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Sardarji Ke Barah Baj Gaye

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Guest Amrik Singh Grover

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!!!!

Jo Bole So Nihaal!!!!!

Sat Sri Akal

Sardar Ji Ke Barah Baj Gaye!!!!

How many of you have heard of this phrase?

How many of you have got annoyed and felt like beating up the person who said so?

Well, i for one used to get real annoyed when i would hear anyone tease me with this phrase. Infact, I lost a good friend because of this.

It so happened that this friend of mine would just use this phrase when ever he felt like teasing me. This used to get on my nerves and time and again i would say, "Naresh, will you stop saying that, it hurts me." But unintentionally or intentionally it would come out of his mouth somehow. I guess people are used to using this phrase when they associate it with a 'Sikh'.

Well, one day he said it to me again and i said, "Well, its past 12 now so you wait and see what happens when the clock stricks 12 tomorrow. The next day, i walked up to Naresh's shop, which was a rashan ki dukaan, and at the strick of 12, i threw all his packed cereals, atta, daal, masalas, rice and whatever i could get hold off at that time, on the ground and walked out of his shop, leaving him bewildered as to what had just happened. I turned around and looked at him and said, "Kya baja hai Naresh?" At that time i thought i had taken my revenge, but in return i lost a good friend in Naresh, who didn't speak to me for months and i didn't bother either. I guess that was our egos and none wanted to be the first to go and make amends.

What do you think? What i did was appropriate? Should you get angry when you hear such a phrase? What should be your reaction to such teasing?

I would appreciate it if i could get some responses and your views. Once i get a few of these replies i would let you know a truth, which some of you might know but many Sikhs don't.

Thanks for listening.

Regards

Amrik Singh Grover.

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I understand how you must have felt. We Sikhs face it as a daily routine especially in India or any country where Indians are in large numbers. Best way is to slap them with words by saying "agar humaare barah nahi bajjte to aaj tumhara poora hindustan pakistan hota aur tum sab ke sab maar kha kha kay ro rahe hotey". Tell them how their ancestors came running to Guru Teg Bahadur Jee begging for help. Tell them how their women were rescued tons of times by Singhs which is where this joke started from. To explain more, forward them this news article : http://www.financialexpress.com/ie/daily/1...5/00550854.html

This should be enough to silence them.

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This is not my story. I found on posted on my site.

Read this real interesting thing. perfect answer to all 12'O clock theories. :lol: :T:

I was standing at jalandhar 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 looking similar to a terrorist.

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'

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 tortured 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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Guest Amrik Singh Grover

Thank you Mehtab Singh Ji and Babbar Khalsa Ji. I don't think i need to explain any further the truth behind the phrase "Sardaar Ke Barah Baj Gaye!"

As per what i think of about my reaction to Naresh"s teasing, i think i acted rather rashly and i should have practiced more self-endurance and gone looking for the reason behind the phrase before reacting violently.

My main objective for posting this topic was to make aware all those who get offended and don't want any Sikh to act rather rashly like me, for in doing so, i think, i was the one who lost, a friend, my temper, and the preaching of our Guru's.

Today, i have made amends with Naresh and we are good friends as ever. The other day when i found the truth behind the phrase, i did show it to him and he himself was ashamed and has completely stopped using this phrase with me or any other Sikhs. Well, i guess its better to win friends then to make another foe.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh !!!

Jo Bole So Nihaal !!

Sat Sri Akal !

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