Mata Sundari

Mātā Sundarī (Gurmukhī alphabet: ਮਾਤਾ ਸੁੰਦਰੀ, Shahmukhī alphabet: ماتا سندری) was the daughter of Ram Sarana, a Kumarav Khatri of Bijwara, in present-day Hoshiārpur district. She was the second wife of Guru Gobind Singh.[2] The couple married at Anandpur on 4 April 1684 and had one son, Sahibzada Ajit Singh born at Pāoṇṭā on 26 January 1687.[1]

Mata Sundari
Mata Sunder Kaur Gurdwara Bajwara Hoshiarpur.JPG
Birth Place of Mata Sundari
Died1747
Spouse(s)Guru Gobind Singh
ChildrenSahibzada Ajit Singh
Parent(s)Ram Saran, a Khatri of Bajwara[1]

She holds a special place in Sikhism for the role she played in leading Sikhs after the ascension of Guru Gobind Singh. A memorial in her honour stands in the compound of Gurdwara Bala Sahib, New Delhi.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Singh, Harbans (ed.). "Sundari, Mata". Encyclopaedia of Sikhism. Punjabi University Patiala. Retrieved 23 October 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Surinder Singh Johar (1999). Guru Gobind Singh: a multi-faceted personality. M.D. Publications. p. 139. ISBN 978-81-7533-093-1.