- Khalsa was founded by Guru Gobind Singh on March 30, 1699.
- Examination was taken to select ‘Panch Pyare’ in the conference of thousands of disciples
- During this, Guru Gobind Singh also explained the meaning of ‘Khalsa’.
‘Is there anyone who can give his life for religion?‘ There was silence on hearing this. Guru ji said again, the silence became deeper. When he reiterated his point for the third time in a very sharp voice, Dayaram, a Khatri of Lahore stood up in his place and said- ‘I am present…. Many Sikhs agreed to sacrifice their lives on the call of Guru Gobind Singh and thus began the Khalsa Panth. When the tyranny of the Mughals reached its peak in the country, the Sardars took up swords on the call of Guru Gobind Singh. But once again this Khalsa is in a lot of discussion these days. Amritpal Singh, head of the Waris Punjab De organization, has now forgotten this incident. Amritpal Singh, who created ruckus at Ajnala police station in Amritsar, Punjab, has said that our cause of Khalistan should not be seen as evil and forbidden. It is an ideology and ideology never dies. Waris Punjab de Pramukh, who cites the objectives of Khalistan, must know the story of the establishment of Khalsa.
Khalsa was established in the conference of thousands of disciples
Renowned writer Mahip Singh has mentioned this incident in his book ‘Guru Gobind Singh’. He has written, the most important work of Guru Gobind Singh’s life is that of ‘Khalsa Nirman’. On March 30, 1699 AD, on the day of Baisakhi, he organized a huge conference of his disciples at Anandpur. The disciple class of Sikh Gurus was spread all over India and Afghanistan-Iran. People from far and wide gathered in this conference. Khalsa was established in this conference.
Guru Gobind Singh took the test of his disciples
Maheep Singh explains, “On that historic occasion of Baisakhi, in front of the community of thousands of disciples, with a naked sword in hand, Guru ji asked – “Is there anyone who can give his life for religion?” There was silence on hearing this. He spoke again, the silence became deeper. When he reiterated his point for the third time in a very shrill voice, Dayaram, a Khatri of Lahore, stood up in his place and said, “I present.” They took him to the camp with them. People heard the loud sound of ‘Khatak’. He came out with a blood-stained sword and said more solemnly ‘Is there any other disciple who can offer himself for the Dharma? On this a Jat Dharmadas of Hastinapur presented himself. They took him to the side camp as well. Heard the shrill voice of Similarly three more persons presented themselves for the sacrifice. One was Mohakamchand, a washerman from Dwarka, second was Himmat Rai, a Kahar of Jagannath Puri and the third was Sahabchand, a barber from Bidar. It was a test. These five very ordinary people from different parts of the country were completely successful in this examination.
This is how the ‘Panj Pyare’ were made.
Guru Gobind Singh dressed these five fearless disciples in beautiful clothes and addressed them as ‘Panj Pyare’. After this Guru ji came to the meeting with all the five Sikhs. Thousands of people who came to the meeting were surprised to see him. Everyone wondered how these people are alive. Guru Gobind Singh said, ‘This omen is very auspicious and the victory of the Khalsa is certain.’
Who was called Khalsa?
Guru Gobind Singh gave special diksha to these five disciples. He replaced ‘Khalsa’ with ‘Guru’ and ‘Guru’ with ‘Khalsa’. In this way Guru Gobind Singh converted the Sikh community of nine generations before him into ‘Khalsa’. In his own words, “He who always keeps the light of truth burning, believes in none other than one God, has complete love and faith in Him and does not visit the tombs of the dead even by mistake. Only his pilgrimage, charity, mercy, penance and self-control are contained, thus in whose heart the light of the Absolute Light shines, he is the ‘Khalsa’ of the holy man.”
Why is it in discussion these days?
In fact, on Thursday, Amritpal, the head of the Waris Punjab De organization and his supporters had created a huge ruckus at the Ajnala police station in Amritsar on Thursday. Amritpal and his supporters barged inside the police station with swords and guns and created a ruckus. These people also had the holy Guru Granth Sahib in their hands. The police kept watching everything like a mute spectator. Amritpal, who created ruckus, also gave a strange argument in front of the media. He said that we can discuss this matter in front of the national and international media. He said, ‘Our cause of Khalistan should not be seen as evil and taboo. It should be seen from an intellectual point of view as to what could be its geopolitical benefits. It is an ideology and ideology never dies. We are not asking from Delhi. Amritpal Singh should read Guru Gobind Singh’s talk about the establishment of Khalsa. Perhaps they don’t even know what Khalsa means.
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