MAHADEV, BABAMAHADEV, BABA (1560-1605), the second son of Guru Ram Das (1534-81) and Mata Bhani, was born on 1 June 1560 at Goindval, in present-day Amritsar district of the Punjab. As he grew up, he displayed little interest in worldly affairs and remained occupied in meditation. According to Bhai Gurdas, Varan.. XXV. 33, he, for a time, turned against Guru Arjan at the instigation of his elder brother, Prithi Chand. Baba Mahadev died at Goindval on 4 Bhadon 1662 Bk/3 August 1605.
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