The Indian Pata - The pata, patta, dand patta or dandpatta is an Indian sword with a gauntlet integrated as a hand guard. Basically the sword has a wide and long hilt where the blade is integrated. The use of the term Patta or Patá is possibly linked to Portuguese terminology regarding what the sword resembles -- a paw (pata in Portuguese) or a quadruped member.

The Pata

Jathedar Baba Harbans Singh Shromani Akhara Amritsar

International Gatka Competition 

BOMBAY 2002

One of the very first International Gatka Competions held in India


Since then there has been an amazing turn of events as competions are being held acorss the globe under several organisatins - the message is all the same - United we stand 

 

Fight Zone 1

Herman Singh (uk) v/s Jagdish Singh

 

Fight Zone 2

Sean Robinson (UK) v/s Talwinder Singh 

 

International Gatka Competion 2002 

host the national Maharatha traditional fight system display

 

Am amazing martials arts performance by the Master of the Maharatha fighting system.

 

 

Anandpur Sahib was founded in 1664 by Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Ji.

Ssituated at the foot of the Shivalik mountain range on the banks of the River Sutlej.

Guru Gobind Singh ji grew up here and protected the city by constructing a chain of 5 forts
Kesgarh|Anandgarh|Lohgarh|Holgarh and Taragarh.

It was here that Guru Ji trained his Sikhs in the art of warfare and created special knight-errants the Nihangs.

But Takhat Sri Kesgarh Sahib, Anandpur will always be best remembered for the creation of Guru Ji's order of the Khalsa.
 

 

Guru Gobind Singh Jis Shastras 

In the inner sanctum of Takhat Sri Kesgarh, Anandpur Sahib are kept the shastras (weapons) associated with Guru Gobind Singh Ji. These weapons are taken out in the evenings and shown to the sangat.

Curtsey of Basics Of Sikhi

Being spiritual and connecting to the One Divine Creator is our main purpose in life. How can we do that? Do Sikhs meditate? What exactly is Naam Japna? What is Simran? Why do Sikhs chant Vaheguru? What is the Gurmantar? Where does the word Vaheguru come from? What different ways do people chant Vaheguru? Is there is a correct way? Why is Naam important? Here are some perspectives on chanting of Vaheguru.

Curtsey Dasi Dna  - BBC UK 2007

 

This is a short video about Gatka from the Baba Fateh Singh Gatka Akhara.

 

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