Birthday of Baba Sri Chand – Founder of the Udasi

Baba Sri Chand was the eldest son of Guru Nanak Dev who is considered as the first Guru and founder of Sikhism. He is also referred to as Sri Chand Ji. He was the founder of the ascetic sect of Udasi. He was born to Mata Sulakhani on Bhadra sudi 9, 1551 Bikrami, the ninth day during the light phase following the new moon. The historic and ancient shrine, Gurudwara Guru Ka Bagh of Sultanpur Lodhi in Kapurthala, Punjab, India. It marks the birthplace of Baba Siri Chand. | Birthday of Baba Sri Chand – Founder of the Udasi |

Birthday of Baba Sri Chand - Founder of the Udasi

Birthday of Baba Sri Chand – Founder of the Udasi

Birthday of Baba Sri Chand – Founder of the Udasi

Baba Sri Chand mastered the techniques of yoga and meditation at a very young age and he always remained devoted to his father. He traveled far and wide across the world to share and spread the awareness of Guru Nanak. Guru Hargobind sent his son Baba Gurditta to Sri Chand. He became Sri Chand’s successor and is regarded as a patriarch of the Udasi Sampardai (order). 

Birthday of Baba Sri Chand - Founder of the Udasi

Birthday of Baba Sri Chand – Founder of the Udasi

Baba Gurditta was the father of Guru Har Rai, the grandfather of Guru Harkrishan, the older brother of Guru Tegh Bahadur and the uncle of Guru Gobind Singh.  After his father, Guru Nanak left Nankana Sahib, Sri Chand stayed in Dera Baba Nanak and maintained Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s temple. Later he established the Udasi order. Baba Sri Chand died at Kiratpur on Magh sudi 1,1685 bik/ 13 January 1629. 

Birthday of Baba Sri Chand - Founder of the Udasi

Udasi Traditions say that he never died but he vanished into the forest of Chamba. After Baba Siri Chand went invisible, the son of Guru Hargobind, Baba Gurditta became his successor as head of the Udasis. The Udasis protected and maintained the historical shrines of Anandpur, Hazoor Sahib, and Amritsar for over a hundred years after Guru Gobind Singh’s death.

Birthday of Baba Sri Chand - Founder of the Udasi

Birthday of Baba Sri Chand – Founder of the Udasi

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Roshan Dibya Ranjan

Hi! I’m Roshan. I started my travels without any plans to unknown destinations. I always believe that ‘We live only once’. So I try to make most of my life by traveling around the world. travel and photography is just an integral part of my life. For me, as a photographer ‘Every face has a story to tell’.

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