Sri Chand

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Sri Chand (8 September 1494 – 13 January 1629)[1] was the founder of the ascetic sect of Udasi and was the elder son of Guru Nanak, first Guru of Sikhism.[2] He was born to Mata Sulakhani on Bhadra sudi 9, 1551 Bikrami (i.e 8 September 1494) at Sultanpur Lodhi, Kapurthala district, Punjab.[3]

On Page 967 of Guru Granth Sahib, the primary scripture of the Sikhs, Sri Chand is criticized for being rebellious to Nanak and not obeying his word.[4]

ਪੁਤ੍ਰੀ ਕਉਲੁ ਨ ਪਾਲਿਓ ਕਰਿ ਪੀਰਹੁ ਕੰਨ੍ਹ੍ਹ ਮੁਰਟੀਐ ॥
His sons did not obey His Word; they turned their backs on Him as Guru.
ਦਿਲਿ ਖੋਟੈ ਆਕੀ ਫਿਰਨ੍ਹ੍ਹਿ ਬੰਨ੍ਹ੍ਹਿ ਭਾਰੁ ਉਚਾਇਨ੍ਹ੍ਹਿ ਛਟੀਐ ॥
These evil-hearted ones became rebellious; they carry loads of sin on their backs

Some organizations, like 3HO, Gobind Sadan, Damdami Taksal, a few Nihangs, and even a few Jathedars of takhat, admire Sri Chand for his contribution. Sri Chand is said to composed an Aarta - a poem in name of his father, Nanak.


  1. ^ Gurnek Singh. "Sri Chand". Encyclopaedia of Sikhism. Punjabi University Patiala. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
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  3. ^ The Sikh Encyclopedia
  4. ^ ਪੁਤ੍ਰੀ ਕਉਲੁ ਨ ਪਾਲਿਓ ਕਰਿ ਪੀਰਹੁ ਕੰਨ੍ਹ੍ਹ ਮੁਰਟੀਐ: Page 987, Adi Granth