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GURDWARA SHAHIDGANJ BABA GURBAKHSH SINGH, a small shrine standing in a narrow bazar behind the Akal Bunga, commemorates the saga of heroism of Baba Gurbakhsh Singh Nihang and his twenty-nine comrades who faced a Durrani horde in December 1764 and fell to the last man fighting in defence of the...
SINGH, from Sanskrit sinha for lion, is an essential component of the name for a Sikh male. Every Sikh male name must end with `Singh`. Historically, this was so ordained by Guru Gobind Singh on the Baisakhi day, 30 March 1699, when he inaugurated the Khalsa. introducing a new form...
SARDAR, in Persian amalgam of sar (head) and dar (a suffix derived from the verb dash tan, i.e. to hold) meaning holder of headship, is an honorific signifying an officer of rank, a general or chief of a tribe or organization. Sikhs among whom, during the time of the Guru...
RAMDAT SINGH (d. 1790), grandfather of Nidhan Singh Parijhattha, a gallant soldier in the army of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, and son of Dulcha Singh, who died in the service of Raja Ranjit Dco of Jammu, joined the Sukkarchakkia misi under Mahari Singh, and received command of two hundred horse. Ramdat...
RAM SINGH BEDI, BABA (d. 1797), a Nihang warrior, was the son of Bhai Faqir Chand, of the village of Kotia Faqir Chand, in Sialkot district, now in Pakistan. The family claimed direct descent from Guru Nanak. Ram Singh took khande di pahul or vows by the double edged sword,...
KISHNA, BHAI (d. 1621), a Jharijhi Khatn, accompanied by Bhai Pammu, a Khatri of Puri clan, once waited on Guru Hargobind to seek instruction. The Guru, says Bhai Mani Singh, Sikhdn di Bhagat Maid, advised them to practise nam. "Nam, i.e. the Word", said the Guru, "eradicates sin." Bhai Kishna...
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