5 Most Outnumbered Battles in Sikh History

The Following are the most outnumbered Battles in Sikh History where 1 Singh was literally against thousands. Even after such odds the Singhs of the Khalsa were able to cause massive causalities of the enemy soldiers.

1) Battle of Chamkaur 48 Singhs Vs 10 Lakh Mughal Force on December 6, 1704 in Chamkaur, Punjab


  2)  Battle of Saragarhi 21 Singhs Vs 10,000 Afgans in North West Frontier Province of the British Empire which is now Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Part of Pakistan.

The Battle of Saragarhi fought by The 36th Sikh Regiment in 1897, Is one of the Greatest Battles of All Time. Recognized By UNESCO and British Parliament Read History Here: Link


3) Battle of defending Darbar Sahib in Amritsar 1764, 30 Singhs Vs 30,000 Afgans

30 Singhs Against 30,000 Afgan Force, Singhs Defended Sri Harmandir Sahib Ji till Last Breath.
Battle is often Described as a “Marriage with Death”
Jathedar Baba Gurbaksh Singh made a decision to stay at Harmandir Sahib Ji in 1764 to defend against a huge Afgan Force that was approaching. Led Singhs that Fought Valiantly Against a 30,000 Afgan Force.
Defended Darbar Sahib, and Caused Heavy Casualities of the Afgan Army. One of the Most Fearless Khalsa Warriors of All Time. For the Chardi Kala of the Panth He and Other Singhs who Stayed Became Shaheed. After this Battle, The Khalsa Panth Became Stronger then ever and Misls Joined Forces which Would Lead to the Khalsa Raj.
These Sikhs Could have left Darbar Sahib after the Decision of the Sarbatt Khalsa But It’s an Example of the Kind of Jathedars of the Time Who Were Fearless and Went Against Injustice.


4) Battle of Wan, 22 Singhs Vs 2,000 Mughal Troops in 1726 at Wan Tara Singh Village, Taran Taran Distt, Punjab

A government informer, Chaudhry Sahib Rai of Naushahra Pannuan, complained to the Faujdar of Patti, Jafar Begh that Tara Singh harboured criminals. The faujdar sent a contingent of 25 horse and 80 foot to Wan but Tara Singh’s colleague Sardar met them in the fields, fought back and routed the invaders with several dead, including their commander, nephew of the faujdar and got martyrdom himself. Ja’far Begh reported the matter to Zakariya Khan, who sent a punitive expedition consisting of 2,000 horse, 5 elephants, 40 light guns and 4 cannononwheels under his deputy, Momin Khan. Tara Singh had barely 22 men with him at that time. They kept the Lahore force at bay through the night but were killed to a man in the handtohand fight on the following day 1726. Their heads were taken back to Lahore and thrown in blind well where Gurudwara Shaheed Singhania now stands in Landa Bazar. A Gurudwara Sahib now marks the site where the dead bodies of Bhai Tara Singh and his 20 companions were cremated.


5) Siege of Anandpur Sahib May 1704 – DECEMBER 1704 at Fort Anandpur Sahib, Punjab

The siege numbers where one million soldiers of the Mughal Imperial Army and 10,000 sikhs under the control of the founder of Khalsa Panth Guru Gobind Singh Ji

In 1704 Anandpur was under an extended siege by the allied forces of the Mughals and the hill chiefs. Provisions were completely exhausted and the Khalsa lived on leaves and the bark of trees. The Jats of Majha made up their mind to go home. The Guru would not let them leave unless they signed a disclaimer saying that they were no longer the Sikhs of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. Out of hundreds of Sikhs, only forty put their thumb impression on the disclaimer; they were then permitted to leave Anandpur. This was during the siege of Sri Anandpur Sahib, which lasted eight months long, resulting in about 10,000 Sikh Soldiers under the 10th Master, Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji giving a devasting defeat to the one million mughals who had invaded the holy city. Each of the Hill Rajas, except about three groups were fighting along side the Mughal Imperial Army. 


By DailySikhUpdates

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