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SHIVNABH, RAJA, was, according to the Janam Sakhi tradition, a Ceylonese king who became a devotee of Guru Nanak. It was a merchant of Lahore, Bhai Mansukh, who during a visit to Ceylon, then known as Sinhaldvip, had impressed the king with his conduct as well as with the account of what he described as his perfect Guru, Nanak. Shivnabh became interested in Guru Nanak and was anxious to see him. But Mansukh advised him to meditate on the Guru and wait for him in Ceylon itself. Since then the Raja had awaited the Guru`s coming. Guru Nanak travelled to the far of "Singhal dip" (Sinhaldvip, the island of the Sinhalese) accompanied according to Puratan Janam Sakhi by two disciples, Saido and Siho.

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