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SUNDAR SHAH (d. 1640), a Muslim saint of Devnagar, probably the present day Deogaori in Azamgarh district of Uttar Pradesh, is remembered in Sikh tradition for his admiration for Bhai Bidhi Chand, a prominent Sikh of the time of Guru Hargobind. Bhai Bidhi Chand was preaching in the eastern parts...
BIDHI CHAND, BHAI (d. 1640). warrior as well as religious preacher of the time of Guru Hargobind, was a Chhina Jatt of the village of Sursingh, 34 km south of Amritsar (31° 37`N, 74° 52`E). His father`s name was Vassan and his grandfather`s Bhikkhi. His mother was from Sirhali, another...
BAKHT MALL and Tara Chand, masands or accredited Sikh preachers in Kabul, once ledr the sangat of their area to the Punjab to wait on Guru Hargobind (1595-1644). Among the offerings they brought were two pedigree horses of excelling beauty, named Gulbagh and Dilbagh. As they were passing through Lahore,...
BAHORU, BHAI, a Khosia Khatri of Lahore, received initiation at the hands of Guru Arjan. As Bhai Bidhi Chand in Guru Hargobind`s time went to Lahore to rescue the second of the two horses belonging to Bhai Karori, a horse dealer of Kabul, who was bringing the pair as an...
ANANTA, BHAI, son of Bhai Kuko, a Vadhavan Khatri, was a devoted Sikh of the time of Guru Hargobind (1595-1644). According to Bhai Santokh Singh, Sri Gur Pratap Suraj Granth, he once earned the Guru`s displeasure for wantonly hitting a crow which became lame as a result of the injury....
ADALI, BHAl, of Chohla. village in present day Amritsar district of the Punjab, was a devoted Sikh contemporary of Guru Ram Das and Guru Arjan. It was, as says Bhai Santokh Singh, Sri GurPratap Suraj Granth, under his influence that Bhai Bidhi Chand gave up banditry and came to receive...

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