Why Zafarnama was written? – Bhai Paramjit Singh shares Sikh History.
DARBAR PATSAHI 10 semagam in conjunction with Perkash Dihara of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji @ Gurdwara Sahib Titiwangs Dec2016
Organized by Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Academy
Video shared from – https://livestream.com/SikhInside/darbarpatsahi10/videos/145457594
Zafarnama (Gurmukhi: ਜ਼ਫ਼ਰਨਾਮਹ or ਜ਼ਫ਼ਰਨਾਮਾ, Persian: ظفرنامہ ) means the “Declaration of Victory” and is the name given to the letter sent by the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh in 1705 to the Emperor of India, Aurangzeb. The letter is written in exquisite Persian verse. In this letter, Guru Ji reminds Aurangzeb how he and his henchmen had broken their oaths taken on the holy Koran. Zafarnama is included in Hikayats and it’s the first Hikayat.
Despite this deception, this treacherous leader could not harm the Guru. Guru Ji states in this letter that in spite of his several sufferings, he had won a moral victory over the crafty Mughal who had broken all his vows and had resorted to underhand behaviour. Despite sending a huge army to capture or kill the Guru, the Mughal forces did not succeed in their mission.