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Bhai Tulsa

Bhai Tulsa, a Bhalla Khatri of the village of Dalla, now in Kapurthala district of the Punjab. He received the rites of initiation at the hands of Guru Amar Das and learnt to shed the pride of caste. His name figures in Bhai Gurdas, Varan, XI. 16.

Bhai Tulsa, aVahura (Volwa) Khatri trader living in Sultanpur Lodhi, now in Kapurthala district of the Punjab, received the rites of initiation during the time of Guru Amar Das. His name is included among the Guru's devotees in Mani Singh, Sikhan di Bhagat Mala.

Bhai Tulsa', a Dhir Khatri, received initiation at the hands of Guru Arjan. He lived up to the time of Guru Hargobind and remained in attendance on him. His name is included in Bhai Gurdas' roster of the leading Sikhs of the time of Guru Arjan, Varan, XI. 18.

Bhai Tulsa, a Bhardvaj Brahman, received initition at the hands of Guru Arjan. He acquired mastery of the Sikh doctrine and became a preacher. His name appears in Bhai Gurdas, Varan, XI. 20. will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world.

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