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20 November 1920
Satguru Jagjit Singh was born like a divine light in jail – like conditions at Sri Bhaini Sahib.
Like Lord Krishna, Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji was born inside prison. He was born to mother Bhupinder Kaur and father Satguru Pratap Singh Ji at Sri Bhaini Sahib on 8th Maghar 1977 Bikrmi Kattak Sudi Ikadshi(November 22, 1920 AD) in the early hours of the day at 4’o clock.

1925-1939: After Mata Bhupinder Kaur Ji left for their heavenly abode, the care of Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji was entrusted to Sant Gurmukh Singh Jhabbar (father of Suwarn Singh Virk Ji). Satguru Ji remained under their supervision for about 14 years .

22 August 1959
Sri Satguru Pratap Singh Ji left for his heavenly abode in the night between 5 and 6 Bhadron of 2016 Vikrmi ( 1959 AD) and Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji took over reigns as Satguru.

10 September 1959
Ceremonial Dastarbandi of Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji took place at Sri Bhaini Sahib after the concluding function in memory of Satguru Partap Singh Ji.

12 September 1959
On this day, Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji rode in his car for the first time, with a white triangular flag flying on it. He visited all the historical places of religious importance, including Akal Bunga in Sri Bhaini Sahib, and began his journeys after performing the supplicatory prayer, Ardas. He made his inaugural visit to Ludhiana and Jandiala (Jalandhar) before returning to Sri Bhaini Sahib.

11 October 1959
Hoisted the flag on the occasion of Dussehra celebration at Ludhiana and delivered very impressive and philosophical discourse on Ramayana.

13 October 1959
Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji gave his first speech, addressing learned delegates of 3rd All India Writes Conference at Ludhiana

1st to 11th January 1961
First visit to Thailand.

Completion of 1.25 Lakh Paths of Sri Adi Granth Sahib at Sri Bhaini Sahib.

7 October 1961
Arrived in Bangkok from Delhi

12 October 1961
Bangkok to Tokyo. First visit to Japan to attend World Vegetarian Conference. Addressed the students of Tokyo University on universal religion on 17.10.1961. and quoted Gurbani from Sri Adi Granth Sahib.

19 October 1961
Tokyo to Hongkong by air.

22 October 1961
Hongkong to Bangkok by air.

28 October 1961
Bangkok to Calcutta by air.

16 December 1961
Visited Lahore, Pakistan by car for a day to meet seriously ill Maulvi Fazal Mohammed, an expert in repairing the musical instruments.

24 March 1962
S.Partap Singh Kairon the then Chief Minister of undivided Punjab visited Hola Mohalla at Baja-Khana, District Faridkot and sorted out his misconceptions.

17 April to 15 May 1962
Bombay to Mombasa (Kenya) by sea. This was the first visit to East African.

During the rainy season, the Ghaghar River was overflowing in the Sri Jiwan Nagar area, causing panic among the people. Sri Satguru Ji stood with them on the embankment day and night, encouraging them to strengthen it. As a result, no loss of life or property occurred in the area.

Sri Satguru Ji converted Weekly Nawan Hindustan into Daily Punjabi News paper published from Delhi.

3 June 1963
Anand Shatabadi (Sikh anand karaj centenary) was celebrated at village Khote (Moga, Punjab) and 149 Anand Karaj were solemnised on this occasion, the most simple marriages in the world. 

9 June 1963
Sri Satguru Ji sent his blessings through a letter to first President of independent Kenya, Mr. Jomo Kenyatta.

Sri Satguru Ji consented to be the President of Punjab branch of World Peace Council.


In 1964-65, Satguru Ji established the organisation ‘Sarab Hind Namdhari Vidyak Sanstha’ (All India Namdhari Educational Organization) with the following objectives:

  • To unite educated Namdhari youth on one platform
  • To protect the youth from the ill effects of Western culture
  • To provide need-based education to enhance their personalities and brighten their futures

This organization holds an annual meeting, providing Namdhari youth with a platform to share their views, interact, clarify doubts, and establish a direct link with Satguru Ji.

In 1965 the Sarab Hind Namdhari Vidyak Sanstha, that was earlier meant for young boys was renamed as Vishwa Namdhari Vidyak Jatha (Women Wing) from 1981 onwards.

23 March 1965
Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji was conferred the title of “Gopal Rattan” by the Government of India during the Gau-Samvardhan Sammelan held by the Gau-Govardhan Samiti. This honor was in recognition of his valuable contributions to the husbandry, improvement, and healthcare of cows.

27 August 1967

Nairobi to London on the first visit to U.K.

With blessing of Satguru Jagjit Singh ji , the 5th centenary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji parkash diwas celebrated by Namdharis around the world

December 1969
Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji’s second visit to UK

Celebrations of Centenary of Hola Mohalla at Sri Anandpur Sahib. And centenary of Namdhari Martyrs at Raikot, Amritsar and Ludhiana.

Started 2nd series of 1.25 Lakh Paths of Sri Adi Granth Sahib at Sri Bhaini Sahib.

July 1971
Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji’s third visit to UK.

Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji commemorated the centenary of the Malerkotla martyrs and the deportation of Satguru Ram Singh in India, Thailand, East Africa, and the UK. In connection with these centenaries, the monthly magazine “Shatabadi News” was launched.

July 1972
Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji’s fourth visit to UK. Centenary of Malerkotla martyrs and deportation of Satguru Ram Singh commemorated by Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji in England


In the year 1973, the “Kar Sewa” of Sri Ramdas Sarovar at Sri Harmandir Sahib, Amritsar was commenced by Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji.Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji with large number of Namdhari Sikhs participated in the Kar-Seva. 

Completion of 1.25 Lakh Paths of Sri Adi Granth Sahib at village Sant Nagar during Jap Prayog.

July 1974
Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji pays visit to UK

Death centenary of Suba Sahib Singh was commemorated at – Hazaribagh (Jharkhand) jail.

3rd series of 1.25 Lakh Paths started at Sri Bhaini Sahib.

June 1976
Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji pays visit to UK

August 1976
Newspapers in the UK published headlines referring to Satguru Jagjit Singh as the “Rainmaker” and “Rain-God.” England and Wales were facing the worst drought in 500 years, with no rain expected in the near future. However, with the blessings and prayers of Sri Satguru Ji, it began raining on August 27, 1976, bringing much-needed relief to the British authorities and people.

Commencement of Kar-Seva of Ramsar (Sarover) Sri Bhaini Sahib by Sri Satguru Ji to reshape it.

1971 to 1977
Satguru Ji participated in the World Vegetarian Conference in 1971 in The Hague (Holland), in 1973 in Sweden, Sri Lanka, and Chicago (USA) in 1975, and in India in 1957, 1967, and 1976. From November 20 to 23, 1976, the 24th World Vegetarian Convention was held at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.

25 November 1977
Dr. Suchat, Peace Ambassador of Thailand visited Sri Bhaini Sahib and presented Golden Emblem, books and rosaries on behalf of King of Thailand.

Sri Satguru Ji arranged Sangeet Sammelans ( Classical Music Concerts of renowned artists) in memory of Satguru Partap Singh Ji in Delhi, Mumbai, Aurangabad and Lucknow.

In November 1978, Sri Satguru Ji laid the foundation of the World International Peace Conference Hall in Bangkok, in the presence of representatives from 48 countries. Dr. Suchaat invited religious leaders from 22 countries to the event, where they brought soil from their respective countries to be included in the foundation of the Peace Temple. It was a moment of great pride for Indians when Sri Satguru Ji laid the foundation stone of the Peace Temple.

Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji declared his support to the Congress Party which is led by Smt. Indira Gandhi.

Smt. Indira Gandhi with the blessings of Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji got elected Shri H.S.Hanspal to Rajya Sabha from Punjab.

Sri Satguru Ji blessed Smt. Indira Gandhi at a reception in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.

Sri Satguru Ji constituted Vishwa Namdhari Istri Vidyak jatha.

Shaheed Bishan Singh Memorial School established by Sri Satguru Ji in Mansarover Garden, New Delhi and Satguru Partap Singh Academy at Sri Bhaini Sahib.

Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji pays visit to UK

Under the patronage of Sri Satguru Ji, 3rd World Punjabi Conference (Regd.) was held at Bangkok (Thailand).

February 1983
With the blessings of His Holiness Smt. Indira Gandhi nominated S. Sulakhan Singh in the Metropolitan Council of Delhi.

1st August 1983
Guru Hari Singh College established in Sri Jiwan Nagar (Harayana)

Hola Mohalla in U.K. in Birmingham.

Hola Mohalla in Dar-es-lam (Tanzania).

With the blessings and encouragement of Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji, Sri Uday Singh started seed production in Bangalore.

First Jap Paryog of one year started at Sri Bhaini Sahib.

Under the patronage  of Satguru Jagjit Singh ji , the centenary of Saturu Partap Singh Ji’s  parkash diwas celebrated by Namdharis around the world


Satguru Partap Singh Birth centenary celebrated. Vice President Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma was the Chief Guest at a seminar in FICCI Auditorium, New Delhi.

In 1991 the reconstruction of the holy Ram Sarovar was commenced in Sri Bhaini Sahib. The foundation stone was laid by Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji.

16 July 1991
Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji underwent bypass heart surgery performed by Dr. I.K. Ross at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in Australia. Four conditions set by Sri Satguru Ji were strictly adhered to: (i) No haircuts were to be done on His Holiness’s body, (ii) No spirits were to be used before, during, or after the operation, (iii) No blood transfusions were allowed, and (iv) Only male nurses were to attend to His Holiness.

8 Novenber 1992
Sri Satguru. Ji laid the foundation of Sports Complex at Sri Bhaini Sahib.

Namdhari Seeds started its in-house publication ‘Namdhari Samachar.’


Namdhari Kala Kendra emerged under the direction of Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji at Sri Bhaini Sahib (Ludhiana) in 1992, as per the wishes of Sri Satguru Pratap Singh Ji. The aim was to ensure that Raagis perform Kirtan in accordance with the Raagas as prescribed in the Sri Aad Granth Sahib, following the tradition of earlier Gurus. Today this practice continues under the guidance of Sri Satguru Uday Singh Ji.

At Namdhari Kala Kendra, no monetary fees or admissions are accepted. It operates in the manner of Gurusisyaa parampara, signifying the transmission of teachings from guru to disciple in traditional Indian culture. This relationship, based on the genuineness of the guru and the respect, commitment, devotion, and obedience of the student, is believed to be the most effective means of imparting subtle or advanced knowledge. This tradition of mentorship continues to thrive at Sri Bhaini Sahib.

At present all the forms of music are being taught as follows :-
# Bibi Narinder Kaur ji is teaching Vocal & Dilruba.
# Pt. Vidya Sahai ji is teaching Sarangi.
# Prof. Virender Kumar ji is teaching Sitar, Sarod & Dilruba.
# Ustaad Mohan Singh Namdhari ji is teaching Vocal & Dilruba.
# Pt. Rajesh Malviya ji is teaching Tabla.
# Harpreet Singh Namdhari ji (Sonu) is teaching Tabla.
# Balwant Singh Namdhari (Raja) Ji is teaching Santoor, Dilruba & Vocal.
# Harnan Singh Harjinder ji is teaching Sarod, Flute & Vocal.
# Simratpal Gill Namdhari(Shammi) ji is teaching Vocal & Dilruba.

3 Dec 1992
With the blessings of His Holiness SATJUG Weekly started its publication from Delhi.

24 June 1992
Sri Satguru Ji laid the foundation stone of Namdhari Shaheedi Samarak at Malerkotla (built to commemorate the 66 Namdhari Shaheeds), in the presence of the then Chief Minister of Punjab S.Beant Singh.

9 April 1994
Under the patronage of His Holiness, World Punjabi Conference (Regd.) held in Sapru House, Bara Khamba Road New delhi.

3 to 6 February 1994
7th World Religious Conference was organized by Maharaj Rajinder Singh in New Delhi His Excellency Dalai Lama presided, Sn Satguru Ji attended it as the Chief Guest.

25 September 1995
Namdhari Martyrs were remembered at World Sikh Conference held in Golden Temple Complex Amritsar. Namdhari Sikhs representing His Holiness on this occasion were honoured.

Also in 1995, Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji was awarded the “Harballabh Sangeet  Sanman” by the Baba Harballabh Sangeet Maha Sabha at Jalandhar

January 1997
Research Scholar Jaswinder Singh sent to Burma by His Holiness for finding out the places where Satguru Ram Singh was kept during his confinement.

Completion of 3rd series of Paaths & 4th series of Paaths started

Satguru Ram Singh Chair established in Sampurnanand Sanskrit University, Varanasi.

19-21 July 1997
Under the patronage of His Holiness Sri Satguru Ji 5th World Punjabi Conference (Regd.) organized in Milwaukee (USA).

Sri Satguru Ji honoured in Parliament House of UK by Hon’ble Swaraj Paul, member House of Lords UK.

3 August 1997
Sri Satguru Ji paid visit to Swami Narayan temple, Neasden, England.

24 August 1997
Inaugurated Modern International School, Bangkok

28 March 1999
Sri Satguru Ji led the 35 km long procession of Namdhari Sikhs to Anandpur Sahib on the occasion of Third Centenary of birth of Khalsa. S Parkash Singh Badal Chief Minister of Punjab received and welcomed Sri Satguru Ji at Anandpur Sahib. Head Priest presented Saropa to Sri Satguru Ji

June 1999
Sri Satguru Ji pays a visit to The UK

Participated in the Kar-Sewa of Durgiana Temple, Amritsar.

Namdhari Guru Ram Singh Chair established at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. S Parkash Singh Badal CM welcomed Sri Satguru Ji.

1 August 1999
Representatives of Sri Satguru Ji participated in the Council for Parliament of World Religions at Cape Town, South Africa.

4 November 1999
Sarod maestero Ustad Amjad Ali Khan presented Satguru Ji with an award of ‘Sangeet Maneeshi’ on behalf of the Ustad Hafiz Ali Khan Memorial Society at Sarod Ghar in Gawalior

June 2000
Sri Satguru Ji sent a contingent group of Namdhari Sikhs to visit i Maynmar (Burma) to locate the places of confinement of Sri Satguru Ram Singh Ji.

July 2000
Addressing to the audience of 34th World Vegetarians Conference at Toronto ( Canada) in July 2000, he said, ” Peace and vegetarian habits are intimately connected. So long as violence against living beings is there, there cannot be any peace in the world. We should not only think for welfare of human beings but for the well-being of animals as well”

27 to 31 August 2000
His Holiness took part in the Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders held at the UN General Assembly Hall in New York, USA. Nearly 2000 leaders from 90 countries convened to engage in discussions. During the event, the General Secretary of the conference, Shri Bawa Jain, remarked, “The vision expressed by my revered Acharaya Sushil Muni Ji in the presence of Sri Satguru Ji is coming to fruition. He fervently wished for a Summit meeting for global peace under the auspices of the United Nations Organizations. Today, I am gratified that this meeting is being held in the presence of Sri Satguru Ji, and it gives me a profound sense as if my departed Acharaya Ji is also among us here.”

28 October 2000
The foundation stone of Sri Satguru Pratap Singh Apollo Hospital in Ludhiana was laid by Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji. Sri L.K. Advani, the Deputy Prime Minister, unveiled the foundation stone, while S. Parkash Singh Badal, the Chief Minister of Punjab, presided over the event. Sri Sheikh Abdullah and Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa graced the occasion as guests of honor.

December 2000
Sri Satguru Ji pays a visit to the UK

His Holiness celebrates the Fourth centenary of the the compilation of Sri Adi Granth Sahib Ji

12 to 14 June 2002
Representatives of Sri Satguru Ji participated in Council of World Religions at its founding meeting in Bangkok ( Thailand)

28 March 2005
His Holiness opened the OPD Services of Satguru Partap Singh Apollo Hospital, Ludhiana.

29 March 2005
Prime Minister of India, Dr, Manmohan Singh formally inaugurated Satguru Pratap Singh Apollo Hospital, Ludhian. Sri. Satguru Ji graced the occasion by his benevolent presence

April 2007
Satguru Jagjit Singh hoisted the flag at Sri Bhaini Sahib during celebration of 150 years of Kuka Movement and creation of Sant Khalsa by Satguru Ram Singh Ji on 12.4 1857.

14th October 2008.
His Holiness Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji endorses the release of CDs of Sri Ada Guru Granth Sahib

December 2008
With the blessing of Satguru Ji, the Kuka Movement finally attained the status of freedom fighters after more than 150 years, when the Union government recognized their significant contribution to the freedom struggle.

22nd December 2008 The Indian prime minister unveiled a portrait of Satguru Ram Singh Ji in the parliament of India. His holiness Sri Satguru Jajit Singh Ji graced the occasion.

The portrait of Satguru Ram Singh Ji and six other dignitaries were unveiled in the Central Hall of Parliament by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh. His Holiness Sri Satguru Ji, accompanied by hundreds of Namdhari Sikhs, graced the occasion. The Honorable Abdul Hamid Ansari, Vice President of India, Speaker Sri Som Nath Chatterjee, Sri L.K. Advani, Leader of the Opposition, Ministers of the Central Government, and Honorable MPs were also present. These portraits are now displayed in the Parliament House Museum in the Library Complex.

22 August 2009
_DSC0293His Holiness Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji completes his successful 50 years of Gur-gaddi.

Asu Mela 2011
His Holiness Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji endorses the release of PARAM PRATAPI PRATIMAVLI

Asu Mela of 2011 During the annual asu mela  , HH Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji presided during the official openning ceremony of Satguru Ram Singh Miniature Theme Park: Kuka-Sangram

December 2011
His Holiness Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh opens the Sri Satguru Partap Singh Vidyalla library in Sri Bhaini Sahib.

25 Oct 2012
With blessing of Satguru ji, coins are released by Indian Government to mark the 150 years of Kuka Movement depicting Satguru Ram Singh Ji and Namdhari Sikhs on Rs 100 and Rs 5 coins.

 13th DECEMBER 2012. 



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