ĀLAM CHAND was a masand or parish leader at Lahore in Gurū Arjan's time. He was known for his pious and honest ways. He brought to the Gurū regularly offerings collected from the Lahore saṅgat. His favourite maxim, tells Bhāī Manī Siṅgh in the Sikhāṅ di Bhagat Mālā, was that the use for oneself even of a kauḍī, i. e. the smallest coin, out of the offerings was injurious to one's body as well as to one's soul.


  1. Manī Siṅgh, Bhāī, Sikhāṅ dī Bhagat Mālā. Amritsar, 1955
  2. Santokh Siṅgh, Bhāī, Srī Gur Pratāp Sūraj Granth. Amritsar, 1926-37

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