Dhan Dhan Guru De Pyarai Daughter of Sri Guru Gobind Sahib Ji Daughter of Mata Sahib Kaur Ji Fearless Warriors Courageous Mothers Determined Daughters They suffered great in-humane tortures Watch their children bleed to death Witnessed the brutal murder of their husbands Yet, they fought for freedom and faith Remembered Guru Ji in every breath And were an Inspiration to all Sikhs We are a Kaur Princess We are a Brave Lioness We are the Daughters of the Khalsa

GURU TEG BAHADUR JI'S MARTYRDOM

Dhan Dhan Sahib, Guru Teg Bahadur Ji
‘I evoke no fear, nor do I accept any.’



In Vachitra Natak (the Wondrous Drama) Guru Gobind Singh Jii writes the following account of Guru Teg Bahadur ji's unique martyrdom:

(13)It was for the sacred thread and the frontal mark,
That he performed a great act of chivalry.
To protect the holy, he offered all he had,
And so, he offered his head, but uttered not a sigh of grief.


(14)He suffered martyrdom for the sake of Religion...
His head he gave, but not his honour.
God's men are, indeed, ashamed to act like show men and perform tricks.

Dohira

(15) Having broken the (body's) earthen pitcher on the head of the king of Delhi. He departed to the world of God. Nay, not one has performed the deed that Teg Bahadur had.

(16) The whole world mourned his loss: And cried, 'Alas, Alas,' but the domain of Gods, Resounded with the shouts of "Victory, Victory, Victory be to the Man of God. "


The pandits of Kashmir came to Anandpur Sahib, and told Guru Teg Bahadur ji their tale of woe and suffering. Guru ji was pondering over the condition of the pandits when child Gobind Rai came in. Seeing his father lost in deep thinking, he said,

"Father, what makes you ruminate in deep somebreness? "

Guru ji replied, "l am touched by the sufferings and lamentations of these people from Kashnir. Their rulers have become so cruel and atrocious. Forceful conversion is the order of the day.”


"What can be done, 0 Sire?" asked Gobind Rai, a child of nine years.


"A sacrifice of a holy person is required” said Guru Teg Bahadur ji.


"Who can be holier than you my dear father,” said Gobind Rai.

Facing the pandits Guru ji told them,

"Tell the Governor to convert our Guruji and we all will follow suit."

The Governor was happy to hear this because it was easier to convert one person. Guru ji was then summoned to Delhi. To strike terror in the mind of Guru Teg Bahadur ji, Bhai Mati Das was sawn into two from head to foot.


Glory to Bhai Mati Das who did not abjure his religion, and preferred death. He will always shine in the history of the Sikhs and humanity.


Bhai Dyala Ji was boiled alive in a boiling cauldron, but even this second terror could not move Guru ji who was contemplating deeply on God and chanted the following verses impulsively :


"Those who have never sung the praises of the Lord.

They have wasted their life in vain,

Saith Nanak 0 my mind, dive into the love of God,

As fish longs to dive into water." (1st Slok)

"Why art thou steeped in vicious ways of life,

And do not for a moment feel disgusted of them?

Saith Nanak, 0 man, devote thyself to Lord, So as to escape the snares of death "

Then came the third most inhuman and vicious atrocity. Bhai Sati Das, the third companion of Guru Teg Bahadur ji, was wrapped in cotton and set blaze. But no horror could quiver these brave Sikhs and compel them to abjure their faith.



They will always gleam in Sikh history as beacons for those who fall into the trap of greed and avarice. The pomp and show of life does not shimmer for ever. It glows in the prin­ciples of life forever.

When the vicious authority found Guru Teg Bahadur ji still sturdy and firm, he was sentenced to be publicly executed. Thus Guru Teg Bahadurj i was publicly executed in Chandni Chowk, Delhi under the banayan tree.



‘Rangretta Guru Ka Beta’


Rangretta Bhai Jaita
darlingly took possession of the severed head of Guru Teg Bahadhur Ji and carried ita ll the way to Anandpur Sahib with courage, where Guru Gobind Singh Ji complimented him for his audacity. He took him to his arms and exclaimed ‘Rangreta Guru Ke Beta’. (Rangrta is Guru’s Son). ‘

At this place today stands Gurdwara Sis-Ganj to which every Sikh and human loving person bows his head and pays reverence to Guru Teg Bahadurji and his companions. In the words of Guru Gobind Singh ji, shouts of, "Victory, Victory, Victory be to the Man of God," will ever go on resounding at that place and in the golden history of humanity. He sacrificed himself for the freedom of religion and human rights.

In one of the hymns. Guru Teg Bahadur ji depicts an ideal human being. He says:

That man who in the midst of grief is free from grieving.


And joy has got no attraction for him,

Who is free from fear and who deemeth gold as dust,

Who is above slander and remains unaffected by praise.

Who has got no greed, no vanity and no worldly attachment,

Who remains balanced at his centre unmoved by good or ill fortune,

Who is different to honor or dishonor.

Who hath renounced all craving and desires.

And expect nothing from the -world,

Whom lust and wrath can touch not,

In the heart of such person dwelleth God.

On whom the Guru bestoweth His Grace,

He alone kiwweth the way to this conduct,

His soul, 0 Nanak, is blended with the Lord,

As water is blended with water.





…A Great Warrior, Deeply imbued with the Spirit of Self Sacrifice and Kindness…

by FaujKaur @ Wednesday, November 22, 2006
comments: 5

Comments:

By Blogger Sikh, at 2:28 AM
Wow! Again a great post! Thanks Enjoyed Reading it!

 
By Anonymous ur lil sis, in awe, at your charan, at 7:36 AM
May Guru Sahib bless you, bless you and continue to bless you a thousand fold with the love and and inspiration you have to share your Sikhi Vidya and thoughts with the Sikh sangat worldwide. We are so super blessed to have a Chardi Kala Gursikh like you on this beautiful earth!

Waheguru Waheguru Waheguru! :)

 
A great post !

 
By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:11 AM
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By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:04 AM
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