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Mata Suhag Bai

Mata Suhag Bai is a revered female personality in Sikh history. She was a special messenger of Guru Amar Das. She preached the guru’s message of love and humanity and actually practiced them.

Mata Suhag Bai visited a village and adopted a man and his wife as her own children. She stayed with them and served them as their own mother. When the couple fell seriously ill due to a dreaded disease and was subsequently abandoned by their relatives and friends, she was the one to look after them. Her affection and caring nature earned her the reputation of a motherly figure in the village. The villagers sensed an aura of divinity around her. Any person in trouble always found a helping hand in her. She nursed the sick, washed their clothes and took care of their children and financial needs. She became a personification of hope and good deed. When she divulged her secret of being a messenger of Guru Amar Das and the purpose of visiting the village, the villagers accepted the religion of her guru with an open heart and became his loyal followers.

Mata Suhag Bai played a significant role in preaching Sikhism. She followed the principle of practice rather than plain preaching to gather more followers into the religion’s fold.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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