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Bhai Tota Mahita

 

Bhai Tota Mahita

Bhai Tota Mahita, a devoted Sikh contemporary of Guru Arjan and of Guru Hargobind. During latter’s time, he, along with Bhai Tiloka, came to be known as a soldier, adept in handling musket, sword and javelin. Bhai Tota Mahita and Bhai Tiloka fell fighting in the battle of Amritsar in May 1629. Bhai Gurdas, in one of his stanzas, describes Bhai Tota Mahita as "a man of noble genius, devoted to the Guru as well as to the holy Word."

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