Beri Baba Budha is a historic Beri tree in the Sri Harmandir Sahib complex associated with Baba Budha Ji. Baba Budha Ji camped beneath this tree (Beri) to perform the service of digging the holy tank and construction work of Sri Harimandir Sahib.
Baba Budha (whose original name was Bura) was born in village Kathu Nangal in October 1506 to Bhai Sugha Randhwa and Mata Gauran Ji.
Once Sri Guru Nanak Sahib Ji was returning to Kartarpur, the boy Bura while grazing his cattle near village Ramdas, saw him and presented milk with great reverence.
The boy Bura put some questions about God and made some discussion. Guru Sahib was much impressed upon this boy's simple but serious approach. On this Guru Nanak Sahib called him Budha (the old one) because Bura was yet young in age but old in wisdom.
Since then Bura came to be called as Baba Budha Ji. When Sri Guru Arjan Sahib Ji compiled the first Guru Granth Sahib and installed it in Sir Harmandir Sahib, Baba Budha Ji was appointed as the first Granthi (the holy Granth reciter) in 1604 AD.
Baba Budha breathed his last in 1631 AD at village Ramdas at the grand age 125. Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji, who was trained by Baba Budha, performed last rites of this great personality.
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