Mata Sahib Devan (1 November 1681 – 1747), generally ascribed as Mata Sahib Kaur, is known as the “Mother of the Khalsa”. She earned the distinction by instilling the first Amrit with the sweetness that balances its fierceness.Mata Sahib Kaur, who was called ‘Sahib Devan’ was the Mother of the Khalsa. Mata Sahib Kaur Ji accompanied Guru Sahib throughout his life.
Mata Sahib Devan’s father wished her daughter to marry Guru Gobind Singh, however as the Guru was already married, her father asked the Guru’s permission for Mata Sahib Devan to live in the Guru’s house as Sikh and serve the Guru and his family. Guru Gobind Singh married to Mata Sahib Devan at Guru ka Lahore but never had a physical relationship with the Guru. As a consequence, Guru Gobind Singh made her the “Mother of the Khalsa”. Up to this day in history, all Sikhs who take Amrit consider Mata Sahib Kaur as their (spiritual) Mother, and Guru Gobind Singh ji as their (spiritual) Father.