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Harmandir Sahib Sewa

In sixteenth century, when the sewa of the holy sarowar at Harmandir Sahib was being performed under the fifth pathshahi, Guru Arjan Dev ji – one night the tired sewadars and Guru Sahebaan were resting after a hectic days sewa. Just before Amritwela, all woke up to some noise, as though someone was doing the sewa outside. Astonished as to who can it be, some sewadars went out to see and reported the matter to Guruji, in a state of total disbelief and great shock. What they saw was that there were some "elahi aatmaas" performing the sewa and the big tokra's which they were carrying, were not resting on their heads but were much above it. Guruji himself went out to see and found that all the gods, goddesses and numerous spiritual souls were all present and performing the sewa.

It is believed that it was there that Guruji spoke thus and narrated the shabad ……

sa(n)thaa kae kaaraj aap khaloeiaa har ka(n)m karaavan aaeiaa raam ||
The Lord Himself has stood up to resolve the affairs of the Saints; He has come to complete their tasks.

dhharath suhaavee thaal suhaavaa vich a(n)mrith jal shhaaeiaa raam ||
The land is beautiful, and the pool is beautiful; within it is contained the Ambrosial Water

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