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Bhai Tiratha

Bhai Tiratha, a devoted Sikh of the time of Guru Ram Das. His name figures in Bhai Gurdas, Varan, XI. 17. He once came to the Guru to seek instruction. The latter told him and his companions to shed pride and be truthful in word and deed.

References:

  • 1. Mani Singh, Bhai, Sikhan di Bhagat Mala. Amritsar, 1955
  • 2. Santokh Singh, Bhai, Sri Gur Pratap Suraj Granth. Amritsar, 1927 - 35 Gr.S.

Bhai Tiratha, a Sabharval Khatri, was a prominent Sikh of the time of Guru Ram Das mentioned by Bhai Gurdas in his Varan, XI. 17. As he first came to visit the Guru, he begged to be instructed in the right path. Guru Ram Das said, "There is no virtue higher than truth and no vice worse than a lie. Shun falsehood. Be truthful in word as well as in thought." Bhai Tiratha followed the Guru's precept and became a devoted Sikh.

References:

  • 1. Mani Singh, Bhai, Sikhan di Bhagat Mala. Amritsar, 1955
  • 2. Santokh Singh, Bhai, Sri Gur Pratap Suraj Granth. Amritsar, 192735 Gr.S

Bhai Tiratha, a Chaddha Khatri, was a piouS Sikh of the time of Guru Arjan. His name is included among the Guru's devotees in Mani Singh, Sikhan di Bhagat Mala.

References:

  • 1. Mani Singh, Bhai, Sikhan di Bhagat Mala. Amritsar, 1955
  • 2. Santokh Singh, Bhai, Sri Gur Pratap Suraj Granth. Amritsar, 1927-35

Bhai Tiratha, a devoted Sikh of the time of Guru Hargobind. According to Bhai Mani Singh, Sikhan di Bhagat Mala, the Guru advised him to serve holy men. Answering his query as to how to recognize a holy man, the Guru said, "Serve all your Sikh brethren, and you will certainly meet among them a gurmukh or one to the Divine adapted whose words will bring you solace." Tiratha also served in the Mughal army as a soldier.

References:

  • 1. Mani Singh, Bhai, Sikhan di Bhagat Mala. Amritsar, 1955
  • 2. Santokh Singh, Bhai, Sri Gur Pratap Suraj. Granth. Amritsar, 192735
  • 3. Gurdas, Bhai, Varan, XI. 30

Bhai Tiratha, a Beri Khatri of Muzang, in Lahore, was an eminent Sikh of the time of Guru Arjan. His name occurs in Bhai Gurdas, Varan, XI. 25.

References:

  • 1. Mani Singh, Bhai, Sikhan di Bhagat Mala. Amritsar, 1955
  • 2. Santokh Singh, Bhai, Sri Gur Pratap Suraj Granth. Amritsar, 1927-35

Bhai Tiratha. a pious Sikh of the time of Guru Arjan, was one of those who went to inform the Guru of some spurious hymns composed by Prithi Mall and Mahadev with Nanak as a pseudonym. His name is included among the Guru's devotees in Mani Singh, Sikhan di Bhagat Mala.

 

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