PAIṚĀ, BHĀĪ, a Kohlī Khatrī, was a highly learned and devoted Sikh. According to Bhāī Manī Siṅgh, Sikhāṅ dī Bhagat Mālā, Gurū Arjan sent him to Ceylon (Srī Lanka) in search of a manuscript, Prāṇ Saṅgalī, which, as the tradition goes, had been left there by Gurū Nānak. Bhāī Paiṛā brought the manuscript but it was discarded by Gurū Arjan as apocryphal. The account Bhāī Paiṛā gave of his travels was recorded by Bhāī Banno, another scholarly Sikh of the time. Under the title Haqiqat Rāh Muqām Rāje Shivanābh Kīthis account was appended to a copy of the Holy Book Bhāī Banno had transcribed. The name occurs in Bhāī Gurdās, Vārāṅ, XI. 28.