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In memory of Baba Jis recent seva in the UK, here is a short biography of their amazing jeevan thus far...

http://www.nihangsingh.org/website/bt-KhyalaWale.html

Tarna Dal Khyale Wale

Shiromani Panth Akali Dal Khalsa Nihang Singha (Khyale Wale)

The city of Amritsar has long been a stronghold of the Nihang Singhs. Several battalions of the Khalsa have their headquarters in the Majha area of Punjab. Among them is the Khayle Wale Dal lead by Jathedar Baba Trilok Singh Ji, one of the foremost scholars and preachers of the Sikh faith.

Baba Trilok Singh was born in 1950 in the household of Baba Preetam Singh and Mata Swaran Kaur. Mata Swaran Kaur is the sister of the late saint Sant Baba Thakur Singh Ji who for many years led Damdami Taksal. The Sikh traditions had flourished in Baba Trilok Singh’s family for many generations. His grandfather, Baba Kishen Singh, was a devout Sikh who used to wake early in the morning and visit the Gurdwara Sahib for blessed vision of the Guru. Baba Kishen used to tie a blue turban similar to the Nihangs and upon his heavenly departure Baba Trilok Singh’s mother suggested that he wear the blue turban of his grandfather. From then on Baba Ji became lovingly known by those around him by the tile ‘Jathedar Ji’. Baba Ji’s father’s brother, Baba Dharam Singh, was also a avid follower of the Nihang traditions. He once attacked a man with his sword for smoking nearby Harimandir Sahib. He was arrested by police who upon asking his name and village were infuriated to repeatedly hear the reply “My name is Dharam Singh and I am from Anandpur Sahib.” As a result of police torture he attained martyrdom while in custody. Baba Trilok Singh’s mother’s side of the family also came from a lineage of devout Sikhs. His mother’s father, Baba Bahadur Singh who was the father of Baba Thakur Singh Ji and was well versed in Sikh scripture and traditions. Baba Trilok Singh’s elder sister, Bibi Joginder Kaur learnt how to read Sikh scripture from their grandfather and in turn taught this skill to her younger brother. From a young age Baba Trilok Singh would spend great time at the local Gurdwara at the instruction of his mother. By his early teens Baba Trilok Singh would perform Asa Di Var keertan and also katha (religious discourse) at their local Gurdwara. Alongside their religious service they would also work the field and tend to all family affairs. In 1973 he received Amrit from Budha Dal during the Holla Mohalla celebrations. Not long after joining the Budha Dal, Jathedar Baba Santa Singh made Baba Trilok Singh the district head of Budha Dal in his province.

In 1978 Baba Trilok Singh’s health deteriorated rapidly and thinking that he had not long left to live he immersed himself entirely in the service of the Guru and Sikh congregation. As a result of this seva (voluntary service) his health dramatically improved and Baba Trilok Singh decided to carry on his life immersed in this service. He soon acquired a horse buggy which they would travel on around the local villages preaching and initiating new recruits into the Khalsa. Local people donated horses to Baba Trilok Singh and around 1986 they requested Baba Santa Singh Ji for permission to form their own battalion. Baba Santa Singh instructed Baba Kharag Singh, who had the time lead the dalpanth to perform the Ardas, prayer to the Guru for the formation of the new Dal. A Nishan Sahib (battle standard) and a Nagara (war drum) were presented to Baba Trilok Singh from the Budha Dal granting the request for the formation of the new battalion.

Baba Trilok Singh’s headquarters have always been at Gurdwara Guru Hargobind Sahib in the town of Khyala in Amritsar. This is near Ram Tirath, a site with great historical significance in Indian traditions. It is the birth town of Luv and Kush, the spot where many famous wars were fought, where Sita Ji left for their heavenly abode and the great epic Ramyana was written.

The Dal is constructing new Gurdware at many historical spots marking visits of Gurus or famous Sikh martyrs such as Baba Jhanda Shaheed, who was the first martyr of Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji’s army. The Khyale Wale dal have also recently opened a new school next to the historical shrine of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji in the village of Kotlee Suka.

Baba Trilok Singh has spent many years expounding the message of the Sikh faith and guiding others towards the Guru’s path. During the 300 sala celebrations Baba Trilok Singh and the Dal were performing several Amrit Sanchar (Khalsa initiation ceremony) across Punjab daily, sometimes up to four per day. In 2010, Baba Trilok Singh along with his son Baba Sukha Singh and two elder Nihang Singhs; Baba Ajaib Singh and Baba Jaswant Singh embarked on a tour of the UK education the Sikh population in all major UK cities. Like The Budha Dal, this Dal has established itself in the UK and has organised an Akhand Path (continuous reading) of Dasam Sri Guru Granth Sahib and an Amrit Sanchar (Khalsa initiation ceremony). Media recordings from Baba Trilok Singh’s tour will be available to download in the multimedia section.

Having growing now into an international organisation and with several shrines across Punjab, Baba Trilok Singh remembers the humble origins of the Dalpanth which he leads, maintaining all the Guru given success was the result of one wise man’s words. Baba Trilok Singh would never accept money given to him while doing religious discourse, instead he would place it in the Guru’s treasury at whatever Gurdwara he were at – not wishing to live off charitable donations, but off his own hard work instead. One old man once advised that as Baba Ji didn’t want to spend the money himself, instead of simply placing it in the donations box at the Gurdwara, he hold on to it and then do some seva with it himself. Once Baba Ji had a small amount of money he asked the Nihang Singhs with him what they would like to do with it. They instructed that a horse buggy be made ready so they could use it when performing amrit sanchars instead of walking from village to village instead of walking. Baba Trilok Singh would also walk or cycle on his bike to carry out religious services in villages. As more money was offered by the congregation so Baba carried on investing it in the Khalsa and the Guru’s cause. At present Khyale Wale Dal have on going construction at the following Gurdware Sahib:

Gurdwara Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib (Chogava)

Gurdwara Rabab Sahib (Sultanpur Lodhi) where Bhai Farinda presented Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji with a rabab and then left for his heavenly abode.

Gurdwara Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur (Kotlee Suka)

Gurdwara Chounee Nihang Singha (Punjoo Rai)

Gurdwara Angeetha Sahib Shaheed Singha (Ananpur Sahib, near Logarh Qilla)

Gurdwara Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib (Ruta Ber, Muktsar)

Gurdwara Baba Jhanda Shaheed (Chain Pur)

Gurdwara Sri Guru Har Rai Sahib (Harrar)

Gurdwara Sahib Shaheeda Singha (Odhar)

Gurdwara Sahib Shaheeda Singha (Nul)

Gurdwara Sahib Shaheed Singha (Sindhana)

Gurdwara Sahib Baba Santokh Singh Shaheed (Samrava)

Baba Trilok Singh’s son, Baba Sukha Singh (Dal Khalsa Nihang Singha) also performs a great amount of service to the Khalsa. Wherever his father instructs he attends and carries out whatever service is required of him. He spent a great time with Sant Baba Thakur Singh and gained honour and respect while learning from the great saint. He has recently recorded the Budha Dal sunder Gutka (prayer back) in audio format, due to be released soon on CD by www.NihangSingh.org . His own son, the young Baba Sarwan Singh has began performing daily religious discourse aged just 11 at the battalions headquarters at Khyale.

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On 3/20/2010 at 1:26 AM, shaheediyan said:

In memory of Baba Jis recent seva in the UK, here is a short biography of their amazing jeevan thus far...

 

http://www.nihangsingh.org/website/bt-KhyalaWale.html

 

 

Tarna Dal Khyale Wale

 

Shiromani Panth Akali Dal Khalsa Nihang Singha (Khyale Wale)

 

The city of Amritsar has long been a stronghold of the Nihang Singhs. Several battalions of the Khalsa have their headquarters in the Majha area of Punjab. Among them is the Khayle Wale Dal lead by Jathedar Baba Trilok Singh Ji, one of the foremost scholars and preachers of the Sikh faith.

 

 

 

 

Baba Trilok Singh was born in 1950 in the household of Baba Preetam Singh and Mata Swaran Kaur. Mata Swaran Kaur is the sister of the late saint Sant Baba Thakur Singh Ji who for many years led Damdami Taksal. The Sikh traditions had flourished in Baba Trilok Singh’s family for many generations. His grandfather, Baba Kishen Singh, was a devout Sikh who used to wake early in the morning and visit the Gurdwara Sahib for blessed vision of the Guru. Baba Kishen used to tie a blue turban similar to the Nihangs and upon his heavenly departure Baba Trilok Singh’s mother suggested that he wear the blue turban of his grandfather. From then on Baba Ji became lovingly known by those around him by the tile ‘Jathedar Ji’. Baba Ji’s father’s brother, Baba Dharam Singh, was also a avid follower of the Nihang traditions. He once attacked a man with his sword for smoking nearby Harimandir Sahib. He was arrested by police who upon asking his name and village were infuriated to repeatedly hear the reply “My name is Dharam Singh and I am from Anandpur Sahib.” As a result of police torture he attained martyrdom while in custody. Baba Trilok Singh’s mother’s side of the family also came from a lineage of devout Sikhs. His mother’s father, Baba Bahadur Singh who was the father of Baba Thakur Singh Ji and was well versed in Sikh scripture and traditions. Baba Trilok Singh’s elder sister, Bibi Joginder Kaur learnt how to read Sikh scripture from their grandfather and in turn taught this skill to her younger brother. From a young age Baba Trilok Singh would spend great time at the local Gurdwara at the instruction of his mother. By his early teens Baba Trilok Singh would perform Asa Di Var keertan and also katha (religious discourse) at their local Gurdwara. Alongside their religious service they would also work the field and tend to all family affairs. In 1973 he received Amrit from Budha Dal during the Holla Mohalla celebrations. Not long after joining the Budha Dal, Jathedar Baba Santa Singh made Baba Trilok Singh the district head of Budha Dal in his province.

 

In 1978 Baba Trilok Singh’s health deteriorated rapidly and thinking that he had not long left to live he immersed himself entirely in the service of the Guru and Sikh congregation. As a result of this seva (voluntary service) his health dramatically improved and Baba Trilok Singh decided to carry on his life immersed in this service. He soon acquired a horse buggy which they would travel on around the local villages preaching and initiating new recruits into the Khalsa. Local people donated horses to Baba Trilok Singh and around 1986 they requested Baba Santa Singh Ji for permission to form their own battalion. Baba Santa Singh instructed Baba Kharag Singh, who had the time lead the dalpanth to perform the Ardas, prayer to the Guru for the formation of the new Dal. A Nishan Sahib (battle standard) and a Nagara (war drum) were presented to Baba Trilok Singh from the Budha Dal granting the request for the formation of the new battalion.

 

 

 

 

Baba Trilok Singh’s headquarters have always been at Gurdwara Guru Hargobind Sahib in the town of Khyala in Amritsar. This is near Ram Tirath, a site with great historical significance in Indian traditions. It is the birth town of Luv and Kush, the spot where many famous wars were fought, where Sita Ji left for their heavenly abode and the great epic Ramyana was written.

 

The Dal is constructing new Gurdware at many historical spots marking visits of Gurus or famous Sikh martyrs such as Baba Jhanda Shaheed, who was the first martyr of Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji’s army. The Khyale Wale dal have also recently opened a new school next to the historical shrine of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji in the village of Kotlee Suka.

 

Baba Trilok Singh has spent many years expounding the message of the Sikh faith and guiding others towards the Guru’s path. During the 300 sala celebrations Baba Trilok Singh and the Dal were performing several Amrit Sanchar (Khalsa initiation ceremony) across Punjab daily, sometimes up to four per day. In 2010, Baba Trilok Singh along with his son Baba Sukha Singh and two elder Nihang Singhs; Baba Ajaib Singh and Baba Jaswant Singh embarked on a tour of the UK education the Sikh population in all major UK cities. Like The Budha Dal, this Dal has established itself in the UK and has organised an Akhand Path (continuous reading) of Dasam Sri Guru Granth Sahib and an Amrit Sanchar (Khalsa initiation ceremony). Media recordings from Baba Trilok Singh’s tour will be available to download in the multimedia section.

 

 

 

 

Having growing now into an international organisation and with several shrines across Punjab, Baba Trilok Singh remembers the humble origins of the Dalpanth which he leads, maintaining all the Guru given success was the result of one wise man’s words. Baba Trilok Singh would never accept money given to him while doing religious discourse, instead he would place it in the Guru’s treasury at whatever Gurdwara he were at – not wishing to live off charitable donations, but off his own hard work instead. One old man once advised that as Baba Ji didn’t want to spend the money himself, instead of simply placing it in the donations box at the Gurdwara, he hold on to it and then do some seva with it himself. Once Baba Ji had a small amount of money he asked the Nihang Singhs with him what they would like to do with it. They instructed that a horse buggy be made ready so they could use it when performing amrit sanchars instead of walking from village to village instead of walking. Baba Trilok Singh would also walk or cycle on his bike to carry out religious services in villages. As more money was offered by the congregation so Baba carried on investing it in the Khalsa and the Guru’s cause. At present Khyale Wale Dal have on going construction at the following Gurdware Sahib:

 

Gurdwara Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib (Chogava)

Gurdwara Rabab Sahib (Sultanpur Lodhi) where Bhai Farinda presented Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji with a rabab and then left for his heavenly abode.

Gurdwara Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur (Kotlee Suka)

Gurdwara Chounee Nihang Singha (Punjoo Rai)

Gurdwara Angeetha Sahib Shaheed Singha (Ananpur Sahib, near Logarh Qilla)

Gurdwara Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib (Ruta Ber, Muktsar)

Gurdwara Baba Jhanda Shaheed (Chain Pur)

Gurdwara Sri Guru Har Rai Sahib (Harrar)

Gurdwara Sahib Shaheeda Singha (Odhar)

Gurdwara Sahib Shaheeda Singha (Nul)

Gurdwara Sahib Shaheed Singha (Sindhana)

Gurdwara Sahib Baba Santokh Singh Shaheed (Samrava)

 

Baba Trilok Singh’s son, Baba Sukha Singh (Dal Khalsa Nihang Singha) also performs a great amount of service to the Khalsa. Wherever his father instructs he attends and carries out whatever service is required of him. He spent a great time with Sant Baba Thakur Singh and gained honour and respect while learning from the great saint. He has recently recorded the Budha Dal sunder Gutka (prayer back) in audio format, due to be released soon on CD by www.NihangSingh.org . His own son, the young Baba Sarwan Singh has began performing daily religious discourse aged just 11 at the battalions headquarters at Khyale.

 

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