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Waheguru ji ka khalsa waheguru ji ki fateh

Almost a year after Bir Khalsa Gatka dal from Taran Taaran created sensation displaying Gatka on national channel COLORS, its now the Dashmesh Kalgidhar Jatha from Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh in action on Zee Telugu.

Hyderabad is home to a large sikh population who are the descendants of the sikh army sent here by Maharaja Ranjeet Singh. The art of fighting that the sikh army brought with them is still preserved to some extent. A seasoned gatka practitioner will notice a subtle difference in the way these guys use their shastars.

Dashmesh Kalgidhar Jatha is led by Sr.Narender Singh who from the last 25 years is trying to keep gatka alive in the city of Hyderabad, far from the Punjab. They were planning to promote it in other areas of Andhra Pradesh and were planning to do so by travelling to individual places. This show however came in as an opportunity and created the platform that they required to reach deep into the state of AP since zee telugu is a widely watched channel in this region.

Watch the videos of the performances for yourself on the youtube:


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nice video. hope they do succeed. As Xtreme Martial Artists (google the term), Gatka players in India are way better than what you see in the west.

Though I'll be somewhat impressed when i see anyone demonstrate a Chakri for what it is supposedly designed for. An 'arrow-breaker'.

These guys actually did it in the finals. The video has the part where chakkars are being thrown on the singh having the jaal chakri. Unfortunately the channel cutoff the part where the teer (arrow) was also shot at the jaal.

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