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Daughter of Guru Gobind Singh

I am the proud daughter of Guru Gobind Singh Ji.
Proud because of the unparalleled example he set for humanity.
He inspired every man to be a king
and every woman to be a queen
by recognizing inherent human dignity.
He tells his father to sacrifice himself for others’ beliefs and rights.
He tied a final bow on the gift of Sikhi, the identity,
To be the lighthouse so that anyone seeking help can have an advocate, a protector.
His beautiful poetry is filled with gratitude, greatness, and deep love for the Creator.
No one was a match for his athleticism and leadership, deeming him a great warrior.
Yet his humbleness moves me to tears

as he asks the Five Beloved to bless him with khande dhi pauhul.
I am short of words to tell you the love, inspiration, and strength my father has given me.
I am the proud daughter of Guru Gobind Singh Ji.


by Jasvir Kaur Singh


Feature image is a hand colored, wood block print depicting the creation of the Khalsa initiated by Guru Gobind Singh Ji. You can see it in the British Museum’s online collection.

4 Comments

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    Hardev singh
    01/05/2017 at 7:57 pm

    Good words and very nice love towards loving father.

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    Archna Singh
    01/05/2017 at 11:15 pm

    Just what every Sikh girl feels like.. Beautifully written. Proud indeed.

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    Ramanjit Chaggar
    01/07/2017 at 12:37 am

    Simply….WOW!

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    Jay
    06/13/2017 at 10:27 pm

    Thank you for this. I always think of myself as the son of Guru Gobind Singh in time of hardship. It helps me get through them. He really did sacrifice everything for us.

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