Mother of The Guru |Mata Gujri, Feminism and Beyond
Mata Gujri was the wife of Guru Tegh Bahadur, the ninth guru of the Sikh religion. She was a devoted and influential figure in the Sikh community and is revered for her dedication to the Sikh faith and for her role in preserving the Sikh tradition.
Mata Gujri was born in Kartarpur, Punjab, in present-day Pakistan. She married Guru Tegh Bahadur in 1665 and played a central role in supporting him in his work as the guru. She was a devout and spiritual woman who played an important role in the upbringing and education of the couple’s children, including their son, Guru Gobind Singh, who went on to become the tenth guru of the Sikh religion.
Mata Gujri is remembered for her bravery and selflessness, as she made great sacrifices to protect the Sikh tradition and to ensure the safety and well-being of her family. She is revered by Sikhs as a symbol of devotion, strength, and courage, and is often remembered and honoured in Sikh prayers and rituals. Mata is a prominent figure in the Unspoken history of Feminism and Spirituality. Sikh teachings made society give equal rights to women in the real sense Mata Bhaag kaur as a Female leader emerged as a saint warrior in the struggle. Gurus brought in the demolition of unfair animosities based on ethnicity and status
Reference from The Founder of Khalsa by Amardeep S Dahiya:
‘Do not forget, my brother, that these boys are so young that their staple diet is still milk. They are too young to have committed any offence deserving of death. Remember that our religion too enjoins upon us not to harm defenceless woman and children give heed to the demands of our religion and let them go’
÷Nawab of Kotla in conversation with Wazir khan the Nawab of Sirhind who wanted to have revenge on Sahibzadey (Son of Guru Gobind Singh ji) Sahibzada Zorawar singh and Sahibzada Fateh Singh.
Guru Gobind Singh Ji is the epitome of sacrifice and is known as Sarbansdani because he lost the whole of his family for the good of humanity. Among four of Guru’s sons, two were sacrificed in the battle of chamkaur sahib and two of the sons were killed by the unmerciful Wazir Khan when were separated during the Vichora at Sirsa River. Mata Gujri and sahibzaadey were captured by Wazir khan and kept in Pitiful conditions in the cold Pillar or Burj.
Chaar Sahibzade is a must-watch animated movie based on the story of the sons of Guru Gobind Singh Ji. Mata gujri is a remarkable outcome of spirituality that remains steady over time or becomes timeless. The level of realisation a person can suffer and then comes out of moral and virtuous. This states the mental strength and peace that he or she has achieved with. Khalsa or Pure is conscious that is left with peace and clarity. We should pass the legacy of leaders to the impending generations to come out educated in the real sense.