52. Blue Dress Cast off

During the Guru's travels in Malwa, Sodhi Kaul, a descendant of Prithi Rai, paid him a visit. The blue garments that the Guru still wore no. longer served any useful purpose. So when Sodhi Kaul presented him a white suit of clothes the blue ones were cast off and torn into pieces. When asked to explain his action he said that blue cloth was the symbolic representation of Islamie influence. Baba Nanak had blessed babar with the rule of Hindustan for seven generations. The period specified was closing and in tearing the blue dress he was only making this announcement. The Moghuls had made themselves a scourge and the interests of humanity demanded that the sceptre of Government be wrested from them.