Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh Jio,
Mewa Singh Beeja of Jagadhri had become a devotee of Sant Baba Isher Singh Ji Maharaj (Rara Sahib Wale) upon listening to Kirtan Diwans on some occasions.
In 1947 during the time of the India-Pakistan partition, there was a lot of bloodshed and crimes being committed across Punjab. Muslims were committing crimes against Hindus and Sikhs to which the latter would respond to in the form of revenge, it was as if mankind had adopted the form of the devil. On the 4th of September 1947, Mewa Singh was driving his truck in Jagadhri and had reached the bridge of Jamna. Mewa Singh’s associate Prakash Chand (whose whole family had been killed in cold blood by Muslims at Amritsar) intended to take revenge by murdering a Muslim police officer.
Parkash Chand however mistakingly ended up killing a Hindu police officer. Realising his mistake, Parkash Chand fled the scene, to which a case was registered upon Mewa Singh’s name (the driver of the vehicle) and an arrest warrant issued. Mewa Singh, frightened, also fled the scene and made his way to Punjab. Everywhere he would look, he would see nothing but pain and sorrow, he felt as if he had no one to turn to and that if he went to consult his friends and family, they would turn him away. Upon forsaking all other means of support, he decided to go to Gurdwara Karamsar, Rara Sahib. Upon arriving, he was convinced, he had arrived at such a place where even Dharam Raaja was powerless, let alone any worldly power. He arrived and met Sant Ji Maharaj on the 5th of September.
Sant Ji Maharaj was seated on their chair in the Bhora Sahib and after fulfilling the desires of the Gursikh Sangat, ordered all to leave. Once all had left, the Sewadar ordered Mewa Singh to get up three times. Sant Ji Maharaj noticed that Mewa Singh had come for something that had not been fulfilled in the time he spent in their company, seeing the sadness upon his face and his young tender age, Sant Ji Maharaj consulted him and asked him what was wrong.
Mewa Singh went on to explain the whole situation and expressed his faith in Sant Ji Maharaj as being the only possible power that could protect him. Sant Ji Maharaj went silent to which Mewa Singh continued looking at Sant Ji Maharaj with his hands folded. After a while, Sant Ji Maharaj spoke and assured him that the Guru will bless him should he adhere to the conditions.
KOT APRAADHI SANT SANG UDHRAI, JAM TA KAI NERH NA AAVAI ||
Countless sinners are saved within the company of the Saints, the messengers of death are unable to come near to them.
Sant Ji Maharaj told Mewa Singh that if we wishes to be blessed, he must take Amrit and give up on consuming meat and alcohol. Sant Ji Maharaj went on further to say that after doing his Nitnem, he must conduct 1 Sukhmani Sahib a day for 40 days for that innocent officer who was murdered. Sant Ji Maharaj reassured Mewa Singh that if he is to do so, the debt that is owed to the individual will be repaid before he reaches the next world (Parlok).
Sant Ji Maharaj then further reassured him on the fact that although he is not to blame, he will receive good deeds for doing so as that individual’s soul will receive peace. After the 4o day Jaap is complete, Sant Ji Maharaj told Mewa Singh that he will be free to roam wherever he wants and that Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj will be his support – leaving him no reason to fear anyone.
Hearing these blessed words, Mewa Singh felt delighted and was blessed with Khande Batte Da Amrit the next day. After asking the method of chanting Naam he carried out much Seva at Rara Sahib.
A month later, he sent a message to Jagadhri to find out what had come about of the case. He received a reply that the case had been dropped due to their being no information on the murderer to trace and that he was free to return to his job. After acquiring permission from Sant Ji Maharaj, Mewa Singh returned to Jagadhri and from that day became a close associate. He later went on to join many other individuals to Sant Ji Maharaj and Rara Sahib.
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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh Jio.