Banda Bahadur the great mohyal warrior

Written by Alok Mohan on March 8, 2017. Posted in Uncategorized

  1. Banda Bahadur the great mohyal warrior

According to Mohyal History, Banda was born in a Mendhar Dist. village, Poonch, nestling the Shivalik ranges in Jammu & Kashmir, into a Chhibber family on 27 October 1670.
(This is important to state that mohyal history has been written by eminent scholars based on several evidences and families history)
Giani Budh Singh, Poonch scholar, in his book Chhowen Rattan, described Banda Singh Bahadur as Punjabi Mohyal Brahmin.
Harjinder Singh Dilgeer in his book Sikh Twareekh (1469–2007) (published by Singh Brothers Amritsar, in 5 volumes in 2008) narrates that Banda Singh was a Rajput, born in 1670. This is pertinent to mention here that mohyals have also been identified rajpoots as the mohyal clan belonged to ruler class.

Banda Bahadur (born Lachman Dev, also known simply as Banda Bahadur, Banda Singh, Lachman Das and Madho Das; 27 October 1670 – 9 June 1716, Delhi) was a Sikh military commander.

At age 15 he left home to become an ascetic, and was given the name ‘’Madho Das’’. He established a monastery at Nānded, on the bank of the river Godāvarī, where in September 1708 he was visited by, and became a disciple of, Guru Gobind Singh, who gave him the new name of Banda Bahadur. Armed with the blessing and authority of Guru Gobind Singh, he assembled a fighting force and led the struggle against the Mughal Empire.

His first major action was the sack of the Mughal provincial capital, Samana, in November 1709. After establishing his authority in Punjab, Banda Singh Bahadur abolished the zamindari system, and granted property rights to the tillers of the land. He was captured by the Mughals and tortured to death in 1716.
On 3 September 1708, Banda bahadur became a Sikh. Guru Gobind Singh jee ordered him to go to Punjab and fight the Mughals with the help of the Sikh army. Banda Singh Bahadur first camped in Khanda, Sonipat.Kaithal.

In 1709 he defeated Mughals in the Battle of Samana and captured the Mughal city of Samana, killing about 10,000 Mohammedans.

Samana minted coins. With this treasury the Sikhs became financially stable. The Sikhs soon took over Mustafabad and Sadhora (near Jagadhri). The Sikhs then captured the Cis-Sutlej areas of Punjab, including Malerkotla and Nahan.

On 12 May 1710 in the Battle of Chappar Chiri the Sikhs killed Wazir Khan, the Governor of Sirhind and Dewan Suchanand, who was responsible for the martyrdom of the two youngest sons of Guru Gobind Singh jee. Two days later the Sikhs captured Sirhind. Banda Singh was now in control of territory from the Sutlej to the Yamuna and ordered that ownership of the land be given to the farmers, to let them live in dignity and self-respect.

Battles fought by Banda Singh

Battle of Sonepat
Battle of Samana
Battle of Chappar Chiri
Battle of Sadhaura
Battle of Lohgarh
Battle of Jammu
Battle of Rahon, (1710)
Battle of Jalalabad (1710)
Battle of Gurdas Nangal or Siege of Gurdaspur
Battle of Sirhind

According to Mohyal History, Banda was born in a Mendhar Dist. village, Poonch, nestling the Shivalik ranges in Jammu & Kashmir, into a Chhibber family on 27 October 1670.
(This is important to state that mohyal history has been written by eminent scholars based on several evidences and families history)
Giani Budh Singh, Poonch scholar, in his book Chhowen Rattan, described Banda Singh Bahadur as Punjabi Mohyal Brahmin.
Harjinder Singh Dilgeer in his book Sikh Twareekh (1469–2007) (published by Singh Brothers Amritsar, in 5 volumes in 2008) narrates that Banda Singh was a Rajput, born in 1670. This is pertinent to mention here that mohyals have also been identified rajpoots as the mohyal clan belonged to ruler class.

Banda Bahadur (born Lachman Dev, also known simply as Banda Bahadur, Banda Singh, Lachman Das and Madho Das; 27 October 1670 – 9 June 1716, Delhi) was a Sikh military commander.

At age 15 he left home to become an ascetic, and was given the name ‘’Madho Das’’. He established a monastery at Nānded, on the bank of the river Godāvarī, where in September 1708 he was visited by, and became a disciple of, Guru Gobind Singh, who gave him the new name of Banda Bahadur. Armed with the blessing and authority of Guru Gobind Singh, he assembled a fighting force and led the struggle against the Mughal Empire.

His first major action was the sack of the Mughal provincial capital, Samana, in November 1709. After establishing his authority in Punjab, Banda Singh Bahadur abolished the zamindari system, and granted property rights to the tillers of the land. He was captured by the Mughals and tortured to death in 1716.
On 3 September 1708, Banda bahadur became a Sikh. Guru Gobind Singh jee ordered him to go to Punjab and fight the Mughals with the help of the Sikh army. Banda Singh Bahadur first camped in Khanda, Sonipat.Kaithal.

In 1709 he defeated Mughals in the Battle of Samana and captured the Mughal city of Samana, killing about 10,000 Mohammedans.

Samana minted coins. With this treasury the Sikhs became financially stable. The Sikhs soon took over Mustafabad and Sadhora (near Jagadhri). The Sikhs then captured the Cis-Sutlej areas of Punjab, including Malerkotla and Nahan.

On 12 May 1710 in the Battle of Chappar Chiri the Sikhs killed Wazir Khan, the Governor of Sirhind and Dewan Suchanand, who was responsible for the martyrdom of the two youngest sons of Guru Gobind Singh jee. Two days later the Sikhs captured Sirhind. Banda Singh was now in control of territory from the Sutlej to the Yamuna and ordered that ownership of the land be given to the farmers, to let them live in dignity and self-respect.

Battles fought by Banda Singh

Battle of Sonepat
Battle of Samana
Battle of Chappar Chiri
Battle of Sadhaura
Battle of Lohgarh
Battle of Jammu
Battle of Rahon, (1710)
Battle of Jalalabad (1710)
Battle of Gurdas Nangal or Siege of Gurdaspur
Battle of Sirhind

Alok Mohan

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