GARIAL, BHAI, and Bhai Mathura Das, two poor Sikhs of Agra, earned their meagre living as porters carrying heavy loads. Yet they joyfully extended hospitality and assistance to needy Sikhs. They had instructed the members of their families that, even if they were not present, any Sikh visiting their house must be well looked after. The news of their sincerity and devotion reached Guru Arjan, who expressed a desire to see them. Bhai Garial and Bhai Maihura Das visited Amritsar and received much praise and blessing from the Guru (Varan, XI. 27).
1. Mani Singh, Bhai, Sikhan di Bhagat Mala, Amritsar, 1955
2. Sanlokh Singh, Bhai, Sri Gur Pratap Suraj Granth. Amritsar, 1927-33