PĀRO, BHĀĪ, a Julkā-Khatrī of the village of ḍallā, in present-day Kapūrthalā district of the Punjab, received initiation at the hands of Gurū Aṅgad and became known for his piety and dedication. An epithet commonly used for him was paramhaṅs, swan perfect, i.e. one who has achieved the highest spiritual state. When Gurū Amar Dās succeeded Gurū Aṅgad and made Goindvāl his permanent seat, Bhāī Pāro made a custom of crossing the River Beās on horseback daily to see the Gurū. Many, including some Muslims of rank, were inspired by him to embrace the Sikh faith. Bhāī Pāro died at his village, ḍallā. As the end approached, he gave away, in charity all his belongings except his favourite horse which, he said, must be presented to the Gurū after his death. Gurū Amar Dās sent his son, Mohrī, to ḍallā to condole with the family upon the passing away of Bhāī Pāro. Bhāī Pāro's family became related to the Gurū when one of his descendants, Narāiṇ Dās, gave his daughter in marriage to Gurū Hargobind.


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