Tributes to Veer Banda Vairagi on his 350th Birth Anniversary. 🙏🏻

One of the greatest War generals, slayer of Wazir Khan(Mughal Governor of Sirhind), conquerer of Shekhs & Saiyads (Battle of Sadhaura) & upholder of Kshatriya Dharm.
He was born in Jammu in a Minhas Rajput family. Image
In the Battle of Chappar Chiri, 1710, Banda's forces killed Wazir Khan, the Governor of Sirhind who was responsible for the martyrdom of sons of Guru Gobind Singh. Two days later the he captured Sirhind. Banda Singh was now in control of territory from the Sutlej to the Yamuna.
He was a Benevolent ruler & ordered that ownership of the land be given to the farmers, to let them live in dignity and self-respect. He also abolished the taluqdaari system. In 1713, Banda Vairagi captured Kalanaur and Batala. In 1715, he was captured after an 8 month siege at
Nangal where after he was taken to Delhi and was given an option to convert to Islam, Banda instead took death as an honour and was executed after severe torture. His eyes were pierced, limbs were chopped, his skin was removed & finally he was Killed.

Naman to the Great Martyr🙏🏻

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