Singhu Border News: Who are the Nihang Sikhs, who got the likeness of both God and the arrogant in Guru Granth Sahib.

When the 10th Guru of the Sikhs, Gobind Singh founded the Khalsa Panth, along with that the Nihang army also started.

NIHANG SIKHS 

There is a Nihang Sikhs in the Sikh community who are considered to be very fanatical in religious form. Nihang means ‘crocodile’ in Persian language. According to Guru Shabad Ratnakar Mahan Kosa, the word Nihang has many meanings – sword, pen, horse, crocodile. Who is without any doubt, that is, Nishank. One who has no attachment to anyone, Nisang. This word is used in Sri Guru Granth Sahib and Sri Dasam Granth Sahib. The Sri Dasam Granth Sahib contains the teachings of Guru Gobind Singh.

They are naturally more aggressive. Nihang Sikhs are in a way the traditional army of Sikhs. In Sikhism , he is known as a religious warrior. Nihangs strictly follow the orders of the ten Gurus of the Sikhs. They are always full of fighting spirit. It is believed that during the time of the ten Gurus of the Sikhs, they used to be the Pralab Sentinels of the Sikh Sahibans. Since then the spirit of protecting religion is alive in them till today.

who are nihangs

The dress and mannerisms of the Nihangs are different from that of the rest of the Sikhs. Nihang Sikhs practice celibacy and stay away from attachment and family. People see him as the protector of the religion of the Sikhs. There are many descriptions in Sikh religious texts and history about Nihangs. There is a line in Gurmukhi ‘Aaye ne nihang, bua khol deo nisang, nihang kahawe so ancestor, dukh sukh mane na ang’, the beloved army of the guru, who had the status in the society that it was said that open the door of the house, no one to be afraid of. It’s not a problem, Nihang has arrived. This line is enough to tell about the Nihangs that how big is their position in Sikhism.

The world of these Nihangs, who carry a special type of chola, saffron ties, different types of weapons like turban, dumala, khanda, barchha or sword, is quite unique. The 5th Guru of Sikhs, Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji has used the word ‘Nihang’ on page 352 of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. Nihanga – “Nirbhayo hoyo, Bhaya nihanga” This means that Nihangs are fearless and fearless, they are not afraid of anyone. But one thing should be kept in mind that here in this line of Gurbani the word ‘Nihang’ is not used for a good person, ‘Gurmukh’, Bhagat or Sikh.

Nihang is also described as a Sikh warrior

Although in many places Nihang is also described as a Sikh warrior who fights to protect religion. It is not that ‘Nihang’ is used in Gurbani only for bad people. The word ‘Nirbhay’ is also used for God in Gurbani. This word is neither bad nor good. This word is used for both good and bad person. In Gurbani ‘Nihang’ is also used for a man who has forgotten God. One who indulges in ego and is oppressed by his ego.

Singhu Border News: Who are the Nihang Sikhs, who got the likeness of both God and the arrogant in Guru Granth Sahib.
Singhu Border News: Who are the Nihang Sikhs, who got the likeness of both God and the arrogant in Guru Granth Sahib.

The blue chola of Nihangs is the root of their beginnings. However, today’s modern Nihang Sikhs also wear saffron and white chola in addition to blue chola. Jathedar Santa Singh, head of the Buddha Dal, the largest organization of Nihangs, is also wearing a saffron ‘chola’. Although most Nihangs wear blue chola only. There are many tales and stories of blue chola, out of which one story is also that Guru Nanak wore a blue chola in Mecca. Historian Bhai Gurdas ji writes – Baba then went to Makkah, Neel Bastra Dhare Banwari, (Baba {Guru Nanak} then went to ‘Mecca’ wearing blue clothes). This was for purposes of disguise as it was not possible for a non-Muslim to enter the city of ‘Mecca’, so Gurudas ji put on a Muslim dress. They not only wore blue colored clothes but also took ‘musalla’ (prayer mat) and other Muslim supplies.

How Nihang started

When the 10th Guru of the Sikhs, Gobind Singh founded the Khalsa Panth, the Nihang Fauj also started with the same. Along with the Khalsa, Nihangas were raised as a reserve army of warriors. At that time their job was to take knowledge of weaponry and be ready for war. Dr. Balwant Dhillon says that Guru Gobind Singh’s younger son Fateh Singh (1699–1705) once appeared in the Guru’s presence wearing a blue chola with a dumala (piece of cloth) as his son in a blue turban so majestic. Seeing it, the Guru said that it would be the careless soldiers of the Khalsa, that is, now this blue dress will be of Nihangs. How are Nihangs different from Sikhs? Nihang Sikhs recite Gurbani daily and live in their special type of bane (clothing). Nihang Sikh has mastery in weaponry. This is their special identity.

Nihang Sikhs believe in Guru Granth Sahib as well as Sri Dasam Granth Sahib and Sarbaloh Granth. – Nihang Sikhs always wear nectar Nihang never smokes, but consumes large amounts of cannabis and sometimes dry opium.

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