GOIND, BHĀĪ, also known as Bhāī Gondā (1569-1649), head of a dhūāṅ, seat or branch of Udāsī Sikh preachers, was born on 27 July 1569 in a Khatrī family of Srīnagar in Kashmīr. He was the son of Bhāī Jai Dev and Māī Subhadrā. Guided by a Nānakshāhī (Sikh) sādhū, he came to the Punjab in 1596 and received instruction from Gurū Arjan at Kartārpur. During the time of Gurū Hargobind, he attached himself to the service of Bābā Gurdittā, the eldest son of the Gurū and head of the Udāsī sect. On 11 September 1637, he was ordained head of a dhūāṅ. Making Kīratpur and, later, Phillaur as the headquarters of his branch, Bhāī Goind preached mostly in the Doābā, country between the Rivers Sutlej and Beās. He died on 15 September 1649 at Phillaur where a samādh or mausoleum was constructed in his honour. His dhūāṅ languished away after his death.
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