Baba Siri Chand Ji
Baba Siri Chand Ji also known as Udasinacharya Shrichandraji (born 1494), was a ascetic yogi, Vedic scholar, poet, nationalist, and social reformer.
He was born Palce in the village of Talwandi of Tehsil Khadagpur in Lahore (now in Pakistan) in 1494 as the elder son of Guru Nanak, the First Sikh Guru. As a child, he was of contemplative nature, and he became the first person to whom Guru Nanak prescribed the life of an Udasi.
At the tender age of eleven, he went to live in Kashmir and within a period of seven years he had mastered of all the Vedas, Puranas and other scriptures from Pandit Purushottam Kaul.It was in Srinagar, Kashmir, that Babaji received initiation into the Udasin tradition from the great Udasin saint, Avinashi Muni. He did intense austerities and sadhana in Kashmir and travelled extensively all over India.
He lived to the great age of 149, It is believed that throughout his life he retained his divinely charming youthful physical features, and his guidance was revered by the first six Sikh Gurus. he travelled all over in India and many of the Asian countries to arouse people from their stupor and instil righteousness and true spirituality in them. He went on pilgrimages to all the main pilgrim centres of the country, but his main field of activity was the border area of India, Kashmir, Punjab, Nepal, Peshavar, Sindh and Kandhar (Afghanistan).
When the time of Babaji\'s departure from this earthly life arrived, he appointed four of his close disciples, Kamlasan, Balhas, Govind Dev and Pushpa Dev, as his successors at different places. As is commonly believed, in 1643, he crossed the river Chamba (now in Himachal Pradesh) sitting on a huge stone boulder which floated on the water by his yogic power. He then disappeared into the forest, never to be seen again. That huge stone is still located and worshipped in the sanctum sanctorum of a temple dedicated to Babaji in Chamba.