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MANGINA, SETH, a rich businessman of Muxarig in Lahore, was, according to Bhai Man! Singh, Sikhan di Bhagat Maid, a contemporary of Guru Arjan. He was one of the first residents of Muzarig who, along with their families, accepted the Sikh teaching. See Bhai Gurdas, Varan, XI. 25.

MAIA, BHAI, son of Bhai Khanu who, according to Bhai Gurdas, Varan, XI. 15, received instruction at the hands of Guru Angad.

LALU, BHAI, a Vij Khatri, was initiated into Sikh faith by Guru Arjan. The Guru instructed him in the virtues of humility and of sharing with others whatever one had to eat. Bhai Santokh Singh, Sri Gur Pratap Suraj Granth, mentions Bhai Lalu`s name among those who earned prominence for...
KALAU, BHAI, a Kakka Sunar or goldsmith and a Sikh of the time of Guru Arjan, was known for his martial skill. He once waited on the Guru and enquired how a warrior might be saved. The Guru, according to Bhai Mani Singh, Sikhdn di Bhagat Maid, said, "He who...
KALA, BHAI, and his fellow hills men, Bhai Mehra and Bhai Nihalu, all devout Sikhs, once went to Amritsar to see Guru Arjan. They asked a question: "0 support of the supportless! Amritsar is a holy place no doubt, but if some habitual sinners come and settle here, how shall...
JATTU, BHAI, a learned Tivan Brahman, who accepted Sikh faith at the hands of Guru Arjan. The Guru taught him to have belief in Guru Nanak, who had revealed the Divine Truth to mankind. See Bhai Gurdas, Varan, XI.19 JATTU, BHAI (d. 1621), a devoted Sikh of the time of...

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