Today marks the Shaheedi purb (martyrdom day) of Baba Banda Singh Jee Bahadur, one of the greatest Sikhs in Sikh history. Baba Jee was not only a saint-soldier but an intelligent and skillful general and leader. Baba Jee along with 700 other Sikhs were martyred in Delhi in 1716. Baba Jee was given horrific tortures but he did not waver from Sikhi. His 4 year old son had his chest ripped open and his heart placed in Baba jee's mouth. His body was then pierced with hot iron rods and eventually was hacked slowly into pieces. May we all be inspired by such a great Sikh and such a great sacrifice pray that Guru jee blesses us with the gift of dying with our Sikhi and Kesh intact till our last breath.
Lecture about Baba Banda Singh Jee Bahadur by Dr. Sukhpreet Singh Udhoke:
Dhan Hai Guru! Dhan Hai Teree Sikhee!