PRITHĪ MALL, a Sahgal Khatrī, counted by Bhāī Gurdās, Vārāṅ, XI. 13, among the leading Sikhs of the time of Gurū Nānak. As he, accompanied by Rāmā Ḍidī, first presented himself before Gurū Nānak, he, as says Bhāī Manī Siṅgh, Sikhāṅ dī Bhagat Mālā, begged to be taught the way to union with the Divine. The Gurū said that the foremost tapa (tapas) was the practice of nām, i.e. repetition of God's Name. Prithī Mall and his companion, continues the Bhagat Mālā, truly assimilated the Gurū's word, and attained liberation through saṅgat(holy fellowship), sevā (self-abnegating deeds of service) and simran (remembrance of God's Name).


  1. Manī Singh, Bhāī, Sikhāṅ dī Bhagat Mālā. Amritsar, 1955
  2. Santokh Siṅgh, Bhāī, Sri Gur Pratāp Sūraj Granth. Amritsar, 1927-35

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