Saturday, June 06, 2009

The Sikh Mothers You Know Not

Mata Gurnam Kaur, Shaheed Bhai Harjinder Singh Jinda's mother
who embraced martyrdom alongwith Bhai Sukhdev Singh Sukha
after punishing Vaidya for his crimes.


While the dawn was yet young a Sikh mother emerged out of

Space, and was seen moving towards the Golden Temple at


“Whither are you going mother?” said Dewan Kauramall. A minister

Of the Mughal ruler of Lahore.

“To the Guru’s Temple,” said she, “to-day assemble there the Guru’s

Khalsa, the holy ones, and I have come to bathe myself and my

child in the current of Nam.”

“But the opening of the temple to the Khalsa to-day is treachery,”

Said the Dewan, “The imperial forces are here to kill every one

That enters the temple.

To-day there will be a great massacre of the Khalsa.”

“What matters it, O good man,” said the Sikh mother, “if my blood

Be mingled with the waters of immortality, it is no death?”

“Have pity on your innocent child,” said the Dewan.

“I loved him so I bring him with me; this death is life for us. You do

not know,” said she and passed on.

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