The video below gives an incite to how the Nihangs Singhs were betrayed by Sikh leaders in the past 30 Years.
What is Nihang?
Anyone who lives free from fear is called a ‘Nihang’. In Raag Aasa Guru Arjan dev Ji has described ‘Nihang’ in this manner:
(Ang 392, SGGS)
“nirbhau hoeiou bheiaa nihangaa
Being fearless, he becomes a ‘Nihang’ (bold and daring person).”
Describing the Nihang the old Panth Prakaash states:
“nihang kahaavai so purakh, dukh sukh manne na ang.(praapanpraa)
A person who has forsaken the fear of death and is always ready to embrace martyrdom is called a Nihang.”
Nihang Singhs are unattached to worldly materials. They wear blue clothes and tie a turban that is a foot high with a “dumala” on top of it. They always keep several weapons such as chakars or a khanda on themselves.
The Nihangs, the ‘Dare Devils’ of the Sikh Panth, are members of an order established by Guru Gobind Singh Ji more than 300 years ago. Renowned for their martial skills the Nihangs (men such as Akali Phula Singh) are the Vanguards of the Sikh nation, whose vocation in life is to be a warrior and protect the Gurdwaras and be on the forefront of battles. Though there is no concrete account of how the Nihangs came about, it is told by many Singhs that one day the three Sahibzaadey (princes of Guru Gobind Singh Ji) were performing their battle skills, and the youngest of them all Baba Fateh Singh Ji also wanted to play with his brothers. The other brothers replied: “At the moment you are too small.”
The Sahibzaadey felt so let down, that he went inside the palace and tied a dastaar (turban) as tall as one hand.
He put on a blue dress. Placed a Chakar (round disc carried on a belt or worn on the turban) on himself.
He adorned himself with a small Khanda. Over his dastaar he wrapped a ‘dumalla’ and in he held in his hand a spear, with wore his Kirpaan. He then went to where his brothers were playing and said, “Now I don’t look small.”
Seeing his son, looking so handsome and beautiful, Guru Ji said: “From this dress the Nihangs will be formed.”
For this reason up to this day Nihang Singhs are called ‘Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s Laddleeaa Faujaa(n) (Beloved Army)’.