SIKH TIME LINE

 

 

 

 

1469 : PARKASH UTSAV of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

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1479

May 4: PRAKASH UTSAV, Patshahi Third, Guru Amar Das Ji. This is the actual  date of Guru Sahib's Birth.

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1487
Sept 11: "Babae Da Viyah," Guru Nanak Dev's wedding anniversary, Batala.

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1494
Sept 24: Janam Diwas, Baba Sri Chand Ji Udaseen, the eldest son of  Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

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1501
Apr 15: Guru Nanak started preaching the new religion, Sikh Dharma.

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1504

PRAKASH UTSAV, Patshahi Second, Guru Angad Dev Ji. This is the actual date of Guru Sahib's Birth.

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1506
Oct 23: 1506: Janam Din, Baba Budha Ji.

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1520
Jan 28: Guru Nanak Dev arrived at Mecca, the centre of Islam.

Dec 20: Guru Nanak Ji visited Baghdad, Iraq.

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1534
Feb 2: Janam Din, Bibi Bhani Ji.

Nov 11: Bhai Mardana passed away at Kurram in Afghanistan.

PRAKASH UTSAV, Patshahi Fourth, Guru Ram Dev Ji. This is the actual date of Guru Sahib's Birth.

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1539
June 14: GURU GADDI, Patshahi Second, Guru Angad Dev Ji. This is the actual date that Guru Sahib became Guru.

JOTI JOT, Guru Nanak Dev Ji. This is the actual date of Guru Sahib's Jotti Jot.

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1551
Sept 13: Janam Din, Baba Sri Chand Ji Maharaj, Udasiyan.

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1552
Mar 29: JOTI JOT, Patshahi Second, Guru Angad Dev Ji. This is the actual  date of Guru Sahib's Jotti Jot.

Mar 29: GURU GADDI, Patshahi Third, Guru Amar Das Ji. This is the actual  date that Guru Sahib ascended to Guruship.

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1559
Apr 13: Guru Amar Das Patshah established the Vaisakhi Maela traditions.

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1563

PRAKASH UTSAV, Patshahi Fifth, Guru Arjan Dev Ji. This is the actual date of Guru Sahib's Birth.

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1573
Nov 6: Guru Ram Das Ji personally conducted the ground breaking of Amritsar Sarowar.

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1574
Sept 1: JOTI JOT, Patshahi Third, Guru Amar Das Ji. This is the actual date of Guru Sahib's Joti Jot.

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1581
Sept 1: JOTI JOT, Patshahi Fourth, Guru Ram Das Ji. This is the actual date of Guru Sahib's Joti Jot.

Sept 1: GUR GADHI DIWAS, Patshahi Fifth, Guru Arjan Dev Ji. This is the actual date when Guru Sahib ascended to the Guruship of GurSikhism.

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1588
Jan 3: The foundation stone of Sri Darbar Sahib was laid by Sain Mia Mir.

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1595
June 14: PRAKASH UTSAV, Patshahi Sixth, Guru Hargobind Ji. This is the actual date of Guru Sahib's birth.

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1604

Sept 6: FIRST PARKASH of Sri Guru Granth Sahib. The holy Guru Granth Sahib was ceremoniously installed in Sri Harmandir Sahib at Amritsar. Baba Buddha Ji was appointed the first Head Priest. This is the actual date of Guru Granth Sahib's first Prakash.

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1606
May 23: Jahangir received false reports on Guru Arjan's Blessing Khusrau.

May 25: GURU GADDI Diwas, Patshahi Sixth, Guru Hargobind Ji. This is the actual date when Guru Sahib ascended to Guruship.

May 30: SHAHEEDI DIWAS, Patshahi Fifth, Guru Arjan Dev Ji in Lahore. This is the actual date of Guru Sahib's martyrdom.

June 4: Guru Hargobind arrived in Daroli village near Moga, Ferozepur.

June 15: The foundation stone of Sri Akal Takhat was laid by Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji.

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1620
July 10: Guru Hargobind married Mehrai.

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1621
Apr 1: PRAKASH UTSAV, Patshahi Ninth, Guru Tegh Bahadhur Ji. This is the actual date of Guru Sahib's Prakash.

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1624
Apr 23: The foundation of Kiratpur was laid by Guru Hargobind Ji.

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1627
July 23: Baba Atal Rai left for his heavenly abode.


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1628
June 6: Guru Har Gobind Sahib's first battle was fought against the Mughal
Army.


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1629
May 15: Mukhlis Khan reached Amritsar with his forces to fight Guru Hargobind Sahib.


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1630
Jan 1: PRAKASH UTSAV, Patshahi Seventh, Guru Har Rai Ji. This is the actual
date of Guru Sahib's prakash.


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1631
Sept 16: Akal Chalana, Baba Buddha Ji.

Nov 16: Baba Budha Ji passed away.


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1634
Apr 14: The Battle of Amritsar between Mughals and Sikhs was fought. The
Sikhs were led by Guru Hargobind Ji.

Apr 15: Bhai Ballu Ji accepted Shahadat while fighting the Turks.

Dec 16: The Battle of Lahara Gaga was fought between Mughals and Sikhs.


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1635
Apr 25: The Battle of Kartarpur was fought between the Mughals and Sikhs led
by Guru Hargobind Ji.

Apr 28: Painda Khan was killed by Guru Hargobind in a personal duel.

Apr 29: The Battle of Phagwara was fought between Mughals and Sikhs led by
Guru Hargobind Ji.

May 1: Guru Hargobind Ji arrived at Kiratpur.

Aug 11: Sain Mia Mir passed away at Lahore.


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1637
Aug 25: Bhai Gurdas Ji passed away.

Sept 23: Akal Chalana, Bhai Gurdas, the great Sikh Scholar and Poet.


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1644
Mar 3: JOTI JOT, Patshahi Sixth, Guru Hargobind Ji. This is the actual date
of Guru Sahib's Joti Jot.

Mar 8: GURU GADDHI DIWAS, Patshahi Seventh, Guru Har Rai Sahib Ji. This is
the actual date when Guru Sahib ascended to Guruship of GurSikhism.

Mar 10: Janam Din, Bhai Mani Singh Ji, a great martyr and Granthi of Sri
Harmandir Sahib.


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1647
June 13: Janam Din, Pir Budhu Shah.


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1649
July 27: Janam Utsav, Shaheed Baba Jorawar Singh Ji.


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1656
Jan 1: PRAKASH UTSAV, Patshahi Eighth, Guru Har Krishan Ji. This is the actual
date of Guru Sahib's prakash.


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1661
Jan 18: Janam Din Bhai Himmat Singh, one of the initial Panj Pyares.

Apr 19: Guru Tegh Bahadhur Ji visited Prayag.

June 21: Guru Tegh Bahadhur Ji visited Banaras.

Oct 6: JOTTI JOT, Patshahi Seventh, Guru Har Rai Ji. This is the actual date
of Guru Sahib's Joti jot.


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1662
June 17: Bhai Sahib Singh Ji, one of the first five initiated into the
Khalsa order, was born.


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1663
June 6: Janam Diwas, Bhai Mohkam Singh, one of the first five GurSikhs to be
initiated into the Khalsa Order.


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1664
Mar 21: Guru Tegh Bahadhur Ji visited Delhi.

Mar 24: Guru Har Krishan Ji visited Aurangzeb's court.

Mar 30: JOTI JOT, Patshahi Eighth, Guru Harkrishan Ji. This is the actual
date of Guru Sahib's Jotti Jot.

Aug 11: GURU GADDI, Patshahi Ninth. This is the actual date that Guru Tegh
Bahadhur Ji became Guru.

Aug 21: Guru Teg Bahadhur Ji visited Kiratpur.

Nov 22: Guru Tegh Bahadhur Ji was turned away from visiting Sri Harmander
Sahib.


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1665
Mar 20: GURU GADDHI DIWAS, Patshahi Ninth, Guru Tegh Bahadhur Ji. This is
the actual date when Guru Sahib ascended to Guruship of GurSikhism.

May 7: Guru Teg Bahadhur Ji visits Kiratpur.

May 12: Guru Tegh Bahadhur reached Bilaspur.

Nov 8: Guru Tegh Bahadhur Ji was arrested near Delhi.


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1666
Jan 11: Guru Tegh Bahadhur Ji was released from prison.

Dec 22: PRAKASH UTSAV, Patshahi Tenth, Guru Gobind Singh Ji. This is the
actual date of Guru Sahib's Prakash..


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1667
Dec 23: Janam Din, Matta Sundar Ji.


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1668
Nov 3: Janam Utsav of Bhai Dharam Singh, one of the original Panj Piare.


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1670
June 20: Guru Tegh Bahadhur Ji was arrested in Delhi.

Sept 13: Guru Tegh Bahadhur JI was released from prison.

Oct 16: Baba Banda Bahadhur was born.


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1671
April 28: Janam Din Bhai Rupa, a devoted Sikh of Guru Har Gobind Sahib.


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1673
May 13: Gobind Rai married Jitan at Chak Nanaki.


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1675
May 25: Kashmir Pundits, led by Kirpa Ram, arrive in Anandpur Sahib to ask
Guru Tegh Bahadhur Ji for help in preserving Hindu Dharma.

July 11: Guru Tegh Bahadhur Ji left Anandpur Sahib for Delhi to help save
Hindu Dharma from total extinction.

July 12: Guru Tegh Bahadhur Ji was arrested near Ropar.

Nov 5: Guru Tegh Bahadhur Ji was put in Delhi prison.

Nov 11: SHAHADAT DAY, Patshahi Ninth, Guru Tegh Bahadhur Sahib Ji. This is
the actual date of Guru Sahib's martyrdom.

Nov 11: GURU GADHI DIWAS, Patshahi Tenth, Guru Gobind Singh Ji. This is the
actual date when Guru Sahib ascended to his Guruship.

Dec 17: GURU GADDI, Patshahi Tenth, Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. Bhai Ram Kuyer
conducted the Guru Gaddi traditions. This is the actual date when Guru Sahib
ascended to Guruship of GurSikhism.


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1679
Aug 26: Janam Din, Bhai Daya Singh, one of the first five Sikhs initiated
members of the Khalsa order.


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1682
Jan 27: Janam Din Baba Deep Singh Ji Shaheed.


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1685
Jan 8: Janam Din, Baba Aalla Singh, the founder of the Patiala State.

July 22: The foundation stone of Paonta Fort was laid by Guru Gobind Singh
Ji.


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1687
May 4: Janam Utsav of Sahibjada Baba Ajit Singh Ji.


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1688
Oct 28: Guru Gobind Singh Sahib Ji visited Jagadhri near Delhi.


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1689
Apr 30: The Bhangani Battle was fought between Guru Gobind Singh Ji and the
Hill Rajas. This was Guru Sahib's first battle. Pir Budhu Shah's sons and
700 of his followers fought along side Guru's forces

1689
Sept 29: Janam Utsav, Sahibjidha Baba Jujhar Singh Ji.
 

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1696
June 14: Janam Utsav, Sahibjada Baba Jorawar Singh Ji.

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1698
June 14: Janam Utsav, Sahibjada Baba Fateh Singh Ji.


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1699

Mar 30: KHALSA DAE SAJNA DIWAS. Khalsa was created by Guru Gobind Singh Ji
at Anandpur Sahib. This is the actual date of Guru Khalsa's creation.


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1700
June 25: Sikhs forces defeated the combined forces of the Hill Rajas and
Imperial troops.


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1704
May 20: Anandpur Sahib was attacked by combined forces of the Hindu Rajas.

Dec 20: Guru Gobind Singh Ji evacuated Anandpur Sahib.

Dec 21: Sikhs blocked the advances of the joint Hindu-Mogul army near Sirsa
so that Guru Gobind Singh Ji could reach some safer area.

Dec 22:  Martyrdom of Baba Ajit Singh and Baba Jujhar Singh .

Dec 23: Martyrdom of Bhai Jaita, who brought Guru Tegh Bahadhur's head to
Anandpur Sahib.

Dec 27: Sahibjadas Baba Jorawar Singh and Baba Fateh Singh were bricked
alive at FatdhGadh Sahib, Sirhind.


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1705
May 3: The siege of Anandpur was initiated.

May 8: The Battle of Mukatsar martyrdom of Chaali Muktey took place.

Guru Granth Sahib was finalised by Guru Gobind Singh at Damdama Sahib


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1707
June 8: The succession battle for the Delhi throne was fought among
Aurangzeb's sons, Tara Azam and Bahadur Shah. Guru Gobind Singh helped
Bahadhur Shah in this battle.

July 23: Guru Gobind Singh Ji and Bahadur Shah met in the Red Fort, Delhi.


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1708
July 19: Guru Gobind Singh Ji reached Nanded (Hazur Sahib.)

Sept 3: Madho Dass Baeragi became Banda Singh.

Sept 18: Guru Gobind Singh Ji was attacked by two Pathans in Nanded.

Oct 7: JOTTI JOT, Pathsahi Tenth, Guru Gobind Singh Ji. This is the actual
date of Guru Sahib's Joti jot.

Nov 12: GURU GADDI DIWAS, Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. This is the actual date
when Guru Sahib ascended to its Guruship.

Nov 26: Baba Banda Singh Bahadhur conquered Samana Town. This was the first
victory for the Sikh Homeland.


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1710
Feb 25: Victory was achieved by Baba Banda Singh Gahadhur in the Sirhind.

May 12: The battle of Chaaper Chheri was fought in which Nawab Wazer Khan
was killed.

May 14: Baba Banda Singh Bahadhur captured Sirhind.

May 24: Baba Banda Singh Bahadhur entered Sirhind City.

May 27: Baba Banda Singh Bahadhur announced the establishment of Sikh rule
at a Diwan organized in Sirhind City.

May 30: Bahadur Shah called for volunteers for a Jehad against the Sikhs.

July 11: Baba Banda Singh Bahadhur eliminated the rulers of Nanotae.

July 25: Bahadhur Shah ordered Pheroj Khan, Muyarif Khan and Shikar Khan to
arrest Baba Banda Singh Bahadhur.

Oct 3: Sikhs capture the fort of Raho.

Nov 11: Fort of Rahon was conquered by Banda Singh Bahadhur.

Nov 25: Sikhs successfully attacked and killed RustamDil Khan near Sadorae.

Dec 5: Sikh forces, under the leadership of Baba Banda Singh Bahadhur,
fought Mughal forces at Sadora.

Dec 10: Bahadhur Shah issued official orders to kill Sikhs.

Dec 11: Baba Banda Singh escaped unhurt from Fort Lohgarh.


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1711
May 18: The battle of Batala was bought between Baba Banda Singh Bahadhur
and followers of Saekhul Hind.
June 6: Khalsa Dal, under Banda Singh Bahadhur, defeated Bahadhur Shah.


Oct 19: Baba Banda Singh Bahadhur won over the landlords of Bhallu region.

Dec 28: Bhai Mani Singh's Grandchildren accepted Shahadat in the Battle of
Bilaspur, Himachal.


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1712
May 29: Badshah Jahandar Shah sought reinforcements to deal with Sikhs.


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1713
June 22: Sikhs fought ruling forces near Sadaerae.


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1715
Dec7: Banda Singh Bahadhur along with his associates were arrested at Gurdas
Nangal.


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1716
Mar 4: 100 Sikhs were killed in Delhi under Saragrah Khan's orders.

Mar 5: 740 Sikhs associates of Banda Singh Bahadhur were executed.

June 9: Baba Banda Singh Bahadhur and select Sikhs were tortured to death
under orders of Badshah Pharukhushiar.


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1718
May 3: Janam Din, Sardar Jassa Singh Ahluwalia.


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1723
May 5: Janam Din, Jassa Singh Ramgharia.


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1734
Dec 30: Matta Sahib Kaur sent a Hukamnama for Bhai Mann Singh Ji.


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1737
Nov 29: Martydom of Bhai Mani Singh.


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1739
May 5: Sikhs attacked Nadar on their return trip to Persia and rescued a
large booty and thousands of captive Hindu women.


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1741
Jan 2: Bhai Sukha Singh and Mehtab Singh beheaded Massa Rangadh to put an
end to the ongoing desecration of the Sri Harmandir Sahib.


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1745
June 27: Bhai Taru Singh's scalp was removed by orders of Nawab Zakaria
Khan.

July 1: Martyrdom day of Bhai Taru Singh Ji, in Lahore.

Oct 14: Khalsa Army divided into 30 groups.

Oct 15: Sarbat Khalsa met at Sri Akal Takhat Sahib, Amritsar. A combined
force named as Dal Kalsa was organized and distributed into 25 Jathas to
counter-attack the onslaughts of the Mughals and the Afghans. These attacks
were instigated by the death of Nawab Jadriya Khan.


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1746
Mar 10: Shahadat of Bhai Subaegh Singh and Bhai Mehtaab Singh Ji.

Mar 10: All Sikhs of Lahore were beheaded under a proclamation of general
massacre by Lakhpat Rai.

Apr 13: Panth Khalsa resolved not to be part of the Afghan kingdom.


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1747
Mar 30: "Ram Rahuni" fort was erected near Amritsar to resist Muslim
invasions.


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1748
Mar 5: Khalsa Panth gathered at Anandpur Sahib for Holla Mahla observations
and reslolved to gather in Amritsar for Vaisakhi celebrations.

Mar 29: The Dal Khalsa was split up into twelve misls based on a resolution
adopted unanimously by the General Body of the Dal Khalsa at Sri Akal
Takhat.

May 16: Misl Bhangian was organized by Sardar Chhaju Singh of Panjwar Dist.
Amritsar.

June 1: 10,000 Sikhs were massacred in the Small Holocaust.


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1749
Mar 15: Patiala Forces, under Bibi Sahib Kaur, defeated Marahtha forces near
Ambala.

Apr 9: Orders to shoot Sikhs on sight lead to the "Small Holocaust", that
saw 10,000 Sikhs massacred in a single day. These orders were issued by
Diwan Lakhpat Rai, to avenge the death of his Brother, Jaspat Rai.


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1752
Mar 6: Sikhs cooperation with Mir Maanu was snapped and the latter pursued
the policy of exterminating Sikhs.


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1753
Oct 7: Nawab Kapur Singh passed away in Amritsar.

Nov 4: Mir Mannu was assassinated by Sikhs near Lahore.


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1754
Apr 10: Jassa Singh Ahluwalia was given Jathaedari of the Sikh Nation and
bestowed the title of "Nawab".


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1757
Jan 28: Baba Aalla Singh and Sardar Chadhat Singh together attacked the
forces of Abdali and rescued the Hindu women that were being forcible
kidnapped.

Apr 2: Taemur and Jahan Khan attacked Sri Harmandir Sahib, destroyed Sri
Darbar Sahib and completely filled the sarowar with sand.

June 19: Diyal Singh and Lehna Singh were killed by Jahan Khan.

Nov 11: Martyrdom of Baba Deep Singh at Amritsar.


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1758
Jan 12: Abdul Samand Khan of Sirhind and Baba Aalla Singh reached a mutual
agreement.

Mar 21: Sikhs captured Sirhind.


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1759
Oct 20: Sikh Misl leaders gathered to face Ahmad Shah Duranni's onslaught.


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1759
Nov 7: Khalsa Panth resolved to attack Lahore.


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1760
Feb 10: Shaheedi Din, Baba Deep Singh Ji Shaheed.


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1761
Jan 13: Janam Din of Akali Phula Singh Ji.

Mar 20: GurSikhs successfully engaged Ahmad Shah Abdali near Goindwal and
rescued the Hindu women captured by him.


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1762
Feb 5: The Major Sikh Holocaust took place at Kup Raheera near Maler Kotla.
The marching forces of Afghan invader Ahmed Shah Abdali chased the Sikh Army
and engaged in a severe battle. It is said that more than 30,000 Sikh
soldiers were killed an action, out of a total of 50,000.

Feb 15: Ahmad Shah Abdali traveled from Sirhind to Lahore with 50
bullock-carts filled with the heads of Sikhs.

Mar3: Anmad Shah Abdali displayed the heads of Sikhs by hanging them on
doors and walls, upon reaching Lahore.

Apr 11: Ahmed Shah Abdali blew up Sri Harmandir Sahib and desecrated the
sarowar by filling it with garbage.

May 17: Jassa Singh Ahluwalia defeated Jain Khan.

Sept 2: Janam Diwas Baba Wadhbagh Singh Ji.

Oct 16: Sikhs defeated Ahmad Shah Abdali.

Oct 17: Sikhs prayed at Akal Takhat before attacking Ahmad Shah Duranni.

Dec 12: Abdali left Sikh Homeland after defeat. Sikhs became de facto rulers
of their land.


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1763
Apr 10: Guru Khalsa Panth resolved to liberate a Kasur Brahmin's wife who
was abducted by the Nawab of Kasur, Punjab.

Nov 4: Sikh forces attacked Jahan Khan.


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1764
Jan 13: The Sirhind was conquered by the Khalsa Dal. The younger sahibzadas,
Baba Zorawar Singh Ji and Fateh Singh Ji were bricked alive at this place.

Feb 4: Khalsa fought and won against Ruhaliya forces.

Feb 12: A foundation was laid for a permanent fort at Patiala.

Feb 14: Sikhs attacked Sirhind.

Apr 16: Sikhs captured Lahore and issued their own coins.

Aug 2: Baba Budha Singh Ji relinquished control and bestowed the control of
Sirhind to Baba Ala Singh Patiala.

Dec 1: Abdali attacked Sri Harmandir Sahib. Jathedar Gurbakash Singh and 30
GurSikhs sacrificed their lives defending the sanctity of Sri Harmandir
Sahib.


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1765
May 15: Khalsa Forces conquered Lahore.

Aug 7: Baba Aalla Singh passed away.


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1766
Jan 16: Sardar Chadhat Singh Sukarchakia killed Hameed Khan and captured
Gujrawala.

Jan 17: Jahan Khan attacked Amritsar but was defeated at Putlighar, on the
outskirts of Amritsar, by the united forces of the Sikh Misls.

Mar 15: Khalsa Forces defeated the Marahthas at Dhaulpur.

Apr 17: PaharGanj, Delhi was conquered by Khalsa Forces.


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1770
Jan 10: Sikhs attacked Delhi from the Panipat side.


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1774
Jan 18: Jathaedar Baghael Singh captured Delhi and raised the Kesri Nishan
Sahib over the Red Fort.

Mar 26: Birthday of Raja Amar Singh of Patiala.


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1773
Dec 5: Janam Din, Bhai Vir Singh, a great Sikh scholar.


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1775
Apr 3: The foundation stone of Harmandir Sahib was laid for the 2nd time by
Jassa Singh Ahluwalia.

July 15: Sikhs established complete control over PahadGanj and JaiSinghPura,
Delhi.


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1777
Sept 14: Nawab Zaibta Khan Ruhuela was baptized and named Dharam Singh.


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1778
July 7: Birthday, Bhai Randhir Singh Ji.

Oct 1: Sikhs Destroyed the mosque that was built upon Gurudwara Bangla
Sahib.

Dec 6: Khalsa Dal, the combined forces of 12 Sikh Misls, attacked Ruhel
Khand.


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1780
Feb 8: Sikhs fought Taemur near Multan.

Nov 2: Janam Din, Shaerae-Punjab Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

Nov 13: Birthday of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.


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1781
Apr 16: Sikhs attacked Shahdara Patpat, Delhi.

Oct 24: Khalsa Dal attacked Anup-Shehar (UP) and arrested the British
Commander, Lt. Col. Stuart as a prisoner of war.


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1783
Mar 8: Mirza Shikoh turned away instead of facing a 40,000 strong Sikh force
at Baradhi harbor.

Mar 9: Khalsa forces, under Sardar Baghael Singh, attacked and captured
Delhi. Baghael Singh returned to the Punjab only after building the
historical Grudwaras, including Sis Ganj and Rakab Ganj as memorials to the
martydom of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadhur Ji.

Mar 11: The Kesri Flag was hoisted on the Red Fort by the Khalsa Forces,
under the leadership of Baghael Singh. Further Jathaedar Jassa Singh
Ahluwalia was seated on the throne of Diwane-Aam.

May 17: Janam Din of Nirankari leader, Baba Dyal Ji

Oct 10: Jassa Singh Ahluwalia passed away in Amritsar.


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1785
Mar 31:Sikhs signed a treaty with the Maharathas.


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1788
July 31: An agreement was reached between the Dal Khalsa and Maharaja Vijay
Singh of Jodhpur.


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1789
Apr 16: Delhi was invaded by Khalsa Forces.




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1796
Apr 9: Khalsa Dal restored the belongings of Udase Sadhus that were snatched
by the Vairaghis during Kumbh Maela.


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1797
Feb 12: Shah Zaman lost 20,000 soldiers in battles with Sikhs.


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1799
July 6: Maharaja Ranjit Singh captured Lahore and hoisted the Kesri Flag.