Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh Jio,
A very short Sakhi from when Sant Baba Isher Singh Ji Maharaj (Rara Sahib Wale) had passed away and were about to be buried in the water (Jal Pravah) at Gurdwara Bibhaur Sahib – the Asthan where Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj compiled the Sri Chaupai Sahib in 13 months, 13 days and 13 minutes…
There were around 60 Sant Mahapurkh standing alongside Sant Ji Maharaj’s body – however none of these Sants would step forward to say the ‘Antam Ardas’ as they feared they may accidentally say something disrespectful or not in the correct manner. And so at this point, Sant Mihan Singh Ji (Sihaar, Nanaksar Wale) stepped forward to recite the ‘Antam Ardas’.
When a normal Sikh passes away, we often say ‘Maharaj please bless this Sikh, may he forever reside in your lotus feet…” However, in the case of Sant Ji Maharaj, Sant Mihan Singh Ji said the following: “Sant Baba Isher Singh Ji Maharaj! It was with your own will that you manifested this Panj Bhautak Sareer in order to join us with the teachings of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj. Sant Ji Maharaj please do Kirpa, you have left this Panj Bhautak Sareer with your own will… Please continue to shower us with your blessings…”