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Today in Sikh History – 27th January


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

fighting several wars for the Panth. In 1709, he joined Baba Gurbakhash Singh (Banda Bahadur) to fight in the battle of Sirhind and Sadhora. In 1746, Deewan Lakhpat Rai attacked Sikhs at Kahnoowal jungles and ordered to set the whole jungle on fire. Baba Deep Singh, also there, somehow escaped and fought back at the Beaas River bank, and finally reaching Malwa. This incidence is known as "Chotta Ghalughara" (minor genocide).
preparation and distribution of hand-written beadhs of Sri Guru Granth Sahib from Takhat Dumdama Sahib.
fighting for the independence and sovereign sanctity of Sri Harmandir Sahib following its distruction by Jahan Khan, who was general to Tamur Shah, Subaedar of Punjab and son of Ahmad Shah Abdali.

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.

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