Never heard, Never thought, Never imagined..Is that possible? 40 brave men taking head on fight with a huge army of 10 lac people and emerging victorious! But who were these 40 men Im talking about? These 40 were sikhs who fought under the leadership of 10th sikh Guru Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji.
Indian historians have been very biased in mentioning such events of glorious sikh history where sikhs have not for their interests but for India to save it ancient culture, people and religion(Hinduism). That’s the glory of Khalsa (the saint soldier) created by Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji.
I personally experienced the same biased behavior in the educational system of India. Either its the sacrifice of 9th Sikh Guru Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji (who gave his head not for himself but for saving Hindu religion) or the sacrifices of 5 and 7 year old young sons of Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji who were bricked alive at Sirhind for not accepting Islam.
How great were those young sikh saints of 5 and 7 year old would have been who refused to bow to the tyrant mughal regime in India when lakhs and crores of Hindus at that time could not raise a single voice against them and forcefully accepting Islam.
Having said that when you study the history books prescribed to schools all over India by NCERT which are having the stories of those of Asokas, ChandraGuptas and then about the tyrant Islamis Regime of Baabar, Jahangir, Aurangzeb.
The strange thing is that we are still the slaves of those Islamic rulers by mentioning them in bold in our Indian history rather than mentioning the great sacrifices of sikh martyrs who gave everything of theirs for India. Also to my surprise Sikh Gurus who always spoke against injustice of the tyrant rulers have no or very little mention.
Coming to the 40 vs 10 lakh battle, it happened in Chamkaur Sahib where 40 sikhs along with 10th Sikh Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji fought this battle under Guru Ji’s leadership. The planning was such that Guru Ji sent sikhs in a group of 5 and with the power spiritual meditation(Bhakti) and martial training (Shakti), a single sikh soldier fought with and handled 1000s(thousands) of mughals on their own.
In this battle two elder sons of Guru Gobind Singh Ji also fought whom Guru Ji himself sent and asked them to take enemy head on. They both fought bravely and confronted the huge army of enemy.
When we look at the history of great warriors and kings of the earth, on one side is King Dashrat(a father who could not face Lord Ram 14 year exile(vanvaas)) and Raja Dashrat died in the love of Ram. Same way Jesus Christ as a father could not withstand his son being killed in front of him and asked the enemy to cover his eyes with a black cloth as he could not withstand such an incident.
Even Mahara Pratap a brave warrior also surrendered in front of Akbar as he could not withstand the hunger of his daughter. How great a father was Dhan Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji was who himself sent his sons to battle field saying “Go son I want to see you fighting for truth, humanity and save this country(India) from the clutches of slavery”.
This battle was hard fought and sikhs won it with the grace of Almighty.An unbiased Muslim writer Hakim Allah Yar Khan Jogi Says: “Teerath hai dharti pe do ik Chamakaur ik Sirhind,Katwaye jaha Baap ne Chaar apne Farzand”(There are only two pilgrimages in this world One is Chamkaur and other is Sirhind where four sons were sacrificed by Dhan Guru Gobind Singh for religion).