The story of the four Sahibzade(Chaar sahibzade story), often revered as the Khalsa Warrior Princes, holds a significant place in Sikh history and represents the embodiment of courage, sacrifice, and unwavering devotion to Sikh principles.
Sahibzada Ajit Singh and Sahibzada Jujhar Singh, the elder sons of Guru Gobind Singh, displayed exceptional valor from a young age. In 1704, during the Battle of Chamkaur, they fought alongside their father against the Mughal forces led by Wazir Khan.
The Sahibzade, along with their grandmother Mata Gujri, were besieged in the fort of Anandpur Sahib by the Mughal forces under Wazir Khan and the Hill Rajas.
The pivotal moment in the Sahibzade's lives occurred during the siege of Anandpur Sahib, where Guru Gobind Singh and his disciples endured extreme hardships due to constant attacks by the Mughal forces.
The younger Sahibzade—Zorawar Singh, aged 9, and Fateh Singh, aged 6—were captured by the Mughal army. Despite their tender ages, they exhibited remarkable courage, unwavering faith, and an unyielding commitment to Sikh values.
Wazir Khan, the governor of Sirhind, ordered an agonizing punishment for the young Sahibzade. They were bricked alive. Throughout their painful experience, they continued to recite hymns, displaying immense love and devotion to their Gurus until their last breaths.
The sacrifice of the four Sahibzade stands as a testament to the unparalleled bravery and unwavering commitment to Sikhism's core principles of equality, justice, and righteousness. Their sacrifice remains etched in Sikh history as a source of inspiration