Battle of Chamkaur – Sahibzada Ajit Singh

“The battledrum beats in the space of the mind; aim is taken, and the wound is inflicted.
The spiritual warriors enter this field of battle; now is the time to fight!”

– Bhagat Kabir (AGGS, 1105)

Battle of Chamkaur - Sahibzada Ajit Singh, Baba Ajit Singh, Chamkaur Di Garhi, Chamkaur Sahib

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The Battle of Chamkaur was fought between the Khalsa army (little over 40 soldiers) and Mughal and Rajput armies (soldiers estimated in thousands). After being tricked in to leaving the fort of Anandpur, Guru Gobind Singh ji found shelter in a haveli, a large fortified house. Despite having assured Guru Gobind Singh ji the saftey of him and his Khalsa, the Mughal and Rajput army were looking for the Guru’s head. They ended up reaching Chamkaur di Garhi, and laid siege. Khalsa archers immeditely took their places, and showered arrows upon the opposing forces through the windows of the fortress. Teams of 5 Khalsa were constantly sent outside to defend the fortress. As the day grew old, the Khalsa forces were running out of soldiers. At this point, Guru Gobind Singh’s eldest son, Baba Ajit Singh, at the age of 18, volunteered to join his fellow Khalsa in battle. Guru Gobind Singh ji knew this would be his son’s last battle, instead of letting his emotions stop him from letting his son dive into a death hole, he felt proud of having such a brave son!

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