Satpanth literature.

1- The garbī is the wooden or masonry stand in the temple compound intended for holding lamps lit on certain festive occasions, accompanied with religious dancing, in honour of various deities. From this the name garbi is also applied to the religious songs which are sung on such occasions. The term is used chiefly in Gujrat, and seems to be unknown in the Deccan. The songs of Pir Shams are called garbi , of course, quite conventionally : in fact, they should be called anti-garbi , as intended to oppose the original garbīs

2 - As is well-known, one of the latter Imams, Abū'l-Hassan Ali, was in fact for a period the governor of Kirmān towards the end of the XII / XVIII c. Still later, his descendant, the first Agha Khan, Hasan-'Ali Shāh, also occupied the post, and actually lived in Bam. The latter is a town of no importance except as an outpost against the turbulent Baluchi tribes which in their seasonal migrations often threaten settled population with much mischief.