SĪHĀṄ, BHĀĪ, an Uppal Khatrī, and his cousin, Gajjaṇ, both figure in Bhāī Gurdās' roster (Vārāṅ, XI. 14) of the Sikhs of Gurū Nānak. A sākhī is related of the marriage of Sīhāṅ's daughter. A day before the bridegroom was to arrive with the wedding party, there came to his house a large contingent of Sikhs on their way to Kartārpur to see the Gurū. Both cousins stinted nothing in their entertainment. Whatever had been prepared for the wedding guests was consumed. Then Sīhāṅ's wife began to worry and said to her husband, "What shall we give our guests to eat tomorrow?" "Don't be anxious," said Sīhāṅ. " The Gurū will save our honour." Next day when the bridegroom's party arrived, Sīhāṅ made his prayer and opened the lock of the store. As says Bhāī Manī Siṅgh, Sikhāṅ dī Bhagat Mālā, all the guests from the bridegroom's side as well as the bride's side were entertained and yet neither sweets nor victuals ran short. They kept the wedding party for five days and no one complained of lack of attention or hospitality. Sīhāṅ and Gajjaṇ were overwhelmed with gratefulness and said, "The Gurū himself saves the honour of his Sikhs."


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

Gurnek Siṅgh