The Great-Grandson of Guru Arjan Dev Ji,
The Grandson of Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji,
The Son of Baba Gurditta ji,…
The Father of Guru Har Krishan Sahib Ji,
The Nephew of Guru Teg Bahadur Ji,
The Cousin of Guru Gobind Singh Ji,
The Uncle to the Chaar Sahibzadey,
The One and Only; Dhan Sri Guru Har Rai Sahib ji.
ਹਕ ਪਰਵਰ ਹਕ ਕੇਸ਼ ਗੁਰੁੂ ਕਰਤਾ ਹਰਰਾਇ ॥
ਸੁਲਤਾਨ ਹਮ ਦਰਵੇਸ਼ ਗੁਰੂ ਕਰਤਾ ਹਰਰਾਇ ॥ ੮੭ ॥
Guru Har Rai Sahib Ji the Nourisher an Anchor of Truth. He is Royalty as well as Mendicant. 87 ( Bhai Nand Lal Ji)
No words can describe your Greatness.
Seeing the Divine In Nature
As a young child, Guru Sahib was running in the flower garden at Kiratpur Sahib. He was wearing a baggy cloak (Chola). While running, he brushed past some flowers with his chola, thus the flowers were damaged. With love and compassion, Guru Hargobind Sahib jee, the seventh Guru’s grandfather, explained: “Always walk and move with care. Look after and manage your cloak and ensure that it doesn’t hurt or damage anything in its path.” Guru Hargobind Sahib jee taught his grandson that “one should watch how one walks” and work on oneself. Guru Sahib (Guru Har Rai Sahib) promised his grandfather, that he would in the future be careful in his responsibilities towards man, animals and plants. Boundless compassion and charity were reflected in all his actions and dealings with others through Guru Sahib’s life.
Guru Sahib founded free hospitals, herbal medical clinics, animal sanctuaries and beautiful gardens. Guru Har Rai Sahib ji developed Kiratpur sahib as a town of parks and gardens. Located on the banks of a tributary of the Sutlej, he planted flowers and fruit bearing trees all over the area. This created a salubrious environment, attracting beautiful birds to the town and turning it into an idyllic place to live in. The Guru would go hunting; capturing animals he would care for them and give them treatment. When the animals were healthy and fit they would be released into the animal sanctuary or wild.
Guru Sahib jee da hirda aian komal see that He is hurt by flower damage. Guru Sahib Jee loved animals so much until He also maintained His own Zoo.
Dhan Daya-de-datte, Pita Guru Karta Har Rai Sahib Ji Maharaja ! Ap ji de Parkash Dihare di Lakh Lakh Vidayi Hove ! Sarey nu vadaiyan ji
~ Magh Sudhi 14 , 1987 Bikrami ( 1630 AD )