Friday, April 28, 2006

Gurudwara Shaheedan Vaala

And so for the first time I am wondering if there is some other official name for this Gurudwara. But this is the GuruGhar that I visited with my family every week. If I were to choose my truly committed affiliation to any Gurudwara, then this would be it.
Shaheedan Vaala Gurudwara is dedicated to Baba Deep Singh ji. He was a great warrior of unmatched caliber, an enlightened, learned soul of the Guru. He fought against several armies, but the most popular and significant is his battle against the Moghuls in 1750AD where he fought for the protection of Sri Harmandir Sahib. During this encounter, his head was hit hard by a blow from the opposition. He held his head upright with one hand and fought through and won the battle. Having promised Satguru to win the battle and land in His house, Sri Harmandir Sahib, he threw his head, which fell in the south-west corner of Sri Harmandir Sahib – where there is a section marked to honour his bravery and commitment.


This is Sri Guru Granth Sahib Bhavan on the left side of the Gurudwara.
This is the beri, under which Sri Guru Arjan Dev ji sat to recite Sukhmani Sahib's paath. If you choose to do challiya (40 day committed visit) at the Gurudwara, this is a great spot to concentrate in peace.

8 Comments:

Blogger Prabhu Singh said...

Next time I'm in India I have to go to more historic sites. Thanks for the pictures!

Friday, April 28, 2006 1:09:00 PM  
Blogger Sifar said...

I read on the net that in June 1984 when Tanks rolled into the Parikarma of Harmander Sahib, one tank got jammed and would not move back or front or any where at Baba Deep Singh jee's asthan... They (army) had to rip the tank piece by piece to get it out of the complex. They say that Baba Deep Singh jee stopped the tank from progressing...

Saturday, April 29, 2006 8:59:00 PM  
Blogger Sikhi Seeker said...

Really?
Wow. Really astounding story. But I have not heard of it. Nevertheless, I have no problem believing it might be true.
Thanks for sharing!

Sunday, April 30, 2006 5:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talk about astounding story.
People in my village got very small necks (both women and men) Even I have very small neck. My uncles ( maternal side) use to call me " Kutriah thuna wale" (People with trimmed necks).
However, this is a legend that our ancestor (for whole village) is Baba Deep Singh. After he fought with head on his hand the neck became short. I heard this story long time ago. I don't believe in this legend because we all in our village stand for nothing (everybody cuts their hair, many people are alcoholics, and these days drug abuse is very prevalent among youth). What we follow today is completely the opposite of Baba Deep Singh ideals.

Sunday, April 30, 2006 12:17:00 PM  
Blogger Sikhi Seeker said...

Do you mind telling me what village it is? I'd love to know. But if you follow Baba Deep
singh's lineage, then this is a village of great honour. The terrible pause of going so astray must be removed. If you are here confronting the deviance, I think the day ain't far when everyone will revognize the boon and turn true to their ancestral blood.

Dhan Dhan Baba Deep Singh ji :)

Sunday, April 30, 2006 2:30:00 PM  
Blogger dum elf said...

i like that because it is very slow. ... to me

Sunday, April 30, 2006 4:27:00 PM  
Blogger dum elf said...

i like it

Sunday, April 30, 2006 4:27:00 PM  
Blogger dum elf said...

i lke it because it is slow

Sunday, April 30, 2006 4:28:00 PM  

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