NATTHA, BHAI, a devoted Sikh of the time of Guru Arjan. He was one of those who went to the Guru to report that spurious hymns were being composed by Prithi Mall under the pseudonym Nanak for inclusion in the holy corpus. Bhai Nattha`s name is included in the roster of the Guru`s devotees in Bhai Mani Singh, Sikhan di Bhagat Mala. BIBLIOGRAPHY Mani Singh, Bhai, Sikhan di Bhagat Mala. Amritsar, 1955 T.S. NATTHA, BHAI, Muslim bard who, in company with Bhai `Abdulla, sang heroic poetry at Sikh divdnsin the time of Guru Hargobind.

BIBLIOGRAPHY 1. Sohan Kavi, Gurbilds Chhevin Pdtshdhi. Amritsar, 1968 2. Santokh Singh, Bhai, Sri Gur Pratdp Suraj Granth. Amritsar, 1927-35 B.S. NATTHA, BHAl, a successor of the Udasi saint Almast, was, during the time of Guru Har Rai, in Bengal to preach the message of Guru Nanak. He made Dhaka his headquarters and preached mostly in what now comprises Bangia Desh.

At Dhaka he built a gurudwara now called Gurdwara Sangat Tola. He also dug a well of which some remains still exist. He possessed a kind heart, but was short tempered and had a rough tongue. When Guru Tegh Bahadur visited Dhaka during the late 1660`s, some Sikhs complained to him of Bhai Nattha`s abusive nature. “This brother Nattha keeps calling us names.

He does not spare even masands, exalted by the Guru himself. He quarrels with everyone and keeps amity with none. He speaks foully.” The Guru sent for Nattha and said, “Nattha brother, everyone here has a complaint against you. You abuse everybody. You take not their counsel.

And you speak out what comes to your tongue.” “They are fools sans all sense,” answered the inveterate Bhai Nattha. “I have never abused anyone.” The Guru laughed and told the Sikhs: “Mind not what he says. He has no malice in him. His words are harsh but his heart is pure. He is dyed in God`s love. Do not be upset by what he says. Try to be purehearted like him.”

References :

1. Bhalla, Sarup Das, Mahima Prakash. Patiala, 1971
2. Santokh Singh, Bhai, Sri Gur Pratap Suraj Granth. Amritsar, 1927-35
3. Trilochan Singh, Guru Tegh Bahadur: Prophet and Martyr. Delhi, 1967
4. Harbans Singh, Guru. Tegh Bahadur. Delhi, 1989