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SIR! RAGA KI VAR, by Guru Ram Das, is one of the twenty-two vars entered in (lie Guru Granth Sahib. It occurs in Sin raga from which it derives its title. This raga, known for its musical grace and delicacy, is sung both in winter (January/February) and in summer (May/June)...

SAKTU, BHAI, a Mahita Khatri of Agra, was a devoted Sikh of the time of Guru Arjan. The Guru, as says Bhai Man! Singh, Sikhan di Bhagat Mala, instructed him in the way of the contemplation of God`s Name. Also See NIHALU CHADDHA, BHAI

RAMU, BHAI, a devoted Sikh of the time of Guru Amar Das. He received the rites of initiation at the hands of the Guru at the time of the latter`s visit to his village, Dalla, now in Kapurthala district of the Punjab. As he heard of the Guru`s arrival, he,...
RAMU, BHAI, a Kohli Khatri of Sultanpur Lodhi in present day Kapurthala district of the Punjab, embraced Sikh faith during the time of Guru Amar Das. He once accompanied the sangat of Sultanpur to Amritsar to wait on Guru Arjan and seek instruction. His name occurs in Bhai Gurdas, Varan...
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,...
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...

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