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MADAN NATH, head of a band of Kanphata yogis, called on Guru Gobind Singh as he was visiting Thanesar in 1702. As says Bhai Santokh Singh, Sri Gur Pratap Suraj Granth, the yogi was surprised to see Guru Gobind Singh in a warrior's dress and gave expression to his misgiving. Guru Gobind Singh explained that he had formed the Khalsa and given them this form in face of the religious intolerance of the ruling class, the Mughals.

References :

1. Briggs, George Weston, Gorakhnath and the Kanphata Yogis. Varanasi, 1973
2. Dwivedi, Hazari Prasad, Nath Sampradaya. Varanasi, 1966
3. Santokh Singh, Bhai, Sn Gur Pratdp Suraj Granth. Amritsar, 1927-35

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