KUL GURŪ GOBIND SIṄGH JĪ KĪ DASAM PĀTSHĀHĪ KĪ, lit. the family or sept (kula) of Gurū Gobind Siṅgh, the tenth (dasam) Gurū of the Sikhs, forms part of a collection of unpublished Punjabi manuscripts, including such titles as Rahitnāmā Nand Lāl, Rahitnāmā Prahlād Siṅgh and abbreviated version of Prem Sumārag Granth, held in the Khālsā College, Amritsar, under catalogue No. 1442. The work, anonymous and undated, recounts in rapid Punjabi verse the genealogy of Gurū Gobind Siṅgh in the manner of panegyrics by family bards, i.e. ḍūms or bhaṭṭs, for oral recitation in honour of their patrons. Such recitals run from the present to the past, from the known to the unknown. Beginning with the names of the four sons of Gurū Gobind Siṅgh, the Kula traces the line back to mythological past. In the process, explanation is proffered as to how the family came to be known as Soḍhī, the composition concludes with the bare statement, "Gurū Gobind Siṅgh dies," which may indicate that it was meant to be recited at the time of the Gurū's passing away. No date is mentioned.
Sarmukh Siṅgh Amole