Birth Childhood and Sources of Inspiration:

The Chief of Panj Pyaras (Five beloved ones of Guru Gobind Singh Ji) Bhai Sahib Bhai Daya Singh Ji has the honour of being the first singh of sikh panth. He was born in 1661 at Lahore (Pakistan) in the home of Mata Diali Ji and father Bhai Sudha Ji. Bhai Sudha Ji and Mata Diali Ji became Sikhs by taking Charan Pahul from Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji. Guru Teg Bahadur Ji was very pleased on them as they were deeply immersed in the name of Akalpurakh and were completely submitted to the will of almighty. Considering the birth of child as mercy of Guru Sahib, the child was named Daya Ram. The environment of Sikh Religion, Gurbani and remembrance of Akal Purakh's name instilled in him love and devotion for guru. When Bhai Sahib was very young his father made him learn Japji Sahib by heart, later on when he grew up went on learning other Baani's also. Though sikh history was not in written form in those times but it was on the tongues of people like folktales - martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Ji, keeping army by Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji, performances of Bhai Bidhi Chand Ji and sacrifices of many Gursikhs for Satgur Ji for getting blessings of Guru Ji, strengthened the devotion of Bhai Sahib towards Guru Sahib.

Higher Education, skill-at-arms and offering of Head to Guru Sahib:

At the age of about sixteen years Bhai Sahib came to Anandpur Sahib along with his parents to pay obeisance to Guru Gobind Singh Ji, and never returned home. Remaining in the pious company of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji . Bhai Sahib attained the knowledge of various languages, aquired, skill-at-arms and learnt horse riding. Staying here only Bhai Sahib rendered unlimited services to Guru's regime as a reward of which Guru sahib showered precious blessings on him and made all aspects of his personality perfect and graceful. At the occasion of Baisakhi of 1699 Guru Sahib performed an amazing miracle. From the large holy congregation Guru Sahib demanded one head, on hearing this there spread a deep silence among all and all were stunned. Breaking that deep silence Bhai Daya Singh Ji stood up and offered his head to Guru Sahib and spoke in very impressive and emotional words "My true emperor! this head had become yours long back when first of all I had your holy glimpse. This is something which I owed to you. I beg to be forgiven if I have delayed in returning you debt. I am grateful to you that you yourself have demanded it else we don't have anything else to offer to you.