Shaeedi- Bade SahibJaade
This sunday was observed as the Shaeedi diwas for Baba Ajit Singh and Baba Jujhar Singh, the two elder sons of Guru Gobind Singh Ji.
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During the battle of Chamkaur in 1704 in which the Guru and 40 Sikhs fought against overwhelming odds, both of Guru Gobind Singh's sons Ajit Singh and Jujhar Singhdied in battle at this spot. When the Sikhs in the fort at Chamkaur were being martyred one by one, the Sikhs did not want the Guru's two sons to go into battle. Guru Gobind Singh declared that all the Sikhs in the fort were his beloved sons.
During the battle 18 year old Baba Ajit Singh asked his father's permission to go out of the fort and fight the enemy. He said, "Dear father, my name is Ajit (Unconquerable). I will not be conquered. And if conquered, I will not flee or come back alive. Permit me to go, dear father." Guru Gobind Singh hugged and kissed his beloved son before sending him into battle where he fought heroically until his last breath.
Baba Jujhar Singh, four years younger than Ajit Singh, having watched his brother's martyrdom, asked Guru Gobind Singh, "Permit me, dear father to go where my brother has gone. Don't say that I am too young. I am your son, I am a Singh (Lion) of yours. I shall prove worthy of you. I shall die fighting, with my face towards the enemy, with God and the Guru on my lips and in my heart." Guru Gobind Singh embraced him and said, "Go my son and wed life-giving Death. We have been here for a while. Now we shall return to our real home. Go and wait for me there. Your grandfather and elder brother are already waiting for you." Thus the Guru watched his two sons achieve eternal peace through martyrdom. Guru Gobind Singh then prepared to follow his sons and attack the Muslims but his Sikhs passed a Gurmatta (resolution) that the Guru and the two remaining panj piares should escape under cover of darkness while the remaining Sikhs, facing certain death, would hold the fort and delay the Muslim attackers. Having divested himself of authority the Guru had to yield to the will of his Sikhs.