ḌALLĀ, BHĀĪ, a devout Sikh of the time of Gurū Arjan. Once he, accompanied by Bhāī Bhagīrath, Bhāī Jāpū and Bhāī Nivalā, waited upon Gurū Arjan and begged to be enlightened whether Gurū Nānak worshipped God in the nirguṇa, the unattributed, or saguṇa, the attributed form. The Gurū, as says Bhāī Manī Siṅgh, Sikhāṅ dī Bhagat Mālā, replied, "Gurū Nānak was the worshipper of the Name, nām, which covers both these attributes of God. You, too, should practise nām and seek refuge in the saṅgat. " Bhāī Ḍallā and his companions were gratified to receive the Gurū's precept.