Guru Har Rai was born on Magh sudi 13 samvat 1687 (30 January 1630 A.D) at Kiratpur. Baba Gurditta, eldest son of Hargobind Sahib was his father. Baba Gurditta had two sons and name of the leder son was Dhir Mal.
At the time of his Birth of his grandson, he was so pleased that he said, “Customer of a great object has come.”
Guru Hargobind reached Kiratpur after a few days. On his way he distributed alms to the poor.
Reaching Kiratpur first he visited the room of the child. He was pleased to see the celestial face of the child. He took the child in his lap and blessed him with many boons. He said,”This child has come to make this world more pleasant. He will play a great role in uniting the people with the name of the God. Mother Raj Kaur was amused to hear such words of Guru Hargobind Sahib. Baba Gurditta was charmed to see the blissful face of the Child.
Due to the attraction of the child, Guru Hargobind Sahib stayed at kiratpur sahib for two months. The devoteees were coming from far and wide to congratulate the Guru. The holy assembly was held daily and free kitchen was at service of the devotees for twenty four hours.
Staying for two months at Kiratpur the Guru went to Daroli. Baba Gurditta was taking every care for the Nourishment of the child. On one hand he was busy in the construction and beautification of Kiratpur, but on the other hand he was paying full attention for the development of the child. When Child Guru was four years then a dreadful incident happened. At that time Guru Hargobind Sahib had shifted to Kiratpur and had made it his permanent abode. Then Baba Gurditta was advised to go to nearby villages to preach sikhism. He also used to go to the jungle to play the game of hunting. One day when he went to jungle, a cow was killed by his friend. His friend mistook the cow as a deer and he fired at it. The owner of the cow was a very poor man. When he saw the dead cow he began to weep loudly. Baba Gurditta was a man of very affable Nature. He did not bear the grief of a poor man. By his diving power he revived the cow. The owner of the cow and his friends were pleased to see this miracle of Baba Gurditta. They told about this strange incident to Guru Hargobind Sahib also. What they had seen they narrated to the Guru with great pleasure.
But the Guru was not pleased to hear this story. He at once called for Baba Gurditta ji and said,” What have you done ? When you have become the Partner of the God ? The Life and death are in the hands of God. By Playing the miracle you have invited the Divine wrath.”
Baba Gurditta had a great regard for the Guru. When he heard such words of the Guru, he became very sad. He went near the tomb of the Budhan Shah and breathed his last. When the Guru heard about it he felt very sad. He prayed to God and asked his family to abide by the Will of the GOD. At that time Guru Har rai was four years old. The incident left a Grave retention in his mind. He was also very agonized to lose his dear father. He was very fond of him.
—Early Life of Guru Har Rai Sahib Ji