At that time, Nadir Shah raided Delhi in the year 1739 and looted Hindustan and was carrying lot of Hindustan treasures and nearly 18000 Hindu women along with him. The news spread like wildfire and was heard by Sardar Jassa Singh, who was the Commander of the Sikh army at that time. He decided to attack Nadir Shah’s Khafila on the same midnight.
He did so and rescued all the Hindu women and they were safely sent to their homes. It didn’t happen only once but thereafter, whenever any Abdaalis or Iranis had looted Hindustan and were trying to carry out treasures and Hindu women along with them for selling them in Abdal markets, the Sikh army although quite few in numbers but brave-hearted, attacked them at midnight,12 o’clock and rescued the captured women.
After that time, when there occurred a similar incident, people started to contact the Sikh army for their help and the Sikhs used to attack the raiders at midnight, 12 o’clock. Their continued success became a legend, that at midnightnearly at 12 o’clock, it is very difficult to fight against Sikhs as the Sikhs are endowed with supernatural power to defend Religion, Nation and Humanity. Nobody can fight and win against them at midnight. That is the legend behind the story today. Over time, a few smart alecks corrupted this into the line that at 12 o’clock, the Sikhs go out of their senses.
Courtesy – Hindi Voice by
OP Rathore Famous RJ and VO Artist