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Gurudwara Tahli Sahib Baba Sri Chand Ji, Lahore

Baba Sri Chand Ji was the eldest son of Jagat Guru Baba Nanak Dev Ji. Mata Ji Sulakhne gave him birth at Sultanpur Lodhi on Bhadun Suddi 9, Samvat 1951.
He founded the "Udasi mat" (a sect) and did not marry. He made Baba Gurdittaehis closest disciple and entrusted him with the task of preaching Udasi panth.
He died in Lahore on 15th Assu Samvat 1669. His residence near Lahore Railway Station was known as Tahli Sahib which has vanished now.


Text and photographs:Historical Sikh Shrines in Pakistan : Iqbal Qaiser

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