Divine messengers, saints and sages for the uplift of mankind and providing divine peace by extinguishing the fire of lust, wrath, avarice, attachment and vanity prevalent all over the world. Since the creation of the universe, the world has seen the reincarnation of divine souls from time to time for guiding the bewildered humanity to […]
Divine messengers, saints and sages for the uplift of mankind and providing divine peace by extinguishing the fire of lust, wrath, avarice, attachment and vanity prevalent all over the world. Since the creation of the universe, the world has seen the reincarnation of divine souls from time to time for guiding the bewildered humanity to the right path.
Following Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s rule and the annexation of Punjab by the British in 1849, a large number of weak-minded Sikhs (disciple of spirituality) started deviating from their faith and their number reduced from 10 million to a mere million. The situation was so alarming that the British Government even went on to prophesy that the Sikhs would become extinct by the year 1900. At this critical juncture for Sikh community, the Supreme Being sent Sant Attar Singh as His messenger to this material world in 1866 so that the Sikh Panth may again be revived. Sant Attar Singh dedicated all his life to austere meditation, Naam-Simran, human welfare, education and guiding the Khalsa Panth and the humanity in distress. In his lifetime, Sant Ji initiated into Khalsa fold as many as 1.4 million people and brought them back into the fold of Sikhism. As a result, when Sant Ji left this mortal world in 1927, the number of Sikhs had increased from 1 million to 4 million.
Sant Attar Singh, one of the most widely known and respected Sants in modern times, was born in village Cheema of the erstwhile Jind State (now in district Sangrur, Punjab), on 28 March, 1866 to Baba Karam Singh and Mata Bholi. Baba Karam Singh earned his livelihood by farming and also rendered service to the visiting saints and sages.
From early childhood, Sant Ji showed signs of his future greatness. He used to perform quiet meditation on Divine Name. Even at the age of five, he remained engrossed in meditation for long hours. At the age of seven, he was taken to the village school to begin his formal education, which he politely declined saying that he would receive only that education, which led to the realization of Truth.
In 1885, Sant Attar Singh joined the Army, where he got initiated into the Khalsa fold by the ‘five beloved ones’ headed by Baba Jodh Singh. During this stint in the Army, he devoted his time in studying the sacred books and meditating on the Divine Name. He was very active in military duties too and attained the first place in marksmanship. The news of the death of his father moved him immensely to immerse in the Divine Realm at the earliest.