Gurdwara Baba Deep Singh Ji Shaheed
Gurudwara Baba Deep Singh, Amritsar: The great Sikh scholar and martyr Baba Deep
Singh was mortally wounded here when in 1762 the Afghan invader Ahmed Shah Abdali
ordered the Harmandar Sahib blown up and the Sacred Tank filled in. Baba Deep Singh,
the Sikh scholar, took up the sword on a mission to restore the sanctity of the Sikhs
most revered Temple.
He along with five thousand Sikhs fought against the Muslim forces of Jahan Khan. Baba Deep Singh was fatally wounded in the neck but had vowed to die in the precincts of the Golden Temple. Although mortally wounded Baba Deep Singh was able to continue fighting until he was able to make his way to the Amritsar (sacred pool) where he finally expired.
Gurdwara Baba Deep Singh is located outside Chatiwind Gate in Amritsar. It commemorates the unrivaled martyrdom of Baba Deep Singh ji who fought valiantly and dauntlessly along with thousands of Sikhs, whom he had famously dared to cross his line drawn in the sand, in 1757 to liberate Harimandir Sahib from the defiled clutches of Afgani invaders. Sardar Jassa Singh Ramgarhia constructed a memorial to the famed martyr.
In the 19th century Akali Phula Singh replaced the memorial platform into a magnificent Gurdwara. The Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee enlarged and developed this important Gurdwara into the present complex in the early 1920s.