India is in a very bad situation rt now 😐 138/5. I knew that playing on last day would b 2 difficult. Hopefully Sachin n Karthik save the day. Apart from the national pride, I have another reason that I want India to draw today. I have had a bet with someone
Well, there is nothing much I can do about the match.
I read a post full of joke on Sardars on Manpreet’s blog. He is a sikh himself and I have had other frnds who are sikh but crack jokes on themselves :p. Its just fun to crack jokes about each other and I don’t even mind jokes on hindus etc… The most common jokes about Sardars are barah baje wale jokes. I got an email from an ex-collegemate, who is ofcourse a sikh by religion. It explained the origin of “barah baj gaye.” I had heard that from someone when I was studying in Punjab, but now I got it typed so it is easy for me to put it on my blog 😉
Here is the exact copy of the email.
Narration of some anonymous person :
I was standing at jalandhar station when my attention went towards a Sikh youth standing near me wearing a Black turban having a long beard and wearing a kirpan over his shirt looking similar to a terrorist. After a while, one local train arrived, which was totally packed. The Sikh youth tried to alight the train but failed to do so. Just then a voice was heard from the back coach ‘Sardarji Barah Baj gaye’ The Sikh youth looked over at that voice maker who was a young mischievous type of person and instead of showing any anger made a smile towards him. The smile made was so enigmatic that it seemed as if some type of truth lies behind it.
Not able to resist my temptation, I walked towards him and asked why did he smile at that person who teased him. The Sikh youth replied, ‘He was not teasing me but was asking for my Help’. I was surprised with these words and he told me that there was a big history behind that which one should know.
I was eager to know the History and the Sikh youth narrated: During 17th Century, when Hindustan was ruled by Mughals, all the Hindu people were humiliated and were treated like animals. Mughals treated the Hindu women as there own property and were forcing all Hindus to accept Islam and even used to kill the people if they were refusing to accept. At that time, Nadir Shah raided Delhi in the year 1739 and looted Hindustan and was carrying lot of Hindustan treasures and nearly 2200 Hindu women along with him.
The news spread like a fire and was heard by Sardar Jassa Singh who was the Commander of the Sikh army at that time . He decided to attack Nadir Shah’s Kafila on the same midnight. He did so and rescued all the Hindu women and they were safely sent to their homes. It didn’t happen only once but thereafter whenever any Abdaalis or Iranis had attacked and looted Hindustan and were trying to carry the treasures and Hindu women along with them for selling them in Abdal markets, the Sikh army although fewer in numbers but were brave hearted and attacked them at midnight,12 O’clock and rescued women. After that time when there occurred a similar incidence, people started to contact the Sikh army for their help and Sikhs used to attack the raider’s at Midnight, 12 O’clock. It continued and became a known fact that at midnight, nearly at 12 O’clock, it is very difficult to fight against Sikhs as the Sikhs get some Extra Power to save Religion,Nation and Humanity. Nobody can fight and win against them at midnight; this continues till now.
Nowadays, these “smart people” and some Sikh enemies who are afraid of Sikhs, have spread these words that at 12 O’clock, the Sikhs go out of their senses. This historic fact was the reason which made me smile over that person as I thought that his Mother or Sister would be in trouble and wants my help and was reminding me by saying off ‘Sardarji Barah Baj Gaye’
Plz do forward this mail to all ur friends so they can know about sikh history & its a humble appeal PLEASE dont make fun of RELIGIONS ! as every religion is as pure as urs