Bhai Kisana, of Muzarig near Lahore, became a disciple of the Gurus in the time of Guru Arjan, when the Guru appointed Bhai Bhanu to preach among the inhabitants of Muzarig, who were notorious for their lack of morals. Bhai Kisana and Seth Marigina were the first who, along with their families, accepted the Sikh teaching. They formed the nucleus of the local sangat. They assembled early in the morning to listen to Bhai Bhanu's discourses and to sing the sacred hymns. Gradually, following their example, others also converted and a new pious way of life opened for them.
Bhai Kisana joined in during the voluntary digging of the sacred pool which has lent its name to Amritsar.