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Guru Gobind Singh Marg : Journey Anandpur Sahib to Talwandi Sabo

Sri Guru Gobind Singh Marg is a symbol of unity among human race. It is a centre of Universal brotherhood. It begin from Anandpur Sahib. Atmoshphere of this place became clean with hymn recitation and divine music, unity of meditation and power prevailed and literature and weapon become the side of a single coin and all the direction got together at this very centre Saint-soldier of Anandpur took Dayaram of Lahore, Dharamchand of Delhi, Mohkamchand of Dwarka, Himmatrai of Jagannath puri and Sahibchand of Bidar under his wings and gave them the name of Panj Pyaras" or the beloved five and baptized them with Amrit (sweetened water,Stirred with a khanda), and took Amrit from them Thus the symbol of unity, A democracy in true sense was established.

Hau Khalse Ka Khalsa Mero
Ot Pot Sagar Bundero

These five were made one, The feeling of Oneness prevailed and all traces of caste, creed idolatory, areas, rituals were vanished into thin air end Universal brotherhood emerged.

Dehura Maseet Soi Puja A Niwaj Oi
Manas Sabe Ek Pe Anek Ko Prabhav Hai
Devta Adev Jachh Granth Ab Turk Hindu
Niare Niare Desan Ke Bhes Ko Prabhao Hai
Eke Nain, Eke Kaan,Eke Deh,Eke Benn
Khak Baad Atash Oo Aab Rulau Hai
Aleh Abekh Soi Puran Oo Quran Oi
Ek Hi Saroop Sabe Ek Hi Banau Hai

The voice of Anand place, Anandpur Sahib establishes the ideal. The historical places of Guru Gobind Singh Marg only help in bringing those eternal messages into practical zone for making them apparent.

First message came out of the clammring of swords in Chamkaur Sahib. 40 brave Sikhs fought Valiantly in mud fort. They were ready ;to lay their lives for Guruji. They were reciting Jaap Sahib. On the other hand Mughal forces, banking in their number were sure of their victory. It was an unequal fight.

Kaha Bir Chali, Chhudhavant Bhaare
Kaha Ek No Lakh Aye Hakare

For whole day a fierce battle took place on one side a batalian of five comes out of mud fort for fight, with slogan of victory "Bole So Nihal-Sat Sri Akal" and on the other side 10 Lakh people made a formidable picture. Sahibzada Ajit Singh and Sahibzada Jujhar Singh attained martyrdom and at the same time father bowed his head in gratitude to the almightly. And that was his second message.

Hae Rav Hae Sas Hae Karunanidhi
Meri Abbey Binti Sunn Lijey
Aor Na Mangat Hai Tum Te Kuchhu
Chahat Hau Chit Maey Soi RiJey
Shastranseo Ate Hi Ran Bhitar
Joojh Maron Tau Sach Pathijey
Sant Sahay Sada Jag Mai
Kripa Kar Syam Ehe Bar Dejey.

When it was silence all around, battlefield covered with sorrow and dead bodies, when night fell, Panj Pyaras in mud fort ordered Guruji to leave the fort as his life is still valuable for the Panth. Guruji left the 'Garhi' but not quietly. He was not coward and he did not want anybody to make the mockery of his Khalsa by telling him that his Guru had run away from battlefield. He challenged the mughal forces thrice and their challenges put mughal forces at loss. They killed their own fellow brothers in utter confusion.

Clothes became rags due to shrubs and bushes in forest and fields. Feet bled due to walking barefoot on hard stones, thorn and thistles Guruji slept on earth in a garden in Macchiwara with his unsheathed sword. Even then meditating upon the name of God, master had a dialogue with the Lord.

Mitr Pyare Nu Hal Murida Da Kehna
Tudh Bin Rog Rajjain Da Odan Nag Niwasa De Rehna
Sool Surahi Khanjjar Pyala Bing Kasaiaan Da Sehna
Yaarre Da Saanu Satthar Changa Bhatth Kheriyan Da Rehna

From Macchiwara, there comes the 'Uch Da Pir' in blue attaire carried on the cot by the two devotee Pathans Ghani khan and Nabi khan along with two Sikhs while the fifth one served as an attendant. Whether he is in the guise of 'Uch Da Pir' or he roams around on the mound, he spread the message of self-respect and fight against the oppression. In the name of religion caste or creed. After a long journey Guruji reached Dina. Chaudhri Lakhmir and Shameer accorded him a warm welcome there and request for his stay Guruji acceded their request and halted there. Here he wrote down a letter namely 'Zafarnama' ( a persion composition) in the name of Aurangzeb. This letter breathes of efiance and contempt for an earthly power which is yoked to tyranny and sin and lays down the eternal rule that he alone wins in the end whose cause is just.

Na Danam Ki Ei Mard Pe Man Sikhan
Ki Daulat Prasat Asto Eman Figan
Na Eman Prasty Na Anzad Deen
Na Sahib Shanasi Na Mohammad Yakin
Chiha Shud Kih Chunn Bechagan Kushteh Chir
Ki Baki Bimand Ast Pechidch Mar
Chi Mardi Ki Akhgar Khamoshan Kuni
Ki Aatish Damara Firozan Kuni

This challenge was the third message,when it reached Aurangzeb,he was shaken. He was arrogant and thought himself to be very faithful to his religion. This letter had damaging effect in his moral. He became much conscious of his barbarous and bigoted way in his last day and died with much burden on his heart. This message from Dina-Kangar is the best part of world literature and has a special place in world history.

Fourth message of Guru Gobind Singh echoed from mon Dhab (mound) of khidrana. The Sikhs who left Guruji in Anandpur Sahib after disowning him were now looking for Guruji, after being shamed by Mai Bhago. Mughal forces were also on the look out for Guruji. Severe battle took place in which the Sikhs put up an exemplary and astounding bravery. From the other side Guruji was virtually raining arrows on the army which battled. It boosted the moral of sikhs and laid down their lives for their Guru Mughal army had to back track. On reaching battlefield Guruji found Bhai Mahan Singh still grappling for live. When Guruji asked about his last wish he begged the forgiveness of the Guru for serving their connection in the time of dire need. The Guru blessed him profusely and tore up their collective letter of apostacy. Hence the relation which were severed earlier are how restored with greater respect. The fourth message of Guru Gobind Singh was thus continued solace and faith of Sikhs in the Guru.

Mer Karo Trin Te Muhe Jahe
Garib Niwaz Na Doosar Teso
Bhool Chhimo Hamri Prabh Aapan
Bhoolanhaar Kahun Kou Moso
Sev Kari Tumri Tinke
Sabh hi Grih Dekhiyat Dab Bharose
Ya Kal Main Sabh Kaal Kripan Ke
Bhari Bhujan Ko Bhari Bharose

Fifth messages is being echoed from Sabo ki Talwandi which was rechristened as Damdama Sahib. It is thus continues recital of this message which has united the Sikhs of the world. This place is also known as ' Guru ki Kashi ' . Disciples from all adjoining places came here. Master made soulful efforts to preach the gospel of Gurmat here. Innumerable people were blessed with 'Amrit'. Historical task of rewriting of Guru Granth Sahib was also taken here. Guru Sahib used to recite Gurbani of Adi Guru Granth Sahib, while Bhai Mani Singh could go on writing, Guru Gobind Singh also entered the hymns of Guru Teg Bahadur, with their pertinent 'ragas' in the Granth. And then Guru Gobind Singh lecture that he permanently abides and dwells in Sri Guru Granth Sahib. He made Guru Granth Sahib as centre point for Khalsa for guidance.For him it is the eternal Embodiment of whole shakti, Divine wisdom, love, humility, holiness and Divinity of all the ten manifestation of Guru Nanak. Thus Guruji's hymns evolves the feeling of oneness and unity among us all.

Chatr Chakra Varti Chatr Chakra Bhugte
Suanbhav Subhang Sarbada Sarab Jugte
Dukalang Pranasi Diyalang Sarupe
Sada Ang Sange Abhangang Bibhute

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