Bhagat Namdev Ji And The Offering

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One day when Bhagat Namdev Ji's father was absent, Bhagat Namdev Ji took the daily offering of the family to the temple. It consisted of milk, which he had just milked from his cow. He thought that the God would freely partake of the offering on which he had lavished so much care.

The stony idol, however, would not do so. Upon this Bhagat Namdev began to cry, he threw himself down at the God's feet and uttered passionate supplications. In due time the god relented and accepted the boy's offering. He celebrated the event in the following hymn in the Bhairo measure on ang 1163 of Satguru Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj.

ਦੂਧ੝ ਕਟੋਰੈ ਗਡਵੈ ਪਾਨੀ ॥ ਕਪਲ ਗਾਇ ਨਾਮੈ ਦ੝ਹਿ ਆਨੀ ॥1॥

dhoodhh kattorai gaddavai paanee || kapal gaae naamai dhuhi aanee ||1||

Naam Dev milked the brown cow, and brought a cup of milk and a jug of water to his family god. ||1||

ਦੂਧ੝ ਪੀਉ ਗੋਬਿੰਦੇ ਰਾਇ ॥

dhoodhh peeo gobi(n)dhae raae ||

"Please drink this milk, O my Sovereign Lord God.

ਦੂਧ੝ ਪੀਉ ਮੇਰੋ ਮਨ੝ ਪਤੀਆਇ ॥

dhoodhh peeo maero man patheeaae ||

Drink this milk and my mind will be happy.

ਨਾਹੀ ਤ ਘਰ ਕੋ ਬਾਪ੝ ਰਿਸਾਇ ॥1॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥

naahee th ghar ko baap risaae ||1|| rehaao ||

Otherwise, my father will be angry with me.""||1||Pause||

ਸ੝ੋਇਨ ਕਟੋਰੀ ਅੰਮ੝ਰਿਤ ਭਰੀ ॥

suoein kattoree a(n)mrith bharee ||

Taking the golden cup, Naam Dayv filled it with the ambrosial milk,

ਲੈ ਨਾਮੈ ਹਰਿ ਆਗੈ ਧਰੀ ॥2॥

lai naamai har aagai dhharee ||2||

and placed it before the Lord. ||2||

ਝਕ੝ ਭਗਤ੝ ਮੇਰੇ ਹਿਰਦੇ ਬਸੈ ॥ ਨਾਮੇ ਦੇਖਿ ਨਰਾਇਨ੝ ਹਸੈ ॥3॥

eaek bhagath maerae hiradhae basai || naamae dhaekh naraaein hasai ||3||

The Lord looked upon Naam Dayv and smiled. ""This one devotee abides within my heart.""||3||

ਦੂਧ੝ ਪੀਆਇ ਭਗਤ੝ ਘਰਿ ਗਇਆ ॥

dhoodhh peeaae bhagath ghar gaeiaa ||

The Lord drank the milk, and the devotee returned home.