The Great Fighter - Gokul Singh (died 1670 AD) was a Jat chieftain of Sinsini village
- The Big Points -
Gokul Singh ji organized the farmers not to give taxes
to the Mughals.
Gokul Singh ji provided leadership to the Jat peasants
who had the audacity to challenge the Imperial power.
In The battle of Tilpat Ahirs and Gujjars with Jats.
The Mughals under Hasan Alikhan and Brahmdev Sisodia
attacked Gokula Jat. Gokula and his uncle Uday Singh
with 20000 Jats, Ahirs and Gujars fought with superb
courage and tenacity, the battle at Tilpat, but their
grit and bravery had no answer to the Mughal
He was the first person from our community who show
the courage to fight with a big power of that time. I
salute him hundred times.
गोकुला) or Gokul
Singh (Hindi: गोकुल
सिंह) (died 1670 AD) was a Jat
chieftain of Sinsini village in Bharatpur district
(Hindi: भरतपुर) in
Rajasthan, India. Gokula provided leadership to the
Jat peasants who had the audacity to challenge the
Imperial power. Gokula inspired the Jats to unsheath
their swords and to wield them against the mighty
His father's name was Madu. Madu had four sons namely,
Sindhuraj, Ola, Jhaman and Saman. The second son Ola
later became famous as Gokula. More details about the
birth of Gokula are not available.
In year 1650-51 Madu and his uncle Singha had fight
with Rajput Raja Jai Singh in which Sindhuraj died and
second son of Madu Ola became the successor. After
this war Singha along with other Jat families in the
fortress 'Girsa' moved to Mahavan beyond River Yamuna.
Ola (Gokula) also moved with Singha to this place.
Rise of Gokula
Gokula came on scene when the fanatic Mughal emperor
Aurangzeb (1658-1707) attempted to convert Dar-ul-Hurb
(Hindustan) to Dar-ul-Islam forcibly through
persecution and dogmatic policies.
In early 1669 Aurangzeb appointed a strong follower of
Islam Abdunnabi as Faujdar of Mathura to curb the
Hindus of this area. Abdunnabi established a
cantonment near Gokulsingh and conducted all his
operations from there. Gokula organized the farmers
not to give taxes to the Mughals. The Mughal soldiers
started atrocities on the farmers. This was the
starting point of struggle of farmers. Meanwhile
Aurangzeb issued orders on 9 April,1669 to abolish the
temples of Hindus. As a result large number of Hindu
temples and ancient heritages of the period of Kushans
were damaged. During month of May, 1669 the faujdar
Abdunnabi seized village Sihora. Gokula was there and
there was a fight in which Abdunnabi was killed.
Gokula and his fellow farmers moved further, attacked
and destroyed Sadabad cantonment. Sadullakhan had
founded Sadabad during the period of Shahjahan. This
incidence inspired the depressed Hindus to fight
against atrocities of the Mughal rulers. The fights
continued for five months.
The battle of Tilpat
The Jat peasants of Tilpat (Mathura) had the audacity
to challenge the Imperial power under the leadership
of Gokula. Jats were thus first to unsheath their
swords and to wield these against the mighty Mughals.
Emperor Aurangzeb had to march himself on November 28,
1669 from Delhi to curb the Jat menace. The Mughals
under Hasan Alikhan and Brahmdev Sisodia attacked
Gokula Jat. Gokula and his uncle Uday Singh with 20000
Jats, Ahirs and Gujars fought with superb courage and
tenacity, the battle at Tilpat, but their grit and
bravery had no answer to the Mughal artillery. After
three days of grim fight Tilpat fell. Losses on both
sides were very heavy. 4000 Mughal and 3000 Jat
soldiers were killed.
 Gokula hacked to death
Gokula and Uday Singh were imprisoned. Jat women
committed Jauhar. Gokula was offered pardon if he
accepted Islam. To tease the Emperor, Gokula demanded
his daughter in return. Gokula and Uday Singh were
hacked to death piece by piece at Agra Kotwali on 1
Refrences - http://www.jatland.com/home/Gokula
The Jat Uprising of 1669
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