BHAGBHARI, MAI (d. 1614), of a Brahman family of Srinagar, was converted to the Sikh faith by Bhai Madho Sodhi, sent by Guru Arjan to preach in Kashmir. As she grew old, she wished to have a glimpse of the Guru before she died. Guru Hargobind then occupied the spiritual throne of Guru Nanak. Mai Bhagbhari had stitched a role of homespun fabric which she longed to present to the Guru personally, but she was too old to travel to distant Amritsar. As says Gurbilas Chhevin Patshahi, Guru Hargobind did visit Kashmir and, reaching Srinagar, he went straight to Mai Bhagbhari`s house in Hathi Gate area.
Bhagbhari and her son, Seva Das, served the Guru with devotion. The former was specially rejoiced to have this chance of making to the Guru the offering of the robe she had so lovingly prepared. Her cherished wish having been fulfilled, she died a contented person soon afterwards.
1. Gurbilas Chheviri Patshahi. Patiala. 1970
2. Gian Singh, Giani, TwarikA Guru Khalsa. Patiala, 1970