Gobind Sadan
God's house Without Walls

In Memoriam – Mata Harbans Kaur Ji

In Memoriam

Mata Harbans Kaur Ji, one of Baba Virsa Singh’s oldest devotees, passed away peacefully at Gobind Sadan on 9 August, 2020. After Akhand Paath, her Antim Ardas is on 18 August, 2020 at Gobind Sadan.

In the 1960s, the people of Karnal (now in Haryana) came to know about the spiritual power of young Baba Virsa Singh. They started visiting him in Sarawan Bodla village near Malout in Punjab. Harbans Kaur came with them and then stayed to do seva for some time. She had no child, so she continued to visit Sarawan Bodla to ask Babaji to do Ardas for that purpose. Then as she became attached spiritually with Nam and seva, she forgot about any worldly desires. Because of the blessings of Maharaj ji, she was not discouraged even by the death of her husband Sardar Santa Singh during that time.

When Maharaj Baba Virsa Singh Ji went on his spiritual tour to Karnal, Chandigarh, Amritsar, Simla, and Delhi, she often joined the sangat travelling with him. Then when Maharaj ji got hukam from Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj to establish Gobind Sadan in the south of Delhi, Mata Harbans Kaur ji also contributed her seva to establishing Gobind Sadan.

There were no living male or female members in her parental or in-laws’ families, so she had to manage the responsibility as the only member of both families. For this purpose, with the hukam of Maharaj ji, she got the help of Maharaj’s older brother, Sardar Mehal Singh and his sons, Savinder Singh and Lakhvinder Singh.

In the late 1990s, because of her old age, Maharaj ji called Mata Harbans Kaur to Gobind Sadan and gave her hukam to reside there permanently and take the responsibility of langar. In addition to her langar seva, she was also doing meditation regularly and taking duties at havan. During the past few years, despite her declining health, she continued visiting the havan regularly. Mata Harbans Kaur Ji took her last breath in Gobind Sadan on 9 August, 2020. The whole sangat came to pay their respects.





“Keep growing in love for your Master. Do not look to this side or that or even at the path ahead, because people will always be criticizing you.”

Baba Virsa Singh

“Trees do not wear crosses, but the great spiritual beings see God in trees. Water has no symbols, but Guru Gobind Singh says, ‘My God is in water.”

Baba Virsa Singh JI

"We do spiritual practices to gradually prepare the way for enlightenment. It does not come immediately."

Baba Virsa Singh JI

"Management does not change things. It is God who changes people."

Baba Virsa Singh JI

"Our mind is not controlled. It is a fire fed by wood from the whole world."

Baba Virsa Singh JI

"Think that everything in this world exists with God’s blessings, whether we regard it as pleasant or unpleasant."

Baba Virsa Singh JI

"First look within yourself, and then you will see God everywhere."

Baba Virsa Singh JI

"If we keep faith and love in difficulties, and pray for those who abuse us, we will always remain happy & free."

Baba Virsa Singh Ji

Related Reading