Battle of Sarsa
Part of Mughal-Sikh Wars
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Date21 December 1704
Location
Near the River Sarsa
Result Mughal victory [a]
Belligerents
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Khalsa
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Mughal Empire
Rajas of the Sivalik Hills
Commanders and leaders

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Bhai Jiwan Singh 
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Bhai Udai Singh 

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Bhai Mani Singh
Strength
  • Sikh General Bhai Jiwan Singh was killed.[1]
  • Bhai Udai Singh was killed.
  • Unknown

    The Battle of Sarsa was fought in 21 December 1704[2] between the Khalsa and the Mughal Empire. Guru Gobind Singh's family got separated and Mani Singh, along with other Sikhs, took Mata Sundri and Mata Sahib Kaur to Delhi, whereas Gobind, the Panj Piare, Ajit Singh, Jujhar Singh and a handful of Sikh warriors went to Chamkaur for the last stand.[citation needed]

    Even as Mughal General Wazir Khan promised Gobind safe passage after the siege of Anandpur, he still pursued the survivors. At Shahi Tibbi, Jiwan Singh was killed and the Sikhs were destroyed while crossing the Sarsa River, with Gobind's two younger sons being captured and later murdered. Gobind was defeated the next day at Chamkaur.[2]

    Notes

    1. ^ "Despite promising Guru Gobind Singh safe passage after the siege of Anandpur, Mughal General Wazir Khan pursued the survivors. At Shahi Tibbi, Jiwan Singh was killed in a rear- guard action. The Sikhs were then destroyed while crossing the Sarsa, with the Guru’s two younger sons captured and later murdered. Gobind was defeated next day at Chamkaur (21 December 1704)."[1]

    References

    1. ^ a b Jacques 2007, p. 914.
    2. ^ a b Jaques, Tony (26 June 2015). "Dictionary of Battles and Sieges". friendfeed-media.com. Greenwood Press. p. 914. Retrieved 30 August 2022.

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