Gursikhs from the Past

Mata Sahib Devan Kaur Ji

Mata Sahib Devan Kaur Ji is known as the “Mother of the Khalsa”. Mata Sahib Kaur Ji who was called ‘Sahib Devan’ before receiving Amrit was the spiritual Mother of the Khalsa however some historians have mistakenly confused Mata Sahib Kaur Ji as having been to Sri Guru Gobind Singh Sahib Ji. Mata Sahib Devan’s father wished her daughter to marry Sri Guru Gobind Singh Sahib Ji however as the Guru was already married her father asked the Guru’s permission for Mata Sahib Devan to live in the Guru’s house as Sikh and serve the Guru and his family.

Therefore, Mata Sahib Devan was never married and never had a physical relationship with the Guru. As a consequence of not marrying Mata Sahib Devan and her not being able to have children Sri Guru Gobind Singh Sahib Ji made her the “Mother of the Khalsa”. Up to this day in history all Sikh’s who take Amrit consider Mata Sahib Kaur Ji as their (spiritual) Mother and Sri Guru Gobind Singh Sahib Ji as their (spiritual) Father.

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