GURPRAṆĀLĪ, a chronology in verse of events relating to the lives of the Gurūs, by Sardūl Siṅgh son of Giān Siṅgh of Amritsar. First published in 1893 and comprising sixteen pages, the Gurpraṇālī was prepared at the instance of the Gurmat Prachārak Sabhā with a view "to familiarizing the Sikh youth with their history." The author states that his dates are based on historical works scrutinized and revised under the auspices of the Srī Gurū Siṅgh Sabhā, Amritsar, yet some of them do not coincide with those commonly accepted in the Sikh tradition. For example, it records Assū vadī 10, 1596 Bk, as the date of Gurū Nānak's death against the current Assū sudī 10, 1596 Bk; Vaisākh sudī 1, 1561 Bk as the date of Gurū Aṅgad's birth against the current Vaisākh vadī 1, 1561 Bk; Hāṛ vadī 1, 1652 Bk, the date of Gurū Hargobind's birth against the current Hāṛ vadī 6, 1652 Bk. Whereas almost all the earlier Gurpraṇālīs state that Gurū Gobind Siṅgh had passed on the gurūship to the Khālsā, this one says that, though Khālsā is the son of Gurū Gobind Siṅgh, the status of Gurū was bestowed upon Scripture, the Gurū Granth Sāhib. The Gurpraṇālī lists some of the kurahits or misconducts, i.e. violations of the code of conduct a Sikh must avoid. Among them are mentioned smoking, shaving and social intercourse with the schismatic groups such as Mīṇās and Dhīrmallīās.

Dharam Siṅgh