Guru Gobind Singh and Hari Chand

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Guru Gobind Singh v Hill Rajas' army

Raja Hari Chand was one of the twenty two hill chiefs who once boasted that if he ever came face-to-face with Guru Gobind Singh Ji on the battle field his one arrow would be enough to kill him. It so happened that when some of the hill chieftains turned against Guru Sahib Ji and sided with the Mughal forces that Raja Hari Chand found himself face-to-face with Guru Sahib Ji on the battlefield.

In the raging battle Guru Sahib Ji shouted out to him "Hari Chand, here I am. Strike me if you can, you may feel sorry afterwards that Gobind Singh did not give me a chance to test my prowess in archery." Upon this, Hari Chand drew his arrow hard and shot it at Guru Sahib Ji with all his might. The arrow missed. A second chance was given and this time it managed to touch Guru Ji's left ear. Guru Ji shouted again "Hari Chand, you consider yourself an expert and a very good marksman, I give you one more try."

These words infuriated Hari Chand and he shot his third arrow with full force. The arrow clipped Guru Ji's waist belt but Guru Ji remained unhurt. Now it was Guru Ji's turn, he told the Raja to get ready. Guru Gobind Singh Ji's one arrow pierced the forehead of Hari Chand and he fell off his horse.

"Hari Chand, one of the hill chiefs, in his rage drew forth the arrows. He struck my steed with one and then discharged another at me, but God preserved me and it only grazed my ears in its flight. His third arrow penetrated the buckle of my waist and touched my body, but wounded me not. It is only God Who protected me, His servant. When I felt the touch of the arrow, my spirit was kindled. I took up my bow and taking aim killed the young chief Hari Chand with my very first shot. I discharged arrows in abundance. Upon this my adversaries began to flee. The chief of Korari was also seized by death.

Upon this the hill men fled in consternation and I, through the favor of God Almighty, gained victory........" - Bachittar Natak


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