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Shaheed Baba Deep Singh Ji

Baba Deep Singh Ji born in 1682 on 20th of January in the Amritsar city’s Pahuwind district and was born to Bhai Bhagtu Ji. At an early age of 12, he along with his parents went to meet the tenth Guru of Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh Ji. There he stayed along with his parents for several days engaging in seva along with the sangat. After doing enough of Seva when his parents decided to return back to their home, Guru Gobind Singh ji requested him to stay back with him and therefore by accepting the offer Baba Deep Singh Jee started with doing seva.

Shaheed Baba Deep Singh Ji is regarded by the Sikhs as on among the most blessed martyrs and is also the most religious person. He is best known for the sacrifices he made and also for his devotion towards the preaching of the Sikh Gurus. Misl Shaheedan Tarna Dal, a wing of the kahlsa military established by Nawab Kapur Singh who was then the head of the Saromani Panth Akali Buddha Dal. Shaheed Baba Deep Singh Ji was the first head of this wing of military. He had also been often referred to as Deep Singh.

Training: On the Path to Acquiring knowledge

It was Bhai Mani Singh Ji who started teaching him the skill of reading and writing Santhiyaa and Gurumukhi of Gurumukhi. Besides Gurumukhi during the period he also learnt various languages. Guru Gobind Singh Ji taught him the art of horse riding, Shastra Vidya and hunting. In 1700, when he was 18 years of age, Kahnde-di-pahul (Amrit) gave him his blessings. Baba Deep Singh Ji, as an Amritdhari Sikh, challenged him and vowed to serve people in Akaal Purakh’s Fauj which was also called as then Almighty’s army. He also took an oath to help the downtrodden and to uplift the weaker section of the society.Soon with his clean and pure endeavours became one of the beloved Sikhs of Guru Gobind Singh Ji.

Return from Guru Gobind Singh’s Service

He was into the service of Guru Gobind Sahib for a period of around 8 years. Further, upon continuous request from Guru Gobind Singh, he returned to his village and got married. Further in 1705, at Takht Sri Damdama Sahib, Talwandi Sabo, Guru Gobind Sahib met Baba Deep Singh Ji. That time he came to know that, two of the Guru Gobind Singh’s sons in the battle of Chamkaur Sahib have attained martyrdom.

Baba Deep Singh Ji had given a boost to the Sikhs to fight against any kind of oppression for many years to come. He taught to the world the way to live with dignity and die with a sense of satisfaction in the heart. He also taught to the Sikh community never to tolerate the disrespect of the Guru Grantha Sahib Ji or Gurudwara.

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