SADHARAN, SANTSADHARAN, SANT, was the name given by Guru Amar Das to one of his devoted Sikhs, a carpenter of Goindval, who had made a long wooden ladder for use in the baoli, or open well, then under construction. Pleased with his devotion and industry, Guru Amar Das called him Sant (saint) Sadharan (simple), and bestowed on him a manji, i.e. priesthood of a diocese. Sadharan shifted to Bakala (present Baba Bakala in Amritsar district), where he preached Guru Nanak`s word and where his descendants still live. They have a small shrine built there in his memory.
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