Bhai Udda, a Jatt of Harike in presentday Amritsar district of the Punjab, received initiation at the hands of Guru Arjan. He was accompanied by Bhai Gangu and Bhai Nau, Bhai Rama 'and Bhai Dharma, who were also initialed along with him. The Guru, according to Bhai Santokh Singh, Sri Gur Pratap Suraj Granth, advised them to repeat the Name Vahiguru and love all men. This was, he said, the path to freedom from the shackles of birth and death. Bhai Udda became known as a pious Sikh. He also trained himself as a soldier and took part in Guru Hargobind's battle with Mughal troops at Amritsar (1629).