by We Are Sikhs — June 17, 2021
“He, Himself is the father, He, Himself is the mother, and He, Himself makes the children wise.” - Guru Granth Sahib Ji
Throughout history, Sikh fathers have been a source of inspiration. Their lives showed us how to be strong, steadfast, courageous, generous, tolerant, and so much more.
This Father’s Day, we remember the father figures in Sikh history that stood up for oppressed communities and followed in the Gurus' footsteps.
Bhai Kanhaiya Ji
A follower of Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji, Bhai Kanhaiya Ji exemplified generosity and compassion. He always had a coin in his pocket to give away and would seek out opportunities to ease the burdens of those around him. In battle, he is remembered for pouring water and caring for all injured warriors regardless of what side they fought for.
Banda Singh Bahadur Ji
Under the guidance of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, Banda Singh Bahadur Ji became one of the greatest Sikh warriors in history. He is remembered for his courage and fierce warrior spirit. He stood up against Mughal oppression and his martyrdom inspired more Sikhs to join the noble fight.
Baba Deep Singh Ji
Growing up around Guru Gobind Singh Ji, Baba Deep Singh Ji inherited a fearless devotion to the Sikh faith. He exemplified strength, dedication, and intellect throughout his life. He was beheaded in a battle against the Mughals to protect and ensure that the Sikh beliefs were passed down to the next generations.