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HISTORY OF DAMDAMI TAKSAL

Golden History Of  Damdami Taksal

The tenth Master Sri Guru Gobind Singh Sahib Ji was at Sri Anandpur Sahib delivering his sikhs to Sachkhand. A Gursikh who would complete his daily prayer of the Panj Granthi (a collection of prayers from Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji) with love and respect made a mistake. The Gursikh was made to realise that Gurbani is an ang (limb) of Guru Ji, and making a mistake while reciting Gurbani is like hurting Guru Ji. Following this Pyare Bhai Daya Singh, along with other respected Gursikhs requested the following to Guru Ji. “Oh keeper of the poor! Bless us with the understanding of Gurbani. Without an understanding we don’t whether what we do is correct or incorrect.”Satguru Ji would never return the request of a Gursikh...
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BABA DEEP SINGH JI

Baba Deep Singh JI

Baba Deep Singh Ji

Baba Deep Singh ji was born in the village of Pahuvind district Amritsar, in the year 1682. Baba ji’s fathers name was Bhagto ji and mothers name was Jioonee. From a young age Baba ji had practiced reciting Gurbani, singing Kirtan and doing sangat of fellow Gursikhs, morning and night. He regularly went horse riding and training, in Shastar Vidya (weapons training). He was a lovable and popular character, who conducted himself very well. The people in his locality treated him with great respect because of his religious nature.

After the battle of Muktsar Sahib in 1704, Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji Maharaj reached Damdama Sahib-Sabo Ki Talwandi, here Guru ji compiled Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji, Shaheed Bhai Mani Singh ji scribing all that Guru Ji uttered...

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BABA GURBAKSH SINGH JI

Baba Gurbakhs Singh Ji

Baba Gurbaksh Singh Ji

Bhai Dasaunda Singh and Mata Lachmi ji from the village Leel (near Khemkaran), District Amritsar, came to the live in the company of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Sahib ji and the Sikh Sangats (Congregation). Guru ji commanded them both to take part in the Seva (selfless service) of the house of the Lord with love. Impressed with their selfless service, Guru ji granted their wish and blessed them with a son who would be a saint-soldier, Baba Gurbaksh Singh ji was born in 1688 AD.

At the age of 11, in the year 1699, Baba ji entered the path of Sikhi by taking Khande di Pahul (initiation ceremony of Sikhi, known as taking Amrit). Baba ji was15 years old, when both his parents passed away at Anandpur Sahib...

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BABA SOORAT SINGH JI

Baba Soorat Singh Ji

Baba Soorat Singh Ji

Bhai Soorat Singh ji was born in thee village of Chanyot, District Jhang (now in Pakistan). Giani ji’s fathers name was Ram Chand, who was renamed Bhai Ram Singh ji when initiated into the Sikh nation upon taking Amrit. Bhai Ram Singh ji studied Gurbani from Shaheed Bhai Mani Singh ji and propagated the teachings of Sikhi throughout Jhang. The Rulers minister in the area disliked what Bhai Soorat Singh ji was doing, so along with his family he relocated to Amritsar.

Bhai Soorat Singh ji did spend some time in the sangat of Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji and in fact accepted the boon of Amrit from Guru ji. Giani ji was taught about Gurmat by Shaheed Bhai Mani Singh ji and Shaheed Baba Gurbaksh Singh ji...

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BABA GURDAS SINGH JI

Baba Gurdas Singh Ji

Baba Gurdas Singh Ji

Bhai Gurdas Singh ji was the eldest son of Giani Soorat Singh ji and were born in 1773. Like his father Bhai Sahib ji was a great scholar. Bhai Sahib ji became the Jathedar of Damdami Taksal after his father and continued the teaching of Gurbani Santhia and performing Katha at Sri Harmandir Sahib.

Bhai Sahib ji’s son, Bhai Sher Singh became Shaheed fighting for the Khalsa Panth. Somebody asked them, “What is your emotional state after the Shaheedi of your son?” Bhai Sahib ji replied by quoting from Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji:

As long as he is intoxicated with attachment to Maya,
the Righteous Judge – Dharam Raja shall punish him.

                                                                                         (Ang 278)...

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GIANI SANT SINGH JI

Singh Sahib Giani Sant Singh JI

Giani Sant Singh Ji

After Bhai Gurdas Singh ji left the world for Sach Khand, their younger brother Giani Bhai Sant Singh ji was honored with the leadership of Damdami Taksal. Giani ji was the youngest son of Giani Soorat Singh ji. Giani ji was taught Gurbmat Vidiya by his father and elder brother, previous Jathedars of Damdami Taksal. From 1790 AD Giani ji performed Katha of the daily Hukamnama at Sri Harmandir Sahib. Other Gursikhs would partake in Gurmat Vidiya while Giani ji would be doing katha, as there would be five Maharaj Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji’s Saroops parkash (installed).

Giani ji had the honour of teaching the famous Sikh poets Kavi Bhai Santokh Singh ji and Kavi Bhai Megh Singh ji. Giani ji was a great scholar, a true worshiper of Akal Purkh, and an enlightened Gursikh...

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BABA DAYA SINGH JI

Baba Daya Singh ji

Baba Daya Singh Ji

Sant Daya Singh ji became the Jathedar of Damdami Taksal after Giani Bhai Sant Singh ji. Sant ji would daily perform Katha at Darbar Sahib and teach his students the knowledge of Gurbani in the Parkarma. Gursikhs were made into great Kathakars (preachers) and paathis (readers of Gurbani) by Sant ji. One of their best students was Giani Bhagvan Singh ji who wrote Gurbani sateeks and was later honored with the Seva of being Jathedar of Damdami Taksal.

The son of Bhai Daya Singh ji was involved in a murder. The courts decided that he would be hung. The Gursikh sangat asked Sant ji what should be done to save him. Sant ji declared that what will be, will be, they stayed within the Hukam of Akal Purkh and their son was hung...

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BABA BHAGWAN SINGH JI

Baba Bhagwan Singh Ji

Baba Bhagwan Singh Ji

Sant Giani Bhagvan Singh ji learnt Gurbani and studied religion from Sant Daya Singh ji. Sant ji gave Sant Giani Bhagvan Singh ji the Dastar (turban, meaning leadership) of Damdami Taksal. They would reside in the Majeethiaa Bunga (one of the two towers at Sri Harmandir Sahib). Throughout their life they did an immense amount of Gursikhi parchar.his sateek Giani ji has done a great Seva for the Panth.

Sant Giani Bhagvan Singh ji would spend most of their time reciting Gurbani. They were not affected by maya (worldly illusion) and had a disciplined rehat. While staying at Amritsar they taught and groomed many kathakars and paathis. Three famous Gursikhs Sant Harnam Singh ji, Sant Fateh Singh ji and Sant Ameer Singh ji were students of Giani ji...

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BABA HARNAM SINGH JI BEDI

Baba Harnam Singh JI

Sant Harnam Singh Ji Bedi

Punjab and its surrounding areas are full of great history. It is an honour that Sri Guru Nanak Dev Sahib ji planted the roots of Sikhi in this area. As Sikhi has grown there have been many saints and warriors that have resided in this area. There have been sacrifices for Sikhi in history and Damdami Taksal has always been at the forefront of these. One type of sacrifice is the sacrifice of a Giani, who studies Gurbani and then spends all of his time teaching and preaching to others. Sant Baba Harnam Singh ji Bedi made this sacrifice. left the world where they stayed at Dera Baba Joga Singh ji.

Baba ji was a great kathakars, forever attached to the charan (feet) of Akal Purkh. They were taught the knowledge of Gurbani from Bhai Jaswant Singh ji...

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BABA BISHAN SINGH JI MURALEWALE

Baba Bishan Singh Ji (Murale Wale)

Baba Bishan Singh Ji Muralewale

Baba Bishan Singh ji Muralewale were born in the village Bohith, state Gujrat (now in Pakistan). They were a great scholar and had a highly disciplined rehat. Baba ji was in a family of sehajdhari Sikhs (i.e. they hadn’t yet taken Amrit). They were born in the year 1852 AD to Lal Dev ji (father) and Ratna Devi (mother). Baba ji were placed at the charan/feet of Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji at the Gurdwara, as soon as they were born and then bathed. The Granthi Singh at the Gurdwara performed the birth ceremony as per the rehat maryada of a Gursikh, thus giving Baba ji the gurti (blessings) of Amrit. After the Ardas a Hukamnama was taken and Baba ji was named Bishan Singh.

By doing the sangat of other Gursikh Saints, Baba ji learnt Gurmukhi and memorized Sri J...

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