Bhagat Dhanna

Dhanna Bhagat, also known Dhanna Jaat, Dhanna Bairagi, Saint Dhanna (born 1415) was a mystic poet and a Vaishnav devotee whose three hymns are present in Adi Granth.[1] His life story also included in Bhaktamal. He was the disciple of Vaishnav Bairagi saint Ramanand. He was also the Founder of Bairagi (Dhannavanshi Swami) Sect.

Bhagat Dhanna
BornApril 1415
DiedUnknown (early 15th century)
Other namesDhanna Bairagi, Dhanna Jaat.
Known forFounder of Dhannavanshi Bairagi Sect, 3 verse in Guru Granth Sahib.

He was born in the village of Dhuan Kalan near tehsil Dooni, in the Tonk district of Rajasthan,[2] India in Hindu Dhariwal Jat family.[3]

Divine powersEdit

There are a number of mystical stories about the divine powers of Dhanna Bhagat. One such states that once he was ploughing his fields, a large number of sanyasis (Hindu religious mendicants) came to him hungry and sought food. Dhanna Bhagat gave them all the seeds he had kept for sowing his fields, and ploughed the fields without sowing seeds. The fields produced no food grains, but gourds. When his Jagirdar (land-owner) came to collect the levy, Dhanna Bhagat offered two gourds. Surprised and insulted, the Jagirdar broke the gourds in anger, only to find that they were full of pearls. Bhakti-saint Meera refers to this story in her poem, "sun lijo binati mori, main sharan gahi prabhu teri".[4]

Popular cultureEdit

Indian filmmaker Kidar Nath Sharma made Dhanna Bhagat in 1945 which starred Kamal Zamindar in the titular rule. In 1974, Bhagat Dhanna Jatt, an Indian Punjabi-language film starring Dara Singh, was released.[5]


  1. ^ Bhagat Dhanna. "Sri Guru Granth Sahib Raags Index". Retrieved 2020-06-05.
  2. ^ Darshan Singh, Guru Granth Sahib Among The Scriptures Of The World, Publication Bureau, Punjabi University, January 1, 2004, page 107.
  3. ^ H. S. Singha, The Encyclopedia of Sikhism, Hemkunt Press, 2000, page 60.
  4. ^ "मीरा बाई के पद-1". Wikisource. Retrieved 2019-02-03.
  5. ^ Rajadhyaksha, Ashish; Willemen, Paul (1999). Encyclopaedia of Indian cinema. British Film Institute. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  • Sahib Sirigh, Bhagat-BaniSati`k, vol. I. Amritsar, 1979
  • Bhaktamal
  • Thakur Deshraj, Jat Itihas (Hindi), Maharaja Suraj Mal Smarak Shiksha Sansthan, Delhi, 1934, 2nd edition 1992 page 611.

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