Udasis Dissented from Sikhism

The first Sikhism dissenters were the Udasis who followed Shri Chand, the son of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism founding a monastic order in 1525. They resemble Hindu order, including celibacy, Sanskrit during worship, yet did not adopt the uncut hair giving mainstream Sikhs a distinctive appearance since 1699. Udasi comes from a Sanskrit word meaning “renounce”.

      1525, 1699
      Shri Chand

Additional Information:

  • Udasi – Wikipedia
    Udasi is a religious sect of ascetic sadhus centred in northern India. It is based on the teachings of Sri Chand (1494–1643), the son of Guru Nanak, the founder and the first Guru of Sikhism. The Udasis were key interpreters of the Sikh philosophy and the custodians of important Sikh shrines until the Akali movement.
  • Udasi – SikhiWiki, free Sikh encyclopedia.
    Jul 14, 2016 – Udasi or Udasin is a religious, ascetic sect, sampradaya (tradition) which considers itself as denomination of Sikhism, and focuses on the …
  • The Udasis of Guru Nanak – SikhiWiki, free Sikh encyclopedia.
    Oct 4, 2019 – His travels are called Udasis. In his first Udasi (travel), Guru Nanak covered east of India and returned home after spending about 6 years.
  • Udasi | religious movement | Britannica
    Udasi, (Punjabi: “Detached Ones”) monastic followers of Srichand (1494–1612?), the elder son of Nanak (1469–1539), the first Guru and the founder of Sikhism.
  • Udasis – Philtar
    Doctrines, Udasis are usually celibate and renounce worldly cares, but still regard themselves as Sikhs. Anand Ghan (see below) believed that Baba Sri Chand …

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