Warriors of Faith

MY LOVE, MY LIFE - Musings

Lion King Mister Singh,

You don't seem to do anything,

You don't get seedy and you don't get sad

You don't get greedy and you don't get mad

You don't touch drink and you don't smoke dope

You never sink low and you never lose hope

Lion King Mister Singh, do you do anything?

Yes I do, I do one thing

In the early morning I sing and I sing:

Guru Gobind Singh, Guru Gobind Singh

My love, my life, my everything

I think of you and I sing and I sing:

Guru! Guru! Waheguru!

You love me and I love You

Guru! Guru! Waheguru!

To be with You, To be with You

Guru! Guru! Waheguru!

I'm going home to be with You!

Guru Gobind Singh, Guru Gobind Singh

My love, my life, my everything

I think of you and I sing and I sing:

Now I know why the birds are singing

Now I know why the Earth is spinning

Up and over, down and around

Singing and spinning to the sound

of Guru! Guru! Waheguru!

You love me and I love You

of Guru! Guru! Waheguru!

To be with You, To be with You.

To be with You my dearest friend

Singing and spinning home again.

To be with You, to be with You

To be with You : ONCE again! 

To be with You : ONE again!

Come and meet me Waheguru jee,

Come and see me Beloved Guru jee.

And bring Your beautiful Sikhs

In a procession of Love,

Intoxicated by your praises

Playing drums and chiming bells.

Come and meet me my Beloved Friend,

I am the red carpet laid at your feet,

Ride your blue horse

In Your Procession of Love

Come and meet me

Sweet Father, Beloved Master

Guru Gobind Singh jee.

To the land of Your Sikh,

bring the dust of Your feet

and Your Procession of Love,

Come and make me complete.

To the land of Your Sikh

bring Your Amrit rain

And sow the dry soil

with Your Wonderful Name.

Sweet Master, Beloved Guru jee

Come and see me

And this time stay forever

This time let me clasp Your Lotus feet

again and again, forever and ever

and accept me in Your

Procession of love

Let me serve your brides

as they sing Your praises

With happy red faces

and blue turbans and blue gowns

Your purest pure Khalsa.

My friend and Guru jee

I lay at Your feet

My friend and Guru jee

Please make me complete

Samarjeet Singh Khalsa

Posted by Kamaljeet Singh Shaheedsar on Thursday, September 8. 2011 in History

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Shaheed Bhai Anokh Singh Ji Babbar

31st August is Shaheedi Diwas of three great Shaheeds of Khalsa Panth, Bhai Sahib Bhai Anokh Singh ji Babbar, Bhai Dilawar Singh ji Babbar and Bhai Gurjant Singh ji Rajasthani. All Shaheeds are respectful, irrespective of which Jathebandi they belonged to, what actions they did and how they laid down their life. It’s not in hands of a Shaheed to choose form of death; it is pre-ordained destiny, karam of a Shaheed which takes him to the Eternal moment of Glory- Moment of Shaheedi.
Shaheeds live on this world as soldiers of God, fulfilling their duties assigned by Waheguru Akaal Purakh.

Bhai Anokh Singh ji was one such great soul who was loved and blessed by Guru Parmeshwar and Singhs across all Jathebandis respected him and loved him. He worked as an Inspector in SGPC and here he came in Sangat of Bhai Fauja Singh ji and started attending Khalsa Farm of Bhai Sahib, where Simran sessions, Shastarvidya Abhyaas and Gurmat vichars were carried out by Gursikhs. After Bhai Fauja Singh ji and 12 other Singh’s Shaheedi in 1978, Bhai Sahib along with other Gursikhs got together and took upon the sewa of punishing the enemies of Panth under leadership of Bhai Talwinder Singh ji Parmar, inspired by Sant Baba Jarnail Singh ji.

Bhai Sahib had great love for Singhs of Damdami Taksal and Sant Jarnail Singh ji Khalsa Bhindranwale. Infact, it was Bhai sahib only who had gone to Santji in Akaal Takhat Sahib on night of 4th June 1984 to take arms and ammunitions for Babbar Singhs when ammunition of Babbar Singhs had finished on their morchas at Gurudwara Baba Attal Rai. Santji had said lovingly,’Anokh Singha, take as much ammunition you want, you all are my brothers, but still I wish you break the Ghera(cordon) and leave the complex. Panth needs you and your guidance after all this (Bluestar) ends’’.

Bhai Sahib said, Sat bachan Santji, we’ll fight till the last bullet, and if I survive till then, I’ll move out and carry on the mission you have entrusted upon us. Saying this Bhai Sahib left Akaal Takhat Sahib and left Darbar Sahib Complex on night of 5th June. Bhai Sahib was the last Babbar to leave Darbar Sahib Complex. Afterwards he worked as an ideologue of Babbar Khalsa and spiritual guide to hundreds of Babbar Singhs. He was the main Singh responsible alongwith Bhai Sukhdev Singh ji for removing the tag of Babbars being Jatha of Akhand Kirtani Singhs. During his sewa, he walked along with whole Panth, Singhs of all Jathebandis and backgrounds were welcomed in Babbar Khalsa, given they believed in Panthic Unity, Charhdi kala and struggle for freedom. He was very close to Bhai Sukhdev Singh ji Sakheera of Damdami Taksal as Bhai Sakheera’s sister was married to Bhai Anokh Singh ji’s brother Bhai Santokh Singh, and had planned and carried out many actions jointly with Bhai Sakheera. Bhai Sukhdev Singh attained Shaheedi in May 1986.

Bhai Sahib Ji was arrested on 20th August 1987 from Vairowal in Amritsar. He was the biggest catch for Punjab Police till date from Babbar Khalsa. He was tortured badly but Bhai Sahib didn’t give up on Sikhi sidak and well-being of his brothers who were fighting for Panth. His Shaheedi reminisces that of Bhai Sahib Bhai Mani Singh ji. Bhai Sahib’s thighs were cut open; salt was thrown on his wounds, his knees broken, his stomach pierced with hot iron rods, electric current was passed through wounds of his stomach and private parts of his body. After heavy torture when he didn’t give up, Amritsar police shifted him to Patiala. Most of the people don’t know, but it’s a fact that Bhai Anokh Singh ji was killed by Patiala police. A Singh who was part of movement told me this horrifying story. SSP of Patiala that time had ordered his Shaheedi to be video graphed.

(The Singh I met told me how Patiala police used to show his torture video to people arrested, after seeing which most of the people used to give up. But for those who had Guru’s mercy on them, the video worked in an opposite way. He told that Bhai Sahib didn’t cry, didn’t shout, didn’t say any word of helplessness, didn’t ask the butchers to leave him, instead as he was tortured, glow on his face increased, the blood on his body shined more, and his smile grew with name Waheguru. It served as an inspiration to others, that if Bhai Sahib ji can bear so much pain with smile and Waheguru on his lips, why cant they? The singh and his father were both arrested and shown that video, which gave them power to endure pain and suffering on path of Guru, whereas week hearted gave up only after seeing initial stages of torture. Singh’s father was tortured heavily, whereas he himself had to face handicap and impotence after torture.)

The way Bhai Sahib was killed was the most brutal in present times. His fingers were cut tip by tip. His body was cut open, eyes gouged out but Bhai Sahib had just one word on his tongue, Waheguru. But this one word also irked the butcher Punjab police, so they cut off Bhai Sahib ji’s tongue. They thought they had stopped his simran, ended his love for his Guru, but fools didn’t know that Brahmgiani Gursikhs don’t need Body to do Simran. Their Surat is attached to Shabad all the time, and Bhai Sahib ji’s rom rom started saying Waheguru. At last after so much brutality, when Bhai Shaib ji didn’t give up and didn’t tell police any secrets of Mission, Babbar Khalsa or whereabouts of fellow brothers, police shot him dead. Bhai Sahib’s badly mutilated body was thrown in River Beas. They killed a person, but his Love, his memories, his sacrifice, his faith, his dedication still inspires and will inspire generations of Sikhs for centuries, who’ll always remember Bhai Sahib ji as a Anokha(unique) Marytr of Sikh Panth. Bhai sahib was loved by all and he’s still loved by all, irrespective of Jathebandis and Dals. His personality and jeevan was so great that all felt oneness with him.

This Panth needs Gurmukhs like Bhai Anokh Singh ji Babbar who had the ability to rise above groupism and sectarianism, unite their self with the mission Guru gave him and stayed committed and truthful to his Faith and beliefs. Whenever the Holy Blood of Gursikhs like Bhai sahib is spilled, Warriors are born who take the Holy sword in their hands and destroy the butchers of humanity and uproot evil empires.

Parnaam Shaheedan Nu

Sri Akaal ji Sahai

Samarjeet Singh 

Posted by Kamaljeet Singh Shaheedsar on Wednesday, August 31. 2011 in History

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A Jhujaroo Singh talks to his Mother

ਪੁੱਤ ਖਾੜਕੂ ਤੇਰਾ ਲੜਿਆ ਜ਼ਮੀਨ ਪਿੱਛੇ
ਮਿਹਣਾ ਮਾਰੇ ਨਾ ਤੈਨੂੰ ਕਿਤੇ ਜੱਗ ਮਾਏ
ਰੁਲੇਗੀ ਖ਼ਬਰੇ ਕਿਥੇ ਲਾਸ਼ ਮੇਰੀ
ਨਹੀਂ ਸਿਵਿਆਂ ’ਚ ਵੀ ਮੇਰਾ ਤਾਂ ਅੱਧ ਮਾਏ

ਕੌਮੀ ਘਰ ਲਈ ਕਾਫ਼ਲਾ ਲੜ ਰਿਹਾ ਏ
ਲੜਦਿਆਂ ਪਰਿਵਾਰ ਲਈ ਲੱਗਦੀ ਸੰਗ ਮਾਏ
ਇੰਨਾਂ ਗੱਲਾਂ ’ਚ ਨਾਂ ਐਵੇਂ ਉਲਝਾ ਮੈਨੂੰ
ਸਾਡੀ ਤਾਂ ਹਿੰਦ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਨਾਲ ਜੰਗ ਮਾਏ

ਮੇਰਾ ਫ਼ੈਸਲਾ ਪੱਥਰ ਤੇ ਲੀਕ ਮਾਤਾ
ਭਾਵੇਂ ਅੱਜ ਸੁਣ ਲਏ, ਭਾਵੇਂ ਕੱਲ੍ਹ ਸੁਣ ਲਏ
ਲੜਨਾਂ ਕੌਮ ਖ਼ਾਤਿਰ, ਮਰਨਾ ਕੌਮ ਖ਼ਾਤਿਰ
ਆਪਣੇ ਲਾਲ ਦੇ ਦਿਲ ਦੀ ਗੱਲ ਸੁਣ ਲਏ

ਵੇਖਿਆ ਜਾਂਦਾ ਨਹੀਂ ਸਰੋਵਰ ਦਾ ਲਾਲ ਪਾਣੀ
ਪਿਆ ਕੌਮ ਤੇ ਵਖ਼ਤ ਨਹੀਂ ਵੇਖ ਹੁੰਦਾ
ਵੇਖੀ ਜਾਂਦੀ ਨਹੀਂ ਫ਼ਿਜ਼ਾ ਵਿੱਚ ਚੁੱਪ ਪਸਰੀ
ਖੰਡਰ ਹੋਇਆ ਤਖ਼ਤ ਨਹੀਂ ਵੇਖ ਹੁੰਦਾ

ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤਸਰ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਚਲਦੀ ਹਵਾ ਵਿੱਚੋਂ
ਮੈਨੂੰ ਆਉਂਦੀ ਬਾਰੂਦ ਦੀ ਬੋ ਮਾਏ
ਵਿੱਚ ਚੁੱਲ੍ਹੇ ਤੂੰ ਬਾਲਦੀ ਅੱਗ ਜਿਹੜੀ
ਲੱਗਦੀ ਸ਼ਹੀਦਾਂ ਦੇ ਸਿਵਿਆਂ ਦੀ ਲੋਅ ਮਾਏ

ਵੇਖ ਵੈਰੀਆਂ ਕੁਫ਼ਰ ਦੀ ਹੱਦ ਕੀਤੀ
ਸ਼ਰੇਆਮ ਅੱਜ ਇੱਜ਼ਤਾਂ ਵੰਗਾਰਦੇ ਨੇ
ਅਸੀਂ ਜਿੰਨਾਂ ਦੀ ਰਾਖੀ ਲਈ ਸਿਰ ਦਿੱਤੇ
ਪੱਗਾਂ ਸਿਰਾਂ ਤੋਂ ਅੱਜ ਉਤਾਰਦੇ ਨੇ

ਮੈਨੂੰ ਪਤਾ ਏ ਝੋਰਾ ਜੋ ਤੂੰ ਲਾਇਆ
ਫ਼ਿਕਰ ਵੱਢ ਕੇ ਤੈਨੂੰ ਜੋ ਖਾ ਰਿਹਾ ਏ
ਬੁੱਢੇ ਬਾਪੂ ਨੂੰ ਵੀ ਦੇਵੀਂ ਹੌਸਲਾ ਤੂੰ
ਪੁੱਤਰ ਛਮਾਂ ਤੋਂ ਸੜ੍ਹਨ ਲਈ ਜਾ ਰਿਹਾ ਏ

ਉਹਨਾਂ ਜੱਗ ਤੇ ਜਿਉਂਕੇ ਮਾਏ ਕੀ ਲੈਣਾ
ਮੁਕਾਮ ਮੌਤ ਤੋਂ ਪਰ੍ਹੇ ਜੋ ਮਿੱਥ ਲੈਂਦੇ
ਬਹਾਨੇ ਮਰਨ ਦੇ ਸੂਰਮੇ ਲੱਭਦੇ ਨੇ
ਹੋ ਜਾਂਦੇ ਸ਼ਹੀਦ ਤੇ ਅਮਰ ਰਹਿੰਦੇ

ਚਾਰੇ ਲਾਲ ਉਹਨੇ ਧਰਮ ਤੋਂ ਵਾਰ ਦਿੱਤੇ
ਤੂੰ ਵੀ ਕਰਦੇ ਅੱਜ ਇੱਕ ਅਹਿਸਾਨ ਮਾਏ
ਜੇ ਨਾਂ ਲੜਿਆ ਮੈਂ ਅਜੀਤ ਜੁਝਾਰ ਵਾਂਗੂੰ
ਬਾਜ਼ਾਂ ਵਾਲੇ ਦੀ ਕੀ ਸੰਤਾਨ ਮਾਏ

ਭਾਣੇ ਰੱਬ ਦੇ ਰਹਿਕੇ ਤੂੰ ਦਿਨ ਕੱਟੀਂ
ਕੱਚੇ ਕੋਠਿਆਂ ਦਾ ਪਾਵੀਂ ਨਾ ਵਾਸਤਾ
ਤੂੰਜੇ ਕਦੇ ਮਮਤਾ ਦੀ ਕਾਲਜੇ ਹੂਕ ਉਠੇ
ਸੁਣ ਲਈਂ ਮੰਨੂ ਦੀ ਜੇਲ੍ਹ ਦੀ ਦਾਸਤਾ ਤੂੰ

ਨਾਲ ਧਿਆਨ ਦੇ ਬਹਿਕੇ ਸੁਣ ਤਾਂ ਸਹੀ
ਵਾਜ਼ਾਂ ਮਾਰਦੀ ਸਰਹੰਦ ਦੀ ਕੰਧ ਮਾਏ
ਇਤਿਹਾਸ ਆਪਣਾ ਆਪ ਦੁਹਰਾ ਰਿਹਾ ਏ
ਤਵਾਰੀਖ਼ ਕਰਦੀ ਸਿਰਾਂ ਦੀ ਮੰਗ ਮਾਏ

Posted by Kamaljeet Singh Shaheedsar on Tuesday, August 30. 2011 in History

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A memory of Baba 'Tiger Force Wala'

Someone remembers a person called Baba Gurbachan Singh Manochahal?

Well, He was Sant -Sipahi son of Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj. Jathedar of Sri Akaal Takhat Sahib, Jathedar of Panthic Committe and Jathedar of BTFK.

He was ordered by Sant Jarnail Singh Ji Khalsa to carry forward Sikh Resistance Movement in his absence, and Babaji stayed true to bachans of Taksal Mukhi, fighting till last breath.

His priority was Freedom of Panth from slavery and that was his Only Mission and Dream......He never looked for Jathedari or Fame, what Panth gave him, He accepted and when Panth ordered him for any sewa, He served Panth as a Sewadar, not Jathedar.

He Wanted Ekta in all Jathebandis fighting for Panth, and didnt even fire a shot at his Sikh Brothers even after they killed his real Brother due to a wrong information. That was his Sidak and Santokh.

When Bhai Sukhdev Singh attained Shaheedi, people saw tears in his eyes. They asked why are you crying as Jathedar (Sukhdev Singh) had differences with you?

And Baba replied, What if we had differences, still he was my Brother.

He never allowed a Baraat of more than 11 members from his family or from anyone of his Jathebandi's Singh's side or any useless spendings on marriages. Looking at his example, hundreds of simple marriage ceremonies were held in Majha Region which he attended and where he used to bless the newly-wed couples.

He never celebrated Diwali or other festivals in his household. He used to say, My sisters were raped, my brothers were butchered and are still being killed, How can i Celebrate and Enjoy these festivals and new years? He even wrote a Poem sharing his Pain and anguish, a poem which showed how much dard he carried in his heart of his Kaum.

My friends will be waiting For my New Year greetings wishing them happiness,

Oh my friend! How can I wish happy New Year to you,

As yet I still have to guard my heritage under constant threat of humiliation.

The turban of my Father is rolling somewhere in the dust,

It might be waste in the dark corner of some police station.

After the murders of our mothers and sisters, tears have been unceasing.

Our innocent boys who are soft as flowers lie beneath the bridges, below the trees murdered in false encounters.

Our sister's honor remains unavenged since the Delhi massacre,

I am in great and constant grief like the tender butterfly that flutters and turns white with fear,

whose wings have turned Grey with the passing of time.

In this struggle I may not be recognized and may get lost,

And in this dreadful situation in what way can I then convey my New year greetings to you.

We will wait for better times.

Then shall I send such greetings When Spring visits our garden !!

He always asked Sangat to support families of Shaheeds with all the means they have. He didn't just fight, he made sure that those who fight and die for Panth, their families are looked after well, their children go to school and their daughters get married with Honor.

He could have escaped from Battlefield, but even when he knew that death was imminent, He was heard singing in streets of villages and sidewalks of Wheat Fields in Punjab

''Sir ditteya baajh nahi rehna dharam sir ditteya Baajh nahi rehna''

His Father, His Mother, His brother, His nephews were killed, but he didnt budge from his Path of Revolution.

And One day he attained Martyrdom for Panth, sacrificing his life at altar of Truth, but prophesied that One day, Panth will defintiely have its Freedom, Its Raaj.

That was what Baba was ! Now look for yourself at Jeevan of those who claim to be leaders of Panth, Generals of Panth. See how they live, how they enjoy luxuries of life, how they talk about Shaheeds and Movement but can't tell what they want to do for Panth, they would give slogan of Khalistan to Youth, but will not tell how they plan to move. They are people who spend thousands and thousands of Pounds and Dollars and Rupees on marriages of their children, make sure their children stay safe and away from so-called Movement, but dont help Shaheed families in Punjab. And there are those who want Singhs living in Punjab to rise, fight and die, but dont wish to speak even a word in their favour while sitting in western countries. These are the people who have turned their back towards Guru, towards Shaheeds and still call themselves Sikhs.

Where will we find Our Sant, Our Baba again? Dasmesh Pita knows best what plans he has for us, for his Panth!

Posted by Kamaljeet Singh Shaheedsar on Tuesday, August 23. 2011 in History

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Shaheed Jathedar Gurdev Singh Ji Kaunke

Bhai Gurdev Singh ji Kaunke was a Charhdi kala Gurmukh, Diamond of Damdami Taksal and Loyal soldier of Khalsa Panth. Bhai sahib was appointed Working Jathedar of Akaal Takhat sahib in January 1986 and he did this sewa till his Shaheedi. He was the one who went out in Rural Punjab in that dark period and awakened Sikh masses by doing Katha of Guru Granth Sahib ji and Sri Dasam Granth. Areas of Ludhiana,Moga,Jagraon and Faridkot transformed considerably. Malwa belt of Punjab saw a revolution and there were Amrit Sanchars on daily basis in which hundreds used to tak Amrit and become Khalsa. Bhai Sahib had a highly pure character, high Gursikhi jeevan, Awastha and humble attitude. Thousands were inspired by his magnetic personality, left drugs and patitpuna and became Gursikhs and part of Sikh movement.

                   Bhai Sahib ji woke up at 1am in the morning and his Nitnem continued till 8 am, and it was only after finishing his Nitnem that he used to eat or drink something. He did 25 Paath of Sukhmani Sahib and 101 Paath of Japji Sahib daily, apart from regular Nitnem of 7 Baaniya. Bhai Sahib had a very humble attitude, yet he was strong and firm in his beliefs and when times to show firmness came, he showed his Sipahi aspect aswell. His self was always imbued in remembrance of True Waheguru, and his eyes showed the ‘Naam-ras’ he had in his heart.

                    When Panthic committee declared State of Khalistan on 29th April 1986, CM of Punjab Barnala ordered his police to enter Darbar Sahib and arrest the Singhs. Bhai Sahib ji was in Parkarma that day, and Singhs requested him to leave the parkarma, but Bhai Sahib ji stayed on to maintain sanctity of Sri Darbar Sahib and Sri Akaal Takhat Sahib. Police arrested Bhai Sahib with scores of other Singhs and was taken to Haryana. Here Bhai Sahib refused to eat anything made in police canteen. When police saw Bhai Sahib’s resolve not to eat anything made by police, Lnagar was arranged from nearby Gurudwara. From here He was moved to Sangrur high security Jail. The Deputy Superintendent of Jail, Jagroop Sio was a chela of Narkdharis and hated Sikhs. He asked Bhai Sahib to remove his Gatra, which Bhai Sahib ji refused saying that As per the position of Jathedar of Akaal Takhat Sahib, he retained his right to keep his Kirpaan in Jail. Jagroop ordered constables to remove Bhai Sahib’s Kirpan, but constables didn’t go near Bhai Sahib. Jagroopa, maddened by anger, went to his Office and brought a pair of scissors and cut Bhai Sahib’s Gatra from behind. Bhai Sahib held his Kirpan in One Hand and with other, slapped Jagroopa on face so hard that he fell on floor. One gursikh constable delivered this news in every barrack of Jail, hearing which, all the Sikh prisoners started shouting slogans in favour of Jathedar ji. Singhs started hunger strike in Jail. Seeing situation slipping out of hands, Jagroop came to Jathedar ji, bowed his head at their feet and asked for forgiveness. Jathedar ji requested Singhs to finish the hunger strike and things became normal once again.

                         After some days, Jathedar ji was shifted to Nabha High security Jail. Here Bhai Jagjeet Singh Gill (KCF) was also lodged in a separate cell. While all the inmates were given few hours in a day to come out of their cell, meet with others and walk in Jail grounds, Bhai Jagjeet Singh wasn’t taken out. One day Jathedar ji saw Jagjeet Singh and asked the sentries why this Singh isn’t brought out of his cell. They said He is very dangerous Kharkoo, as he had freed Bhai Gurjant Singh Rajasthani  by attacking the police party when he was being taken to courts. Also He had killed guards in Sangrur Jail and escaped twice from Jail. Jathedar Gurdev Singh ji Kaunke, who saw every Sikh Jhujaroo as his Brother and Son, who had pain for every Sikh, who was being tortured in Jails of Punjab, asked the sentries to call Jail Superintendent. When Superintendent came, Jathedar ji asked him to open Bhai Jagjeet Singh’s cell so that he too can have some fresh air and take a walk or else stop taking Him (Jathedar ji) also from his cell. Superintendent opened the cell of Bhai Jagjeet Singh that very moment and asked the sentries to take him out for walk. Jathedar ji went ahead himself, and helped Bhai Jagjeet Singh get up and walk, supporting him with his hands. ( As Jagjeet Singh had been tortured badly and wasn’t in a situation to walk all by himself).  Such was Prem Piaar Jathedar ji had for Jhujaroos.

              Baba Thakur Singh Ji Khalsa, Kaarajkaari Jathedar of Damdami Taksal always went to Bhogs of Shaheed Singhs and helped them in every way possible.  Babaji used to say that These Singhs are dying for us, for our honour, and its our duty that we look after their families and children. Babaji had started a regular monthly sewa for thousands of Shaheed families. Jathedar Gurdev Singh Ji Kaunke always used to accompany Babaji to these samagams and stand with Jhujaroo Singhs in time of distress.

  Wassan Jaffarwal and Harinder Kahlo had accused Bhai Sahib ji once of being partial and taking sides. Bhai Sahib Ji summoned Harinder Kahlo, who refused to have said anything against Jathedar ji. The local media in Amritsar was embarrassed after Jathedar ji left Harinder Kahlo without any punishment. They gave to Jathedar a copy of signed statement by Wassan Jaffarwal wherein he had accused Jathedar Gurdev Singh Ji of being Partial and not doing his duty properly. Bhai Sahib ji summoned Jaffarwal to Akaal Takhat Sahib to seek clarification. Jaffarwal, being the sly fox he was, outrightly refused to have said ‘Anything’ against Bhai Sahib ji. Jathedar Gurdev Singh Kaunke brought out the letter from his pocket and showed it to Jaffarwal, who, seeing himself exposed started asking for forgiveness. Jathedar Gurdev Singh Ji Kaunke imposed ‘Tankhah’ on Jaffarwal and asked him to seek apology from Khalsa Panth, as he had tried to divide Panth with his statement. Jaffarwal played diplomatically and asked Jathedar and Khalsa Panth for apology and also finished his Tankhah. (Jathedar ji ordered other Jathebandis not to harm Jaffarwal after this peshi, as many Singhs had asked Bhai Gurdev Singh ji for permission to do ‘Sudhaai’ of Jaffarwal. This statement of Jaffarwal was the root of division which were seen in Jhujaroo Singhs later in movement.)

        Seeing his Parchar, popularity, influence and sewa, Jathedar Gurdev Singh ji Kaunke was arrested again in 1989 by SSP Sumedh Saini and tortured . Police saw him as ''Second Bhindranwala'' and feared his charisma. Later he had to be released as courts ordered Bhai Sahib’s release.

   Punjab police was adamant to finish Jathedar Gurdev Singh ji, as he was the one parcharak who had the charisma and ability to unite Khalsa Panth and take struggle forward.  On 20th December 1992, Bhai Sahib ji was arrested again and was tortured badly by Swaran ghotna, Harbhagwan sodhi and Gurdeep sio of Jagraon police. Bhai sahib was killed on 1st January 1993 and his body was thrown in River. Before his Shaheedi, his bones were broken, flesh pierced with hot iron rods and electric shocks were given to Singh Sahib ji, still he remained in Charhdi kala and took every torture on himself, with firm faith in Maharaj.

    People like Bhai Sahib and Baba Manochahal were true Jathedars of Akaal Takhat Sahib who served panth and fought for Panth till last breath.  It was jeevan of Gursikhs like Bhai Gurdev Singh Ji Kaunke (Jathedar Ji) that brought back memories of Akali Baba Phoola Singh ji back in Sikh conscience. Great Souls like Bhai Sahib come very rarely on this planet, and when they come, they leave foot marks for generations to come, which if followed, take nations to glory, honour and Freedom.

Posted by Kamaljeet Singh Shaheedsar on Friday, July 22. 2011 in History

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Did Guru Gobind Singh worship Devi?

One thing which needs to be cleared up is that fact that our Guru is Satguru Guru Granth Sahib ji. Sikhi Panth was started by Aad Guru Nanak Dev Sahib ji and all other Gurus preached and propagated words of Satguru Nanak. Guru Gobind Singh ji Maharaj, being tenth Master of Sikhs and Nanak Saroop said and did what Guru Nanak Dev ji said in His Baani. There is no way there can be a difference in Ideology of Ten Gurus as they are One Light, One Jot. Guru Granth Sahib ji Maharaj is Our Haazar Naazar Satguru and Dasam Granth Sahib is Baani of Guru Gobind Singh ji Maharaj. Anything written in ANY Historical Granth attributed to Gurus, which goes against principles of Ten Gurus and Guru Granth Sahib ji cannot be taken at Face value and should be seen as an attempt to pollute Pure Gursikhi Maarag of Guru Nanak Dev ji Maharaj. If there are certain incidents and words which have been ascribed to Gurus but are against Sikhi principles enshrined in Guru Granth Sahib ji, then those incidents and words need either deep vichaar in vidwaans or need to be ignored as ‘mix-up’ by Anti-Gursikhi forces. This is the only way Purity and Sanctity of Puratan Maryada can be preserved. Neo-Vidwaans (Nangs who preach Worship of Hindu Gods and Goddesses) and Detractors of  Puratan Maryada (missionaries etc.) need to do vichaar on contentious topics in light of Baani of Guru Granth Sahib Ji and Dasam Patshah Maharaj.

Question :-Did Guru ji take blessings of Goddess Durga to create Khalsa Panth?

Answer  :- No
Reason -  Guru Gobind Singh ji Maharaj was sent on this Planet by Akaal Purakh Waheguru Himself to create Khalsa Panth , The Path of Pure (or Brotherhood of Pure).
When Akaal Purakh blessed Guru Gobind Singh ji Maharaj with title of His Son and sent him to this Maat Lok ( Earth), Waheguru ji said –

ਚੌਪਈ ॥
ਮੈ ਅਪਨਾ ਸੁਤ ਤੋਹਿ ਨਿਵਾਜਾ ॥ ਪੰਥ ਪ੍ਰਚੁਰ ਕਰਬੇ ਕਹੁ ਸਾਜਾ ॥
ਜਾਹਿ ਤਹਾਂ ਤੈ ਧਰਮੁ ਚਲਾਇ ॥ ਕਬੁਧਿ ਕਰਨ ਤੇ ਲੋਕ ਹਟਾਇ ॥ 29॥

Following Akal Purakh’s command, Guru Gobind Singh ji bowed before Waheguru and said - 

ਠਾਢ ਭਯੋ ਮੈ ਜੋਰਿ ਕਰ ਬਚਨ ਕਹਾ ਸਿਰ ਨਿਆਇ ॥
ਪੰਥ ਚਲੈ ਤਬ ਜਗਤ ਮੈ ਜਬ ਤੁਮ ਕਰਹੁ ਸਹਾਇ ॥ 30॥

So the Hukam and Blessings for creating Khalsa Panth was already given by Akaal Purakh Waheguru, therefore there was no need for Maharaj to ask for any boon from anyone else. That is the reason Maharaj gave us the slogan

‘’Waheguru ji ka Khalsa , Waheguru ji ki Fateh ‘’ and not ‘Durga ji ka Khalsa’’!

Question :- Did Guru Gobind Singh ji ever worship Durga Devi or any other Hindu God/Goddess?

Answer:- No.
Reason :-  Guru Gobind Singh ji Maharaj, in his pavittar Baani of Sri Dasam Guru Granth Sahib has time and again explained and declared that –

ਦੋਹਿਰਾ ॥
ਸਗਲ ਦੁਆਰ ਕੋ ਛਾਡਿ ਕੈ ਗਹਿਓ ਤੁਹਾਰੋ ਦੁਆਰ ॥
ਬਾਂਹਿ ਗਹੈ ਕੀ ਲਾਜ ਅਸ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਦਾਸ ਤੁਹਾਰ ॥

ਤੁਮਹਿ ਛਾਡਿ ਕੋਈ ਅਵਰੁ ਨ ਧਿਯਾਊਂ ॥ਜੋ ਬਰ ਚਹੋਂ ਸੁ ਤੁਮ ਤੇ ਪਾਊਂ ॥
May I not forsake You and may I not meditate on anyone else except You. May I obtain from You, whatever gifts I want. (Chaupai Sahib)

ਮੈ ਹੋ ਪਰਮ ਪੁਰਖ ਕੋ ਦਾਸਾ ॥ ਦੇਖਨ ਆਯੋ ਜਗਤ ਤਮਾਸਾ ॥
ਜੋ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਜਗਤਿ ਕਹਾ ਸੋ ਕਹਿਹੋਂ ॥ ਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਲੋਕ ਤੇ ਮੋਨ ਨ ਰਹਿਹੋਂ ॥ 33॥
Whatever I heard from the Lord of the world, I speak the same words.
I shall not suppress the divine truth for fear of mortal men.(33)

ਨਰਾਜ ਛੰਦ ॥
ਕਹਿਓ ਪ੍ਰਭੂ ਸੁ ਭਾਖਿ ਹੋਂ ॥ ਕਿਸੂ ਨ ਕਾਨ ਰਾਖਿ ਹੋਂ ॥
ਕਿਸੂ ਨ ਭੇਖ ਭੀਜ ਹੋਂ ॥ ਅਲੇਖ ਬੀਜ ਬੀਜ ਹੋਂ ॥ 34॥
ਪਖਾਣ ਪੂਜ ਹੋਂ ਨਹੀਂ ॥ ਨ ਭੇਖ ਭੀਜ ਹੋ ਕਹੀਂ ॥
ਅਨੰਤ ਨਾਮੁ ਗਾਇ ਹੋਂ ॥ ਪਰੱਮ ਪੁਰਖ ਪਾਇ ਹੋਂ ॥35॥
ਜਟਾ ਨ ਸੀਸ ਧਾਰਿਹੋਂ ॥ ਨ ਮੁੰਦ੍ਰਕਾ ਸੁਧਾਰਿਹੋਂ ॥
ਨ ਕਾਨ ਕਾਹੂ ਕੀ ਧਰੋਂ ॥ ਕਹਿਓ ਪ੍ਰਭੂ ਸੁ ਮੈ ਕਰੋਂ ॥ 36॥
ਭਜੋਂ ਸੁ ਏਕ ਨਾਮਯੰ ॥ ਜੁ ਕਾਮ ਸਰਬ ਠਾਮਯੰ ॥
ਨ ਜਾਪ ਆਨ ਕੋ ਜਪੋ ॥ ਨ ਅਉਰ ਥਾਪਨਾ ਥਪੋ ॥ 37॥
ਬਿਅੰਤ ਨਾਮ ਧਿਆਇ ਹੋਂ ॥ ਪਰਮ ਜੋਤਿ ਪਾਇ ਹੋਂ ॥
ਨ ਧਿਆਨ ਆਨ ਕੋ ਧਰੋਂ ॥ ਨ ਨਾਮ ਆਨ ਉਚਰੋਂ ॥ 38॥
ਤਵੱਕ ਨਾਮ ਰੱਤਿਯੰ ॥ ਨ ਆਨ ਮਾਨ ਮੱਤਿਯੰ ॥
ਪਰੱਮ ਧਿਆਨ ਧਾਰੀਯੰ ॥ ਅਨੰਤ ਪਾਪ ਟਾਰੀਯੰ ॥ 39॥
ਤੁਮੇਵ ਰੂਪ ਰਾਚਿਯੰ ॥ ਨ ਆਨ ਦਾਨ ਮਾਚਿਯੰ ॥
ਤਵੱਕ ਨਾਮ ਉਚਾਰਿਯੰ ॥ ਅਨੰਤ ਦੂਖ ਟਾਰਿਯੰ ॥ 40॥ ji

These words of Sri Guru Gobind Singh  Maharaj  clearly define Faith and Loyalty of Guru Gobind Singh ji Maharaj, which is for ONE Akaal Purakh Waheguru and NO one else. Guru Gobind Singh ji Maharaj was Tenth Nanak and there is NO way Dasam Nanak would go against Sidhant of ‘Ik Oankaar’ and worship false Devis and Devtas whose worship has been clearly denounced in Baani of Guru Granth Sahib ji and Sri Dasam Granth Sahib.

Saakhi of Havan and Devi Pargat –

Guru Gobind Singh ji maharaj, before creation of Khalsa Panth tested Brahmins, Jogis and Masands at Sri Anandpur Sahib. In Itihaas, it is stated that Maharaj tested Brahmins twice and Masands thrice. Jogis were tested once and rejected as fake.
First test was done at Parbat of Naina Devi where a Havan was held by Pandits (led by Kesho Daas or Devi Daas or Kaalka Daas, as names are different in all texts). Pandits had asked Maharaj to hold a Havan as that would make Devi Durga appear and bless Maharaj with Shakti from to destroy Mughals from this planet. Guru ji understood the slave mentality of Pandits and to expose them, agreed to hold the Havan. Nine Months passed but NO Devi appeared. At last Guru ji asked the Mukhi Pandit the reason for Devi not appearing, to which pandit replied that Devi needs blood of a Holy Being, probably your Eldest Son Baba Ajit Singh and then she would appear.( Pandit said these words thinking that Guruji would refuse giving his Son’s life and we will put the blame for Devi not appearing on Guruji)

   But Dasam Patshah smiled and replied, Pandit ji, tell me, who is more Holy and Pious than you? Lets give your Bali (sacrifice ) to Devi and when she appears, first thing I’ll ask her would be to revive you, give your life back. Pandit shivered with fear and started fumbling. Next minute he said to Maharaj ,’ I need to go for nature’s call and then I’ll return after Bath’’. Guruji let him go. Pandit ji and his Chele ran away from the Havan spot and never returned. When they didn’t return after some time, Guruji understood that Pandits have run away. Guruji ordered Singhs present to put all the Havan Samgari( Material used for Havan like Ghee, Woods, chandan kapoor etc.) into Havan Fire altogether. Singhs did this and a Large Flame of Fire rose from Havan Kund( due to all Samagri being thrown in fire at once). Guruji, in his Bir-Ras Form stood near the Fire and took out His Sword (which was called Sri Sahib) and rose it. People came running seeing the flame and asked Guruji, Maharaj, Has the Devi appeared? Guruji replied in Bir-Ras, Yes, and looking at his sword said ‘’ This is the Chandi , This is real Durga which vanquishes enemies in battlefield, this is the Kaalka which drinks blood of enemies and destroys them. This is the Bhagauti which protects Dharam and destroys evil’’.

Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj understood the slave and weak mentality of Brahmins and Hindus as whole and knew that from last 800 years, Hindus have been waiting for some Devi-Devta to appear and fight for them. But Maharaj knew that to attain freedom, to get Justice, to create Raaj of Dharam, Warriors have to fight in battlefields, blood has to be shed and Warriors have to undergo Pain and suffering and only then can freedom be achieved. Until common man does not takes up arms and fights for his rights and freedom in battlefield, NO Freedom can be achieved. Therefore Guruji rejected Hindu idea of Devi Pargat and declared His Kirpaan, The Sword as Supreme Devi (Sri Sahib) which would bring Victory. 

This Saakhi has been given in this form in these Granths -
Tawarikh Guru Khalsa- Giani Gian Singh ji
Kalgidhar Chamatkaar –Bhai Vir Singh ji
Mahaan Kosh – Bhai Kahan Singh Nabha

( In all other Historical texts, only thing which is common is the fact that havan was done, but later story of Durga appearing and giving some Boon to Maharaj is entirely different. Some writers have said that Guruji fainted seeing Chandi , others say He closed his eyes, some say they cannot confirm IF Devi appeared but have written it as they heard from someone. So this fact itself proves that Devi didn’t appear but Havan was organized. Second thing which has to be kept in Mind is that texts written 45 years within Guru Gobind Singh ji went to sachkhand like Sri Gur Sobha and Vaar Sri Bhagauti ki(Bhai Gurdas Singh) DO NOT mention Devi Pargat incident, but which were written after 1753AD start the trend, in different ways although. This led to Saakhi of Guru ji cutting Goats during Vaisakhi of 1699 which later turned into Nang tradition of Chatka, Chandi Pooja and Shastar Tilak, which is in itself a Shaktik Hindu concept and Ritual and has got nothing to do with Sikh Spiritualism).

Gursikhs, taking inspiration from Baani of Aad Gurus and Dasam Guruji took up arms and fought a bloody war of 70 years and at last, freed Punjab and whole of North India from clutches of foreign invaders. If they also had waited for Chandi or Durga to appear like Hindus were waiting, India would have still been a Slave of Muslims.

Some quotes from Aad Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji Maharaj regarding worship of Devis and Devtas.

ਦੇਵੀ ਦੇਵਾ ਮੂਲੁ ਹੈ ਮਾਇਆ ॥
ਸਿੰਮ੍ਰਿਤਿ ਸਾਸਤ ਜਿੰਨਿ ਉਪਾਇਆ ॥
ਕਾਮੁ ਕ੍ਰੋਧੁ ਪਸਰਿਆ ਸੰਸਾਰੇ ਆਇ ਜਾਇ ਦੁਖੁ ਪਾਵਣਿਆ ॥2॥
The source, the root, of the gods and goddesses is Maya.
For them, the Simritees and the Shaastras were composed.
Sexual desire and anger are diffused throughout the universe. Coming and going, people suffer in pain. ||2||

ਗੋਂਡ ॥
ਭੈਰਉ ਭੂਤ ਸੀਤਲਾ ਧਾਵੈ ॥
ਖਰ ਬਾਹਨੁ ਉਹੁ ਛਾਰੁ ਉਡਾਵੈ ॥1॥
ਹਉ ਤਉ ਏਕੁ ਰਮਈਆ ਲੈਹਉ ॥
ਆਨ ਦੇਵ ਬਦਲਾਵਨਿ ਦੈਹਉ ॥1॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
ਸਿਵ ਸਿਵ ਕਰਤੇ ਜੋ ਨਰੁ ਧਿਆਵੈ ॥
ਬਰਦ ਚਢੇ ਡਉਰੂ ਢਮਕਾਵੈ ॥2॥
ਮਹਾ ਮਾਈ ਕੀ ਪੂਜਾ ਕਰੈ ॥
ਨਰ ਸੈ ਨਾਰਿ ਹੋਇ ਅਉਤਰੈ ॥3॥
ਤੂ ਕਹੀਅਤ ਹੀ ਆਦਿ ਭਵਾਨੀ ॥
ਮੁਕਤਿ ਕੀ ਬਰੀਆ ਕਹਾ ਛਪਾਨੀ ॥4॥
ਗੁਰਮਤਿ ਰਾਮ ਨਾਮ ਗਹੁ ਮੀਤਾ ॥
ਪ੍ਰਣਵੈ ਨਾਮਾ ਇਉ ਕਹੈ ਗੀਤਾ ॥5॥2॥6॥
One who chases after the god Bhairau, evil spirits and the goddess of smallpox,
is riding on a donkey, kicking up the dust. ||1||
I take only the Name of the One Lord.
I have given away all other gods in exchange for Him. ||1||Pause||
That man who chants ""Shiva, Shiva"", and meditates on him,
is riding on a bull, shaking a tambourine. ||2||
One who worships the Great Goddess Maya
will be reincarnated as a woman, and not a man. ||3||
You are called the Primal Goddess.
At the time of liberation, where will you hide then? ||4||
Follow the Guru's Teachings, and hold tight to the Lord's Name, O friend.
Thus prays Naam Dayv, and so says the Gita as well. ||5||2||6||

ਰਾਮਕਲੀ ਮਹਲਾ 5 ॥
ਮਹਿਮਾ ਨ ਜਾਨਹਿ ਬੇਦ ॥
ਬ੍ਰਹਮੇ ਨਹੀ ਜਾਨਹਿ ਭੇਦ ॥
ਅਵਤਾਰ ਨ ਜਾਨਹਿ ਅੰਤੁ ॥
ਪਰਮੇਸਰੁ ਪਾਰਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਬੇਅੰਤੁ ॥1॥
ਅਪਨੀ ਗਤਿ ਆਪਿ ਜਾਨੈ ॥
ਸੁਣਿ ਸੁਣਿ ਅਵਰ ਵਖਾਨੈ ॥1॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
ਸੰਕਰਾ ਨਹੀ ਜਾਨਹਿ ਭੇਵ ॥
ਖੋਜਤ ਹਾਰੇ ਦੇਵ ॥
ਦੇਵੀਆ ਨਹੀ ਜਾਨੈ ਮਰਮ ॥
ਸਭ ਊਪਰਿ ਅਲਖ ਪਾਰਬ੍ਰਹਮ ॥2॥
ਅਪਨੈ ਰੰਗਿ ਕਰਤਾ ਕੇਲ ॥
ਆਪਿ ਬਿਛੋਰੈ ਆਪੇ ਮੇਲ ॥
ਇਕਿ ਭਰਮੇ ਇਕਿ ਭਗਤੀ ਲਾਏ ॥
ਅਪਣਾ ਕੀਆ ਆਪਿ ਜਣਾਏ ॥3॥
ਸੰਤਨ ਕੀ ਸੁਣਿ ਸਾਚੀ ਸਾਖੀ ॥
ਸੋ ਬੋਲਹਿ ਜੋ ਪੇਖਹਿ ਆਖੀ ॥
ਨਹੀ ਲੇਪੁ ਤਿਸੁ ਪੁੰਨਿ ਨ ਪਾਪਿ ॥
ਨਾਨਕ ਕਾ ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਆਪੇ ਆਪਿ ॥4॥25॥36॥
Raamkalee, Fifth Mehl:
The Vedas do not know His greatness.
Brahma does not know His mystery.
Incarnated beings do not know His limit.
The Transcendent Lord, the Supreme Lord God, is infinite. ||1||
Only He Himself knows His own state.
Others speak of Him only by hearsay. ||1||Pause||
Shiva does not know His mystery.
The gods gave grown weary of searching for Him.
The goddesses do not know His mystery.
Above all is the unseen, Supreme Lord God. ||2||
The Creator Lord plays His own plays.
He Himself separates, and He Himself unites.
Some wander around, while others are linked to His devotional worship.
By His actions, He makes Himself known. ||3||
Listen to the true story of the Saints.
They speak only of what they see with their eyes.
He is not involved with virtue or vice.
Nanak's God is Himself all-in-all. ||4||25||36||

Sri Akaal ji Sahai

Posted by Kamaljeet Singh Shaheedsar on Tuesday, May 24. 2011 in History

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Sri Mata Ajeet Kaur ji ( Mata Jeeto Ji)

(Note----As a child, in diwans, samagams and Katha vichars, I used to hear from Kathavachiks and Granthi Singhs that Mata Ajeet Kaur ji (Mata Jeeto ji) blessed Khande Baate da Amrit with Sweetness, when she put patase in it. But from last 15 years or so, things changed and the history was changed (knowingly or unknowingly) that Sri Mata Sahib Kaur ji was the one who put patase in Amrit da Baata and today everywhere I hear this thing, with Mataji’s name virtually wiped out from Amrit Sanchar process. This deeply disturbed me, as this trend of changing history and historical facts to suit our own modern day version of Sikhi is very dangerous and we Sikhs will have to face serious repercussions of this in coming future. To put the record straight, Daas has delved into Puratan Granths and am presenting before Sangat what we have in Puratan Granths regarding this certain historical incident. For some this might be a waste of time or people might question the need of writing this, but when we look at facts, we will understand value and importance of each and every historical incident, big or small. Who did what? Why? How? When? All these questions are an important part of history and make it. Any mixing up or twisting of facts can be dangerous for a nation or community to preserve purity of its traditions and history. With Mata Jeeto ji’s name removed from Amrit Sanchar, many people and organizations, working with ulterior motives have denied the existence of Mata ji as a separate individual. They say that Mata Jeeto ji and Mata Sundari ji were one historical figure, with two names. What can be more sad and painful than this that Sri Mata Ajeet Kaur ji’s very existence has been challenged? I hope working on these points; readers will understand the importance of this short note.)
(There are many other historical facts and incidents which have been changed and are being changed to suit ‘modern day’ Sikhi, which will be shared with Sangat at regular intervals. Benti to Sangat is , be aware of your history and stand guard on your precious history as there is nothing precious and important for a Sikh than the lifes and Kautaks of our Gurus and Mahapurakhs.)

Mata Ajeet Kaur ji ( Mata Jeeto Ji)--Mother of Khalsa Panth

Mahaan Kosh reference about Mata Jeeto ji -
ਜੀਤੋ ਮਾਤਾ -
ਲਾਹੌਰ ਨਿਵਾਸੀ ਹਰਿਜਸ ਸੁਭਿਖੀਏ ਖਤ੍ਰੀ ਦੀ ਸੁਪੁਤ੍ਰੀ, ਜਿਸ ਦਾ ਵਿਆਹ ੨੩ ਹਾੜ੍ਹ ਸੰਮਤ ੧੭੩੪ ਨੂੰ ਗੁਰੂ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਸਿੰਘ ਜੀ ਨਾਲ ਆਨੰਦਪੁਰ ਪਾਸ ਗੁਰੂ ਕੇ ਲਹੌਰ ਹੋਇਆ. ਮਾਤਾ ਜੀ ਦੀ ਕੁੱਖ ਤੋਂ ਬਾਬਾ ਜੁਝਾਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਜੀ, ਬਾਬਾ ਜ਼ੋਰਾਵਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਜੀ ਅਤੇ ਬਾਬਾ ਫ਼ਤੇਹ ਸਿੰਘ ਜੀ ਜਨਮੇ. ਮਾਤਾ ਜੀ ਦਾ ਪਰਲੋਕਗਮਨ ੧੩. ਅੱਸੂ, ਸੰਮਤ ੧੭੫੭ ਨੂੰ ਆਨੰਦਪੁਰ ਹੋਇਆ. ਆਪ ਦਾ ਦੇਹਰਾ ਅਗੰਮਪੁਰ ਵਿਦ੍ਯਮਾਨ ਹੈ. ਮਾਤਾ ਜੀ ਦਾ ਸ਼ੁੱਧ ਨਾਮ ਅਜੀਤੋ ਅਤੇ ਅਮ੍ਰਿਤਸੰਸਕਾਰ ਪਿੱਛੋਂ ਅਜੀਤ ਕੌਰਿ ਨਾਮ ਸੀ

Sri Maata Jeeto ji was eldest wife of Guru Gobind Singh ji Maharaj. Maharaj was engaged to Mataji when he was 8, by Guru Teg Bahadur ji. They got married at the age of 12 at Guru Ka Lahore near Sri Anandpur Sahib in 1677. Mata Jeeto ji was blessed soul, to get the title of eldest wife of Maharaj, always immersed in Sewa and Simran. Mata ji was very fond of gardening, and on Mataji’s wish, beautiful gardens were created all around Sri Anandpur Sahib where different flowers were grown. The Nursery of flowers was looked after by Mata ji herself, where different varieties of plants and flowers were brought from far away states and countries. While Satguru ji ordered Singhs to bring Shastars and Horses, Mataji asked Sangat to bring good plants, flowers and keep Anandpur Sahib clean.(Ref-Bhai Vir Singh,Kalgidhar Chamatkaar)

               Such was Mataji’s Love for her Guru-Pati-Parmeshwar that she never had food without having Darshan of Guru Gobind Singh ji Maharaj. Waking up at Amrit Vela, Mata ji would make a beautiful Garland of flowers of different colours and fragrances and sit outside the room where Guru Gobind Singh ji sat in Samadhi, in his Nij-saroop. As Satguru ji used to open the door and come out, Mataji would first touch holy feet of Satguru ji, then have Darshan of beautiful, divine Face of her beloved Husband and put the garland of flowers around Maharaj’s neck. After that both Satguru ji and Mataji would go to Darbar and bless the Sangat.

                As the Hukam of Akaal Purakh Waheguru prevailed, Maharaj had to marry Mata Sundari ji in 1685 at Paunta Sahib on Hukam of Mata Naanki ji ( Guruji;s Grandmother), from whom they had their first and eldest Sahibzada, Baba Ajeet Singh ji. All other younger Sahibzadey, Baba Jhujar Singh ji, Baba Zorawar Singh ji and Baba Fateh Singh ji were born to Mata Jeeto ji.
( It is said that First Sahibzada was destined to be born to Mata Sundari ji, and that was the reason for Maharaj having a second marriage with Mata Sundari ji.)

Mata Jeeto ji was taught Swas-Swas Waheguru Simran Abhyaas by Guru Gobind Singh ji Maharaj himself, which led to Mataji attaining BrahmGian at very early Age
( Ref- Sooraj parkash Granth).

From the very beginning she knew about the future as it would be, about the Shaheediya of Sahibzadey, destruction of Anandpur Sahib by enemies, Mataji’s Shaheedi, Guruji’s travels and all other incidents. When Sache Patshah ji created Khalsa Panth, Mata Jeeto ji brought Patase (Sugar crystal balls) and put them in Amrit da Baata, thus mixing sweetness in Amrit. Maharaj was pleased and thus blessed Mataji with title of Mother of Khalsa Panth.

                   Mata Jeeto ji went to Sachkhand on 5th December 1700, and her last rites were performed by Guru Gobind Singh ji Maharaj himself  at the place where Gurudwara Agamgarh Mata Jeeto Ji stands in Anandpur Sahib today. Before Mataji went to sachkhand, she placed her youngest son Baba Fateh Singh ji, who was just 2 years 17 day old in Mata Gujar Kaur ji’s lap and asked Mataji to take care of her sons, and make them so firm in Sikhi that when the time of sacrifice comes, they attain Shaheedi for dharma and Panth, making their forefathers proud of them.

Today, As Khalsa Panth stands at crucial juncture of history, we, the Sikhs have forgotten our Mother, who blessed us, gave us humility and sweetness, whose three sons attained Shaheedi for us.

Kotaaaan Kot Parnaam to Mother of Khalsa Panth – Dhan Dhan Mata Ajeet Kaur ji.

Baba Raam Koer ji was grandson of Baba Buddha ji and son of Baba Hardas ji. When Dasmesh Pita ji ascended to Guru Gaddi after Shaheedi of Guru Teg Bahadur ji, Baba Raam Koer ji gave Tilak of Gurgaddi to Guru Gobind Rai ji. At the time of Amrit Sanchar, Baba Raam Koer ji was present in Darbar. After choosing Panj Piare, Guruji started preparing Amrit with Khanda. Baba Raam Koer ji went to Mata Jeeto ji and narrated whole ‘Kautak’ (Miracle) of Maharaj to Mata ji and also said that Maharaj is preparing Amrit in Bir Ras. Hearing Babaji’s words, Mataji got up, took some Patase and went to Darbar where Satguru ji was preparing Amrit. Mataji went in front of Maharaj, bowed her Head and mixed those Patase in Amrit, to which Maharaj smiled and blessed Mataji to be Mother of Khalsa Panth. After putting Patase in Baata of Amrit, Mataji sat on left side of Maharaj till the Amrit was prepared and given to Panj Piare. Baba Raam Koer ji also took Amrit that day and was renamed Baba Gurbaksh Singh ji. Baba Gurbaksh Singh ji later narrated this incident to Bhai Sahib Singh ji, who compiled Sau Saakhi (Hundred stories of Tenth master). Mahakavi Bhai Santokh Singh ji wrote this ‘Kautak’ of Maharaj in Gurpartap Sooraj Granth.
 Kavi ji writes-

ਬਹੁਰ ਪਢਤਿ ਪੇਰਤ ਸੁ ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾਨਾ
ਭਾ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਸੋ ਤੇਜ ਨਿਦਾਨਾ      
ਰ੍ਰਾਮਕੁਇਰ ਕਹਿ ਸੰਤਹੁ ਸੁਨੀਅਹਿ
ਬਾਲ ਬੈਸ ਮੇਰੋ ਤਨ ਜਨੀਅਹਿ॥
Then reading Baani and moving Kirpan in Baata of Amrit
Divine Power started coming out of Amrit
Said RamKoer, Listen O Saints!
As it happened in my presence

ਧਾਇ ਗਯੋ ਮੈ ਮਾਤਾ ਪਾਸ
ਜਹਿ ਬੈਠੀ ਜੀਤੋ ਸੁਖਰਾਸਿ
ਤਹਾਂ ਬੈਠ ਮੈ ਸਕਲ ਸੁਨਾਈ
ਇਸ ਬਿਧਿ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਗੁਰੁ ਬਨਾਈ।21।
I went running to Mataji
Where was sitting Mata Jeeto, Treasure of Joy,
Sitting there, I told her whole story
The way Guruji was preparing Amrit.

ਚਟਕ ਆਪ ਮਹਿ ਲਰ ਕਰਿ ਮਰੇ
ਦੀਰਘ ਤੇਜ ਤਾਸ ਮਹਿ ਧਰੇ
ਜਲ ਮਹਿ ਪਢਿਤ ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾਨ ਫਿਰੈ ਹੈ
ਪਾਹੁਲ ਖੰਡੇ ਕੀ ਅਬ ਦੈ ਹੈਂ॥
Male sparrows died fighting each other (after taking drops from Baata)
As endless Power had entered their bodies
Now Guruji is reading Baani, rotating his Kirpan in Water
And he was going to give Khande di Pahul to all

ਜੀਤੋ ਸ਼ੁਭ ਮਤਿ ਕੀਨਿ ਬਿਚਾਰਨਿ
ਪੰਥ ਖਾਲਸਾ ਸੁਤ ਇਹ ਕਾਰ
ਪਹੁੰਚਨਿ ਬਨੈ ਕੰਤ ਕੈ ਪਾਸੇ
ਇਮ ਬੀਚਾਰ ਬਹੁ ਲੀਨਿ ਪਤਾਸੇ॥
Mata Jeeto thought in her blessed mind with pure intellect
Khalsa Panth, My Son is being created
I shall be there with my husband
Thinking this, she picked up sugar balls (patase)

ਘਰ ਤੇ ਚਲਿ ਆਈ ਤਤਕਾਲਾ
ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਜਹਾਂ ਬਨਾਇ ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾਲਾ
ਪਤਿ ਕੋ ਰੁਖ ਲਖਿ ਜਲ ਮਹਿ ਪਾਏ
ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਅਵਿਲੋਕ ਅਲਾਏ॥
She hastily came from house
To the place where Guruji was preparing Amrit
Looking at Her Husband’s face, she put them (Patase) in Water
To which, Satguru ji smilingly said.

‘ਭਲੋ ਭਯੋ ਤੂੰ ਚਲਿ ਕਰਿ ਆਈ
ਨੀਰ ਬਿਖੈ ਪਾਈ ਮਧੁਰਾਈ
ਨਾਤੁਰ ਪੰਥ ਹੋਤ ਬਡ ਕ੍ਰੂਰਾ
ਤੇਜ ਕ੍ਰੋਧ ਕਲਹਾ ਕਰਿ ਪੂਰਾ॥
It is a blessing you have come here
And put sweeteners in water
Otherwise Panth would have been ruthless
Full of Anger and destructive powers

ਅਪਨਿ ਬਿਗਾਨਾ ਸਮਝਤ ਨਾਹੀ
ਕਰਤਿ ਜੰਗ ਦਿਨ ਰੈਨ ਬਿਤਾਹੀ
ਮਿਲਿ ਆਪਸ ਮਹਿ ਮੋਹ ਨ ਕਰਹੀ
ਰਿਸ ਮੋ ਭਰੇ ਸ਼ਸਤ੍ਰ ਪਰਹਰਿਹੀਂ॥
They wouldn’t have cared for own and others
And would have kept fighting, day and night
Wouldn’t have sat with each other, with respect
And would have used weapons at all times

ਅਬਿ ਮਿਸ਼ਟਾਨ ਜੁ ਪਾਯਹੁ ਤੋਹੀ
ਯਾਂ ਤੇ ਪਯਾਰ ਪਰਸਪਰ ਹੋਹੀ
ਨਰ ਨਾਰੀ ਦਵੈ ਤੇ ਸੰਤਾਨਾ
ਪ੍ਰਗਟਤਿ ਹੈ ਸਭਿਹੂੰ ਜਗ ਜਾਨਾ॥
But now you have put sweeteners in Amrit
Therefore, they’ll love and respect each other
A child is always created by Man and Woman
Whole world knows this concept

ਹੋਨਿ ਖਾਲਸਾ ਸੰਤਤਿ ਕਾਲਾ
ਚਲਿ ਆਈ ਭਾ ਭਲੋ ਬਿਸਾਲਾ
ਇਮ ਕਹਿ ਅਪਨੇ ਪੰਚਹੁ ਪਯਾਰੇ
ਦੇਖਨਿ ਕਰੇ ਖਰੇ ਅਗਵਾਰੇ॥
Today, at the time of Birth of Khalsa
You came as Mother of Khalsa
Saying this, Guruji asked Panj Piare
To come forward, so that Mother could see her sons.

This was eyewitness account of Baba Gurbaksh Singh ji ( Raam Koer ji) which has been recorded by Mahakavi Bhai Santokh Singh ji in Sri Sooraj Parkash Granth, which was completed in 1843. This account clearly states that it was Sri Maata Jeeto ji, Eldest wife of Guru Gobind Singh ji Maharaj who blessed Amrit with Patase and Khalsa Panth with humility and love.

In 1880, Giani Gian Singh ji wrote Tawarikh Guru Khalsa, which was written as narrative and is possibly the first account which is in that form, with all earlier texts being poetic in composition. Giani ji writes -

ਗੁਰੁ ਜੀ ਨੇ ਸਰਬ ਲੋਹ ਦੇ ਬਾਟੇ ਵਿਚ ਸਤਲੁਜ ਦਾ ਜਲ ਪਾਕੇ ਉਹਨਾਂ ਪੰਜ ਪਿਆਰਿਆਂ ਨੂੰ ਕੱਛ, ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾਨਾਦਿਕ ਸਫੈਦ ਬਸਤਰ ਧਾਰਨ ਕਰਾ,ਅਪਨੇ ਸਨਮੁਖ ਖੜਾ ਕਰ, ਹੁਕਮ ਦਿੱਤਾ ਕਿ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਦਾ ਜਾਪ ਤੇ ਅਕਾਲ ਪੁਰਖ ਦਾ ਧਿਆਨ ਕਰਦੇ ਰਹੋ ਤੇ ਆਪ ਉਸ ਬਾਟੇ ਵਿਚ ਸਿੱਧੀ ਧਾਰ ਖੰਡਾ ਫੇਰਦੇ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਤਿਆਰ ਕਰਨ ਲੱਗੇ।ਜਪੁਜੀ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਦਾ ਪਾਠ ਅਜੇ ਸਮਾਪਤ ਨਹੀਂ ਸੀ ਹੋਇਆ ਜੋ ਮਾਤਾ ਜੀਤੋ ਜੀ, ਗੁਰੁ ਕੀ ਜੇਸ਼ਟਾ ਪਤਨੀ (ਭਾਈ ਰਾਮ ਕੌਰ ਜੀ ਦੀ ਪ੍ਰੇਰੀ ਹੋਈ ) ਪਤਾਸੇ ਲੈ ਆ ਪਹੁੰਚੀ ਤੇ ਉਸ ਬਾਟੇ ਵਿਚ ਪਤਾਸੇ ਪਾਕੇ, ਗੁਰੁ ਜੀ ਦੇ ਖੱਬੇ ਪਾਸੇ ਬੈਠ ਗਈ॥
Guru Gobind Singh put water of river Satluj in Sarabloh Baata, and got Panj Piare dressed in White Baana(clothes),Kach, Kirpaan etc. He made them stand in front of him and ordered them to concentrate on Sri Akaal Purakh Waheguru and recite holy Name of Waheguru. He himself started preparing Amrit by rotating Khanda in Iron Bowl in straight-edged position. Japji sahib was still not finished when Mata Jeeto ji, Guruji’s eldest wife, inspired by Baba Raam Koer ji, reached there with Patase(sugar balls), and putting Patase in Baata of Amrit, sat on left side of Guruji.

Gianiji writes next-

ਗੁਰੁ ਜੀ ਨੇ ਅਨੰਦ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਦਾ ਪਾਠ ਕਰਕੇ ਅਰਦਾਸ ਕਰਕੇ ਆਖਿਆ ਕਿ ਤੁਸਾਂ ਬੜਾ ਚੰਗਾ ਧਰਮ ਮਰਯਾਦਾ ਦਾ ਕੰਮ ਕੀਤਾ ਜੋ ਪੰਥ ਰਚਨ ਵਿੱਚ ਨਾਲ ਆ ਮਿਲ ਗਏ, ਅਜੇਹੇ ਉੱਤਮ ਕਾਰਜ ਵਿਚ ਦੇ ਅਨੁਸ਼ਠਾਨ ਸਿੱਧ ਕਰਨ ਲਈ ਤੁਹਾਡਾ ਸਾਡੇ ਨਾਲ ਹੋਨਾ ਅਵਸ਼ਕ ਸੀ, ਕਿਉਕੀ ਈਸ਼ਵਰ ਭੀ ਮਾਯਾ ਦੁਵਾਰਾ ਸ੍ਰਿਸ਼ਟੀ ਰਚਦਾ ਹੈ ਤਿਉਂ ਅਸਾ ਭੀ ਅਕਾਲ ਪੁਰਖੁ ਦੇ ਹੁਕਮ ਨਾਲ ਖਾਲਸਾ ਪੰਥ ਸ੍ਰਿਸ਼ਟੀ ਰਚਨ ਦਾ ਉਦਮ ਕੀਤਾ ਹੈ॥
After completing Anand Sahib path and doing Ardas, Guru said to Mataji ‘’you have done a great deed of Dharam and Maryada that you have joined me in this process of Creating Khalsa Panth. To complete this great historic ceremony, your presence here with me was of utmost importance, Just like Waheguru creates Universe with his Shakti, Maya. We have created this Khalsa Panth in will of Waheguru.
( Like Waheguru creates Universe with his Shakti, We have created this Khalsa Panth, with you as form of Shakti).

So according to Sau Saakhi ( 1720’s), Sooraj Parkash( 1843) and Tawarikh Guru Khalsa(1880), Sri Maata Jeeto ji was the one who blessed Khalsa Panth with sweetness in form of Patase and was blessed with title of Mother of Khalsa Panth.

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A Call to Arms - Honour of Spilt Blood

On 29th April 2011, whole world was gripped with fever of Royal wedding, wedding of Prince William of British Royal Family(second in line of succession to British Throne) . While most of the people enjoyed the wedding, I was feeling uncomfortable with all the euphoria, all the hype around this wedding. To be honest, I don’t have anything personal against the wedding or any of the people who were part of celebrations, but The Sikh inside me was bit disturbed and angry.

            We Sikhs had a strong Kingdom, a strong Army, a vibrant and developed economy, Respect, honour, freedom, and pride, everything a free soul can dream of. Our elders, after a struggle of 80 years had established a Kingdom which was known as Khalsa Raaj, and whose government was known as Sarkar-Khalsa. Maharaja Ranjeet Singh ruled over Punjab and over hearts of Punjabis. But this Kingdom in North-Western India was the only which British could not win and enslave, while entire sub-continent lied in their feet. So, the honour-less, soul-less Generals were bribed and bought, Khalsa Fauj lost the battles it was destined to win, and on 10th February 1846, last pillar of Khalsa Raaj, Sardar Sham Singh Attariwala fell in battle of Sabhrawan. British Army marched to Lahore, Kesri Nishan was taken down and Union Jack hoisted over Lahore Fort, 5-year old innocent Dalip Singh was taken into ‘care’ by British, his helpless Mother Jind Kaur, beloved Queen of Shere-Punjab was arrested, dishonoured and humiliated in Jail and then sent away to a Jail in Uttar Pradesh in modern day India. From there, she would run away to Nepal, stay there for 12 years, cry day in and out in memory of her beloved son. She lost her eyesight. It’s a painful, long and heart-rending story of separation, humiliation, suffering, betrayals and Tears.

Well, we lost Our Kingdom to British Empire (which is still intact, full of its glory and grandeur, royalty and Pride). From that day, 10th February 1846 started a long story of bravery, chivalry, sacrifice and slavery. Free Souls, like Baba Maharaj Singh, Baba Raam Singh, Sardar Sher Singh and Chattar Singh Attari were captured and sent away to exile when they tried to free Punjab. Kookas, Babbar Akalis, Bhagat Singhs and Kartar Singhs were blown with canons and hanged to death when they fought for freedom. We Sikhs tried our best, but were always failed by those who were leading us. Don’t know why it happened to us Sikhs only? Why we had and still have so many Dhian Singh and Laal Singh Dogras, Teja Singh Bahmans, Tara Singh and Baldev Singhs, Harchand Singhs and Parkash Singh Badals. List of traitors is very long, very long, and interesting is the fact that we have been led by traitors from 1846 till today, more interesting is the fact that we know Traitors rule over us, but we have become so helpless that we are unable to remove them, throw them away from body of Panth. They are like Leeches, sucking blood of Panth, but Panth was and is so helpless that we are unable to remove those leeches.

In all this darkness, 132 years after Shaheedi of Sardar Shaam Singh Attariwala, Panth saw a ray of Hope, a breeze of fresh air, an atom of Life- Sant Baba Jarnail Singh ji Khalsa Bhindranwale (MHSICK).Santji woke up this nation of Lions, infused it with Spirit of Kurbaani, Sewa and Azaadi. It looked as if a Jathedar from 18th century had descended on Earth with His Misal. It was he who shook us, told us what Honour is, what freedom is and what value of Freedom is. I don’t have any words to describe him, Just that ‘May Waheguru keep him in Charhdi Kala, wherever He is’.

    Inspired by his words, thousands got ready to walk on Path of Freedom, illuminated by blood of Shaheeds and Light of Sant Jarnail Singh ji.

               The day was yesterdays, 29th April, but a different year and different century. On 29th April 1986, Khalsa Panth declared its Independence, and declared its War of Freedom. This struggle of Khalsa Panth was to re-create the Khalsa Raaj of Sarkar Khalsa, which was destroyed 140 years ago by British Empire. This was the war of brave hearts, war of wronged, war of born revolutionaries against ruthless Indian Empire, descendant of British Empire. Panth was alone in its struggle, with only support of Satguru Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji. No military or economic or political power of world came to our help. Not even UN came to listen to our plight, because we our lives, our freedom didn’t matter to those who know just about business.

               All this didn’t happen much time back, just a few decades ago, guns were blazing in Punjab and innocents were killed daily in hundreds. Lovers of Freedom were captured, tortured like beasts and killed like animals. Men, young and old were killed. Women were arrested, tortured and raped in police stations and interrogation centres of Punjab. So the blood flew, flew this much that a sixth river of blood flew on land of Punjab. 250,000 innocent Sikhs were killed in police stations, on banks of rivers and drains, in fields of Punjab, those very fields which had given food to Hungry India, filled empty stomachs of Indians and sufficed it with Food grains. Those hard working farmers of Punjab were killed in their very fields.

                    Human rights activists shouted at top of their voice to people of world, to nations, to so called custodians of Human Rights, to Royals and Powerful, but no one came to listen to our plight. No one came to share our suffering, to ask what was happening to us. Leave aside Indian police, courts, human rights groups, media, politicians, they had no reason to share our pain as we were and are nothing more than slaves to them,  but what hurt was, no one in so called democratic, developed western world raised a voice against atrocities and injustice being committed against us.

             A time came; Freedom fighters and the great Generals leading them were all killed, by bullet, by deception, by treachery. Freedom Movement, which had begun to fulfil Ardas Khalsa Panth, did at Sri Akaal Takhat Sahib on 29th April 1986 come to a standstill. We weren’t killed by just bullets of enemies, we were killed by our own, who looked like us, we were killed by those who looked like our brothers , joined our ranks, but shot us at first given moment. Raavan had one brother who deserted him and led to his downfall, we had thousands of them, majority of whom are today well- setteled in western countries, enjoying the riches they accumulated from blood of Shaheed brothers.  Indian Empire won, its police and army, its brutality and injustice, its rapes and murders, its economy and its diplomacy won and we lost.

     After a demolished Akaal Takhat, 2000 burnt saroops of Guru Granth Sahib ji, 10,000 dead innocents in Darbar Sahib complex and 35,000 more dead in Rural areas, we were still portrayed as Terrorists and world believed it. Then we hit back, killed the demon-goddess and another round of massacres started, with 20,000 killed all over India, and we were again shown as Terrorists.  Then we took up the Gun for our Honour and Freedom, for the spilt blood of brothers and sisters, and more 200,000 of us were butchered down, and again, we were shown as terrorists and world believed what our enemy said.

                    Yesterday as world watched Royal Wedding of those whose ancestors brought down our royalty, enslaved our people, brought down our Kesri Nishan, I was deep down, in memories of Lost Glory, of fallen brothers and sisters, of the Dreams which still live in Millions of eyes across the world. I don’t know how many remembered or celebrated ‘Declaration of Independence’ yesterday, how many thought about it, wrote about it, decided to do something about it, because nowadays we have thousands of ‘Day revolutionaries’.  These are the people who talk big about Sikhi and Freedom, about Khalistan and Revolution, about Santji’s mission and dreams of Shaheeds, BUT, only when it is convenient, when it will give them some fame and name, but don’t wish to do anything for it. They prefer talking and after talking, they are just normal people, who chill and hang around with friends, eat out, talk crap whole day and sleep soundly in the night. These are people who talk about tortures and Shaheediya, but fear CCTV’s in their respective countries,  who ask Sikh Naujawan of India to get up and fight and die, but are not ready to come to India themselves for even a month to ‘do something’ for Revolution.

     But as someone said, Blood of Martyrs is never wasted, and I have firm belief, that blood of more than 250,000 Innocent Sikhs will not go waste. The dream they had, the mission they started, the journey they set upon, we have to fulfil that dream, to complete the mission, to finish the Journey. They bachans which Sant Jarnail Singh ji Khalsa gave on 3rd June 1984 and Ardas which Khalsa Panth did on 29th April 1986 will be fulfilled one day. But for that day to come, I don’t know how many rivers of blood will flow, how many mothers and sisters and wives will have to go through pain of separation of their sons, brothers and husbands, how many fathers will lay down their lives on day their son or daughter is born.

Everyone wants to live, everyone wants to prosper, to have a good and peaceful life, a good social and personal life, but ever thought? Even those Shaheeds had personal lives, even they had dreams, even they had small wishes, I know of Sons whose fathers saw them only once, sons and daughters who never saw their fathers, mothers who lost all the sons they gave birth to, fathers who had to cremate their young sons, even they were human beings like us, even they could have lived their lives peacefully, but they preferred fighting it out in battlefield with the enemy and die than live. There were those who wanted to live, but were never given a chance by butchers and killed in cold blood.

We laying down our arms, we shying away from struggle, we making excuses for our weakness will be betraying those Shaheeds, those beloved sons of Guru Gobind Singh ji Maharaj. Time is coming, if you cannot do anything, then don’t pretend, and if you wish to do something, then do it properly.

 We lost our glory, our honour, our Freedom in 1846, and in 1986, our elders introduced us to it again. They created the path with their blood, flesh and bones, and we just have to walk on this path and reach our destination. Its at the destination where Life awaits us, where Glory and Honour await us. To have a dream is a big thing, we Sikhs lost our dream in 19th century, but those Shaheeds of 1984 gave us our dream back. Today we have the dream; we just need to act to fulfil it.

Sant Baba Thakur Singh ji Khalsa’ Bachan are a guide, a inspiration and a ray of hope for all of us, that the blood which has been spilt, the blood which is being spilled, and which will be spilled in future will not go waste. There will be Khalsa Raaj, We will have Our Sarkar- Khalsa once again, and the Ardas done at feet of Guru Granth Sahib ji Maharaj will be fulfilled.

Paying homage to all the Shaheed Singhs and Singhaniya of present movement, I would end with the lines Maharaani Jind Kaur wrote towards Shaam Singh Attariwala to fight for Khalsa Panth’s Honour in Battlefield. It was at call of Queen Mother Jind Kaur that Sardar Shaam Singh Attariwala fought in battlefield of Sabhrawan and laid down his life for Freedom and Protection of Khalsa Raaj. Words of Poet –

ਜਿੰਦਾਂ ਨਾਲ ਜਕਲੰਬ ਦੇ ਲਿਖੀ ਚਿੱਠੀ, ਪੈ ਚੱਲੀ ਏ ਸ਼ਾਮ ਵੇ ਸ਼ਾਮ ਸਿੰਘਾ,

ਜੇ ਤੂੰ ਬੈਠਾ ਤਾ ੳਠ ਖਲੋ ਛੇਤੀ, ਝਬਦੇ ਘੋੜੀ ਨੂੰ ਚਾੜ ਲਗਾਮ ਸਿੰਘਾ,

ਵੇ ਤੇਰੇ ਰੋਸੇਆਂ ਦਾ ਕਿਨੇ ਮਾਨ ਕਰਨੈ, ਜਦੋ ਹੋ ਗਿਆ ਦੇਸ਼ ਗੁਲਾਮ ਸਿੰਘਾ,

ਵੇ ਸ਼ਾਨ ੳੱਚੇ ਦੁਮਾਲੇ ਦੀ ਜਾਊ ਕਿੱਥੇ, ਜਦੋ ਕਰਨੀ ਪਈ ਸਲਾਮ ਸਿੰਘਾ ॥

Akaal ji Sahai

KamalJeet Singh ShaheedSar

Posted by Kamaljeet Singh Shaheedsar on Monday, May 2. 2011 in History

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Legend of 'Shaheed' Baba Raam Singh Bedi -3 'Battle Won'

Dasmesh Pita Guru Gobind Singh ji Maharaj turned Mortals into Immortals, poor and weak into Mighty Warriors. Amrit of Guru’s Baani made cowards fight like lions in battlefield. Maharaj promised forever to Khalsa Panth his Love, his Divine Protection and Guidance. Maharaj assured his Panth that He would always remain ‘In his Panth, with his Panth’. This was the faith, love, belief which made Khalsa Panth always see and feel Guru Gobind Singh ji Maharaj assisting, guiding and helping Panth in time of need, time of distress.

                          With divine blessings and power of Dasmesh pita, Baba Raam Singh ji fought without his head, which stuck such fear in hearts and minds of enemies that they shivered at sight of Khalsa Panth.

                     Dal Panth led by Jathedars like Baba Jassa Singh and Baba Karam Singh started its charge on enemy forces led by Shanchi Khan. Before the charge, Shaheed Singhs led by Baba Raam Singh ji and Singhs on battlefield did humble ardas to Dasmesh Pita to assist them in Battlefield, to which Maharaj replied to his Singhs.

ਦੇਖ ਦੀਨਤਾ ਸਿੰਘਨ ਕੇਰੀ,
ਕਲਗੀਧਰ ਨਭ ਬਾਣੀ ਟੇਰੀ।
ਅਹੋ ਖਾਲਸਾ ਤੁਮ ਜੈ ਪਾਵੋ,
ਸਮੁਖ ਸਤ੍ਰ ਹਵੈ ਜੰਗ ਮਚਾਵੋ॥

(Seeing humility of His Singhs,
Kalgidhar’s voice echoed in skies
‘’O Khalsa, May victory be yours,
Face your enemy and rage the Battle’’)

ਏਹੁ ਹੁਕਮ ਸੁਨਿ ਸਿੰਘ ਹੁਲਸਾਏ,
ਝਟ ਪਟ ਘਨ ਘਟ ਜਯੌੰ ੳਮਡਾਏ।
ਖੇਚਿਤ ਸਿਦਕੀ ਸਿੰਘਨ ਤਾਂਏ,
ਦਰਸ਼ਨ ਦਸਮ ਗੁਰੁ ਕੇ ਥਾਏ॥

(Hearing Satguru’s orders, Singhs were overjoyed,
They joined and roared like clouds in Sky,
Many Singhs with Love and Devotion,
Had Blessed Darshan of Guru Gobind Singh ji)

ਗੁਪਤ ਸ਼ਹੀਦੀ ਸੈਨ ਅਪਾਰੀ,
ਨ੍ਰਿਖੀ ਨਭ ਮੈਂ ਗੁਰੁ ਪਿਛਾਰੀ।
ਸਤ੍ਰਨ ਦਿਸ ਸਿੰਘਨ ਕੀਯ ਹੱਲਾ,
ਬੋਲਿ ਅਕਾਲ ਅਕਾਲ ਅਵੱਲਾ॥

(A Large Shaheedi Fauj (Army of Immortals)
Appeared in the skies after Guruji’s words
Taking their blessings and protection, Singhs attacked Afghan Army
Shouting slogans of ‘ Akaal Akaal’ ‘The Wonderful’)

Khalsa Fauj Attacked already tired, shattered and broken Afghan Muslim Army and this time, Singhs had the upper hand. As the battle raged, Jathedars planned to take down General of Enemy, Shanchi Khan, so that battle would end quickly. Second nephew of Shaheed Baba Mani Singh ji, Bhai Tharaaj Singh ( Elder nephew Baba Agarh Singh ji, the Legendary Khalsa warrior had laid down his life in Shaheedi Jatha of Baba Raam Singh ji Bedi) took up sewa of cutting Shanchi Khan’s head.

ਮਨੀ ਸਿੰਘ ਕਾ ਹੁਤੋ ਭਤੀਜਾ,
ਸਿੰਘ ਥਰਾਜ, ਭੀਮ ਜਨ ਬੀਜਾ॥
ਰਹਿਤ ਖੁਸ਼ਾਲ ਸਿੰਘ ਕੇ ਸ਼ੰਗੈ
ਹਤਤੋ ਸਤ੍ਰ ਅਧਿਕ ਮੱਧ ਜੰਗੈ॥

(There was nephew of (Baba) Mani Singh ji,
His name was Tharaaj Singh and was mighty like Pandav Bheem.
He lived with Sardar Khushal Singh
And killed many enemies in battlefield)

ਥੀ ਭਰਨਾਲ ਤਸ਼ਹਿ ਪੈ ਭਾਰੀ
ਆਧਕ ਸੇਰ ਬਰੂਦ ਸੁ ਡਾਰੀ।
ਘੁਲਕਾ ਦੋਇ ਠੋਕ ਕੈ ਕਸੀ,
ਨਿਸ਼ਚੇ ਬਾਤ ਏਹੁ ਮਨ ਬਸੀ॥

(He carried a Big Gun
This had capacity to fire massive gunpowder
He fixed it with leather ropes
And became firm in his mission to kill Shanchi)

ਸਿੰਘ ਥਰਾਜ ਗੁਰੁ ਧਯਾਨ ਧਰੈ ਕੈ,
ਨਿਕਟਿ ਸ਼ਾਂਹਚੀ ਪਯਾਨ ਕਰੈ ਕੈ।
ਧਰ ਕਰ ਪਰ, ਝਟ ਪਟ ਦਈ ਡੰਬੈ ਹੈ,
ਸੁਟਯੋ ੳਥੱਲ ਅਸ਼ਵ ਪਰ ਤੈ ਹੈਂ॥

(Tharaaj Singh remembered Satguru ji
And went near Shanchi Khaan
Holding the large Gun in his Hand, He ignited the Gunpowder
It hit Shanchi Khan and he fell down from his horse)

ਮਨੋ ਬੀਜਰੀ ਗਿਰ ਸਿਰ ਤੋਰਾ,
ਕਿਧੋਂ ਮੁਕਟ ਤੁਰਕਨ ਗੁਰੁ ਫੋਰਾ।
ਅਸ਼ਵ ਕੁਦਾਇ ਸਿੰਘ ਤਿਸ ਪਾਹੈ,
ਸ਼ਟਪਟ ਜਾਇ ਸੈਫ ਨਿਜ ਬਾਹੈ॥

(It was as if Lightning had struck the ground,
Or as if Satguru ji had smashed off Crown from Muslim’s head
Leaping his horse he went near Shanchi
And quickly took out his Saif )

ਮੂੰਡ ਖਾਨ ਕਾ ਲਾਹਿ ੳਠਾਯੋ,
ਸਿੰਘ ਘੁਮਾਰ ਚੱਕ ਤੈ ਮੱਟ ਲਾਹਯੋ।
ਬੋਲਿ ਸਿੰਘ ਨੈਂ ਊਚ ਜੈਕਾਰਾ,
ਨਿਜ ਸਰਦਾਰੈਂ ਲਾਇ ਦਿਖਾਰਾ॥

(He cut off head of Shanchi Khaan
And held it, like a potter removes pot from potter’s wheel
Cutting the head, Singh gave out a loud Jaikaara
And bringing head of Shanchi, showed it to Khalsa Jathedars)

After Shanchi Khan was killed by Baba Tharaaj Singh, Baba Jassa Singh Ahluwalia finished Jalaal Khan, only remaining General of Afghans. Rendered leader-less, with all its Generals dead, Afghan army was slaughtered in battlefield by Singhs. History tells 60,000 Afghans died in this battle. Seeing the fury of Khalsa warriors, Pathans laid down their arms, and begged Khalsa Panth for mercy.

ਅੰਮ੍ਰਤ ਸਰ ਕੀ ਕਸਮ ਤੁਮੈਂ ਹੈ,
ਬਖਸ਼ੋ ਜਾਨ ਇਮਾਨ ਹਮੈੰ ਹੈ।
ਹਮ ਅਰ ਹਮਰੀ ਸੰਤਤਿ ਜੋ ਹਵੈ,
ਏਸ ਦੇਸ਼ ਫਿਰ ਕਭੀ ਨ ਐਹੈ॥

(You have your Amritsar’s vow,
Forgive us, let us live, don’t kill us,
We and our future generations
Will never ever attack this land (Punjab) again).

When Afghan soldiers begged for mercy, they were arrested and next day Khalsa Army left them on northern Banks of River Attock. Prince of Afghanistan had already fled to Kabul. This was Last attack by Afghans on Punjab in 18th century. After this, Afghan Muslims never dared to cross River Attock and attack Punjab and India.

With Great Sacrifice of Baba Raam Singh ji Bedi, Baba Agarh Singh and many many Shaheed warriors of Khalsa Panth, the attacks from north-west of Punjab, which continued ruthlessly for 800 years, were ended, and Sikhs started ruling over Punjab, in form of Misals, before Maharaja Ranjeet Singh ji united different Misals and created an independent and unified Khalsa Raaj.
Freedom, Independence is very great word and greater is the feeling of Freedom, but freedom comes at a cost. It has to be won, a heavy prize has to be paid and our great ancestors paid with their blood for freedom of Punjab, freedom of Panth. After a struggle, which started in 1708 and ended in 1776, nearly 68 years Sikhs shed their blood relentlessly, without giving up, cowing down, backing off, and ultimately achieved independence and created Mighty Khalsa Empire.

It takes peaceful sacrifices like of Baba Mani Singh and Baba Taaru Singh ji, and inspirational Soldier-Generals like Baba Deep Singh, Baba Gurbaksh Singh, Baba Kapoor Singh and Baba Raam Singh to lead a Panth in battlefields. And it takes blood of Millions, who are ready to be part of ‘Shaheed Jatha’ to colour a nation into colour of freedom.

Are we, Sikhs of today, ready for Sacrifice?

Posted by Kamaljeet Singh Shaheedsar on Thursday, April 14. 2011 in History

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Legend of 'Shaheed' Baba Raam Singh Bedi -2 (Shaheedi)

In 1776, 10 years after death of Ahmed Shah Abdali, his grandson Shah Jamaan became ruler of Afghanistan. He dreamt of re-taking Punjab and Delhi and gradually conquering whole of India once again. But for this, He had to defeat Khalsa Panth in Punjab and decimate Sikhs, who, by now, in form of different Misals were ruling different areas of Punjab till Delhi.  He sent One Lakh (100,000) strong Afghan Muslim Army under command of his Son Prince Shah Keera and General Shahnchi Khan. This Afghan army was largest and strongest which had attacked India till date. Other Generals were Asad-ullah Khan (Shanchi’s brother), Kamaal Deen Khan, Jalaal Khaan, Mureed Khaan and Hassan Ali. They crossesd River Attock and started looting villages and cities on way. Sardar Charat Singh controlled area of Rohtas (Birth place of Mata Sahib Kaur ji) and he came in first line of fire. His Army had to retreat and move back and so did other Misals. Thousands of innocents were killed, women and children enslaved and houses burnt. Memories of Abdali’s attacks came back to people of Punjab. All Misals gathered at Sri Amritsar Sahib at Akaal Takhat Sahib and it was decided that Dal Khalsa would take on Afghan Army in Open Battle.  
Baba Jassa Singh (  both Ahluwalia and Ramgarhia), Baba Raam Singh Bedi, Baba Natha Singh(Shaheed), Baba Karam Singh(Shaheed) , Sardar Charat Singh,  Jhanda Singh and Ganda Singh (Bhangi Misal), all these generals prepared for battle and moved to battleground of Vazeerabad on 14th April 1776. Shanchi Khan was in Rohtas Fort and he came with his Army to take on Dal Panth in battlefield. Armed Khalsa Warriors created a heavenly scene for those who looked at them.

ਏਕ ਹੂੰ ਤੇ ਏਕ ਬੱਧ ਸਭਿ ਹੀ ਸਨੱਧ ਬੱਧ,
 ਸੁਮਿਲ ਸੁਕੱਦ ਤੈ ਬਿਹੱਦ ਜੱਦ ਏਕ ਕੈ।

(All Singhs, one better than another, were fully armed and ready for battle,
They looked-alike, of equal heights, as if they were from one family) .
{They were in fact from one Family – Khalsa Panth}

ਸੋਹਿਤ ਦੁਮਾਲੇ ਸੇਤ ਪੀਤ ਨੀਲ ਕਾਲੇ ਥੇ,
ਭੁਜੰਗੀ ਯੌਂ ਬਿਸਾਲੇ ਚਾਲੇ ਸਾਲੇ ਅਰਿ ਭੇਕ ਕੈ॥

(They adorned beautiful Dumalle on their heads, of White, yellow, Blue and Black Colours
It looked as if Snakes were going to chew the frogs)

Battle started and Afghans unleashed their Artillery fire, which Shanchi Khan himself commanded. Canon fire created commotion in Khalsa Army and horses started running helter- skelter. It looked as if Khalsa was going to lose this battle before it began. Hundreds of Singhs attained Shaheedi. When forces started retreating, Jathedar Baba Jassa Singh called upon Khalsa Army -

ਜੀਤ ਤੁਰਕ ਜੇ ਅਬ ਕੇ ਜੈਂਹੈ,
ਫੇਰ ਨ ਕਭੀ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਤਜੈ ਹੈਂ॥

(If this time Turks (Muslims) won,
They will never leave Punjab again).

It was true. Afghans had attacked with mission of capturing Punjab and Delhi and making them a part of Afghan Empire forever. It was up to Khalsa Panth now, to defend Punjab, not only Punjab but also entire India, Its freedom, religion, Culture and Honour. On one hand were 100,000 Muslims, and on other 60,000 Sikhs. Elder Gursikhs gathered and age-old Khalsa War-Tradition of Shaheedi Jatha was planned. Singhs said-

ਕੋ ਸਤਪੁਰਖ ਸਿੰਘ ਸਿਰ ਲਾਵੈ,
ਤੌ ਤੁਰਕਨ ਕਾ ਤੇਜ ਨਸਾਵੈ

(Some True Gursikh will have to give his Head, sacrifice himself
Only then will Power of Muslims be destroyed)

Hearing that Shaheedi Jatha was needed to win this battle, Baba Raam Singh ji Bedi came forward and asked Khalsa Panth to let him lead Shaheed Jatha.

ਤਬੈ ਰਾਮ ਸਿੰਘ ਬੇਦੀ ਸਾਹਿਬ,
ਸੁਨਤ ਤਯਾਰ ਹੋਯੋ ਹਿਤ ਆਹਿਬ॥

(Hearing this, Baba Raam Singh ji,
Readied for this noble cause)

{Note- Shaheedi Jatha was an age-old Khalsa Warrior Tradition. Whenever Khalsa ji saw that it was getting tough to win a battle, break enemy defence or defend against enemy attacks, a group of Gursikhs who vowed to attain Martyrdom was formed in Battlefield. This battalion of Gursikh Warriors then fought - to destroy enemy’s strength, weaken enemy defenses, destroy their front lines, and pave the way for rest of Khalsa Army to charge and vanquish the enemy. This Jatha was always made up of battle hardened warriors who would try to destroy as many enemies they can, create fear in minds of enemies of Khalsa Fauj’s fury and power and render them psychologically weak. These Gursikhs entered Battlefield without any hope or wish of survival, escape or life, with firm faith that they were going to die, but not before killing as many enemies as possible. In the past, these Jathas were led by Baba Deep Singh ji (Battle of Sirhind), Baba Taara Singh ji, Baba Sukha Singh, Baba Gurbaksh Singh and other Singhs of Jatha/Misal Shaheedan.} 

In this crucial historical battle, Baba Raam Singh ji came forward to lead this band of death-loving warriors who would pave the way for Khalsa Panth’s victory. 
Senior Singhs in this Jatha were-

ਸੀਸ ਦੈਨ ਕਾ ਸੋਧ ਅਰਦਾਸੈ,
ਚਾਲਯੋ ਤੁਰਕੈਂ ਦਿਸ , ਸ-ਹੁਲਾਸੈਂ,

(After doing ardas of sacrificing their heads for Panth,
These Singhs, moved in direction of Muslim Army in Joy and Bliss)

ਨੱਥਾ ਸਿੰਘ, ਭਾਗ ਸਿੰਘ ਨੈਣਾ,
ਸੰਤ ਸਿੰਘ ਦੇਸਾ ਸਿੰਘ ਸੈਣਾ॥

(Natha Singh, Bhag Singh, Naina Singh ,
Sant Singh, Desa Singh, Saina Singh )

ਗੱਜਾ ਸਿੰਘ ਬਹਾਦਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਗਯਾਨੂ,
ਅੱਘੜ ਸਿੰਘ, ਰਣ ਸਿੰਘ ਸੁਜਾਨੂ॥

(Gajja Singh, Bahadur Singh, Gian Singh
Agarh Singh ( Baba Mani Singh’s cousin), Rann Singh, Sujaan Singh )

ਇਤਯਾਦਿਕ ਸਿਦਕੀ ਬੰਨਿ ਗਾਨੇ
 ਬੇਦੀ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਸੰਗ ਪਯਾਨੇ॥

(All these faithful Singhs and others, tied martyrdom Bands on their hands
 nd went with Baba Raam Singh ji Bedi)

Baba Karam Singh ji Shaheed , 3rd Jathedar of Misal Shaheedan, and all other Singhs bowed their heads in respect and honour to these brave Sons of Guru who were going to sacrifice their lives for Panth’s Charhdi Kala. 2000 Singhs, loaded with weapons, seated on decorated horses, whose Kesri Farlas coming out of Dark Dumalle looked like lightning in the skies moved towards enemy. Leading these knights of Akaal Purakh was Great Baba Raam Singh ji Shaheed. As Afghans saw Singhs charging, canons were fired at Singhs, but winds changed their direction and canon-shots were unable to hit Singhs. As ‘Shaheeds’ neared enemy, Nihang Archers mounted on horses targeted Canon-shooters and pierced them with poisonous arrows. Whoever came near canons was shot dead. Charging, Singhs reached enemy frontlines and then hand-to-hand fight started. While Baba Raam Singh ji pierced Mureed Khan with his Kataar, General Asadullah Khan was cut into two by Baba Natha Singh’s Chakkar. On one had were 2000 Singhs, fearless of Death, ready to Die for their Guru and Panth and on other were hundred thousand Pathans. Soon, tide of battle changed and Afghans started retreating after their two Generals were killed. Seeing this, Shahnchi Khaan himself took command and came forward to lead his army with his deputy Ali Hussain. One by one, Singhs were also attaining Shaheediya but there was Charhdi Kala among Gursikhs, who knew that their sacrifice would pave the way for Khalsa Panth’s victory.  Baba Raam Singh ji decided to finish Afghan General and assure Khalsa Victory. With this motive, Babaji moved towards enemy.

ਗਰੱਜ ਰਾਮ ਸਿੰਘ ਜੂ, ਨਜੀਕ ਢੁਕ ਤਾਹਿ ਕੈ,
ੳਛਾਰਿ ਸੈਫ ਮਾਰਿ ਕੈ, ਸੁਟਯੋ ਤੁਰੰਗ ਢਾਹਿ ਕੈ।

(Roaring, Baba Raam Singh ji decided to finish Shahnchi Khan and went near him.
Taking out his ‘Saif’, Babaji struck at Shahnchi Khan, but his horse jumped and Saif cut his horse.

ਭਯੋ ਪਿਛਾਂਹਿ ਸ਼ਾਂਹਚੀ, ਦੁਤੀ ਤੁਰੰਗ ਪੈ ਚੜਯੋ,
ਅਲੀ ਹੁਸੈਨ ਸੱਯਦੈਂ,ਸਰਦਾਰ ਅਗ੍ਰ ਆ ਅੜਯੋ॥

(Shanchi fell down on ground, but ran and took another horse and fled the scene.
His Deputy, Syed Ali Hussain, came in front to take on Babaji.)

ਚਲੀ ਸੁ ਸੈਫ ਹੈਫ ਕੀ, ਦੁਹੂੰਨ ਏਕ ਸਾਰ ਹੀ,
ਹਯਾਤਿ ਸੀਵ ਗ੍ਰੀਵ ਤੌ, ਕਟੀ ਸੁ ਏਕ ਬਾਰ ਹੀ॥

(Saifs (Arabian double edged sword), struck at same time
And necks of both warriors were cut down at same time)

And suddenly, that happened which had happened in Battlefield of Gohalwad, which no one could imagine, when same Afghan Army led by Abdali had desecrated Sri Darbar Sahib and First Jathedar of Misal Shaheedan, Baba Deep Singh ji had set out to liberate and purify Darbar Sahib with his blood. Babaji had fought with his head on his palm, and some Singhs of Jatha had done the same act. Today in Battlefield of Vazeerabad, Baba Raam Singh ji did the same feat of fighting without head. As Babaji’s head fell on ground,

ੳਠਯੋ ਕਬੰਧ ਸਾਹਿਬੈਂ, ਗਰੱਜ ਬੰਬ ਕੂਪ ਜਯੌਂ,
ਨਚਯੋ ਮਹਾਨ ਭਯਾਨਕੈਂ, ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾਨ ਲੈ ਬਿਰੂਪ ਤਯੌਂ॥

(Baba Sahib’s head-less body rose, roaring like gushing flood water,
And danced the feary dance of death, holding his Sword in his headless body)

ਲਰਯੋ ਕਬੰਧ ਦਵੈ ਘਰੀ, ਤਬੈ ਤੁਰਕਾਨ ਦੂਰ ਸੈਂ,
ਕਰਯੌ ਕਬੰਧ ਛਾਨਣੀ, ਨਰਾਂਚ, ਗੋਲੀ ਭੁਰ ਸੈਂ॥

(Babaji’s body, without head, fought for an hour, destroying the enemies. Then the muslims,
Pierced his Body with Arrows and bullets from far away distance)

ਗਿਰਯੋ ਸੁ ਮਾਥ ਭਾਰ, ਨਾਥ ਧਯਾਇ ਮਾਰ ਮਾਰ ਕੈ,
ਸੁਰੈਂ ਨਿਹਾਰਿ, ਧੰਨ ਧੰਨ ਕੀਨ ਫੂਲ ਡਾਰਿ ਕੈ॥

(Killing enemies and Remembering Waheguru Akaal, Babaji fell in Battlefield
Gods of Heavens looked in amazement, and saying Great! Great! Showered flowers on his body)

ਥਏ ਸ਼ਹੀਦ ਰਾਮ ਸਿੰਘ, ਆਦਿ ਸਿੰਘ ਭਰ ਜੇ,
ਹੁਤੇ ਲੜਾਕ  ਬਾਂਕੁਰੇ ਚਲਾਕ ਬੀਰ ਸੂਰ ਸੇ॥

(Baba Raam Singh ji attained Shaheedi, like his Elders had laid their lives
He was a great Fighter, Mighty and Intelligent, Brave and Fearless soldier).

Thus Baba Raam Singh ji Bedi , leading Jatha of 2000 ‘ Shaheeds’ attained Shaheedi in Battlefield of Vazeerabad on 14th April 1776. But mission of this Shaheed Jatha had been accomplished. Afghans had lost their four Generals and thousands of soldiers. There was blood and bodies everywhere in battlefield. Only Generals left were Shahnchi Khan and Jalaal Khan, with a demoralized, broken and shattered Army in their command, and to make it worse,  Dal Panth was coming charging on enemy, to decimate it, to annihilate it,to free holy land of Punjab from impure motives of Afghan Muslims, to seek justice for the blood of Shaheeds.

Continued -     

Posted by Kamaljeet Singh Shaheedsar on Thursday, April 14. 2011 in History

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