Name some famous women in Sikh history.

Below are some of the many great Sikh women who played a role in Sikh history:

Mata Tripta Ji, the blessed mother of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

Bebe Nanaki Ji, the first faithful disciple (Sikh) of Guru Nanak Dev Ji

Mata Sulakhani Ji, the blessed wife of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

Mata Khivi Ji, the blessed wife of Guru Angad Dev Ji who was given the role of organizing and managing the Guru Ka Langar.

Mata Ganga Ji, the blessed wife of Guru Arjan Dev Ji and blessed mother of Guru Hargobind Ji

Mata Gujar Kaur Ji, the blessed wife of Guru Teg Bahadur Ji and mother of Guru Gobind Singh Ji. She expressed great courage, leadership and faith amongst all adversities.

Mata Ajeet Kaur Ji (known as ‘Mata Sundari’), the blessed wife of Guru Gobind Singh Ji and mother of Guru Ji’s 4 sons, who led the Khalsa for 39 years after the Tenth Guru.

Mata Sahib Kaur Ji, the blessed wife of Guru Gobind Singh Ji who was blessed with the gift of being the Mother of the Khalsa.

Mata Bhaag Kaur Ji, an inspiration which led an army of 40 Sikhs into battle and later became entrusted as the bodyguard of the Tenth Guru.

Mata Bhaag Kaur Ji, an inspiration that led an army of 40 Sikhs into battle and later was entrusted as the bodyguard of the Tenth Guru.

Shaheed Bibi Harsharan Kaur Ji, who sacrificed her life in single-handedly cremating and performing the last rites of Guru Ji's sons and the Sikhs after the battle of Chamkaur Sahib.

Shaheed Bibi Harsharan Kaur Ji, who sacrificed her life in single-handedly cremating and performing the last rites of Guru Ji’s son and the Sikhs after the battle of Chamkaur Sahib.

Shaheed Mata Susheel Kaur, the brave wife of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Ji.

The Sikh women held as prisoners in Mir Mannu’s Jail (1748-1753) who endured the pain of having their children murdered and made into garlands around their necks but did not sacrifice their faith.

Bibi Nirbhai Kaur Ji. Read more about her life here.

Bibi Baghel Kaur Ji. Read more about her life here.

Bibi Shamsher Kaur Ji. Read more about her life here.

Rani Sadaa Kaur Ji. Read more about her life here.

Bibi Sharan Kaur Ji. Read more about her life here.

Rani Jind Kaur Ji. The mother of Maharaja Duleep Singh and revolutionist. Read more about her life here.

Shaheed Bibi Preetam Kaur Ji and her two young daughters, Bibi Satnam Kaur (aged 8 ) and Bibi Waheguru Kaur (aged 6 ), sacrificed themselves by lying in front of the tank that aimed to destroy Sri Akal Takht Sahib during Operation Bluestar in June 1984.

Shaheed Bibi Parmjit Kaur Ji who became martyred during Operation Bluestar in June 1984.

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2 Responses to “Name some famous women in Sikh history.”

  1. Great website with good references to the 1984 shaheed bibis.
    Thanks.

  2. Pardeep Singh says:

    Excellent source and reference. Definitely need to elaborate

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