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For the Sindhi performance art see Sindhi bhagat

In Hinduism, a bhagat (from Sanskrit bhakta) or Sant is a holy person who leads humanity towards God and highlights injustices in the practices of the world. Accounts of the Bhagats' lives are contained in the writings of Nabhaji (the Bhagat Mal), Uddava Chidghan, Mahipati (the Bhakta Lilamirita), Ganesh Dattatre, Maharaja Raghuraj Sinha, Dahyabhai Ghelabhi Pandit, and other Indian texts. The Sufi Bhagats lived in Hindu centres and became largely imbued with Hindu spirituality.

Sikhism: The Sikh Bhagats (Punjabi: ਭਗਤ, from Sanskrit भक्त) were holy men of various various sects whose teachings are included in the Sikh holy book the Sri Guru Granth Sahib. The word "bhagat" means devotee, and comes from the Sanskrit word Bhakti, which means devotion and love. There are 15 Bhagats who are given respect in the Guru Granth Sahib as the Bani of the Ten Sikh Gurus. They evolved a belief in one God that preceded Guru Nanak. Guru Arjan Dev selected the writings of The Great Hindu Bhaktis and Sufi saints.

Below is the list of these Sants included in Guru Granth Sahib.:

Bhagat is also a Hindu Goud Saraswat Brahmin or Sikh surname.[1]

See also


  1. ^ Bahri, H.; Bansal, G.S.; Puran, B.; Singh, B.; Singh, B.; Buxi, L.S.; Chawla, H.S.; Chawla, S.S.; Das, D.; Dass, N.; Others, (2000). "4. Bhagats and Saints". Studies 63 (2): 169–93. Retrieved 2008-07-04.  

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