Sant Sarwan Dass Ji
Sant Sarwan Dass Ji was second Gaddi-Nashin of Dera Sachkhand Ballan ( Dera Shri 108 Sant Sant Sarwan Dass Ji ). He was born on 15th February, 1895 in village Gill Patti, District Bathinda to father Baba Pipal Dass Ji and mother Bibi Shobhawanti Ji. At a very small age he moved alongwith his father from village Gill Patti to village Bal in district Jalandhar where the present Dera Sachkhand Ballan is situated. Sant Sarwan Dass Ji got his earlier education from his father Baba Pipal Dass Ji. The villagers of Bal gave much love and regards to Sant Sarwan Dass Ji. Sant Sarwan Dass ji cured the needy manking by the blessings of "Naamdaan", Sant Sarwan Dass Ji also had made arrangement for the education for the poor mankind , Sant Sarwan Dass Ji himself used to teach in dera to the poor and needy mankind and also used to teach the Baani of Shri Guru Ravidass ji to childrens. Sarwan dass Maharaj Ji used to Meditate in the Historical Mandir of Dera Sach Khand Ballan, Which is located in Dera Sach Khand Ballan, The one Kanal Land was donated by Sardar Hazara Singh resident of Ballan Village The Sangat ( Devotees ) started increasing day by day because of the meditation and hard work of Shri 108 Sant Sarwan Dass Ji.
Sant Sarwan Dass Ji, Sant Hari Dass Ji and Sant Garib Dass Ji had planned for the Development of The Shri Guru Ravidass Janam Asthan Mandir, Varanasi (U.P) Sant Sarwan Dass ji sent Sant Hari Dass ji for laying the foundation stone for the construction of a Mandir at this site. The foundation stone was laid on 14th. June 1965 (on Ashad Sankranti) by Shri 108 Sant Hari Dass Ji. After as soon as the foundation stone was laid no time was lost in starting the construction of the Mandir in full swing. Sant Sarwan Dass Ji assigned the duty of construction work to Sant Hari Dass Ji and Sant Garib Dass Ji, who along with large "Jathas" (groups of people) of Dera "Sewadars" worked in the most difficult and unfavorable conditions to complete the construction
In Shri Guru Ravidass Janam Asthan Mandir, Moorti ( pratima, statues ) of Jagatguru Ravidass Maharaj and Sant Sarwan Dass were installed after a Big Sant Samelan (Religious Programme) on 22 February 1974 Shri Guru Ravidass Janam Asthan Mandir is being Manage by Shri Guru Ravidass Janam Asthan Public Charitalbe Trust, Seer Goverdhanpur, Varanasi (U.P.)
With the Dedication and Hard work of Shri 108 Sant Sarwan Dass Ji and the Other Respected Saints of Dera Sach Khand Ballan This Dera has become the center of attraction for religious study.
Sant Sarwan Dass left for his heavenly abode on June 11, 1972.