SACHCHAN SACHCH, a simple Brāhmaṇ so nicknamed for his habit of responding with "sachch, sachch (true, true)" to anything said to him, was a devoted Sikh of the time of Gurū Amar Dās. Leaving his native village, Mandar, now in Sheikhūpurā district of Pakistan he came to stay at Goindvāl. One day, as says Sarūp Dās Bhallā, Mahimā Prakāsh, he was wildly attacked by an insane woman roaming naked in the forest where he was collecting firewood for Gurū kā Laṅgar. Sachchan Sachch related the incident to Gurū Amar Dās, who gave him one of his slippers and told him to touch the woman with it when he came across her next. He did what he was bidden to do. The woman was instantly cured of her insanity. She told Sachchan Sachch that she had formerly been the wife of a hill chief and had gone insane under a curse. Sachchan Sachch gave her half of his blanket, to cover her naked body, and escorted her to the presence of Gurū Amar Dās. The Gurū married her to Sachchan Sachch and, blessing the couple, appointed the husband head of a mañjī, or preaching district, covering the area around his native village.


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Balbīr Siṅgh Dil