CHŪHAṚ, BHĀĪ, a Chaujhaṛ Khatrī of Lucknow, once travelled to Amritsar to see Gurū Hargobind (1595-1644). He, according to Bhāī Manī Siṅgh, Sikhāṅ dī Bhagat Mālā, one day implored the Gurū : "Pray, instruct me, Lord, in what constitutes the root of the Sikh faith. " "Humility is its root, " spoke the Gurū, "service of humanity its branches, saṅgat, i. e. holy fellowship, its foliage and the fruit the understanding of the Word. " Bhāī Chūhaṛ was known as a devoted Sikh who remained absorbed in repetition of the holy Name.


  1. Manī Siṅgh, Bhāī, Sikhāṅ dī Bhagat Mālā. Amritsar, 1955
  2. Santokh Siṅgh, Bhāī, Srī Gur Pratāp Sūraj Granth. Amritsar, 1926-37

Bhagat Siṅgh