PIRTHI MALL, a surgeon of Burhanpur, figures in the roster of prominent Sikhs of Guru Hargobind`s time in Bhai Gurdas, Varan, XI. 30.
TAKHTU. BHAI, a Dhir Khatri, embraced Sikh faith during the time of Guru Arjan. He lived up to the time of Guru Hargobind when he earned a name for himself as a soldier participating in the encounters with the Mughal troops. "Once", as says Bhai Mani Singh, Sikhan di
BALA JHINGAN, a learned Brahman who was known for his skill in debate and discourse. Accompanied by another learned Brahman, Kishna, of the same Jhirigan subcaste, he visited Guru Arjan. Both confessed to the Guru that despite their knowledge of the sacred texts and despite their ability to sway
BHIKHARl, BHAI. Bhabra by caste, was a devoted Sikh of the time of Guru Arjan. He lived in the town of Gujrat. Bhai Gurdas, Varan, XI. 30, lists him among prominent Sikhs of the time. He plied an honest trade, helped needy Sikhs and other holy men and recited
DALLEVALiA MISL. See MISLS DALLU, BHAI, a Rihan Khatri of Burhanpur, mentioned by Bhai Gurdas, Varan, XI. 30, among prominent Sikhs of the time of Guru Hargobind. See BHAGVAN DAS, BHAi
JATTU CHADDHA, BHAI, a Khatri of Chaddha clan, was initiated a Sikh by Guru Arjan. The Guru taught him always to remember God and to dedicate himself to the service of others. His name appears in Bhai Gurdas, Varan, XI.20.
MEHRA, BHAI, a hillman, was a devotee of Guru Arjan. The name also figures in Bhai Gurdas, Varan, XI. 23
RAMU BHAI, of Dalla, was a Mahita Khatri. who, accompanied by Bhai Mohan, Bhai Amaru, and Bhai Gopi, went to offer obeisance to Guru Amar Das visiting his village. The Guru`s instruction was: "Conquer ego, which keeps man parted from God. The body is false and impermanent. Be tolerant
TARU, BHAI, of Dalla, a village in present day Kapurthala district of the Punjab, was a devoted Sikh of the time of Guru Amar Das. He was among those who waited upon the Guru when he visited Dalla, and received initiation at his hands. His name figures in Bhai
BANVALI, BHAI, and his brother Paras Ram, Brahmans by birth, were devotees of Guru Hargobind. They were professional physicians and, as says Bhai Mani Singh, Sikhan di Bhagat Mala, they treated Sikhs and holymen free of charge, and went travelling preaching the word of the Guru. Once they asked
BHOLU, BHAI, a Tivari Brahman, is mentioned in Bhai Gurdas, Varan , XI. 19, as a devoted Sikh of the time of Guru Arjan. The Guru, as says Bhai Mani Singh, Sikhan di Bhagat Mala, once explained to him that Guru Nanak`s Guru was God himself, though he did
DAMODAR, BHAI, a pious Sikh ofSultanpur Lodhi. He visited Amritsar along with the sangat of that town to receive instruction at the hands of Guru Arjan. His name figures among the devotees of the Guru in Bhai Gurdas, Varan, XI. 21. See AKUL, BHAI, and BHIKHA, BHATT
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