BISHAN KAUR, mother of Mata Gujari and wife of Lal Chand, was a woman gifted with good looks and fortune. Both husband and wife were the devoted Sikhs of Guru Hargobind. They were among the guests assembled to witness the nuptial ceremonies of Suraj Mall, son of Guru Hargobind. It was there that she, as says Gurbilas Patshahi Chhevin, had had a glimpse of young Tegh Bahadur who later occupied the holy office as the ninth Guru of the Sikhs.
She felt charmed by the handsome face of the young man and was doubly pleased to learn that he was still un-affianced. She saw him as the prospective groom for her seven year old daughter, Gujari. She and her husband went to Guru Hargobind who willingly accepted the proposal. The marriage of Mata Gujari and Guru Tegh Bahadur was solemnized on 9 Phagun 1689 Bk/4 February 1633.
1. Gurbilas Patshahi Chhevin. Patiala, 1970
2. Trilochan Singh, Guru Tegh Bahadur. Delhi, 1967
3. Harbans Singh, Guru Tegh Bahadur. Delhi, 1982