SAHIB SINGH, RAJA (1773-1813), born on 18 August 1773 to Raja Amar Singh and Rani Raj Kaur, ascended the throne of Patiala after his father`s death in February 1781. In 1787 he was married, at Amritsar, to Ratan Kaur, daughter of Ganda Singh, the Bhangi chief. Five years later,
DAMODARI, MATA (1597-1631), daughter of Narain Das, aJulka Khatri of the village of Dalla, 6 km southeast of Sultanpur Lodhi in Kapurthala district of the Punjab, was married to Guru Hargobind (1595-1644) on 15 February 1605. She gave birth to a son, Baba Gurditta (b. 1613), and a daughter, Bibi
SITA The ten-headed Ravana has tÃ¥ken away Sita, therefore Rama grieves..... (Shalok VÃ¥ran te Vadhik, M. l, p. 1412) The false Gurus sing about the episode of Rama and Sita. (Var Asa M. l, p. 465) Rama had lost his wife and had to wage a war with Ravana.
DESAN, MAI (d. 1778), daughter of Amir Singh of Gujrariwala, was married to Charhat Singh Sukkarchakkia in 1756. When her husband died in 1770, their eldest son, Mahan Singh, was barely ten years old. Mai Desan took the control of the Sukkarchakkia misi or chiefship into her own hands,
Duggal, Kartar Singh (1917 - ) is one of the most prolific fictionist in Punjabi. He was born at Pothohar town in Dhamiyal (now in Pakistan). He is well-acqainted with the life of rural Punjab, particularly before the Partition which left ever-oozing scars on the psyche of the brave
DAROPADI (DRAUPADI) By remembering (the Lord), Draupadi, the daughter of king Draupad was redeemed. (Gond Namdev, p. 874) In the court of Duhsasana, Draupadi was saved (by the Lord), when her clothes were being tÃ¥ken off. (Mali Gauri Namdev, p. 988) Panchali (the daughter of the king of Panchal
DEVAKI Blessed are you, O mother Devaki, in whose house there is Lord Kavalapati (Vishnu). (Mali Gaura Namdev, p. 988) She was the daughter of Devaka and wife of Vasudev. The tyrant king Kansa was her cousin. Balarama was her seventh child and Krishna the eighth. Devaki was in
GURBAKHSH SINGH KANHAIYA (1759-1785), son ofJai Singh, head of the Kanhaiya family, was born in 1759. He was first married to the daughter of Raja Harnir Singh of Nabha and then to Sada Kaur, daughter of Dasaundha Singh Gill. Sada Kaur, who became Maharaja Ranjit Singh`s mother in law,
JAHARNAVI (JAHNAVI) Jaharnavi (Jahnavi) was brought by the ascetic Bhagiratha..... (Malar M. 4, p. 1263) Jaharnavi or Jahnavi is another name for the river Ganga (Ganges). When, after the propitiation of Brahma and Shiva, Ganga was being brought from heaven, the sage Jahnu was disturbed in his devotions by
JANAKA You are the incarnation of king Janaka..... (Swayye Mahle Dooje Ke, p. 1391) Do not be led astray by castes. Suka, the Brahmin, meditated while sitting at the feet of the Kshatriya king Janaka. (Kanra M. 4, p. 1309) Janaka was the king of Mithila and father of
KALIAN CHAND, BABA (1440-1522), variously mentioned by chroniclers as Mahita Kalu, Kalu Rai, Kalu Chand, Kalian Rai and Kalian Chand, was the father of Guru Nanak, founder of Sikh faith. He was the elder of the two sons of Baba Shiv Ram, a Bedi Khatn, and Mata Banarasi of
KIRPAL SINGH (d. 1830) came from the neighbourhood of Bathinda in 1770 and received the village of Shamgarh from Sahib Singh, the Sardar ofLadva, who had married his sister. He joined Sahib Singh in most of his expeditions. His daughter was married to Karivar Partap Singh of Jind and
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