Sahibzada Ajit Singhji

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Name: Sahibzada Ajit Singhji

Eldest Son of Shri Guru Gobind Singhji (1687-1705)

 

  • Sahibzada Ajit Singh (11 February 1687 – 7 December 1705), the eldest of four sons of Guru Gobind Singh, was born to Mata Jito ji (also known as Mata Sundari ji) at Paonta sahib on 11 February 1687.
  • The following year, Guru Gobind Singh returned with the family to Anandpur where Ajit Singh was brought up in the approved Sikh style.
  • He was taught the religious texts, philosophy and history, and had training in the martial arts such as riding, swordsmanship, gatka and archery.
  • He grew up to be a handsome young man, strong, intelligent and a natural leader of people.
  • Soon after the creation of the Khalsa on 30 March 1699, he had his first test of skill. A group of Sikhs (sangat) coming from Pothohar, northwest Punjab, was attacked and looted on the way by the Ranghars of Nuh, a short distance from Anandpur across the River Sutlej.
  • Sahibzada Ajit Singh led one of the sallies and laid down his life fighting in the thick of the battle. He was 18 years old at the time of his supreme sacrifice for his faith.
  • Gurdwara Qatalgarh now marks the spot where he fell, followed by Sahibzada Jujhar Singh, who led the next sally.

Profession/Designation Eldest Son of Shri Guru Gobind Singhji (1687-1705)
Location Paonta Sahib,India
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