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RAMDAS, BAVA, a nineteenth century Punjabi poet, was born at the village of Harganari, in Fatehgarh Sahib district of the Punjab. He belonged to the Divana sect, a mendicant order established during the seventeenth century by Haria and Bala, two Jatt disciples of Sodhi Miharban, the son of Guru Arjan`s elder brother, Prithi Chand. The Divanas later became a subsect of the Udasis. They have their main centre at Pirkot, in Bathinda district and another at Patiala which was founded by Bava Ram Das and is now known as Bava Ram Das Ji Ka Dera. Ram Das was patronized by Maharaja Narinder Singh of Patiala (1846-62).

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