NANDED, Maharashtra—The 351st birth anniversary of female Sikh general Mata Bhaag Kaur (aka Mai Bhago) was celebrated with full devotion at Takht Sri Hazur Sahib on August 6. Following the culmination of Sri Akhand Path Sahib at 8 am in the morning, the Raagis and Sikh preachers delivered religious discourse to the attending Sikh congregation. Jathedar of Takht Sri Hazur Sahib Sant Kulwant Singh performed ‘Ardas’ on this occasion.
It is noteworthy here that the place of meditation Mata Bhaag Kaur Ji is situated within the periphery of Takht Sri Hazur Sahib where her traditional weapons are also still present.
Jathedar Sant Prem Singh, Sant Balwinder Singh Ji, Sikh Preacher Jangbir Singh and members of Takht Sri Hazur Sahib Management Board were also present on this occasion.
Mai Bhago was born in ancestral village of Jhabal near Patti, in the present-day Tarn Taran district of Majha region of the Punjab. She was married to Bhai Nidhan Singh of Patti. Mai Bhago was a staunch Sikh by birth and she had brothers who were also staunch Sikhs. She was a Sikh woman who led Sikh soldiers against the Mughals in 1705. She killed several enemy soldiers on the battlefield, and is considered to be a great leader by Sikhs.
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