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What was the Sacha Sauda incident?

Last updated date: 16th Jun 2024
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Hint: Mastana Balochistan was an Indian saint who was born in Kalat, Baluchistan in undivided India. He established a non-government organization on 29 April 1948 at Sirsa known as Dera Sacha Sauda. The Dera Sacha Sauda is a socio-spiritual organization whose main motto was universal brotherhood.

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‘True bargain’ is the actual meaning of Sacha Sauda. Guru Nanak dev was not interested in farming and worldly work so his father Mehta Kalu sent him to the city to do business along with Bhai Mardana to accompany him. Mehta Kalu gave them twenty rupees to buy some goods so that they can sell them to make a profit. While moving across the village. They saw the people were starving, thirsty, and sick due to the scarcity of water. Guru Nanak dev said to Mardani Ji that Father has asked to make some profitable business. There is no Bargain that is more profit-making than to feed and clothe the needy so I cannot leave this true bargain. Guru Nanak dev invested the twenty rupees into what we today call ‘Langar’.when the Mardana Ji went back to the village and narrated the whole story to the Mehta Kalu, he got very angry with him. Guru Nanak dev persuaded his father not to get annoyed with him and told him that he had done anything wrong with the money but has done a ‘’ Sacha Sauda’’ (True bargain) in the true sense. At this place where this true bargain took place, Gurudwara Sacha Sauda is built which is located currently in Farooq Abad Pakistan.

Note: According to Guru Nanak dev ‘’Sacha Sauda’’ (a true bargain) of life is to share one’s earnings with the needy and to help the people in whatever we can. The teachings of Guru Nanak dev led to the foundation of the sacha Sauda organization in the city of Sirsa in Haryana state.