Birthday : 3rd Navratra of Assu Vikrami Samvat 1876, A.D. 1819.
Birth Place : Village Raiyan Distt. Ludhiana.
Father : Baba Jassa Singh Ji
Mother : Mata Sada Kaur Ji
Satguru Hari Singh Ji was enthroned on 18th January 1872 A.D.
Sri Satguru Hari Singh Ji started the Maryada of Aakhand Path
Sri Satguru Hari Singh Ji started this Maryada in (Vikrami Samvat 1931) 1876 A.D. for the well-being of Satguru Ram Singh Ji by holding 5 Aakhand Paths of Adi Sri Granth Sahib. A reciter (Pathi) who recited the Gurbani ; would sit along with a Sikh (Dhupia) who recited the Naam Simran. One lamp filled with mustard oil or Desi Ghee (butter-oil) was kept ignited and one Sikh acted as the watchman. Soon after, Satguru Hari Singh Ji had circulated a written Maryada (in detail) through Sant Subeg Singh Maranna and was implemented immediately.
Development of Sri Bhaini Sahib during the time of Sri Satguru Hari Singh Ji
Satguru Hari Singh Ji started Kar Sewa for the Ram Sarover in Vikrami Samvat 1954. Things like Hawan Kund and some pieces of burnt charcoal were found while digging the Sarover during this Kar Sewa in the presence of a Government officer. That authenticated that this land belonged to these Sikhs since the times of Bhagwan Sri Ramachander. A piece of Land was purchased near Ramsar and a small bungalow type house (Kothi) was built. An orchard was also prepared near that Kothi and Namdhari Sikhs started living there.
Daily Routine of Sri Satguru Hari Singh Ji
Sri Satguru Hari Singh Ji took His bath
in the early morning. After completing 21 Malas of Naam Simran and Bhagauti, he recited Path of Five Banis, whole Panj Granthi, 100 pages of the Granth Sahib and took his food once a day.
During the time of Satguru Hari Singh Ji not even a single Hola was celebrated for atleast 27 years (due to the severest restrictions imposed by the British Government) After that, seven Holas were celebrated from 1899 A.D. to 1905 A.D. (Vikrami Samvat 1955 to 1961)
Satguru Hari Singh Ji passed away on (Jeth wadi 10th Vikrami Samvat 1962) 17th May 1906 A.D. at 5 minutes past 5 P.M. at Sri Bhaini Sahib.