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Guru Teg Bahadur ‘Hind De Chaddar’ means protector of people

Mughal Badshah Aurangzeb started forcibly converting the Hindus to Islam and thus terrorizing the common people. A deputation of Kashmiri Pandits met Guru Teg Bahadur as he was an embodiment of supreme courage, determination and was the only person who could help them in their hour of need. Guru Teg Bhadur listened to the problems faced by the Pandits and felt that only supreme sacrifice made by a holy person could save them.


While all were sitting quietly , young Gobind entered the room and saw his father & every one looking quiet worried. He asked his father about it. Guru Teg Bahadur explained to him about the critical situation and told him that only supreme sacrifice by a great man cauld save them. He at once replied that who could be holier than Guru Teg Bhadur. So the Guru asked the Brahmins to go and tell the Mughals that they have no objection to change to Islam provided the Sikh Guru was first asked to embrace Islam. After that, Guru prepared himself for it and performed the ceremony of naming young Gobind as his successor.

The Guru readied himself for the journey to Delhi. In the meantime, the Mughals arrested the Guru along with Bhai Mati Das, Bhai Sati Das, Bhai Dayal Das.

As was usual with the Mughals, a choice was offered to the Guru & his companion between acceptance of Islam or death. When the Guru refused, the offer was converted to miracle or death. When he refused Bhai Mati Das was sawn alive, Bhai Dyala Das was boiled to death and Bhai Sati Das was burnt to death wrapped all over with cotton. All this happened in front of the Guru but nothing could unnerve him or shake his resolve. He offered himself for the execution in a spirit of complete resignation to the Will of God.

In the painting, the Artist has shown Guru Teg Bahadur sitting in posture as a great saint on platform of stones under a Banyan tree near Kotwali in Delhi, conversing with Kazis to infuse courage and confidence in Hindus to face such challenges. Guru’s face is shown shining, confident, courageous and ready for submission to the Will of God. The executioner has been shown ready with the sword in his hand. Refusing to perform miracle or to accept Islam, the Guru chose the path of supreme sacrifice to save the Hindusim and infuse courage & confidence in the down trodden people to face such challenges.


Thus he is called the ‘Hind De Chaddar’ means’ Protector of the People’.

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