SRĪ GURU DASAM PAÑCHĀSIKĀ, by Sāhib Siṅgh Mrigind (c. 1804-1876), is a long panegyric in Braj verse in honour of the Gurūs. Sāhib Siṅgh, who is the author of some twenty books, was the court poet in the princely state of Jīnd and was held in esteem for his poetic and scholarly accomplishment by the rulers of Paṭiālā and Nābhā states as well. Srī Guru Dasam Pañchāsikā, completed around 1919 Bk/AD 1862, has not yet been published. Its only known manuscript is preserved in the Motībāgh Palace, Paṭiālā, under MS. No. 148. It comprises 29 folios, each folio having 7+7 lines. The work concludes with the poet's prayer to Gurū Gobind Siṅgh, the tenth Gurū or prophet-mentor of the Sikhs, to free him from the cycle of transmigration.

Dharam Siṅgh