Poet Gayand

Poet Gayand [15th – 16th Century] was part of a group of eleven poets and singers known as Bhatts, who were all Vaishnavites, followers of Lord Rama and Lord Krishna, who had come to the congregation of Guru Arjan Dev, the fifth Sikh Guru, seeking spiritual solace.

Poet Gayand wrote thirteen hymns in praise of Guru Ram Das, the fourth Guru. Poet Gayand also uses the popular Sikh mantra Vaheguru for the first time in the entire Guru Granth Sahib. He was the son of Chokha, and brother of Poet Kalshar.