After being released from Gwalior Fort, Guru Hargobind Sahib visited Baba Siri Chand ji to thank him for his role in influencing the Emperor Jehangir. Babaji had told the Emperor that the Guru was the true successor to Guru Nanak Dev ji’s throne and if he didn’t release him, great harm would befall the Emperor.
Baba Gurditta who became Baba Siri Chand’s successor and Patriarch of the Udasi Sampradaya, was the son of a Guru and the father of Guru Har Rai ji. He was also the grandfather of Guru Harkrishan ji, the older brother of Guru Tegh Bahadurji and the uncle of Guru Gobind Singh ji. We should remember that when Guru Gobind Singh ji left Anandpur Sahib, he put an Udasi in charge