Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Bhai Bachittar Singh Ji

Bhai Bachittar Singh (6 May 1664–8 December 1705), the second son of Bhai Mani Ram, a Parmar Rajput and devotee of the Gurus, was a Minhas Sikh Rajput hero, a warrior under Guru Gobind Singh. His native village was Padhiana. He is best remembered today as the soldier who drove a spear (Nagni Barchha) into the head of an intoxicated elephant at the Battle of Anandpur.

Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji and a small number of Sikhs were defending their position in Lohgarh fort of Anandpur Sahib, which was under attack by numerically far suprior forces under the rule of the Moghul Emperor Aurangzeb and the Hindu rulers of the Hill States. Despite superior numbers, the besiedging forces were unable to penetrate the heavily-defended fort. They brought forth an armoured, druken elephant to batter in the gates. Bhai Bachittar Singh was tasked with stopping the elephant, armed with a nagni barcha, a type of spear with a twisted  head. Singh Sahib rode out of the fort on horseback and attacked the elephant, thrusting his spear into the animal's forehead and cutting the its trunk with his sword. The wounded elephant retreated, disrupting the attackers' ranks.

Bachittar Singh also took part in actions at Nirmohgarh and Basali and was wou
nded after taking part in the fifth and last battle of Anandpur. The city was evacuated, and Bhai Sahib safely crossed the Sirsa River. However, he was wounded in a skirmish near Malikpur Ranghran.

Hearing that Nihang Khan was sheltering some Sikhs, the Mughal troops searched his house while the mortally wounded Bachittar Singh lay in a small room attended by Nihang Khan's daughter. Living up to his name, Nihang Khan maintained his cool and succeeded in keeping the search party from entering the room by telling them that his daughter was nursing her very sick husband. Thus the danger was averted, but the life of Bachchittar Singh could not be saved. He succumbed to his injuries and breathed his last on 8 December 1705. Nihang Khan had the cremation performed secretly the following night.


  1. I would like to pay great tribute to all the Minhas Rajputs in the world because they are royal and brave.They never compromised on their dignity of faith and honour.Minhas Rajputs died but never bend down to any dictator it is the history of centuries.Hindu Minhas Rajputs reside in mainly in Jammu and Himachal Pardesh and in Punjab.Muslim Minhas Rajputs reside in Pakistani Punjab and Azad Kashmir(Pakistani held Kashmir)and Sikh Minhas Rajputs Reside in Indian Punjab.Whatever happed with Sikh community in 1984 was a offense and humiliation to mankind. I storngly comdemmened the atack on Golden Temple by Indian forces in 1984, huminity is ashamed by this act.
    Yaser Khalil Raja
    a Muslim Minhas Rajput from Azad Kashmir.

  2. i want to tell you that in above description it mention that bachittar singh was parmar rajput and minhas sikh rajput,where as i have knowedge that parmar are different than minhas.Minhas is a branch of kachwaha branch(like jaipur royal family) who are suryavanshi,where as parmar are decendents of raja bhoj or vikramaditya of ujjain/malwa and are agnivanshi.Banda bahadur was mihas rajput.