Bhai Hari Lal, and his brother, Bhai Krishan Lal, Brahmans of Kashi who, disregarding caste prejudice and pride, joined the Sikh faith in the time of Guru Arjan. According to Bhai Kahn Singh, Gurushabad Ratandkar Mahdn Kosh, slokas in SahaskritT, a contemporary variety of Sanskrilized diction, were composed by the Guru for their instruction. The main point of this composition is that, of all gifts of God, the gift of His name is the most precious. Hari Lal and his brother dedicated themselves to spreading the message of Guru Nanak and established sangats in the region of KashI (present Varanasi).


1. Santokh Singh, Bhai, Sri Gur Pratap Suraj Granth. Amritsar, 1927-33

2. Macauliffe, Max Arthur, The Sikh Religion. Oxford, 1909

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