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Lot 128

A scene from the Battle of Chamkaur, coloured print, 20th century, depicting Guru Gobind Singh...

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Lot 128

A scene from the Battle of Chamkaur, coloured print, 20th century, depicting Guru Gobind Singh...

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Lot 128


A scene from the Battle of Chamkaur, coloured print, 20th century, depicting Guru Gobind Singh and his followers asking permission of the city chief for shelter to rest for the night in their garhi or haveli by the river Sarsa, 48 x 43cm. 

The Battle of Chamkaur, also known as Battle of Chamkaur Sahib, was a battle fought between the Khalsa, led by Guru Gobind Singh, and the coalition forces of the Mughals led by Wazir Khan and of Hindu hill chief. After Guru Gobind Singh left Anandpur Sahib on the night of 5 and 6 December 1704 he crossed the Sarsa river with his disciples. While they were crossing, the Mughals and hill chiefs attacked. Guru Gobind Singh and his followers asked permission of the city chief for shelter to rest for the night in their garhi or haveli. He refused, but his younger brother allowed the Sikhs to stay in the haveli.

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