The Punjab – Home of Master-Saints


- Sant Kirpal Singh -





India is the home of our Saints – of Spirituality.
Spirituality has been radiating from India and Central Asia generally.”

Sant Kirpal Singh


India has always been fortunate to have those great souls
with knowledge of the Beyond – this is a play of Nature.”

Sant Kirpal Singh





True Saints are a blessing to the world at large. They are the custodians of superior divine wisdom and inexhaustible spiritual wealth. Even kings bow their heads at their lotus feet. King Janaka said to Yajnavalkya, "O venerable sage! I am grateful to your exalted holiness for obtaining the ancient wisdom of the Upanishads through your lofty and sublime instructions. I offer my whole kingdom at thy feet. Further, I am thy servant. I will wait on thee like a servant".

Such is the magnanimous nature of saints. Their very existence inspires others and goads them to become like them and attain the same state of bliss achieved by them. Had it not been for their existence, there would not have been spiritual uplift and salvation. Their glory is indescribable. Their wisdom is unfathomable. One crosses this terrible ocean of births and deaths through their grace. To be in their company is the highest education. To love them is the highest happiness. To be near them is real education.



1894  Sant Kirpal Singh was born on February 6, 1894, in a rural setting in Saiyid Kasran, located on the Potohar Plateau, some 40 km (25 m) south of Rawalpindi, Punjab (now in Pakistan).





The Punjab

The Punjab is very fortunate in having developed and cherished, since centuries, a long and glorious tradition of a composite culture. It seems to have been evolved and enriched by many God-intoxicated men who belonged to various faiths and creeds, such as Hindu Saints, Sikh Gurus and Sufi Fakirs. Their mystical writings, poems and songs form a common and invaluable heritage.

Punjab, or Panjab, derives its name from two Persian words, panj (five), and aab (water, having reference to the five rivers which confer on the country). The Punjab occupies the north eastern portion of the Indo-Gangetic Plain and is surrounded by the Himalayan Mountains to the northwest and the Hindu Kush to the north. The Yamuna River marks the eastern extent of the Punjab while the Sulaiman Range marks its western limits. The most remarkable feature in the topography of the country is found in its rivers which, after traversing for hundreds of miles in the mountainous regions of the lofty Himalayas, descend into the plains, fertilizing the soil, and continue their course generally to the south, until, after their confluence with the Indus, fall into the ocean. These five rivers are the Jhelum, the Chenab, the Ravi, the Beas and the Sutlej.

The Punjab has a long history and rich cultural heritage. The three main religions in the area are Sikhism, Hinduism, and Islam. The region has been invaded and ruled by many different empires and races, including the Aryans, Persians, Greeks, Muslims, and Mongols. The 19th Century saw the beginning of British rule. After independence, this region witnessed mass migration and distribution of property. In 1947 when India was partitioned, the larger half of Punjab went to Pakistan. In 1966, the Indian smaller half was further divided into three: Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.




Maps and Pictures

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The Punjab 1909

Punjab-States in India
and Pakistan 2007

Birthplaces of

Punjabi Landscape
with Farmers 2006





Birthplaces of Master-Saints




Place of Birth


on Map

Guru Nanak

1469 – 1539

Talwandi (Nankana Sahib)

Punjab (65 km / 41 m west of Lahore)


Guru Angad

1504 – 1522


Punjab (85 km / 53 m south of Amritsar)


Guru Amardas

1479 – 1574


Punjab (13 km / 8 m southwest of Amritsar)


Guru Ramdas

1563 – 1606




Guru Arjan

1534 – 1581


Punjab (30 km / 19 m south-east of Amritsar)


Guru Har Gobind

1595 – 1644


Punjab (7 km / 4 m west of Amritsar)


Guru Hari Rai

1630 – 1661


Punjab (70 km / 44 m north of Chandigar)


Guru Hari Krishan

1656 – 1664


Punjab (70 km / 44 m north of Chandigar)


Guru Teg Bahadur

1621 – 1675




Guru Gobind Singh

1666 – 1708


Bihar (north east India)


Ratnagar Rao



came to Poona (the seat of the Peshwa family)


Tulsi Sahib

1763 – 1843

Poona (?)

Maharashtra (lived in Hathras from ~ 1810)


Soami Shiv Dayal Singh

1818 – 1878


Uttar Pradesh (250 km / 156 m east of Delhi)


Baba Jaimal Singh

1838 – 1903

Ghuman Khurd

Punjab (12 km / 8 m north of Batala)


Baba Sawan Singh

1858 – 1948


Punjab (20 km / 13 m south of Ludhiana)


Sant Kirpal Singh

1894 – 1974

Saiyid Kasran

Punjab (40 km / 25 m south of Rawalpindi)







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