CoHNA News Desk
Wahe Guru Ji Ka Khalsa – Wahe Guru Ji Ki Fateh
This week let’s revive our tradition of sleeping on the floor to commemorate the sacrifices made by Guru Gobind Singh Ji and his family for the sake of justice and humanity and especially the martyrdom of his two youngest sons, Baba Fateh Singh Ji (age 6 years) and Baba Zorawar Singh Ji (age 9 years).
The two boys were killed in the most barbaric manner by Wazir Khan, the Governor of Sirhind, under the orders of Aurangzeb, on 26th December, 1705. They preferred to embrace martyrdom rather than agreeing to convert to Islam.
Mata Gujri, their grandmother, who was captured along with them, died of heartbreak; she could not absorb the shock of the barbaric killing of her grandsons in her old age.
Two elder sons of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, Baba Jujhar Singh ( age 14 years) and Baba Ajit Singh (age 18 years), also embraced martyrdom while fighting courageously against the evil Mughal forces and their associates in the Battle of Chamkaur a few days earlier.
Till a few years ago, the entire Hindu-Sikh community of Punjab used to sleep on the floor, every night from 24th to 31st December, each year in memory of this Balidaan of the children of Guru Gobind Singh Ji and his mother Mata Gujri.
Let us revive that tradition and sleep on the floor on 26th December 2020 as a mark of respect and gratitude to these fallen children of our extremely respected Guru Gobind Singh Ji, and Mata Gujri.
Let us post a 20 second video on our social media on coming 26th December night , so that this tradition is revived globally within the Hindu – Sikh community.
CoHNA (The Coalition of Hindus of North America), is a grassroots advocacy group representing the Hindu community of North America. The coalition seeks to protect the collective interests of the Hindu community by working on the issues faced by them and educating the public about Hindu heritage and tradition.