Mata Jito

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Mata Jito
Born1673
Died5 Dec 1700[1]
MonumentsGurdwara Mata Jito Ji, Anandpur Sahib
Other namesAjeet Kaur, Jeeto
Spouse(s)Guru Gobind Singh
ChildrenSahibzada Jujhar Singh,
Sahibzada Zorawar Singh,
Sahibzada Fateh Singh
Parent(s)Bhai Harjas

Mātā Jīto (Gurmukhi: ਮਾਤਾ ਜੀਤੋ, Shahmukhi: ماتا جیتو ) was the first wife of the last Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh[2][3][4] The couple married on 21 June 1677 and had three children: Jujhar Singh, Zorawar Singh and Fateh Singh.[1][5]

Renaming conjecture[edit]

According to some scholars, she was renamed as Mata Sundari after marriage and all four sons were born to Mata Sundari.

The Sikh scholars and historians Bhai Kahn Singh Nabha, Bhai Santokh Singh, Giani Gian Singh and Kesar Singh Chibber believe that Mata Sundari was the Guru's second wife and do not support the renaming proposition, arguing that the place where the last rites of Mata Jito were performed in 1700 is present in Anandpur Sahib and the place where Mata Sundari was cremated in 1747 is present in Delhi. Also Mata Jito's father is recorded as Bhai Hari Jas, of Lahore, and Mata Sundari's father as Bhai Ram Saran, of Bijvara.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Ashok, Shamsher Singh. "Jitoji, Mata". Encyclopaedia of Sikhism. Punjabi University Patiala. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  2. ^ W. H. McLeod. The A to Z of Sikhism. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 0-8108-6828-8.
  3. ^ Constance Jones, James D. Ryan. Encyclopedia of Hinduism. Facts on File. ISBN 0-8160-5458-4.
  4. ^ "Prominent Sikh Women". Archived from the original on 2012-11-29. Retrieved 2011-07-30.
  5. ^ Simran Kaur Arneja. Ik Onkar One God.