BHATTU, BHAI, a learned Tivari Brahman, is listed by Bhai Gurdas, Varan, XI. 19, among the devoted Sikhs of the time of Guru Arjan. As records Bhai Man! Singh, Sikhan di Bhagat Mala, he once accompanied by Bhai Phirna Sud, Bhai Bholu and Bhai Jattu, visited the Guru and supplicated thus : “0 support of the support less, we have recently returned after a dip in the Ganges. The pandits there said that all incarnations, gods, sages and saints had their preceptors.
Who, they asked, was Guru Nanak`s ? We had no answer to their question. May we be enlightened, Lord ?” Guru Arjan made a simple answer, “Guru Nanak had no earthly guru. He spoke what God made him to speak.” Bhai Bhattu and his companions were rid of their doubt. Bhai Bhattu was appointed to preach the Sikh faith.
1. Maru Singh, Bhai, Sikhan di Bhagat Mala. Amritsar, 1955
2. Santokh Singh, Bhai, Sri Gur Pratap Sura/` Granth. Amritsar, 1926-37