Baba Mahadev(1560-1605) was the second oldest of Guru Ram Das’s son. He was elder than brother Guru Arjan Dev, the fifth Sikh Guru and younger than Baba Prithi Chand, who was the eldest son of the fourth Sikh Guru, Guru Ram Das. The second son of Guru Ram Das (1534-81) and Mata Bhani, was born on 1 June 1560 at Goindval, in present-day Amritsar district of the Punjab. As he grew up, he displayed little interest in worldly affairs and remained occupied in meditation. According to Bhai Gurdas, Varan.. XXV. 33, he, for a time, turned against Guru Arjan at the instigation of his elder brother, Prithi Chand.