Guru Harikrishan Ji

Name Harikrishan.
Pontificate Eighth Guru
Date of Pontificate 7th October, 1661 at the age of 5. Duration of pontificate - about 3 years.
Date and Place of Birth 7th July, 1656 (Nanakshahi calendar)at Kiratpur district Ropar in Panjab.
Father's Name Guru Harirai
Mother's Name Mata Kishan Kaur
Date and place of death 30th March, 1664 at Delhi. Aged 8 years.
Special Comments (i) Guru sahib visited delhi on the invitation of Raja jai Singh of amber (Jaipur), as desired by Emperor Aurangzeb. In those days the entire city was in the grip of smallpox epidemics. Thousands of people died of smallpox infection. To provide relief to the suffering people Guru sahib got Chubachcha constructed just outside his room. He poured water in it. He put his foot in the Chubachcha and, thus, prepared Charan-pahul. The people would recite 'Satnam Vahiguru' take amrit from the Chubachcha and would cure. since then everyone coming to Gurdwara Bangla Sahib would ardently take amrit from the Chubachcha. (ii) When Guru Sahib contracted smallpox he pointed to his devotees that the next Guru was at Bakala (Baba Bakale), District Amritsar. the reference was to the ninth Guru - Guru Tegh Bahadur.