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Saint Trilochan

Saint Trilochan was a spiritual person of great repute belonging to the medieval period. He was born in the year 1267 in a village called Barsi, which is in Solapur District of Maharashtra. He was a close friend of Saint Namdev, another great spiritual personality of the same period. Saint Trilochan is highly regarded by the Sikhs since 4 of his hymns have been included in the Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of Sikhism.

Saint Trilochan was born in a family belonging to the Vaishya (merchant) caste. Though born in a merchant family, he did not have any longing towards the materialistic world. Instead, he preferred the love and devotion towards god. He personally believed that the desire for wealth and property is the major source of unhappiness. He used to serve the saints visiting his home with utmost care and dedication. His interactions with Namdev gave him an insight regarding the path leading to god. It is believed that it was Namdev who introduced him to spirituality.

During his lifetime, Saint Trilochan composed numerous hymns. These hymns guide a person through the spiritual path. The four hymns included in the Guru Granth Sahib greatly condemn superstitious rituals and practices. Apart from emphasizing on maintaining the sacredness in the heart, they also depict the consequences of person’s thoughts after his/her death.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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