh faith at the hands of Guru Arjan. The Guru instructed him in the way of discarding falsehood and cultivating truthfulness. Puria and his companion Chuhar laboured unremittingly at the site of the sacred pool being excavated at Amritsar.

PIRAGA, BHAI, or Parag Das as he is named in the Bhatt Vahis, was the son of Gotam, a Chhibbar Brahman of village Kariala now in Jehlum district of Pakistan. Bhai Piraga embraced Sikh faith in the time of Guru Arjan. In the time of Guru Hargobind, he distinguished himself...
PHIRNA, BHAI, a KhahiraJatt, named, along with Bhai Jodh, among Guru Nanak`s Sikhs in Bhai Gurdas, Varan, XI. Both Bhai Phirna and Bhai Jodh had received instruction at the hands of Guru Nanak. Together they had presented themselves before the Guru and prayed that they be endowed with faith. The...
PARTAPU, BHAI, a professional soldier, came to Guru Arjan, offered obeisance and spoke with folded hands, "Weilding of arms is my trade. Pray, advise me how best my soul can be saved." Guru Arjan, as recorded by Bhai Mani Singh, Sikhdn di Bhagat Maid, said, "When death comes no one...

PAMMU, BHAI, a Puri Khatri, was a devoted Sikh contemporary of Guru Hargobind. He won repute as a soldier in battles that took place during the Guru`s time. His name occurs in Bhai Mani Singh, Sikhdn di Bhagat Maid. Also see Bhai Gurdas, Varan, XI. 29.

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