Bhagwan Shrii Chandra Ji Maharaj (also known as Baba Ji ShriiChand) was the eldest son of Shrii Deva Guru Nanak Ji (the founder and first Guru of the Sikhs), the mother was Mata Sulakshani You Ji, a pious woman, devoted wife and mother. Shrii Chandra Ji was born in the village Talwandi, Kharagpur Tehsil, Lahore (Punjab), on the day of Bhadrapada Shukla Navami of 1551 Vik. (September 8, 1494 A.D.).
At an early age Shrii Chandra JI loved solitude and developed increasing indifference to worldly affairs and, although it was still only a child, his face was glowing and sent love and friendship, and his vast knowledge, intelligence and strong results spirit made him popular everywhere. Although both sets of grandparents wanted to carry on the family tradition in the business world, Shrii Chandra Ji preferred meditation on the life of the family, so he led an ascetic life as a renunciate yogi.
The first spiritual teachings received them from his father, but at the age of eleven he left home to go to Kashmir where he studied Sanskrit and all the famous sacred texts under the guidance of Pandit Shrii Purshotam Kaul in his famous school in Sirinagar, at that time there were only two major centers of advanced learning of Sanatan Dharma: one was in Kashmir and the other was in Kashi Ji.
It was the best student and everyone was surprised at his intelligence, maturity, and for his insight and wisdom. Later that during his stay in Kashmir, Shrii Chandra Ji met a Muni, a spiritually very advanced, Shrii Avinashi Muni Ji Maharaj with whom he studied and practiced yoga, and which became a disciple after spending a bit 'of time sitting his lotus feet. After initiation from his master Sadguru Avinashi Muni Ji Maharaj, Baba Shrii Chandra Ji began his mission and brought his teachings of truth, non-violence, service to the people and the nation, love for the entire human race and all creatures, the length and breadth of India and beyond, also traveled from Sindh to Gilgit Valley, from Kandahar to Kabul, Baghdad Balochistan etc.. and also went far beyond the borders of India.
Bhagwan Shrii Chandra Ji Maharaj was a great poet, philosopher, guide and fearless revolutionary, he worked for the socio-cultural context of Indian society for over a hundred years, keeping alive the flame of spiritual truth during the centuries of oppression, its purpose main was to protect the eternal Sanatan Dharma (cosmic order and moral), since in his time the political, social and religious was alarming. The Muslim rulers Hindus mercilessly tortured, captured and molested young girls, every day thousands of Hindus were forced to convert to strength and become Muslims. All Hindu rituals were banned everywhere, people could not play the shells and the bells, he could not celebrate the Puja, the Aarti etc.. (Rituals prescribed by their faith), anyone who transgressed were punished, even with death. All were powerless against these tyrannical laws, Hindu pride was sadly brought to its knees, and did not even have freedom of speech. The mission of Baba Shrii Chandra Ji developed into a non-sectarian and universal way of living a spiritual life, through meditation and the chanting of the Holy Name of God, hard work, and service to those in need. He never made any distinction of race, caste or religious origins, welcomed everyone equally and with great humility, taught by example that the "tree of God" is large enough to provide shelter to all. Baba Ji ShriiChand accepted responsibility from his father and from his Guru to unite the various spiritual schools of 'India. He was revered by Muslims and Hindus, ascetics and families alike.