|Misls of the Sikh Confederacy|
The Bhangi Misl was a large Sikh Misl headquartered in a village near Amritsar. It was founded in the early 18th century by Sardar Chhajja Singh, who was baptised by Banda Singh Bahadur. Bhangi Misl were comprised orthodox Sikhs with no violations against Sikhi.
It grew in strength and territory to cover an area from Gujrat to Multan and emerged as the strongest power in the western Punjab region. However, deaths among the leadership during the late 1760s reduced the Misl's power.
The Bhangi misl engaged in numerous power struggles with the Sukerchakia Misl until they were severely weakened at the Battle of Basin and the loss of Lahore to Ranjit Singh in 1799.
Bhangi Misl held the possession of Zamzama, the famous cannon, which was at the time named Bhangi Toap, Bhangianwala Toap and Bhangian di Top, names it retains to this day.