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dera baba sawan singhji

Hazur Maharaj Sawan Singh Grewal was born into a Sikh family on 27 July 1858 in village Jatala, District Ludhiana. His father was Subedar Major Kabul Singh and his mother was Mata Jiwani. He was married to Mata Kishan Kaur and together they had three children. He passed Engineering from Thomason College, Roorkee and joined the Military Engineering Service.

He studied scriptures of various religions but retained a strong connection with the Gurbani of the Sikh religion.

Hazur Maharaj Saawan Singh retired in 1911 and developed Dera Baba Jaimal Singh (Beas) –the “camp of Baba Jaimal Singh” where Baba Jaimal had settled in 1891—and built houses, bungalows and a Satsang Hall. Hazur Maharaj Saawan Singh sheltered victims of the communal holocaust of the Partition of India. His following included Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, and for the first time, thousands from abroad, the US, UK, Switzerland, Germany, including Julian Johnson and Pierre Schmidt.

Bade Maharaj was the Master of our beloved Ishwar.  Ishwar’s dream is to build a Dera in the West and dedicate it to His Master Hazur Maharaj Baba Sawan Singh Ji.  He wants to see it built in His lifetime.  This page will track the progress via posting pictures contributed about many Satsangis.