ĀDAM, BHĀĪ, also mentioned as Uddam in some chronicles, was, according to Giānī Giān Siṅgh, Twārīkh Gurū Khālsā, a Siddhū Jaṭṭ of Brāṛ clan living at Viñjhū, a village near Baṭhiṇḍā (30º-14'N, 74º-58'E). He had no male child and, advancing in years, he along with his wife came to Amritsar to devote himself to serving Gurū Rām Dās. Besides partaking of the holy saṅgat morning and evening, he daily brought two loads of firewood from the jungle, one of which he contributed to the Gurū kā Laṅgar, selling part of the second to buy food for himself and storing the remainder. Once on an extremely cold night a large number of Sikhs arrived to visit the Gurū. As they stood shivering in the open, Bhāī Ādam fetched his stock of firewood and lit bonfires for them. Gurū Rām Dās was highly pleased and bade him ask for a boon. Ādam shyly said that he had everything he wanted except a son. The Gurū gave him his blessing. It was, as goes the tradition, by the Gurū's blessing that Bhāī Bhagatū was born to the couple.


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