Pir Budhan Shah

Pir Budhan Shah (AD 1643[1]), also called Baba Budhan Ali Shah,[2] was a venerated Sufi pir[3] who had religious discourse with Guru Nanak in Rawalpindi and later accepted Gurmat thought during times of Guru Har Gobind.

Pir Buddan Shah
Mausoleum of Pir Buddan Shah at Kiratpur
Mausoleum of Pir Buddan Shah at Kiratpur
Personal
Died1643
Kiratpur Sahib
ReligionSufism, Sikhism

RenunciationEdit

Buddan Shah, a Muhammedan,[4] belonged to a family of chieftains, but left everything to become a Sufi mystic.[5] He lived near Rawalpindi. Guru Nanak met him during his travels.[6][7]

He was very close to Bhai Bidhi Chand Chhina. His disciple Sunder Shah, died together with Bhai Bidhi Chand at Devnagar near Ayodhya.[8]

DeathEdit

Budhan Shah lived up to the time of Sikh Guru Hargobind Sahib and died in 1643 and his Mausoleum is located on hilltop in Kiratpur Sahib about 200 meters to east of the ashram of Baba Gurditta and he is visited by both the Sikhs and Muslims of the region.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Page 5, Guru Tegh Bahadur: Testimony of Conscience, Mohindar Pal Kohli
  2. ^ Page 76, Islam Means Peace : Understanding the Muslim Principle of Nonviolence Today, Amitabh Pal
  3. ^ Page 93, The Book of Nanak, Navtej Sarna
  4. ^ Page 479, A glossary of the tribes and castes of the Punjab and North-West frontier province
  5. ^ Page 76, Islam Means Peace : Understanding the Muslim Principle of Nonviolence Today, Amitabh Pal
  6. ^ Page 34,Punjab Today, Mandeep Singh, H. Kaur
  7. ^ Page 479, A glossary of the tribes and castes of the Punjab and North-West frontier province
  8. ^ Page 37, H. S Singha, Encyclopedia of Sikhism