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Guru Tegh Bahadhur Sahib Ji And Bhai Mihan Ji

Satguru Sri Guru Tegh Bahadhur Sahib Ji Maharaj was accompanied by a Sikh called Bhai Mihan Ji who was totally devoted to his service. He drew water, brought firewood from the forest, and performed the most menial offices for him. He always kept a cushion on his head for lifting burdens. It was continually wet from water dripping on it, and his head in consequence soon festered.

One day as he was on the point of depositing a pitcher of water which he had brought, his cushion and turban fell off when maggots were seen to issue from a sore in his head. Guru Sahib's mother and wife observed this, and brought it to Guru Ji's notice.

Maharaj sent for his beloved Bhai Mihan, gave him a robe of honour, and promised him that he should be a Mahant, or superior of a religious order. Guru Ji then put his hand on his head, and its pain and sores dis¬appeared. Upon this, Bhai Mihan Ji obtained a knowledge of God and of the past, present, and future.

Guru Sahib then presented him with a bullock of the famed Nagauri breed and a drum and banner to grace his new position.

Dhan Guru Dhan Guru Pyarai