Today in Sikh History – 27th January
|1682||Janam Din Baba Deep Singh Ji Shaheed.|
==> BABA DEEP SINGH SHAHEED, known as Deepaa in his childhood, was born on 14 Magh Sunmat 1737 to mother Mata Jeeonee and father Bhai Bhagtoo at Paahoowind, Amritsar. He is remembered as one of the most revered martyrs of Sikh history.
He was influenced and introduced to amrit by Sri Guru Gobind Singh Patshah. After partaking amrit, at the age of 20-22 years, Deepaa came to known as Baba Deep Singh. He learned Gurmukhi and Gurbani from Bhai Mani Singh along with horseback riding, archery and other arms training. Baba Deep Singh served the Panth extremely well through
On Magh of Sunmat 1817, Baba Deep Singh fell near Rampur, while fighting the mughals to free Sri Harmandir Sahib. His head was severed from its body. However, Baba Deep Singh picked up his head and kept fighting until he reached the Parkiramas of Sri Harmandir Sahib. In honor of such noble sacrifice, Gurudwara Shaheed Ganj is established in Amritsar, where GurSangat gathers on a regular daily basis. Baba Deep Singh was among the leaders of our Shaheedi Misls.
|1846||Anglo-Sikh war was fought at village Aliwal, Tehsil Jagraon. The Sikhs suffered severe losses due to internal dissensions.|
|1921||Gurudwara Sudhar Dal was named Akali Dal and Sarmukh Singh Jhabal was elected its first President. This body was to serve as a central body controlling and directing various Akali Jathas that had mushroomed from mid-1920.|
|1923||The Kar-Sewa of Amritsar Sarowar was initaited. All participant Sikh sangats gathered at Gurdwara Sri Putali Sahib to do their ardas before proceeding for kar-sewa at Sri Harmandie Sahib.|
|1983||Akali members of Parliament and Assembly resigned in support of Sikh’s righteous demands.|