Friday, 27 May 2011

Bhai Avtar Singh And The Challenge To Sarbloh Rehat
1978 Shaheed Bhai Avtar Singh

Shaheed Bhai Avtar Singh Jee together with other Singh/Singhnian from the Jatha used to annually attend a Smagam held by a Sant. This Sant was no ordinary Sant, he had respect from all quarters. The fact that Singh/Singhnian from the Jatha used to go there indicates the high respect and Bhagtee he had.

The Smagams used to be held in a Chardee Kala atmosphere and love between different Jathas was evident. As usual at end of divan Degh used to be distributed among the Sangat. The Degh was however not distributed in Sarbloh, so naturally Bhai Avtar Singh Jee being a Sarblohee Singh used to get up and not take the Degh.

The Sant and his followers used to see this. Eventually one day at the end of a divan the Sant told one of his followers to go and see Bhai Avtar Singh Jee and tell him from me that Sarbloh is no longer important.

This follower of the Sant went and met Bhai Sahib and told him that the Sant has said “that Sarbloh is no longer important” therefore you should not refuse to take Degh.

Hearing these words Shaheed Bhai Avtar Singh Jee was initially hit by dubda, how can someone say this? The Sant is of very high avastha and he may know something I don’t ! Bhai Sahib then went into Bhairag asking Guru Gobind Singh Jee for tath, he sat down in samadee. He went into deep contemplation of Naam, his answer was given by no other than Guru Jee himself. Bhai Sahib then opened his eyes and told the Sant’s follower that Guru Gobind Singh Jee has said that “ Give 100 smacks to the one that says Sarbloh is not important (Sau Chitter Maro)”

The follower went and told this to the Sant and the Sant never again questioned Bhai Sahib or any other Singh/Singhee again on the subject of Sarbloh.


  1. To the creator of this blog I have a question for you. If someone does not keep sarbloh bibek can he/she still obtain vaheguroo/sachkand?

  2. Personally I believe so. Naam is Highest Truth. Through Naam Meditation we can realise Vaheguru. However, we should also make attempts to carry out all rehats. As surely Sarbloh is a puratan rehat. I think Gursikhs should make attempts to obey all hukam. But primeraly do naam jaap and realisation of truth shall occur. I hope that has helped answer your question jee. Sorry if may cause offense.