The Genius Idea of Vanjara Sikhs to Rescue Body of Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Ji

When Guru Tegh Bahahur Ji Was Martyred, A strict watch was kept so that no Sikh could get a glimpse of Guru Ji’s Body.

Bhai Ude and Bhai Lakhi Shah had devised a plan to recover Guru Ji’s body and he planned to bring several bullock carts loaded with cotton through Chandni Chowk at that time. The carts travelling at considerable speed blew more dust into the air, which added to the dust from the storm, adding to the chaos and further reducing visibility.

At the risk of his own life, under the cover of darkness and in the dust storm, Bhai Lakhi Shah was able to remove the headless body of the fallen Martyr, with the help of his son Nagahiya, in a cart which was loaded with cotton, and carry it to his humble home. As it was too dangerous to openly cremate the body (the Mughals had planned to desecrate the Guru’s remains and put them on public display) he did so by setting fire to his home, concealing the cremation of the Guru’s body. At the same time, Bhai Jaita was on his to Anandpur Sahib with Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib’s head.

Afterwards Lakhi Shah, accompanied by his companions, traveled to Anandpur to pay homage to Guru Gobind Singh and let him know that his father’s body had been given the final rights.

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