BHAGVĀN DĀS, BHĀĪ, a devoted Sikh of Burhānpur (21º-18'N, 76º-14'E), on the bank of the River Tāptī, once travelled to Amritsar along with Bhāī Bodalā, Bhāī Malak Kaṭārū, Bhāī Prithī Mall, Bhāī Bhagatū, Bhāī Ḍallū, Bhāī Sundar Dās and Bhāī Svāmī Dās to seek instruction from Gurū Hargobind. The Gurū, says Bhāī Manī Siṅgh, Sikhāṅ dī Bhagat Mālā, told them to construct a dharamsāl in their town where they should gather morning and evening for prayer and to raise charities for the needy. He taught them to overcome their haumai, i. e. egoity, and to learn to be humble. Bhāī Bhagvān Dās and his companions followed the Gurū's instructions and established a saṅgat at Burhānpur to which Bhāī Gurdās refers in his Vārāṅ, XI. 30.