A new book providing a unique insight into the Samparda Bhai Daya Singh Ji, Hoti Mardan, Rara Sahib is set to be released this autumn to mark the 550th Parkash Gurpurab of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj, (the founder of the Sikh Faith), as well as to coincide with the 44th Barsi (Death Anniversary) of renowned spiritual Saint, Sant Ishar Singh ji Rara Sahib waleh.
The Hoti Mardan/Rara Sahib Samparda is a lineage of spiritual successors that can trace its roots back to the tenth master of the Sikhs, Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji Maharaj. Bhai Daya Singh ji, the first of the five beloved ones that were initiated into the Khalsa brotherhood in 1699, later went on to create the Samparda as per Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s Maharaj’s instructions, beginning a list of divine personalities who provided spiritual leadership by preaching the message of Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji to the masses over a period of 320 years.
The book “Thirteen Diamonds” also includes an in-depth diary of Sant Ishar Singh Ji Rara Sahib Waleh, who is highly regarded as one of the most influencing 20th century illuminators of the Sikh community across the globe. The diary will look at their final days spent in England before they departed for their heavenly abode in 1975.
Published by the Sant Ishar Singh Ji Trust UK, the book will be dedicated to the congregation at the annual Sant Ishar Singh ji Barsi Samagam which will be held on the 6th, 7th and 8th September 2019 at the SKLP Grounds in Ruislip, West London.
Speaking on behalf of the Sant Ishar Singh ji Trust UK, Inderjit Singh said, “The purpose of the book is to help bring the rich legacy of the Samparda to the forefront of the next generation of Sikhs and non-Sikhs alike. Having had the great fortune of spending many years in the company of Sant Ishar Singh ji and other holy personalities of the Samparda, I truly believe that Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s all-encompassing message of harmony, peace and equality is needed today more than ever before. And what better way to help spread that than to re-visit the inspirational lives of those before us.”