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'''HIMMAT SINGH, BHAI (1661-1705)''', one of the [[Panj Piare]], or the Five Beloved, celebrated in Sikh history, was born in 1661 at [[Jagannath]] in a low-caste family of water suppliers. He came to [[Anandpur]] at the young age of 17, and attached himself to the service of [[Guru Gobind Singh]]. Bhai Himmat, as he was called before his initiation, was one of the five Sikhs who one by one offered to lay down their heads in response to the Guru's successive calls made at an assembly of the Sikhs especially summoned on the occasion of [[Baisakhi]] of 1756 Bk corresponding to 30 March 1699. He along with the other four received the vows of the [[Khalsa]] at [[Guru Gobind Singh]]'s hands and was renamed Himmat Singh. Himmat Singh proved a brave warrior and while at Anandpur, he took part in battles with the surrounding hill chiefs and imperial commanders. He died in the battle of [[Chamkaur]] on 7 December 1705.
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[[File:Daya Singh, Dharm Singh and Himmat Singh of the panj pyare.jpg|thumb|250px|right|[[Bhai Daya Singh]], [[Bhai Dharam Singh]] and [[Bhai Himmat Singh]] of the [[Panj Pyare]]]]
  
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'''Bhai Himmat Singh''' ([[18 January]] [[1661]]- [[7 December]] [[1705]]), was one of the original [[Panj Piare]] (the Five Beloved) the first five '''Singhs''' to be initiated into the [[Khalsa|Khalsa way of life]]. He was born on '''18 January 1661''' at Jagannath in a "low-caste" family of water suppliers. He came to [[Anandpur]] at the young age of 17, and attached himself to the service of [[Guru Gobind Singh]].
  
* Original Name: Bhai Himmat Rai.
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Before [[initiation]], he was called 'Bhai Himmat'. The word 'himmat' or {{sdd|ਹਿੰਮਤ}} is a [[Punjabi]] word which means 'courage' or 'brave'. He was one of the initial five Sikhs who one by one offered to lay down their heads in response to the Guru's successive calls made at an assembly of the Sikhs especially summoned on the occasion of [[Baisakhi]] of 1756 Bk corresponding to [[14 April]], [[1699]]. He along with the other four received the vows of the [[Khalsa]] at [[Guru Gobind Singh]]'s hands and was given the name Himmat Singh.
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Bhai Himmat Singh proved himself to be a brave warrior and while at [[Anandpur]], he took part in battles with the surrounding hill chiefs and imperial commanders. He died in the battle of [[Chamkaur]] on [[7 December]] [[1705]] together with [[Bhai Sahib Singh]] and [[Bhai Mukham Singh]]  also members of the historic [[Panj Pyares]].  <br><br><br>
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{{Panj Pyare}}
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* Original Name: Bhai Himmat Rai.  
 
* Became Bhai Himmat Singh
 
* Became Bhai Himmat Singh
 
* water-carrier, born in Jagan-Nath Puri (Orissa), 1661
 
* water-carrier, born in Jagan-Nath Puri (Orissa), 1661
 
* Father name: Bhai Gulzaree Jee
 
* Father name: Bhai Gulzaree Jee
 
* Mother name: Mata Dhanoo Jee
 
* Mother name: Mata Dhanoo Jee
* Akal Chalana: Attained Shayeedie at Chamakor Sahib on 1704
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* Akal Chalana: Attained Shayeedie at [[Chamkaur]] Sahib on 1705
* At the time of creation of the Khalsa, Bhai Sahib jee were 33 years old
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* Born in 1661, Bhai Sahib ji was about 5 years older than [[Guru Gobind Singh]] (1666-1708)
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* At the time of creation of the [[Khalsa]], Bhai Sahib ji was 38 years old
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* Died aged 44 fighting against the Mughals at the battle of [[Chamkaur]]
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==See also==
  
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* [[Panj Pyare]]
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* [[Guru Gobind Singh]]
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* [[Khanda da Pahul]]
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* [[Birth of the Khalsa]]
  
References
 
1. Chhibbar, Kesar Singh, Bansavallnamd Dasdn Pdlshdhidn Kd. Chandigarh, 1972
 
2. Knir Singh, Cur/nlds Pdtshdfu 10. Chandigarh, 1968
 
3. Saniokh Singh, Bhai, Sn Gur Pratdp Suraj Granth. Amritsai, 1927-33
 
  
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==References==
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*1. Chhibbar, Kesar Singh, Bansavallnamd Dasdn Pdlshdhidn Kd. Chandigarh, 1972
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*2. Knir Singh, Cur/nlds Pdtshdfu 10. Chandigarh, 1968
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*3. Saniokh Singh, Bhai, Sn Gur Pratdp Suraj Granth. Amritsai, 1927-33
  
  
[[Category:Early Gursikh Personalities]]
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[[Category: Great Sikh Warriors]]
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Latest revision as of 04:04, 18 January 2010

Bhai Himmat Singh (18 January 1661- 7 December 1705), was one of the original Panj Piare (the Five Beloved) the first five Singhs to be initiated into the Khalsa way of life. He was born on 18 January 1661 at Jagannath in a "low-caste" family of water suppliers. He came to Anandpur at the young age of 17, and attached himself to the service of Guru Gobind Singh.

Before initiation, he was called 'Bhai Himmat'. The word 'himmat' or ਹਿੰਮਤ s  is a Punjabi word which means 'courage' or 'brave'. He was one of the initial five Sikhs who one by one offered to lay down their heads in response to the Guru's successive calls made at an assembly of the Sikhs especially summoned on the occasion of Baisakhi of 1756 Bk corresponding to 14 April, 1699. He along with the other four received the vows of the Khalsa at Guru Gobind Singh's hands and was given the name Himmat Singh.

Bhai Himmat Singh proved himself to be a brave warrior and while at Anandpur, he took part in battles with the surrounding hill chiefs and imperial commanders. He died in the battle of Chamkaur on 7 December 1705 together with Bhai Sahib Singh and Bhai Mukham Singh also members of the historic Panj Pyares.


Panj
Pyare

Bhai
Daya
Singh



Bhai
Dharam
Singh


Bhai
Himmat
Singh


Bhai
Mukham
Singh


Bhai
Sahib
Singh

  • Original Name: Bhai Himmat Rai.
  • Became Bhai Himmat Singh
  • water-carrier, born in Jagan-Nath Puri (Orissa), 1661
  • Father name: Bhai Gulzaree Jee
  • Mother name: Mata Dhanoo Jee
  • Akal Chalana: Attained Shayeedie at Chamkaur Sahib on 1705
  • Born in 1661, Bhai Sahib ji was about 5 years older than Guru Gobind Singh (1666-1708)
  • At the time of creation of the Khalsa, Bhai Sahib ji was 38 years old
  • Died aged 44 fighting against the Mughals at the battle of Chamkaur


See also


References

  • 1. Chhibbar, Kesar Singh, Bansavallnamd Dasdn Pdlshdhidn Kd. Chandigarh, 1972
  • 2. Knir Singh, Cur/nlds Pdtshdfu 10. Chandigarh, 1968
  • 3. Saniokh Singh, Bhai, Sn Gur Pratdp Suraj Granth. Amritsai, 1927-33