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Sant Kartar Singh Ji

Sant Kartar Singh Ji Khalsa

Sant Giani Kartar Singh Ji Khalsa Bhindran wale

Baba Ji was the thirteen Chief (Mukhi) of Damdami Taksal. Baba Ji studied in Damdami Taksal Jatha Bhindran.

After baba Gurbachan Singh Bhindran wale left the world for Sach Khand, Baba Kartar Singh Ji was the next leader of taksal. Some Students of taksal got angry when Baba Gurbachan Singh Ji choose Baba Kartar Singh Ji as a new leader of Damdami Taksal. To seen this, Sant Kartar Singh Ji and some students left the Gurdwara Sri Akhand Parkash, Bhindran. Build new headquarter of Damdami Taksal at Mehta.

Baba Thakur Singh Ji appointed Sant Giani Jarnail Singh Ji Khalsa the next Jathedar of Damdami Taksal, who was forever disciplined in Gursikh rehat and completely understood the knowledge of Gurbani.

Sant Kartar Singh Ji Khalsa was born in 1932 AD to Mata Labh Kaur & Jathedar Chanda Singh Ji V. Purane Poore Tehsil Kasoor Dist. Lahore is now in Dist. Amritsar. Jathedar Chanda Singh was a great Gursikh of high morals and good discipline. Sant Kartar Singh Ji was first educated at the Government Middle School Khemharan 9th & 10th grade were studied at National High School – Bhikhivind after which further studies were made at Khalsa College Amritsar. Along with worldly education, Sant Kartar Singh Ji was educated in Gurmat by Baba Baga Singh Ji who lived in their village. With the grace of Guru Ji, he quickly learned his 5-morning prayers Reharas Kirtan Sohela off by heart. They were still a student when in 1948 AD they took Amrit at Bhindra from Sant Gurbachan Singh Ji’s Jatha who were at Bhindra at the time. After taking Amrit they became very close with Sant Gurbachan Singh Ji. they were cremated on 21 August 1977.

Related Article: Episodes from Sant Giani Kartar Singh Ji’s life

Whilst studying at Khalsa College they used to remain engrossed in Simran and prayers. They used to recite a lot of Gurbani over and above the compulsory Nitnem for Sikhs. His Anand Karaj was performed in 1950 at the age of 18 years. Two sons were born are Shaheed Bhai Amrik Singh Ji and Bhai Manjit Singh Ji. With the permission of Khalsa Ji and to fulfill his father’s desire Sant Kartar Singh Ji became a Patwari (village level revenue official who keeps records of land holdings crop surveys and calculates land revenue) for a while but in 1957 AD he resigned from his job and started living in the Jatha on a permanent basis. For some time they did the Seva of being a Garveye (similar to personal assistant) to Khalsa Ji. Daily they would recite the 5-morning prayers Jaitsri Di Var Satte Balvade di Vaar 25 Ang of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji and in the evening they would recite the Panj Granthi both Barah Maha and many Japji Sahib in Khalsa Ji’s presence. They were dedicated to their Seva and would willingly do any seva.

He used to remain engrossed in Simran and Gursikhi Parchar thinking about the Sikh nation at all times (Chardhi Kala of the Sikh Nation). They would always be thinking about why Sikhs were straying away from Sikhi thinking – Have Sikhs forgot the Gurus actions that were for the benefit of us? He would discuss with learned Gursikhs – what strategy should be undertaken to ensure that the message of Sikhi can reach each and every household. They would perform their duties till 12 am/1 am and would wake up at 4 am – this was their daily timetable. He used to say “God has blessed us with beautiful bodies he gives us good food and the greatest of all he has blessed us with birth into a Sikh household then if we get tired or lazy we do not have the right to live – as we should be dedicating each breath to Sikhi Parchar.”

They used to get happy and energized when more Katha was performed in the day whilst touring doing Parchar. They had that much love for Sikhi that they wanted all to take Amrit and become Sikhs he used to say what a great sight it would be if in all directions we would have the sight of Singhs. To get bookings of Sant Kartar Singh Ji was very hard as there was much demand for them. Sant Ji never refused anyone at Gurdwara Nabha Sahib they became very ill and the Singhs had to assist them up the stairs after which Sangat from Chandigarh came at 10 pm and said that there is a Divan taking place and the whole Sangat is waiting for your presence – even if you attend and speak for only 10 minutes – the Singhs tried to convince Sant Ji not to go due to ill health but they still went to Chandigarh sector 19D and did Katha for 10 minutes with much fervor. When many people used to ask for their presence they used to say “Singhs we have no guarantees from our humanly bodies so we should do Sikhi Parchar to our heart’s content – as much as is physically possible.”

He used to say that for Sikhi to flourish a Parcharaks lifestyle should be exemplary and disciplined. With regard to this, they emphasized that each person who publicly speaks at the Gurdwara from the stage must be Amritdhari. He advised the committee of Sri Patna Sahib with regards to this and they issued an edict/Hukamnama stating this with which 36 Dhadi Jathas and many Parcharaks became Amritdahri. Delighted with this Sant Kartar Singh Ji gave siropa to these Parcharaks on 7th October 1976 AD at Bir Baba Budha Sahib Ji. 250000 people had congregated Sant Ji narrated the history of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadar Ji and other Shaheeds and 5000 men out of the Sangat stood up and promised never to drink alcohol again or cut their hair. Whenever anyone used to ask for their presence at their home if they were Patit (not within Sikh Code of Conduct) cut their hair drank alcohol/take intoxicants – until the homeowners would promise that they would give up drinking alcohol/taking intoxicants or stop cutting their hair – they would not go to their home or eat anything from them. In this way, they put many onto the path of Sikhi.

Siri Guru Tegh Bahadurs Ji’s 300th Shaheedhi day was celebrated by Sant Ji by getting organizations Jathebandhis Colleges to participate in Sikhi preaching. In relation to this during the emergency period of the government 37 great processions were carried out in various locations – the achievements of which are beyond description. The whole Sikh world was awakened by these great events. Sant Ji would stand for 15 hours at a time doing Parchar. A 100km long procession would go past 60-70 villages and Sant Ji would do parchar for 10-15 minutes at each village. Each village’s Sangat was made to sing the following slogan:-

May my head be sacrificed but not my Sikhi ads. Sant Ji replied that the 2 ministers should be informed that the procession is being performed in memory and honor of the protector of the Hindus – Hind dee Chadar. The ministers should remove their shoes and stand with both hands folded and clear the road for the procession to pass. Sant Ji was asked to lay the foundation of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur charitable hospital in Ludhiana when Sant Ji arrived their about 15-20 men got up in the Divan to welcome Sant Ji. Sant Ji walked out and left. The organizers went and asked the reason for this exit and Sant Ji replied that “in the presence of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji no-one should stand to welcome or respect another as this degrades the respect of the Guru.” All the organizers asked for forgiveness Sant Ji sent them all back into the Divan and Sant Ji went in by himself after all of them. Sant Ji explained to them that it doesn’t matter how famous the leader or great a Gursikh is – no one is greater than the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.

In Delhi, on 7 December 1975 AD – to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the Shaheedi of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji in the Ram Lila ground a procession of 2.2 million people arrived and P.M. Indira Gandhi came onto the stage and in the presence of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji all those on the stage arose to welcome and respect her but it was only Sant Kartar Singh Ji who remained seated. On the stage, Sant Ji spoke passionately about this anti-Sikh act. Many leaders who spoke on the stage said that P.M. Indira Gandhi had built an excellent relationship with Punjab after which she said the Delhi government got Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur martyred and today the Delhi government prostrates to Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji. The same Delhi government who were given reports against the Sikhs today respects and reveres Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji.
Sant Ji’s time to speak was after P.M. Indira Gandhi they began with

“First Rajput Kings used to give their daughters to get rewards. Today Sikhs are disgracing themselves if they do the same. For this reason, no Sikh is to marry their daughter to a Mona or a patit and the rehatnama says:

ਕੰਨਿਆ ਦੇਵੈ ਸਿਖ ਕੋ ਲੇਵੈ ਨਹਿ ਕਿਛੁ ਦਾਮ । ਸੋਈ ਮੇਰਾ ਸਿਖ ਹੈ ਪਹੁਚੇ ਗੁਰ ਕੇ ਧਾਮ ।

Guru Gobind Singh Ji is saying that the Sikh that marries his daughter to a Sikh and does not take any money/dowry is a true Sikh of mine and will reach my abode in Sachkand.Bhai Sahib Singh Rehatnama p.160

The second point that they clarified was that “We want to ask Indira Gandhi who achieved the rule of the Delhi government? If you have come here to prostrate to Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur you have done no great act. If Guru Ji had not become martyred the master of this throne would have been a Muslim and everywhere all would be greeted with Salema Lekham. You yourself would have been under a Burka. 

The number of hairs that are on the body of the P.M. even if she was to cut her head off that many times and placed at the feet of Guru Ji she still would not be able to remove the debt owed to Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji. Regardless of how powerful the P.M. – no one is more powerful than our Guru. She should prostrate to our loved one the light of the 10 Kings – Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji not that we get up and pay respect to her.” Upon this Jakaras were heard from all areas of the arena.

Due to the truth being spoken by Sant Kartar Singh Ji this led to disputes being raised by P.M. Indira Gandhi with the Damdami Taksal. If anyone disrespected Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji they Sant Ji never tolerated it regardless of who they were. Thus they spoke up against the Nakali Nirankaris and did programs to tackle their onslaught on Sikhi.

Sant Kartar Singh Ji was the Jathedar of Damdami Taksal for 8 years and did much Gurmat Parchar in this time. On 3 August 1977 AD they were traveling from V. Maleeha (n) (Jalandhar) to Solan and at the station Hussaainpur (near Ludhiana) their car crashed into a tree – where they were critically injured. They were taken to C.M.C. Hospital. They ascended to Sachkhand here on 16 August 1977. The Gurdwara Gurdarshan Parkash which they built-in memory of Sant Gurbachan Singh Ji Khalsa at Mehta was where they were cremated on 21st August 1977.

SANT GIANI KARTAR SINGH JI KHALSA BHINDRANWALE’S MUKH STUDENTS:-

  1. SANT GIANI JARNAIL SINGH JI KHALSA BHINDRANWALE (DAMDAMI TAKSAL’S 14th JATHEDAR)
  2. BHAI AMRIK SINGH JI SHAHEED (PRESIDENT ALL INDIA SIKH STUDENTS FEDERATION)
  3. SINGH SAHIB GIANI RAM SINGH JI (DAMDAMI TAKSAL PRESENT’s JATHEDAR AND GRANTHI SRI DARBAR SAHIB, AMRITSAR)
  4. SINGH SAHIB GIANI SHAVINDER SINGH JI (JATHEDAR TAKHAT SRI KESHGAR SAHIB)
  5. SINGH SAHIB GIANI JASWANT SINGH JI (JATHEDAR TAKHAT SRI DAMDAMA SAHIB)
  6. SINGH SAHIB GIANI JASBIR SINGH JI RODE (JATHEDAR SRI AKAL TAKHAT SAHIB)
  7. GIANI HARDEEP SINGH JI (HEAD GRANTHI TAKHAT SRI HAZUR SAHIB JI)
  8. JATHEDAR GIANI RAM SINGH SULTANPURI
  9. GIANI JASWANT SINGH JI (GRANTHI SRI DARBAR SAHIB AMRITSAR, KATHAVACHAK SRI MANJI SAHIB AMRITSAR)
  10. GIANI NAIB SINGH JI (GRANTHI TAKHAT SRI DAMDAMA SAHIB)
  11. GIANI THAKUR SINGH JI (HEAD GRANTHI GURDWARA DUKH NIVARAN SAHIB PATIALA)
  12. GIANI BACHAN SINGH JI (GRANTHI GURDWARA CHOLA SAHIB)
  13. GIANI BABA DHARAM SINGH JI JATHEDAR
  14. GIANI BAKHSHEESH SINGH JI (PANDIT)
  15. BHAI GURMUKH SINGH JI (DRIVER)
  16. GIANI PREM SINGH JI GHUMAN (LUDHIANA)
  17. GIANI MOHKAM SINGH JI
  18. GIANI BALWINDER SINGH JI
  19. GIANI DALBIR SINGH JI (ABIASI)
  20. GIANI BABA MAHA SINGH JI (MATOAR)
  21. GIANI HARI SINGH JI
  22. GIANI MALKIT SINGH JI
  23. GIANI NIRMAL SINGH JI
  24. GIANI HARBANZ SINGH JI
  25. GIANI SUKHDEV SINGH JI
  26. GIANI DALEEP SINGH JI RODE
  27. GIANI MOHAN SINGH JI
  28. GIANI DALVINDER SINGH JI
  29. GIANI DARSHAN SINGH JI
  30. SINGH SAHIB GIANI MAL SINGH JI (GRANTHI SRI DARBAR SAHIB AMRITSAR)
  31. GIANI GURNAM SINGH JI
  32. GIANI SAKATAR SINGH JI
  33. GIANI JARNAIL SINGH JI
  34. GIANI SUKHDEV SINGH JI SAAJAN
  35. GIANI VIR SINGH JI MUSHAL
  36. GIANI GURMAIL SINGH JI
  37. GIANI GURSHARAN SINGH JI
  38. GIANI RANJIT SINGH JI
  39. GIANI BALDEV SINGH JI (GRANTHI TAKHAT SRI PATNA SAHIB)
  40. GIANI LAKHA SINGH JI
  41. GIANI AMRIK SINGH JI MANESH
  42. GIANI TARLOKH SINGH JI
  43. GIANI GURBANS SINGH JI
  44. RAGI BHAI ATAR SINGH JI
  45. GIANI GURMUKH SINGH JI SHAHEED (GARVAI)
  46. RASHPAL SINGH JI SHAHEED (P.A.)
  47. GIANI SARWAN SINGH JI SHAHEED (RODE)
  48. RANBIR SINGH JI SHAHEED (FAUJI)
  49. JAGIR SINGH JI SHAHEED
  50. BABA DARSHAN SINGH JI SHAHEED
  51. GURMEET SINGH JI SHAHEED
  52. HARCHARAN SINGH JI SHAHEED
  53. RAGI BHAI BALDEV SINGH JI
  54. BHAI BALDEV SINGH JI
  55. BHAI BALJINDER SINGH JI SHAHEED
  56. BHAI HAJUR SINGH JI U.P.
  57. BHAI PREM SINGH JI
  58. RAGI BHAI PURAN SINGH JI
  59. RAGI BHAI KARNAIL SINGH JI
  60. RAGI BHAI HARI SINGH JI
  61. RAGI BHAI MAHA SINGH JI
  62. RAGI BHAI SURJIT SINGH JI
  63. RAGI BHAI HUKAM SINGH JI
  64. RAGI BHAI MOHAN SINGH JI
  65. RAGI BHAI JASVIR SINGH JI
  66. RAGI BHAI DHARAM SINGH JI
  67. RAGI BHAI BALDEV SINGH JI MEHTA
  68. BHAI GURJIND SINGH JI
  69. JAGIR SINGH JI (MAHANT)
  70. RAGI BHAI AMRIK SINGH JI (MOHI).
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