Guru Gobind Singh ji (Battles By The tenth Guru of Sikhs )

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Born on 22 December 1666, Guru Gobind Singh Ji was earlier called by the name of Gobind Rai. Guru Gobind Singh JiGuru Gobind Singh Ji was a spiritual personality, poet, warrior and philosopher. His contribution to the Sikh community was unforgettable. Guru Gobind Singh Ji  founded Khalsa and uplift the position of Sikhs in the society. He was the Guru of Sikhs and ordered the Sikhs to follow the Guru Granth Sahib Ji as their Guru.

The following are battles fought by the tenth Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji:

The Battle of Bhangani ( 1689): Against Raja Bhim Chand of Bilaspur.

Battle of Bhangani was the primary battle fought by Guru Gobind Singh Ji with hill Chieftains. Guru Gobind Singh ji was twenty years old at that time when he fought this battle. The battle of Bhangani occurred in Oct 1686, six miles north of the city Poanta, This was the end result of the jealousies of the Hill chieftains led by Raja Bhim Chand and therefore the perceived threat of the Guru. Raja Bhim Chand Kaluria was turning into unfriendly side towards Guru Gobind Singh Ji, he needed him to live in his territory as his subject and pay tribute to him, he couldn’t tolerate his growing fame and strength. The Battle of Bhangani was fought between Guru Gobind Singh Ji and Rulers of the Sivalik Hills, on eighteen September 1688, at Bhangani close to Paonta sahib.

Result

Guru Gobind Singh’s army failed to show their best in the starting but ultimately came out victorious when Guru Gobind Singh Ji became involved himself and at last won the battle.

The Battle of Nadaun (1690) : Won against Mughals, in response to asking from Raja Bhim Chand.

The Battle Of Nadaun was fought on twenty March 1691 between an imperial military force assisted by Raja Kirpal Chand of Kangra and Raja Dyal of Bijharval within the Sivalik hills on the one hand different|and several other} other neighbor chieftains who enjoyed the support of Guru Gobind Singh on the opposite. The battle is additionally mentioned in the biography of Guru Gobind Singh known as the Bachittar Natak. This was the second battle of Guru Gobind Singh when the Battle of Bhangani.

Result

Alif Khan fled his camp, leaving his belongings, with all his warriors. Bhim Chand won the battle.

The Battle of Anandpur sahib (1700):

Against combined forces of the Mughals and also the Hill Rajas. after a prolonged siege, the Guru Ji left Anandgarh Fort.

The Battle of Chamkaur (1703):

Forty Sikhs with the Guru ji fought bravely against thousands of the enemies, and have become martyrs. the two elder sons of the Guru Ji also died fighting during this battle.

First Battle of Chamkaur sahib was fought in sixteen magh 1759 Bk/15 Jan 1703, where Guru Gobind Singh Ji and the Khalsa defeated a superior, in numbers at least, Mughal force.

Gurudwara Ranjit Garh sahib is located two hundred yards to the east of Chamkaur sahib. Gurdwara Ranjitgarh was built recently to mark the scene of the historic ranjit(victory). This place is thus called Ranjitgarh.Battle Of  Anandur Sahib

The second Battle of Chamkaur was fought between the Khalsa and Mughal Army. The time period of this Battle in Chamkaur was 21 to 23 dec, 1704. Guru Gobind Singh Ji with his cortege left Anandpur sahib at the night of twenty December 1704.

Guru Gobind Singh Ji makes a relation to this battle in the Zafarnamah. He tells how an enormous (Dahlakh) army attacked his Sikhs who were just forty in strength and also without food. In spite of their numerical strength, the Mughal army was unable to kill or capture the Guru. The Guru also talks of cowardice of 1 of the Mughal generals and the way he hid himself behind a wall, not having the spirit to face the Guru.

Sahibzada Ajit Singh Ji and Sahibzada Jujhar Singh Ji joined the battle and earned shaheedi.

The Battle of Muktsar (1703):

Forty Sikhs, who had abandoned Anandpur sahib, came back to the Guru and sacrificed their lives whereas fighting in his defence against a Mugal Army.

The forty deserters from Anandpur lived within the Majha region in Punjab. There was a lady nmed Mai Bhago lived in the village. She convinced them to fight with her at Muktsar, wherever they fought and died beneath the leadership of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, who blessed them for their service.

250 Khalsa armymen fought against the army of 20,000 for the entire day. The enemy no doubt places each one to death, but in the discount left near about four thousand dead or wounded within the day long battle.maibhagoleadsthefortymuktas

Mai Bhago, who helped khalsa army, was lying wounded in the battle field. She told him how the forty armymen had bravely set down their lives fighting in the field of battle. Guru Saheb was greatly touched by her sense of ruefulness, selflessness, and courage. After the defeat of the enemy at the battle of Muktsar, the Mughals felt the unusefulness of their efforts and became so badly discouraged that they altogether gave up.

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