Baba Shri Chand ji was the elder son of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. He was the true follower of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. He settled the town of Dehura Baba Nanak now called Dera Baba Nanak in the Remembrance of his Father (Guru Nanak Dev Ji).He Followed the path shown by Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji sovereign founded the udasi Mat and then he blessed his son Baba Shri Chand Ji to take it forward and preach the world.
Bhai Gurdaas ji writes in his vaar
“Babei Bhekh Banaya Udasi ke Reet Chalaee.
Charrea Sodhan Dharat Lukaee.”
It’s Written in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
“So Udasi Jei Palei Udaas. Ardh Uradh Karel Niranjan Vaas.
Chan Suraj Ko Payei Gandh. Tis Udasi Ka Parhei n Kandh. (Part 952) “
Following the teachings of his father Guru loved all the congregation of four varans (religion) and taught the world to love each other. Baba Shri Chand ji had deep respect for his father-Guru Nanak Dev ji .He writes in his own uttered “Aarta Panch Parvaan Hai Satguru Pura. And Sri Chan Vakhanai Satguru Nanak Puta” . He writes in the end of the Aarta “Saranh Parei ki Rakh Gopala”. Such words of Baba Shri Chand ji truly Prove that his father was his only Guru and following his father Guru’s teachings he benefited the world made them recite his name and connected them with naam Bani.
Baba Aya Kartarpur Bheikh Udasi Sagal Utaran (Bhai Gurdass Ji} Great Guru Nanak Sovereign ji took off his udasi robe and blessed Baba Shri Chand ji with this, and with these strengths and blessings Baba Shri Chand ji spread this Udasi mat far and wide.While preaching Naam Bani, numerous sadhus Mahatmas served the Guru’s abodes and had the pleasures of Baba Shri Chand ji. All the Mahatamas of Udasi community had accepted Baba Shri Chand Ji as their Guru after the Guru Sahib’s and had preached Gurbani under the pious guidance of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.