Sikh History is full of Violence and self sacrfice. You will see in the following Pictures few of the sacfrices our beloved Gurus have made.
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"In your home Shall be born a warrior, unsurpassed in bravery and character". Thus predicted Baba Budha Ji on the birth of Guru Hargobind Sahib to Mata Ganga. In this picture Guru Arjan Dev Ji sharing his joy with the communion dug a well six wheels in the drought prone area of Cheharta Sahib."
When the Mughal army and the Rajah's found the Anandput Fort impregnalbe, they brought one madley
violent and fully armored Elephant to breach the gates of the Fort. Guru Gobind Singh handed his exclusive
serpentine spear to Bhai Mani Singh's son Bhai Bachittar Singh to confront the elephant's assault. Bhai
Bachittar Singh aimed the blow of his deadly spear at the exposed muzzle off the elephant with such a force that it penetrated through the trunk. The pain maddened and intoxicated the animal, that it turned
back routing the Mughal army.
Conscious of Guru Nanak Sahib's 'Asur Sangharran' Sakhi Guru Hargobind Ji
adorned two swords of Miri and Piri symbolizing temporal and celestial powers of monarchy and saintliness,
one of honor, one of reign.
Guru Hargobind Ji was traveling through Addu village near Ludhiana, the Sangat (people) appealed to him
about the scarcity of water in the area. The horse took the message of the Guru and struck the ground with
it's hoof and water came gushing out. The whole village rejoiced.
When Baba Zorawar Singh and Baba Fateh Singh were being bricked alive, Shri Mohamed the Nawab of Maler Kolta protesting against brutality in a raised voice pronounced, "Now the tyranny has been completely uprooted". A parrot heard the voice and picking up a few syllables went on repeatin "tyranny uprooted, tyranny uprooted" wherever he flew. and then the dormant Punjab woke up.
At Sri Nagar (Garwal), Guru Hargobind Ji met Sant Ramdas Samrath, the spiritual guide of Shivaji Marhatta. The Sant seeing the Guru's regal splendor and armaments expressed doubts-"An heir to the seat of Guru Nanak, the ascetic ?"The Guru convinced him, he spoke "Words do not make one an ascetic as a disguise can not make one rich. Weapons are for the protection of poor and splendor of valiants".
Picture scanning complements of Hans Marsen of Ashesaway.