Bhai Bidhi Chand Chhina

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Bhai Bidhi Chand (born 1640) was a Sikh warrior and religious preacher, who lived at the time of Guru Hargobind. Bhai Bidhi Chand was disciple of the fifth Sikh master Guru Arjan Dev and served the sixth master Guru Hargobind Sahib for most of his life. He belonged to village Chhina in the Majha region of Punjab, near Patti about 37 kilometers south of Amritsar.

He was one of the five Sikhs chosen to accompany Guru Arjan on his journey to martyrdom at Lahore in 1606. With the death of his father Guru Hargobind now turned his thoughts to training and raising an army to resist the dangers that seemingly threatened his sangat of peace loving Sikhs at every turn. He chose Bidhi Chand to be one of the commanders of the Risaldari (Cavalry) he was raising. He displayed great feats of valour in several battles with the Mughal troops.

After the recovery of the horses, Dilbagh and Gulbagh for Guru Hargobind ji, Bhai Bidhi Chand Chhina was appreciated by Guru Saheb. Bhai Bidhi Chand Chhina was told by Guru Hargobind ji - "Bhai Bidhi Chand Chhina, Gur ka seena".

Now many of his swords and paintings are displayed in the museum of Gurdwara Sri Harmander Saheb, located in the city Amritsar.

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