KEDARI, BHAIKEDARI, BHAI, or Bhai Kidari, a Lumba Khatri of Batata, received the rites of initiation at the hands of Guru Arigad. According to Giam Gian Singh, Twarikh Guru Khalsd, Bhai Kedari was one of the Sikhs chosen by Guru Amar Das to accompany Bhai Jetha (later Guru Ram Das) to the Mughal court at Lahore to answer a complaint lodged by some jealous Brahmans and Khatris against the teaching of Guru Nanak. Bhai Kedari also held charge of a manfi or preaching district. Bhai Gurdas has praised him as vaddd bhagat, i.e. a devotee par excellence.
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