Baba Banda Singh Bahadur was the first Singh King who established Sikh rule in a large part of Punjab. Banda was born on 16 October 1670 at Rajori Village in Jammu. Lachhman Das was his childhood name. He was born to Rajput parents. He was very fond of hunting in his early life. One he hunted a she dear who was pregnant. The dying animal gave birth to two kids who also died along with their mother before the eyes of Lachhman Das. Continue reading “Baba Banda Singh Bahadur (1670-1716): First Sikh General Martyr”
- “No one is my enemy, No one is a foreigner, For me, there is no Hindu, no Muslim, With all I am at peace. God within us renders us, Incapable of hate and prejudice.”
- “Dirty hands, feet and body, can be washed clean with water; Soiled clothes washed clean with soap; But when the mind becomes dark with sin, Divine love alone can restore it to purity.”
- “Undisturbed is he when afflicted with grief, Freed from greed, attachment, conceit, No more affected by passion or anger, leisure and pain, honour and dishonour, Becoming one with the infinite, as water with water.”
- “Let universal brotherhood be the highest aspiration of your religious order. He who grasps this truth realizes that there is the one religion of all mankind.”
Sardar Jassa Singh Ahluwalia, is known as Sultan-ul-Kaum in the Sikh community. Sardar Jassa Singh, the great hero of Sikh history, was born on 3 May, 1718, in the village of Ahlu, Lahore, in the house of Sardar Badar Singh. Jassa Singh was four when his father died. Jassa Singh’s mother took him to Mata Sundari ji in Delhi. Being influenced by Bal Jassa Singh’s Kirtan and service, Mata Sundari ji kept Jassa Singh with him, after which Jassa Singh was in Delhi for almost seven years.
The principles of universal equality and brotherhood are the important pillars of Sikhism.The Sikh values are associated with each letter in the eternal word “KHALSA”. These Sikh values stem out of the Mool Mantar which are as follows :