MIHRA, BHAI, a resident of Bakala, now called Baba Bakala in Amritsar district of the Punjab, was a devoted Sikh of the time of Guru Hargobind. According to Gurbilds Chhevin Pdtshdhi, he built a new house and took avow not to live in it until the Guru had once sanctified it with his footsteps. He went to Amritsar and conveyed to the Guru what he had in his mind. The Guru`s mother, Mata Gariga, recommended that Bhai Mihra`s wish be granted.
Guru Hargobind travelled to Bakala along with Mata Gariga, and stayed in the new house his disciple had built. After some days Mata Gariga fell ill and died on 12 June 1628 in Bhai Mihra`s house. The site is still marked on the premises of the main gurudwara at Baba Bakala. Bhai Mihra lived long enough to witness the annointment, on 11 August 1664, ofTegh Bahadur as the Ninth Guru.
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