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Discussion in 'Hard Talk' started by gsmeet, Feb 16, 2007.

  1. gsmeet

    gsmeet
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    There is an incident about the sardar's and 12 o clock
    this is the story that my friend told me:
    "I was standing at dadar station when my attention
    went towards a Sikh youth standing near me wearing a
    Black turban having a long beard and wearing a kirpan
    over his shirt.
    After a while, one local train arrived, which was
    totally packed. The Sikh youth tried to alight the
    train but failed to do so. Just then a voice was heard
    from the back coach 'Sardarji Barah Baj gaye' (Sir
    it's 12 o'clock!)
    The Sikh youth looked ! over at that voice maker who was
    a young Mischievous type of person and instead of
    showing any anger made a smile towards him.
    The smile made was so enigmatic that it seemed as if
    some type of truth lies behind it. Not able to resist
    my temptation, I walked towards him and asked why did
    he smile at that person who teased him. The Sikh youth replied, 'He
    was
    not teasing me but was asking for my Help'. I was surprised with these
    words and he told me that there was a big history behind that which
    one
    should know. I was eager to know the History and the
    Sikh youth narrated:
    During 17th Century, when Hindustan was ruled by
    Mughals, all the Hindu people were humiliated and were
    treated like animals. Mughals treated the Hindu women
    as there own property and were forcing all Hindus to
    accept Islam and even used to kill the people if they
    were refusing to accept.That time, our ninth Guru, Sri
    Guru Teg Bahadarji came forward,in response to a
    request of some Kashmir Pandits to fight against all
    these cruel activities. Guruji told the Mughal emperor
    that if he could succeed in converting him to Islam,
    all the Hindus would accept the same.
    But, if he failed, he should stop all those activities
    . The Mughal emperor happily agreed to that but even
    after lots of torture to Guruji and his fellow members
    he failed to convert him to Islam and Guruji along
    with his other four fellow members, were torture! d and sacrificed their
    lives in Chandni Chowk. Since the Mughals were unable to convert them
    to Islam they were assassinated.
    Thus Guruji sacrificed his life for the protection of
    Hindu religion. Can anybody lay down his life and that
    too for the protection of another religion? This is
    the reason he is still remembered as "Hind Ki
    Chaddar", shield of India . For the sake of whom he had sacrificed his
    life, none of the them came forward to lift his body, fearing that
    they
    would also be assassinated .
    Seeing this incident our 10th Guruji, Sri Guru Gobind
    Singhji (Son of Guru Teg Bahadarji) founder of khalsa
    made a resolution that he would convert his followers
    to such human beings who would not be able to hide
    themselves and could be easily located in thousands.
    At the start, the Sikhs were very few in numbers as
    they were fighting against the Mughal emperors. At
    that time, Nadir Shah raided Delhi in the year 1739
    and looted Hindustan and was carrying lot of Hindustan treasures and
    nearly 2200 Hindu women along with him. The news spread like a fire
    and
    was heard by Sardar Jassa Singh who was the Commander of the Sikh army
    at that time. He decided to attack Nadir Shah's Kafila on
    the same midnight . He did so and rescued all the Hindu
    women and they were safely sent to their homes.
    It didn't happen only once but thereafter whenever
    any Abdaalis or Iranis had attacked and looted
    Hindustan and were trying to carry the treasures and
    Hindu women along with them for selling them in Abdal
    markets, the Sikh army although fewer in numbers but
    were brave hearted and attacked them at midnight ,12
    O'clock and rescued women.
    After that time when there occurred a similar
    incidence, people started to contact the Sikh army for
    their help and Sikhs used to attack the raider's at
    Midnight, 12 O'clock. Nowadays, these "smart people"
    and some Sikh enemies who are afraid of Sikhs, have
    spread these words that at 12 O'clock, the Sikhs go
    out of their senses. This historic fact was the reason
    which made me smile over that person as I thought that
    his Mother or Sister would be in trouble and wants my
    help and was reminding me by saying off 'Sardarji
    Barah Baj Gaye' ."



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  3. sharan_pisces

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    kind of interesting.. sikhs.. where even they go.. the culture is brought together with them.. same in malaysia.. since young i am listening people says.. wei.. mere barah baj gaye.. i wonder why they dont use other times.. ek.. do.. teen.. but i guess now i got my answer.. why 12 o'clock.. there was a history behind it.. thank you for a new knowledge..
    sharan dhillon, KL
     

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