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30th September

1632 Guru Tegh Bahadhur married Gujari Ji, daughter of Bhai Lal Chabd of Kartarpur, Jallandar.

-Ref. "Amritsar Ji Dae Darshan Eshnan Utay 500 Sala Di Ethasak Directory," Satnam Singh Khalsa Advocate, pp. 70

1612 Baba Sri Chand dies at the age of 118.

-Ref. "Amritsar Ji Dae Darshan Eshnan Utay 500 Sala Di Ethasak Directory," Satnam Singh Khalsa Advocate, pp. 68.

==> Baba SRI CHAND, the eldest son of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, was born on Bhadoo Sidhi 9th sanmat 1551 to matta Sulakhni in Sultanpur. He lived in Barath village, near Dehra Nanak, Baba Sri Chand never married and later started the Udasi sect (one among the NanakPanthi sects). Though there several visible sects associated with NanakPanth today, the three main sects include, Udasi, Saehajdhari, and Sikhs (including Nihang, Nirmalae, and Kukae) [ref. Mahan Kosh]. Baba Sri Chand passed away on 15th Assu samnat 1668 at the age of 118.

Baba Gurditta Ji became the first disciple of Baba Sri Chand, who sent many GurSikhs in Udasi attires to preach and propagate Satguru's message in this world. Later there were four saewaks; namely, Ballu Hasna, Almast, Phulshah, and Gonda. Four popular branches emerged from these saewaks that are represented by four Matths (centres of worship). Along with these four branches, there are the following six blessed branches for a total of ten Udasi sects:-

Sutharae Shahi - blessed by Guru Har Rai Sahib Ji
Sangat Sahibiae - blessed by Guru Har Rai Sahib Ji and Guru Gobind Singh Ji
Jitamliae - blessed by Guru Gobind Singh Ji
Bakhat Maliae - blessed by Guru Gobind Singh Ji
Bagat Bhagwaniae - blessed by Guru Har Rai Sahib Ji
Miha Shahiae - blessed by Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib Ji

Udasi attire includes "manjithi Cholla" (long dress), "gal kali Saeli" (black neck scarf), "hath Tumbha", and "Uchi Toppi" (high cap). Initially, the udasi did not cut their hair or beard, though such practices are prevalent today. However, Guru Granth Sahib is the holy scripture of all Udasi sects.

-Ref. Mahan Kosh (pp. 9-10)

-Ref. Mahan Kosh (VaedhiVans pp. 1109)

Baba Sarbjot Singh Ji Baedi from Una Sahib is a living member of Guru Nanak's family who organized the GURMAT SANGEET SAMAELAN together with Baba Sucha Singh of Gurudwara Gur Gayan Prakash.

1711 Bahadhur Shah gave control fo Amritsar region to Ajit Singh, the adopted son of Matta Sundar Kaur. However, he started pusring his ego and sought his worship. As a result Matta Sundar Kaur Ji asked him to return immediately to Delhi.

-Ref. "Amritsar Ji Dae Darshan Eshnan Utay 500 Sala Di Ethasak Directory," Satnam Singh Khalsa Advocate, pp. 73.

1922 Kishan Singh Gargaj addresses a letter to the Secretary of SGPC asking him to give up the policy of non-violence at Guru Ka Bagh.
1922 Meeting at Rajowal to plan the murder of Arjan Singh Patwari, alleged to be responsible for the arrest of Master Mota Singh.
1953 Akali Dal decided to launch an agitation to undo discrimination against the Sikh backward classes.
1981 Restriction imposed on Kirpan on Indian Airline flights.

 

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