DHINGAR, BHAI, a carpenter, was a devoted Sikh of the time of Guru Hargobind (1595-1644). According to Bhai Mani Singh, Sikhan di Bhagat Mala, Bhai Dhirigar, along with Bhai Maddu, a fellow worker in the craft, came to serve at the Guru`s feet. During the day they hewed wood for Guru ka Langar, community kitchen, and made cots and other articles for use by the disciples; in the divan they attentively listened to recitations and discourses; and early in the morning they drew water for Sikhs` ablutions.
As it happened, they died the same day, with the word Vahiguru upon their lips. Guru Hargobind attended their cremation in person. The Guru, says Bhai Santokh Singh, Sri Gur Pratap Suraj Granth, praised them for their humility and modesty in never showing off the true knowledge they had attained through realizing in practice the gurshabad, i.e. the Guru`s word.
1. Mani Singh, Bhai, Sikhan di Bhagat Mala. Amritsar, 1955
2. Santokh Singh, Bhai, Sri Gur Pratap Suraj Granth. Amritsar, 1926-37