BHIRĀĪ, MĀĪ, spelt by some chroniclers also as Bharāī and Virīā, who belonged to Matte dī Sarāi, the birthplace of Gurū Aṅgad (1504-52), was married to Bhāī Mahimā, a Khahirā Jaṭṭ of Khaḍūr (Sāhib) in Amritsar district of the Punjab. She was like a sister to Bhāī Pherū Mall, the Gurū's father, who too had made Khaḍūr his home. According to Sarūp Dās. Bhallā, Mahimā Prakāsh, after Aṅgad (formerly Lahiṇā) had been nominated by Gurū Nānak to be his spiritual successor at Kartārpur in 1539 and advised to return to Khaḍūr, the former instead of going back to his own home went to Māī Bhirāī's and stayed there for some time in seclusion, immersed in deep meditation. After the passing away of Gurū Nānak, the disciples, led by the venerable Bhāī Buḍḍhā, found him in the room in which he had locked himself and persuaded him to come out to assume charge of the saṅgat. A tall edifice, Gurdwārā Māī Bhirāī, now marks the site where the Maī'rs house once stood.
See KHAḌŪR SĀHIB