Saint Dhanna was a reputed spiritual person of the medieval period. He is highly revered by the Sikhs, since 4 of his hymns have been included in the Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of Sikhism.
Saint Dhanna was born in a peasant family. He was a simple and hardworking person since his childhood days. Though a peasant by occupation, he preferred the company of saints and scholarly persons. He considered these persons as incarnations of god and served them with utter devotion. In later parts of his life, he chose the spiritual life and became a follower of Swami Ramanand, a saintly figure of his period. With the course of time Dhanna, who was a strong believer in idol worship, became a worshipper of a single formless God.