GurGuddi: Guru Arjan Dev Jee-2
So when Arjan Dev Jee gets sent to Lahore for Bhai Sihari Mal’s son’s wedding he was ordered not to return to Amritsar till he was told. After the wedding he stayed there and kept doing parchaar everyday drawing a lot of sangat. As time went on Arjan Dev jee longed to meet guru sahib. He couldn’t stand being seprated from Guru Sahib.
Finally he couldn’t take it any longer, picked up a quill and wrote a letter in verse and sent it off to Amritsar. The letter was as follows:
But when the messenger Singh reached Amritsar Pirthi Chand intercepted it and told the singh he would give it to Guru Sahib. When Pirthi Chand read the letter he was amazed at how beautifully it was written. He began to burn with jealousy and thought if the Guru saw this he would appoint Arjan Dev as the next guru for sure. He decided to hold on to this.
Meanwhile Arjan Dev Jee kept on doing parchaar at Lahore. After some time there was no response from Guru Sahib Arjan Dev Jee again wrote a letter:
Pirthi Chand knew Arjan Dev Jee would be sending more letters to Guru Sahib, he was very vigilant for messengers delivering mail. This time too he intercepted the letter from Arjan Dev. The letter was more impressive and Pirthi Chand decided not to show it to anyone.
After some time the following letter was sent but the messenger was told to give the letter directly to Guru Sahib and no one else. This letter also had the number ੩ on it. The messenger left Lahore and gave the letter to Guru Sahib. Guru Ram Das Jee was overwhelmed as he read the letter. When he saw the #੩ on it and thought there would have been two other letters before it. This third letter read:
Pirthi Chand was called in and asked if he had the fist two letters from Lahore. He claimed he didn’t know anything about them. Guru sahib asked him again and when he refused to acknowledge his mistake guru sahib told a Singh to go to Pirthi Chand’s room and get his coat. Pirthi Chand got nervous and when Guru Sahib took out the two letters kept by him Pirthi Chand Hung his head in shame. In front of all the sangat the three letters were read out and a messenger was sent to Lahore to call Shri Arjan Dev Jee back to Amritsar.
Both Guru Sahib and Arjan Dev Jee were overjoyed to see other. Guru Sahib asked Arjan Dev to finish the whole shabad. So the forth part was composed:
After this incident it was clear to all that Pirthi Chand was a total cheat while Arjan Dev was the best candidate for Guruship. From the series of letter the following appears as a complete Shabad in Manjh Raag and is included in Shabad Hazarai in most Gutkay(notice the ੪ rahoos):