DHIṄGAṚ, BHĀĪ, a carpenter, was a devoted Sikh of the time of Gurū Hargobind (1595-1644). According to Bhāī Manī Siṅgh, Sikhāṅ dī Bhagat Mālā, Bhāī Dhiṅgaṛ, along with Bhāī Maddū, a fellow worker in the craft, came to serve at the Gurū's feet. During the day they hewed wood for Gurū kā Laṅgar, community kitchen, and made cots and other articles for use by the disciples; in the dīvān they attentively listened to recitations and discourses; and early in the morning they drew water for Sikhs' ablutions. As it happened, they died the same day, with the word Vāhigurū upon their lips. Gurū Hargobind attended their cremation in person. The Gurū, says Bhāī Santokh Siṅgh, Srī Gur Pratāp Sūraj Granth, praised them for their humility and modesty in never showing off the true knowledge they had attained through realizing in practice the gur-shabad, i. e. the Gurū's word.


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

Bhagat Siṅgh