Bhai Taru Singhji

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Bhai Taru Singhji

One of the great Martyrs of Sikhism:

We always quote in Ardas (Sikh Prayer) for Bhai Taru Singhji:

Jinhaan’ singhaan’ singhaniaan’ nae dHaram haet sees deettae, baaNd baaNd kataa-ae,
Khopariaan’ luhaa-ee-aan’, charkharee-aan’ tae charhae, aare-aan’ naal chiraa-ae ga-ae,
Gurduaare-aan’ dee saevaa la-ee kurbaaniaan’ keeTee-aan’, dHaram naheen’ haareaa,
Sikhee kaesaan’ svaasaan’ naal nibhaa-ee, tinhaan’ dee kamaa-ee dah 
theaan dhar kae Khaalsaa jee bolo jee Vaaheguroo.

  • Bhai Taru Singh, (6 October 1720 – 1st July 1745), a Sikh martyr the son of Shaheed Bhai Jodh Singh and Bibi Dharam Kaur a Sandhu Jatt family of Poohla village, in Amritsar district of the Punjab.
  • He had a younger sister named Bibi Tar Kaur. He was a pious Sikh who following the teachings of the Sikh Gurus, worked hard tilling his land diligently and lived frugally; although not a rich man, he was always happy and did much for his Sikh brothers and sisters.
  • Bhai Taru Singh was a One of Great Martyrs, Who sacrifice his life to save the Sikhi.
  • His scalp was removed from his head with Axe. 
  • Bhai Taru was born in Village Pahoola.
  • Born in Punjab during the reign of the Mughal Empire, Bhai Taru Singh was raised as a Sikh by his widowed mother, Bibi Dharam Kaur as his father, Bhai Jodh Singh had died in battle. 
  • Taru Singh was then barely 25 years of age. His dead body was cremated outside Delhi Gate at Lahore, where a “Shahidganj”, or martyrs’ memorial, was later constructed. It became a place of pilgrimage for the Sikhs.



Profession/Designation One of the great Martyrs of Sikhism
Location Amritsar,Punjab