Sahibzadey

Martyrdom of Guru Gobind Singh's Four Sons

Sahibzadey
  • The word sahibzadey means "sons" in Punjabi and is a term commonly used to refer to the four sons of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru.
  • The martyrdom of the four sahibzadey is an important part of Sikh history and the occasion of their martyrdom is remembered and commemorated by Sikhs.



Baba Ajit Singh and Baba Jujhar Singh: Vade Sahibzadey

Sahibzadey
  • Baba Ajit Singh was the eldest of the four sons of the Guru Gobind Singh. He was educated and trained as a saint-soldier. Baba Ajit Singh was an excellent swordsman. He became a strong and brave warrior and performed astonishing feats of bravery on many occasions.
  • Baba Jujhar Singh was the second son of Guru Gobind Singh. He was also trained as a saint-soldier like his elder brother.
  • Both Baba Ajit Singh and Baba Jujhar Singh accompanied their father Guru Gobind Singh to the city of Chamkaur.
  • At Chamkaur, Guru Gobind Singh and his Sikhs (which numbered about 40) were attacked by thousands of Mughal forces.
  • In the battles that followed, both Baba Ajit Singh and Baba Jujhar Singh died bravely while fighting the enemy.

Baba Zorawar Singh and Baba Fateh Singh: Chote Sahibzadey

Sahibzadey
  • The two younger sons of Guru Gobind Singh were Baba Fateh Singh, aged six and Baba Zorawar Singh, aged nine.
  • Guru Gobind Singh's mother, Mata Gurjri, was captured along with the Guru's two youngest sons at the city of Sirhind.
  • They were imprisoned overnight in an open tower.
  • The following day, the two children were taken to the governor of Sirhind, Wazir Khan. He offered the children freedom and wealth if they converted to Islam.
  • Both Baba Fateh Singh and Baba Zorawar Singh refused to convert their faith.
  • The two boys were then bricked alive until they suffocated, and then decapitated.
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