Sarbat Khalsa 2015 is On 10th Nov. at Amritsar-Tarn Taran Road, Village Chabba, Amritsar.


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Historical Conception

In the other, historical, sense, Sarbat Khalsa is the highest organ of the Khalsa Commonwealth representing its “integrated will,” which no Sikh commoner,sardar or prince could dare defy. Sarbat Khalsa, meeting in the presence of the Guru Granth Sahib, is the supreme sovereign body, with deliberative and executive powers, including authority to direct the affairs of the community. The institution of Sarbat Khalsa grew out of the needs and compulsions of the turbulent eighteenth century when Sikhs, were driven away from their homes and were forced to find shelter in remote hills and forests in large or small batches. The able-bodied baptized Singhs among each group formed a fighting band, living off the land in defiance of the imperial might. It became customary for these bands of Sikhs to assemble yearly at Amritsar, especially on the occasions of Baisakhi and Diwali. These gatherings of warriors and noncombatants who were soon considered to represent the entire Panth came to be known as the Sarbat Khalsa. In this general sense, Sarbat Khalsa denoted, as it still does, the entire body or the whole commonwealth of Sikhs in whose name ardas or the supplicatory prayer was offered individually or at public congregations.

The Sarbat Khalsa discussed and took decisions by common counsel upon matters of policy and upon matters requiring action. Reports on the activities of different jathas or groups were taken note of and strategies in respect of their continued resistance against Mughal and Afghani oppressors who sought their conversion to Islam, as well as their relationship with friendly powers such as the Jats and the Marathas. The earliest known meeting of the Sarbat Khalsa took place on the occasion of Divali in 1723 when a clash between Tat Khalsa and the Bandais (owing fealty to Banda Singh Bahadur) was averted and amicably settled through the intervention and wise counsel of Bhai Mani Singh.

The next notable Sarbat Khalsa, which was held soon after the martyrdom of Bhai Tara Singh of DallVan in 1726, passed a gurmata (the decisions of the Sarbat Khalsa), laying down a threefold plan of action:

  • to plunder government treasures in transit between local and regional offices and the central treasury
  • to raid government armouries for weapons and government stables for horses and carriages
  • to eliminate government informers and lackeys.

Another Sarbat Khalsa assembled in 1733 to deliberate upon and accept the government’s offer of a Nawabship and jagir to the Panth. Under a gurmata of the Sarbat Khalsa on 14 October (Divali day) 1745, the active fighting force of the Sikhs was reorganized into 25 jathas (bands) of about 100 each.

A further reorganization into 11 misls (divisions) forming the Dal Khalsa was made by the Sarbat Khalsa on Baisakhi, 29 March 1748. Thus, Sarbat Khalsa became the central body of what J.D. Cunningham, in his book, A History of the Sikhs, terms a “theocratic confederate feudalism” established by the misls.

SARBAT KHALSA 2015

Sarbat Khalsa 2015 is going to be held on 10th November 2015 at Amritsar-Tarn Taran Road, Village Chabba, Amritsar.

Sarbat Khalsa 2015 10 nov

ENDORSEMENTS

Following Jathebandis, Sikh Organizations, Mahapurakh Kar Sava etc are supporting SARBAT KHALSA 2015:

Baba Ram Singh Damdami Taksal Sangrawan
Bhai Amrik Singh Damdami Taksal Ajnala
Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara
Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar
Shiromani Akali Dal United
Shiromani Akali Dal 1920
North American Gurdwaras agreed unanimously in North American Sikh Summit
Sikh Student Federation Peer Mohammad
Sikh Student Federation 1984
Sikh Youth Federation Bhindrawale
Sikh Youth Federation Amritsar
Babu Surat Singh via his son Ravinderjit Singh Gogi
Nihung Sikh Jathebandi Tarna Dal
Baba Balwinder Singh
Baba Chamkaur Singh Bhai Rupe Wale
Baba Shinderpal Singh Sanghrawa Wale
Sri Guru Granth Sahib Satikar Sabha Haryana
S. Surjit Singh SGPC Member Haryana
Baba Jaiwinder Singh Baru Sahib
Bhai Baldeep Singh, Anaad Foundation
Baba Surinder Hari Singh, Janam Asthan Guru Angad Dev Ji
Baba Bohad Singh Tootan Wale
Baba Avtar singh Sadan wale
Baba Balkar Singh Bhagoke
Baba Sudh Singh Machiware Wale
Sikh Welfare Association Mumbai
Bhai Harjinder Singh Srinagar
Bhai Manjit Singh Ragi
Bhai Joginder Singh Riar
Sikh Youth Front
Baba Ajit Singh Jand Sahib Kar Sahib Wale
United Sikh Mission
Royal Sikh Youth Club
Khalsa Fatehnama
Guru Ki Fauj Sewa Society Punjab
Akaal Sahai Youth Formation
Dashmesh Akali Dal
Dharmic Ekta Mission
Gursikh Council Canada
ਨਿਅਾਰਾ ਖ਼ਾਲਸਾ ਪ੍ਰਚਾਰਕ ਜੱਥਾ
Guru Nanak Gurdwara South Birmingham
Balwinder Singh Bains, Simranjit Singh Bains (Bains Brothers Ludhiana)
Shri Guru Ravidas Sabha of New York
Amrit Sanchar Jatha, Firozpur
Harjas Kirtni Jatha, Fateh Nagar New Delhi
Dharam Parchar Sabha Beas, Bhai Sarvan Singh
Bharti Kisan Union, Dist President Firozpur S. Sukhpal Singh Buttar
Khalsa Dharam Parchar Jatha, Firozpur Moga, Bhai Lakhwinder Singh Khalsa, Bhai Gurmukh Singh Khalsa
Singh Sabha London East
Silicon Valley Gurdwara, Santa Clara
Gurdwara Sheehani Sahib, Zira (ਗੁ:ਸ਼ੀਹਣੀ ਸਾਹਿਬ)
Majhailiyaan da Kavishar Jatha
Lawyers For Justice, Advocate Barjinder Singh Lumba
Giani Ditt Singh Missionary Group
Rajasthan Sikh Gurudwara Parbandhak Commitee
Sikh Youth Federation Hong Kong
Gurmat Parchar Kender Dashua
Khalsa Care Foundation – Los Angeles, California
Sri Guru Singh Sabha Revesby, Sydney,  Australia
Akali Dal, Australia
Sikh Coalition, Australia
Supreme Sikh Council of Australia
Gurudwara Sahib Miri Piri
Turbans 4 Australia INC
Nishkam Welfare Society

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