GAṚĪAL, BHĀĪ, and Bhāī Mathurā Dās, two poor Sikhs of Āgrā, earned their meagre living as porters carrying heavy loads. Yet they, joyfully extended hospitality and assistance to needy Sikhs. They had instructed the members of their families that, even if they were not present, any Sikh visiting their house must be well looked after. The news of their sincerity and devotion reached Gurū Arjan, who expressed a desire to see them. Bhāī Gaṛīal and Bhāī Mathurā Dās visited Amritsar and received much praise and blessing from the Gurū (Vārāṅ, XI. 27) .


  1. Manī Siṅgh, Bhāī, Sikhāṅ dī Bhagat Mālā, Amritsar, 1955
  2. Santokh Siṅgh, Bhāī, Srī Gur Pratāp Sūraj Granth. Amritsar, 1927-33

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