Mata Gujar Kaur Ji was the wife of the ninth Sikh Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Ji the supreme martyr; the mother of the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji the brave saint-soldier; and the grandmother of the four Sahibzade, the amazing young souls who all attained martyrdom at the ages of 6, 9, 14 and 18 years.
She was born in 1624 and was the daughter of Bhai Lal Chand Subulikka and Bibi Bishan Kaur, a pious couple of Kartarpur, in present-day Kapurthala district of the Punjab. Her role in the development of the Sikh faith has been crucial.
She kept the tradition of Sikhi and gave her body singing Gurbani without complaint. Imprisoned in the Thanda Burj of Sirhind with her youngest grandsons, Sahibzada Baba Zorawar Singh Ji and Sahibzada Baba Fateh Singh Ji, 81-years old Mata Gujri attained martyrdom on the same day as her younger grandsons when she was told of their execution.
The life story of this unforgettable lady, Mata Gujri, is a lighthouse for the generations. Her name is uttered with respect as she preferred faith to a comfortable life. Due to her teaching and upbringing, her young grandsons set an example for others. She continued and emphasised the institution of martyrdom in the Sikh faith.