MATHURĀ and his father Bhikkhā were among the Bhaṭṭ or Brāhmaṅ bards who attended upon the Gurūs and who composed panegyrics in their honour. Some of their hymns were included by Gurū Arjan (1563-1606) in Sikh scripture, the Gurū Granth Sāhib. Mathurā's fourteen verses are seven each in praise of Gurū Rām Dās and Gurū Arjan. Their prosodic form is Savaiyyā. Bhaṭṭ Mathurā was also trained in martial skills during the time of Gurū Hargobind (1595-1644). He fell a martyr in the battle of Amritsar which, according to Bhaṭṭ Vahī Mūltānī Sindhī, took place on 14 April 1634.