Ek Dharam di Khatir
Just because they wanted to keep the tradition alive they sacrificed themselves. It is an irony that today’s youth do not even think twice before getting their tradition ruined for getting modern look.
It needs a careful eye and sharp mind to understand the concept of martyrdom. The jewels of Sikh tradition from that era are no more. They age old concept of keeping vows taken before the ‘sacha patshah’ stands true for those who would not budge until the last drop of their blood is taken out.
Think of ‘chotte Sahibzaade’ who were bricked alive in Sirhind. Think of their ages and the vows they took before Guru Sahib. Let us try and visualize that historical event which took place in Sirhind. They were asked to accept another religion with such a brutal force. But look at those tender souls and brave hearts who stood there together hand-in-hand till the last brick was placed to cover those radiant and glowing true faces. All they wanted was to live with their sikhi- with their turbans on – with their tradition. This is one biggest amazing example in the entire human history. If for a second you yourself assume being in that position under that tyrannical rule and were asked to decide at the final moment. Think that the last brick is coming to block the way in between you and life. What would you say to your true Guru ‘Sacha Patshah’?
Although there were many other shahids who would die happily as martyrs but the above example held the entire panth in awe and inspires them even today.