Meaning of the word nihang singh

The word Nihang is derived from the Sanskrit word Nishank which means fearless and pure. The one who is without any doubt means Nishank. One who is not attetched to anyone means Nishang. This became Nishang. according to some people, the origin of this word is from the Persian word which means sword, pen, horse and crocodile. A similar mention is also found in Guru Shabad Ratnakar Mahan Kosh. This word is used in Sri Guru Granth Sahib an Sri Desham Sahib Granth Sahib.

who are the nihang singh

The Nihang Singh are a religious proctectorate of the sikhs and havea gloriuos history of 320 years. The Khalsa was established in the year 1699. by the last Guru of the sikh Panth. Guru Gobind Singh Ji. Khalsa Panth had 2 types of soldiers. One was the one who userd to wear simple clothes and other was the one who usrd to wear blue colored clothes and wear a big Turban. only those who wore blue clothes were called Nihang. Nihnag singh usually wear Amrit.

Weave of Nihangs: Weave of Nihangs means their dress is different from other Sikhs. Nihang Singh always wear blue clothes. They are accompanied by a big teg (spear) or sword. He always wear bracelets on their hands and keep a dagger tied aroun their waist. Many Sikhs also keep Shields. They are dressed like warriors
It is also said that Fateh Singh, the youngest of the 4 sons of Guru Gobind Singh ji, also had to learn the art of warfare like his brothers. The elder brother said that you are still young. Hearing this, Fateh Singh went to came house and wearing a big turban and a blue robe and said that now I am not looking small. It is said that it was from here that the blue dress Nihang sect started trending.

communities of nihang singh

Nihangs also have 2 groups. one who practice celibacy and the other who is a householder. The Wives and children of the householders Nihangs also wear the same clothes as the Nihangs and all them walk with the group. They go round places associated with the lives of Sikh Gurus. Like on the day of 'Maghi' th go to the Muktsar Sahib, where Guru Gobind Singh blessed 'Chali Mukte'. After this they go to Aanandpur Sahib to play Holi which is called 'Holla Mohalla'. Similarly, their groups go to other places. They have 3 parties- Tarna Dal, Bidhi Chand Dal and Budha Dal. All of them Different chiefs who are called Jathdars.

Work of Nihangs: Nihang Singhs recite Gurbani daily, live in Bane, keep treveling, keep practicing weapons and weapons. They also keep performing their art on their festivals of Sikhs. It is their job not to raise hands on any helpless, poor or weak, to protect them and to protect religion. Nihang Sikhs' religious symbol Nishan Sahib is also of blue color, while the rest of the Sikhs consider saffron colored Nishan Sahib as their religios Symbol. Nihang Singh also bealive in the Adi Granth Sahib (Guru Granth Sahib) as well as Sri Dasham Granth Sahib and the Sarbaloh Granth.


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