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7. Bhaai Daya Singh ji

Bhai Daya Singh (26 August 1669 - 1708), the first of the Panj Piare or the Five Beloved celebrated in the Sikh tradition, was the son of Bhai Suddha, a Sobti Khatri of Lahore, and Mai Diali. His original name was Daya Ram. His name is uttered first among the five Beloved of the Guru (Panj Pyaras) in the Sikh Ardas.

Bhai Suddha was a devout Sikh of Guru Tegh Bahadur and had visited Anandpur more than once to seek his blessing. In 1677, he travelled to Anandpur along with his family including his young son, Daya Ram, to make obeisance to Guru Gobind Singh, this time to settle there permanently.

Daya Ram, already well versed in Punjabi and Persian, engaged himself in the study of classics and gurbani. He also received training in the use of weapons.

  • Born as a Sobti Khatri in Lahore in 1661

  • Father's name: Bhai Suddha Ji

  • Mother's name: Mata Mai Diali Ji

  • Original Name: Bhai Daya Ram

  • Was the "first" to answer the call of Guru Gobind Rai, even though he thought he was to be killed.

  • Become the first Panj Piare

  • Became Bhai Daya Singh on taking Amrit

  • At the time of the creation of the Khalsa, Bhai Sahib ji was 38 years old

  • On the night of 7/8 December 1705 with Bhai Dharam Singh, he accompanied Guru Gobind Singh out of Chamkaur fort.

  • Together with Bhai Dharam Singh was sent to deliver the Zafarnamah to Emperor Aurangzeb

  • Akal Chalana: Attained Shayeedie at Nanded Sahib on 1708, aged 47 years.

  • Anandpur, 30 March 1699

    In the historic divan in the Keshgarh Fort at Anandpur on 30 March 1699, he was the first to rise at the Guru's call and offer his head, followed by four others in succession. These five were the first to be admitted to the fold of the Khalsa and they in turn administered the rites of initiation to Guru Gobind Singh who called them collectively Panj Piare. Daya Ram after initiation became Daya Singh.

    Although the five enjoyed equal status as the Guru's close confidants and constant attendants, Bhai Daya Singh was always regarded as the first amoung equals. He took part in the battles of Anandpur, and was one of the three Sikhs who followed Guru Gobind Singh out of Chamkaur on the night of 7/8 December 1705, eluding the besieging hordes. He was Guru Gobind Singh's emissary sent from the village of Dina in the Punjab to deliver his letter which became famous as Zafarnamah, the Letter of Victory, to Emperor Aurangzeb, then camping at Ahmadnagar.

    Bhai Daya Singh, accompanied by Bhai Dharam Singh, another of the Panj Piare, reached Ahmadnagar via Aurangabad, but found that it was not possible to have access to the Emperor and deliver to him the letter personally as Guru Gobind Singh had directed. Daya Singh sent Dharam Singh back to seek the Guru's advice, but before the latter could rejoin him with fresh instructions, he had managed to have the letter delivered, and had himself returned to Aurangabad. A shrine called Gurdwara Bhai Daya Singh marks the place of his sojourn in Dhami Mahalla.

    Bhai Daya Singh and Bhai Dharam Singh returned and, according to Sikh tradition, they rejoined Guru Gobind Singh at Kalayat, a town 52 km southwest of Bikaner in Rajasthan. Bhai Daya Singh remained in attendance upon the Guru and was with him at the time of his death at Nanded on 7 October 1708. He died at Nanded soon after, where today, a joint memorial for him and for Bhai Dharam Singh known as Angitha (literally burning pyre) stands in memory of these two famous Panj Piare. It stands on the site that marks their cremation near the bank of the river Godavri.

    Bhai Daya Singh was a learned man. One of the Rahitnamas, manuals on Sikh conduct, is ascribed to him. The Nirmalas, a sect of Sikh schoolmen, claim him as one of their forebearers. Their Darauli branch traces its origin to Bhai Daya Singh through Baba Deep Singh.

       
     1. Bhai Gurbaksh Singh ji  2. Bhai Subeg Singh ji 
    3. 40 mukte 4. Bhai Bidhi Chand ji
    5. Bhai Bachittar Singh ji 6. Bhai Bota Singh & Garja Singh ji
    7. Bhaai Daya Singh ji 8. Bhaai Daya Singh ji
    9. Bhai Dharam Singh ji 10. Bhaai Himmat Singh ji
    11. Bhaai Mukham Singh ji 12. Bhaai Sahib Singh ji
    13. Bhai Mehtab Singh ji 14. Bhai Sukha Singh ji
    15. Bhai Tara Singh 'waní 16. Bhai Tara Singh Ghaiba ji
    17. Lahina Singh ji 18. Sahibzada Ajit Singh ji
    19. Sahibzada Jujhar Singh ji 20. Baba Deep Singh ji
       
     
     

     

     

     

    GURUDWARA SHRI DATA BANDI CHHORH SAHIB, is situated in the Distt City Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh (Central India) It is situated on the hill top in the Fort Gwalior. After the news of Martyrdom of SHRI GURU ARJAN DEV JI at Lahore, Baba Budha ji announced SHRI HARGOBIND SAHIB JI as sixth GURU. SHRI GURU HARGOBIND SAHIB JI started raising the army of Saint Soldiers to fight against the cruelty.

    GURU SAHIB raised the Lohgarh Fort at Amritsar (Now Known as GURUDWARA SHRI LOHGARH SAHIB). GURU SAHIB also used to provide quick and cheap justice to the people at Akal Takhat Sahib. This led a seriuos concern to Jahangir, who later summoned GURU SAHIB to Delhi. On this GURU SAHIB reached Delhi and the place where he stayed there for few days is called as GURUDWARA SHRI MAJNU KA TILLA SAHIB.

    GURU SAHIB met Jahangir several times and were having good understanding with each other. Both of them came to Agra for hunting. GURU SAHIB saved Jahangir and killed Tiger (GURUDWARA SHRI SHER SHIKAR SAHIB, DHOLPUR Rajasthan is situated at this Place). Jahangir fell sick; he called Kazi's and Hakims to consult about his health. But Chandu bribed them and asked the kazi & hakim's to suggest Jahangir that his health will be improved if some holy person will pray for him at Gwalior Fort.

    He made it sure that kazi/hakim's sugggest GURU SAHIB's name as a Holy person. Kazi/Hakim's did the same thing and suggested Jahangir to select GURU SAHIB for this task. Jahangir asked GURU SAHIB to stay at Gwalior Fort and pray for him. GURU SAHIB agreed to stay there and moved to Gwalior Fort. GURU SAHIB used to worship at a place called as Thada Sahib and he continued doing this for 2 years and 3 months. GURU SAHIB while staying at Thada Sahib also met 52 Rajput Rulers arrested by Jahangir. They all were tied to diffrent Pillars with chains and were leading miserable life. After daily prayer, GURU SAHIB used to meet the rulers and consoled them that when ever he (GURU SAHIB) will go from the fort he will take all the rulers along with him.

    On the other side Jahangir was again sick and his health was declining day by day. Luckily during these days Sain Mian Mir ji was in Agra. Jahangir's wife met Sain ji and asked about Jahangirs health. Sain ji told her that they had taken a holy man to there custody if they will not release them then there whole empire will be distroyed. When Jahangir came to know about this thing he sent orders to release GURU SAHIB. But GURU SAHIB on other hand put a condition that he (GURU SAHIB) will only go from there if all the rulers will be released.

    Again Jahangir was in confusion whether to realease all of them or not. So he sent a message that who so ever will hold GURU SAHIB's Palla can leave the fort. (The Rajputs never Hold any ones Palla). Also Jahangir was sure that it will be not possible to hold GURU SAHIB's palla for all the rulers, so only few will be released.

    Next morning a miracal happened and all the 52 rulers came out of Fort holding GURU SAHIB's palla and were released; When all of them came out of Fort Gwalior while holding GURU SAHIB's Chola's. From that day onwards GURU SAHIB was also known as Data Bandi Chhorh Sahib.GURUDWARA SHRI DATA BANDI CHHORH SAHIB, is situated in the Distt City Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh (Central India) It is situated on the hill top in the Fort Gwalior. After the news of Martyrdom of SHRI GURU ARJAN DEV JI at Lahore, Baba Budha ji announced SHRI HARGOBIND SAHIB JI as sixth GURU.

    SHRI GURU HARGOBIND SAHIB JI started raising the army of Saint Soldiers to fight against the cruelty. GURU SAHIB raised the Lohgarh Fort at Amritsar (Now Known as GURUDWARA SHRI LOHGARH SAHIB). GURU SAHIB also used to provide quick and cheap justice to the people at Akal Takhat Sahib. This led a seriuos concern to Jahangir, who later summoned GURU SAHIB to Delhi. On this GURU SAHIB reached Delhi and the place where he stayed there for few days is called as GURUDWARA SHRI MAJNU KA TILLA SAHIB.

    GURU SAHIB met Jahangir several times and were having good understanding with each other. Both of them came to Agra for hunting. GURU SAHIB saved Jahangir and killed Tiger (GURUDWARA SHRI SHER SHIKAR SAHIB, DHOLPUR Rajasthan is situated at this Place). Jahangir fell sick; he called Kazi's and Hakims to consult about his health. But Chandu bribed them and asked the kazi & hakim's to suggest Jahangir that his health will be improved if some holy person will pray for him at Gwalior Fort.

    He made it sure that kazi/hakim's sugggest GURU SAHIB's name as a Holy person. Kazi/Hakim's did the same thing and suggested Jahangir to select GURU SAHIB for this task. Jahangir asked GURU SAHIB to stay at Gwalior Fort and pray for him. GURU SAHIB agreed to stay there and moved to Gwalior Fort. GURU SAHIB used to worship at a place called as Thada Sahib and he continued doing this for 2 years and 3 months.

    GURU SAHIB while staying at Thada Sahib also met 52 Rajput Rulers arrested by Jahangir. They all were tied to diffrent Pillars with chains and were leading miserable life. After daily prayer, GURU SAHIB used to meet the rulers and consoled them that when ever he (GURU SAHIB) will go from the fort he will take all the rulers along with him. On the other side Jahangir was again sick and his health was declining day by day. Luckily during these days Sain Mian Mir ji was in Agra. Jahangir's wife met Sain ji and asked about Jahangirs health. Sain ji told her that they had taken a holy man to there custody if they will not release them then there whole empire will be distroyed.

    When Jahangir came to know about this thing he sent orders to release GURU SAHIB. But GURU SAHIB on other hand put a condition that he (GURU SAHIB) will only go from there if all the rulers will be released. Again Jahangir was in confusion whether to realease all of them or not. So he sent a message that who so ever will hold GURU SAHIB's Palla can leave the fort. (The Rajputs never Hold any ones Palla).

    Also Jahangir was sure that it will be not possible to hold GURU SAHIB's palla for all the rulers, so only few will be released. Next morning a miracal happened and all the 52 rulers came out of Fort holding GURU SAHIB's palla and were released; When all of them came out of Fort Gwalior while holding GURU SAHIB's Chola's. From that day onwards GURU SAHIB was also known as Data Bandi Chhorh Sahib.

     

    Gurudwara Shri Data Bandi Chhorh Sahib Phone Number :  0751-2480040

     

     

    Bandi chhorh diwas was the day on which shri guru hargobind sahib ji got released from fort gwalior. And that days falls on "asu di masya" which is still celeberated at gurudwara shri bandi chhorh sahib, gwalior.

     

     

    MIRI : The concept is linked to the traditional power enjoyed by kings and ruler where the might of the military resulted in the power and ability to rule or influence the people.

    PIRI : The concept of "Piri" is linked to the power enjoyed by religious leaders, church priests, qazis, pandits, etc. to have power or influence over the devotees by way of "spiritual power" or religious power. The words miri and piri are now frequently used together to give the concept promoted by the sixth Guru.

     

     
    1. Earn your living by honest means.

    2.  Impart the 10th (Tenth) part of your earnings.

    3. Learn Gurbaani orally to make it an integral part of your memory.

    4. Wake up early in the morning.

    5. To serve Gursikhs with love and affection.

    6. To know the meanings of Gurbaani from a Gursikh.

    7. Keep strictly the preservance of the Five Kakkars.

    8. Exercising & practicing on the Shabad.

    9. Attending & meditating on the everlasting true GURU.

    10. To consider SHRI GURU GRANTH SAHIB as their GURU.

    11. To perform Ardaas (Prayer) before starting any work.

    12. At the time of Birth Death marriage and any other celebrations recitation of SHRI JAPJI SAHIB paath, preparing Karah Prashaad, recitation of SHRI ANAND SAHIB paath performing Ardaas and to then distributing the prashaad to the sangat after taking out the prashaad for Hazuri Singhs and Panj Pyaras. (Five Beloved Ones)

    13. Till the time Prashaad is distributed among all the Sangat no one should move from their respective place.

    14. Not to have any physical relation without getting married.

    15. To treat every second lady as Sister, Mother and Daughter other than your Wife.

    16. Not to abuse any woman.

    17. To keep oneself away from lie, Tambacoo and meat.

    18. To be in the company of Gursikhs who take the name of GURU and follow his teachings.

    19. Not to be lazy in duties to be performed by you.

    20. To listen and practice Gurbaani daily.

    21. To avoid back biting(Gossiping) and feeling jealous from any one.

    22. Not be proud of your Money, Youth and caste.

    23. To think pure and high.

    24. To be part of auspicious work.

    25. To consider WAHEGURU as ultimate power of Knowledge and Health.

    26. Not to believe on the person who swear on any person or thing.

    27. To be independent.

    28. To get knownledge of politics.

    29. To adopt all other ways love, Money etc with enemy and if need arises then go for war.

    30. To educate oneself of Arms knowledge and horse riding.

    31. To read the books of other religions and faiths but believe in Sikhism only.

    32. To adopt the teachings of the GURU.

    33. To do the REHRAAS SAHIB paath daily and perform Ardaas in standing posture.

    34. To do KIRTAN SOHILA paath before going to bed.

    35. To keep your head covered.

    36. To call GURSIKH by his FULL NAME.

    37. Not to consume Liquor.

    38. Marry your daughters with GURSIKHS and not with cut surd.

    39. To perform every task within the teachings of SHRI GURU GRANTH SAHIB.

    40. Not to disrupt any ones work by back-biting (Gossiping).

    41. To not hurt anybody by harsh words.

    42. To travel and visit only GURUDWARA SAHIBís.

    43. To keep your words.

    44. To help the guest, outsider, needy and handicapped person to the fullest.

    45. It is a sin to use daughterís money.

    46. Not to be an artificial Sikh.

    47. To be a surd, to respect oneís hair like GURUíS belongings.

    48. Not to be a part of theft, cheating and fraud.

    49. To trust a Gursikh.

    50. Not to be a fake witness.

    51. Not to tell, speak a lie.

    52. Distributing the Prashad and the Langer equally.

    1. Earn your living by honest means.

    2.  Impart the 10th(Tenth) part of your earnings.

    3. Learn Gurbaani orally to make it an integral part of your memory.

    4. Wake up early in the morning.

    5. To serve Gursikhs with love and affection.

    6. To know the meanings of Gurbaani from a Gursikh.

    7. Keep strictly the preservance of the Five Kakkars.

    8. Exercising & practicing on the Shabad.

    9. Attending & meditating on the everlasting true GURU.

    10. To consider SHRI GURU GRANTH SAHIB as their GURU.

    11. To perform Ardaas (Prayer) before starting any work.

    12. At the time of Birth Death marriage and any other celebrations recitation of SHRI JAPJI SAHIB paath, preparing Karah Prashaad, recitation of SHRI ANAND SAHIB paath performing Ardaas and to then distributing the prashaad to the sangat after taking out the prashaad for Hazuri Singhs and Panj Pyaras. (Five Beloved Ones)

    13. Till the time Prashaad is distributed among all the Sangat no one should move from their respective place.

    14. Not to have any physical relation without getting married.

    15. To treat every second lady as Sister, Mother and Daughter other than your Wife.

    16. Not to abuse any woman.

    17. To keep oneself away from lie, Tambacoo and meat.

    18. To be in the company of Gursikhs who take the name of GURU and follow his teachings.

    19. Not to be lazy in duties to be performed by you.

    20. To listen and practice Gurbaani daily.

    21. To avoid back biting(Gossiping) and feeling jealous from any one.

    22. Not be proud of your Money, Youth and caste.

    23. To think pure and high.

    24. To be part of auspicious work.

    25. To consider WAHEGURU as ultimate power of Knowledge and Health.

    26. Not to believe on the person who swear on any person or thing.

    27. To be independent.

    28. To get knownledge of politics.

    29. To adopt all other ways love, Money etc with enemy and if need arises then go for war.

    30. To educate oneself of Arms knowledge and horse riding.

    31. To read the books of other religions and faiths but believe in Sikhism only.

    32. To adopt the teachings of the GURU.

    33. To do the REHRAAS SAHIB paath daily and perform Ardaas in standing posture.

    34. To do KIRTAN SOHILA paath before going to bed.

    35. To keep your head covered.

    36. To call GURSIKH by his FULL NAME.

    37. Not to consume Liquor.

    38. Marry your daughters with GURSIKHS and not with cut surd.

    39. To perform every task within the teachings of SHRI GURU GRANTH SAHIB.

    40. Not to disrupt any ones work by back-biting (Gossiping).

    41. To not hurt anybody by harsh words.

    42. To travel and visit only GURUDWARA SAHIBís.

    43. To keep your words.

    44. To help the guest, outsider, needy and handicapped person to the fullest.

    45. It is a sin to use daughterís money.

    46. Not to be an artificial Sikh.

    47. To be a surd, to respect oneís hair like GURUíS belongings.

    48. Not to be a part of theft, cheating and fraud.

    49. To trust a Gursikh.

    50. Not to be a fake witness.

    51. Not to tell, speak a lie.

    52. Distributing the Prashad and the Langer equally.