Guru Hargobind Sahib was always keeping (Guru) Har rai with him. Where ever he went, he took (Guru) Har Rai with him. In the company of his grandfather he acquired the good qualities of Guru Hargobind Sahib. When the Guru found that Dhir Mal was a very cunning and clever fellow he concluded that he was not suitable for the Guruship. So he made up his mind to bestow Guruship on Guru Har Rai.
When he perceived that time of his soul’s merger with the Almighty was near, he sent messages to the Sikhs and Masands to reach kiratpur. for three When the Sikhs received the message they thronged towards kiratpur. For three days holy hymns were sung consecutively.
On the fourth day Guru Hargobind Sahib addressing the congregation said,”I have called for you to attend the ceremony of bestowing the Gurship on(Guru) Har Rai. I have decided to make him my heir. He is the most suitable candidate for this holy job.”
Then the Guru called for(Guru) Har Rai and asked him to sit on his throne. The devotees saw the face of the Guru Har Rai with great curiosity. They were amazed to see celestial face of the(Guru) Har Rai. Then Guru Hargobind Sahib placed five coins and a coconut in front of guru Har Rai and bowed before him. After that grandson of baba budha Ji, Baba Bhana offered him a sword and tied aigrette to his turban. After applying a ‘Tilak’ on his forehead, he bowed before him with great reverence.
After that all the devotees bowed, turn by turn.
After conferment of Guruship to Guru Har Rai, Guru Hargobind Sahib was spending his time in meditation.
On day he addressed the devotees and said,”The time has come when my soul will merge with the great soul of Almighty. You must consider Har Rai as my form. The Guru is not a body, but a light and that light had passed into the body of Guru Har Rai. He is now the true King who will enlighten you with his holy sermons. He is now your spiritual leader. Guru Hargobind Sahib passed away on third March 1964 A.D. He was cremated at patalpuri.
When the Sikhs of India and abroad heard about the death of Guru Hargobind Sahib, they rushed towards Kiratpur to pay homage to the new Guru. There was great hustle and bustle at kiratpur . The grandeur of the Darbar of Guru Har Rai was unique and distinctive. When he was holding the Darbar, the drum-beater used to beat the drum continuously. Two thousand two hundard riders were always remaining with him. The devotees were offering valuable gifts to the Guru.