JĪVANDĀ, BHĀĪ, a pious Sikh of the time of Gurū Arjan. He lived in Fatehpur and once, accompanied by Bhāī Jagsī and Tilokā Seṭh, both of the same village, visited the Gurū in Amritsar. Gurū Arjan was then engaged in assembling the compositions of the Gurūs as well as some of the bhagats and Sūfīs into a volume. According to Bhāī Manī Siṅgh Sikhāṅ dī Bhagat Mālā, Bhāī Jivandā and his companions mentioned the names of Kānhā, Chhajjū, Pīlū and Shāh Husain, who, then living in Lahore, were well known for their piety, and suggested that their hymns might also be considered for inclusion in the Book. Gurū Arjan invited the four poets from Lahore and had them recite their compositions, but forbore from incorporating these in his text.


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

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