ANAND MARRIAGE ACT was passed in 1909 by the Imperial (i.e. GovernorGeneral`s) Legislative Council to establish legal "validity of the marriage ceremony common among the Sikhs called Anand." The origins of marriage by Anand ceremony go back to early Sikhism. The practice which somewhat lapsed during the time of
DAL SINGH (d. 1845), son of Santokh Singh, a follower of Kanhaiya misi under Jai Singh, and of village Talvandi in Gurdaspur district, fought in most of Maharaja Ranjit Singh`s campaigns. He inherited Talvandi and some neighbouring villages. Dal Singh was killed in the first AngloSikh war in 1845
DEVA SINGH, BHAI. and Bhai Ishar Singh were among the Five Muktas, who formed the first batch after the Parij Piare to receive baptism of the Khalsa on the Baisakhi day of AD 1699. According to Rahitnama Hazuri Bhai Chaupa Singh Chhibbar, the draft of a rahitnama was prepared
DUGAR DAS, BHAI, Sarin Khatri of Takiar clan, received instruction from Guru Ram, Das and became a devoted Sikh. "Takiar the virtuous" is how Bhai Gurdas describes him in his Varan, XI. 17. See DHARAM DAS, BHAI
DASAUNDHA SINGH, a Dhillon Jatt of Jhabal in Amritsar district, was half brother of the celebrated Baghel Singh, leader of the Karorsinghia misl. He crossed the Beas in 1759, and seized some villages in the Jalandhar Doab. The family retained possession of these under Maharaja Ranjit Singh, supplying in
GURBAKHSH, an Udasi saint contemporary with Guru Gobind Singh (1666-1708), who was at the time of the evacuation of Anandpur directed by the Guru to stay behind to look after the local sangat and the sacred shrines. Years later, when Gulab Rai, a great grandson of Guru Hargobind (1595-1644),
HASSU, BHAI, a blacksmith, was a devotee of Guru Nanak. According to Purdtan Janam Sdkhi, he and Bhai Sihari, a washerman, accompanied the Guru during his travel through Kashmir. They reduced to writing hymns uttered by Guru Nanak during this journey.
JAGAT SINGH MAN, (d. 1860), son of Hari Singh, belonged to the Mughal Chakk family of Man yarrfary of Gujrariwala district. He was attached to Raja Hira Singh in 1843 as orderly officer. He rose to be a colonel of a cavalry regiment which formed a part of the
JAI SINGH KAMLA (d. 1827) served, like his father Uttam Singh, under the Bharigi chief, Gulab Singh, on whose death in 1800 he joined Ranjit Singh, who had occupied Lahore barely a year earlier. Jai Singh was a good soldier and took part in many of the Maharaja`s campaigns.
JODH SINGH RASULPURIA (d. 1857), feudatory sarddr of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. He was the son of Sujan Singh, who had acquired territories in the Jalandhar Doab and in Ambala.Jodh Singh, driven out of his possessions by the chief of Kalsia, settled at Rasulpur near Tarn Taran in Amritsar district.
KHEM KAUR, daughter of Jodh Singh Kalalvala and granddaughter of Sahib Singh Bharigt of Gujrat, was married in 1816 to Prince Kharak Singh, eldest son of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. She survived her husband and helped anti British forces in the second Anglo Sikh war (1849) for which reason her