Published on: September 3, 2021



Who are the Panj Piarae:

  • Group of five baptised people
  • Concept and tradition
  • Founded by 10th Sikh Guru Gobind Singh.
  • Guru Established the institution of Panj Piare while founding the Khalsa on the day of Baisakhi in 1699
  • Addressing a large gathering, he asked for five heads for sacrifice.
  • Five men responded to his call and the Guru baptised them and called them Panj Piare.
  • Since then, every group of five baptised Sikhs is called Panj Piare and accorded the respect enjoyed by the first five Sikhs

Who were the first Panj Piare:

  • The Panj Piare were from different castes and states of India.
  • Bhai Daya Ram hailed from Lahore
  • Bhai Dharam Rai was from Hastinapur in Uttar Pradesh
  • Bhai Himmat Rai came from Jagannath in Odisha
  • Bhai Mohkam Rai from Gujarat
  • Bhai Sahib Chand was from Bidar, Karnataka

What is in news :  Former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat has apologised for comparing Punjab Congress chief Navjot Sidhu and his four advisers to the Panj Piare