Saint Sain was a revered religious personality of the medieval period. One of his hymns has been included in the Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of Sikhism. He is believed to be one of the disciples of Swami Ramanand
, another revered figure in Indian history.
Saint Sain was a barber by profession, employed in the court of a king. The teachings of Swami Ramanand greatly influenced him and he spent his night time in devotion of the lord. He enjoyed the company of holy men. His utter devotion towards god earned him the status of a saint. It is said that in his absence from his daily duty of a barber in the court, god himself appeared in the court disguised as Sain. The king coming to know of the truth, became Saint Sain’s devotee.
Saint Sain is highly regarded by the Sikhs. According to Guru Arjan Dev, Sain was a person of rare devotion. One of his hymns, which stress on the utterance of the lord’s name, has been accepted by the Sikhs as a part of holy verses.