The Sikh Encyclopedia The Sikh Encyclopedia Encyclopedia of Sikhism


Search Now!


(0 votes)

RAI SINGH (d. 1809), one of the leaders of the Karorsinghia misi, was the son of Matab Singh of Mirarikot in Amritsar district, the avenger of the sacrilege perpetrated by Masse Khan, the Muslim chieftain, who had occupied the holy Harimandar and converted it into a place of revelry. Rai Singh was nursed back to health by the village elder, Nattha Khaihra, when he as a small child was grievously wounded and left as dead by an imperial force that had come in search of his father.

As Rai Singh grew up, he joined the jathd or band of Shiam Singh of NariT, a commander of the Karor Singhias, who gave him his daughter in marriage. At the conquest of Sirhind by the Sikhs in January 1764, Rai Singh occupied a number of villages in Samrala /aA^/of Ludhiana district. Rai Singh built a mud fort at Mirarikot where he lived until his death in 1809. His son, Ratan Singh Bharigu, is the author of the famed Prachm Panth Prakdsh, which delineates in verse the history of the Sikhs during that stirring period.

References :

1. Bharigu, Ratan Singh, Prachm Panth Prakdsh. Amritsar, 1914
2. Gandhi, Surjit Singh, Struggle of the Sikhs for Sovereignty. Delhi, 1980
3. Gupta, Hari Ram, History of the Sikhs, vol. IV. Delhi, 1978

More in this category: « RANJIT SINGH RAI SINGH »

Leave a comment

Joomla SEF URLs by Artio

All About Sikhs

AllAboutSikhs is a comprehensive web site on sikhism, sikh history and philosophy, customs and rituals,sikh way of life, social and religious movements, art and architecture, sikh scriptures,sikh gurudwaras. Based on the belief in One God, the Sikh religion recognizes the equality of all human beings, and is marked by rejection of idolatry, ritualism, caste and asceticism. This website serves to heighten the awareness of Sikhism and hopefully can be of some use to seekers of knowledge.


Search Gurbani

SearchGurbani brings to you a unique and comprehensive approach to explore and experience the word of God. It has the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, Amrit Kirtan Gutka, Bhai Gurdaas Vaaran, Sri Dasam Granth Sahib and Kabit Bhai Gurdas. You can explore these scriptures page by page, by chapter index or search for a keyword. The Reference section includes Mahankosh, Guru Granth Kosh,and exegesis like Faridkot Teeka, Guru Granth Darpan and lot more.


World Gurudwaras

World Gurudwaras will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world.The etymology of the term 'gurdwara' is from the words 'Gur (ਗੁਰ)' (a reference to the Sikh Gurus) and 'Dwara (ਦੁਆਰਾ)' (gateway in Gurmukhi), together meaning 'the gateway through which the Guru could be reached'. Thereafter, all Sikh places of worship came to be known as gurdwaras.



Get Latest Updates