Bhai Dyala Singhji

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Bhai Dayal Das(died 24 November 1675)

One of the Greatest martyr of Sikhism

  • was one of the earliest and greatest Martyrs to the Sikh faith.
  • Along with his companions Bhai Mati Das and Bhai Sati Das as well as Ninth Guru, Guru Teg Bahadur, Bhai Dayala was martyred at Chandni Chowk at Delhi on 24 November 1675 on account of his refusal to barter his faith.
  • He was the third Sikh to be executed by the Mughals in November 1675 before the Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadar.
  • His grandfather, Bhai Balu Ram had attained martyrdom while fighting in Guru Har Gobind’s first battle of faith against the Mughals.
  • Bhai Dayal Das was fifteen when he entered the Guru’s institution.
  • Bhai Dayala was one of those great Sikhs who accompanied Guru Tegh Bahadur when the latter left Anandpur on 11 July 1675 to court martyrdom at Delhi.
  • The executioners sat Bhai Sahib in the cauldron of water under which a large fire was lit.
  • Slowly the water was let warm; then it was hot; soon it was too hot and then it was boiling.
  • Bhai Dayala continued to his last breath to recite the Japji of Guru Nanak and the Sukhmani of Guru Arjan.
  • He stayed on, sitting in the water, with an unwavering mind.
  • His flesh separated from his bones and his soul departed to merge into the Supreme Being.

Profession/Designation one of the Greatest Martyr of Sikhism
Location Delhi
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