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Wasn't the sacrifice of Sahibzadas was as great as the Martrydom of Akal Takht?

asked 2019-12-11 02:49:54 -0600

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Guruka Singh gravatar image There is no parallel to the martyrdom of such young boys in the annals of human history. Sahibzada Fateh Singh was less than six years old (born 1699) and Sahibzada Zorawar Singh was just over eight (born in 1696). They laid down their lives in December 1705. At such a tender age, they were bricked alive but did not bow before the tyranny and cruelty of the Mughal government. Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji was at the time in the forests of Machhiwara when the news of the martyrdom of his younger sons reached him. On hearing this he pulled out a plant with the tip of his arrow and prophesized that this tragedy will herald the uprooting of Mughal Empire in India. The Sikh Panth honors the Anniversary of the supreme sacrifice of the Akal Takht. This is a special retrospective. On June 6, 1984 military tanks stormed the Golden Temple, thousands of Sikhs were killed, and the Akal Takhat, the supreme seat of religious authority for the Sikhs martyred itself in order to awaken a sleeping spiritual nation. On the occasion of the anniversary of the Akal Takhat martyrdom all Sikhs of the Guru have the blessing to remember and commemorate the Akal Takhat and all those who died in order to uphold and protect our Dharma.

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answered 2020-01-06 18:54:19 -0600

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Yes, of course it was. It was only the ending of the lineage that could lead to the establishment of Guru Granth Sahib as the Guru, otherwise the human lineage would have continued according to tradition in India at the time.

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