Guru Nanak proclaimed the equality of men and women, both he and the guru's that successed him encouraged men and women to take a full part in all the activities of Sikh worship and practice.
Sikh history has recorded the role of women, portraying them as equals to men and in service, devotion, sacrifice and bravery. Examples of women's moral dignity, service and self sacrifice can be found through out the Sikh tradition. Sikh history records names of several of these women, such s Mata Gujri, Mai Bhago, Mata Sundari, Rani Sahib Kaur, Rani Sada Kaur and Maharani Jind Kaur
Bibi Bhani Ji
Bibi Bhani ji has a unique place in the Sikh history.
She is a noble lady who was a daughter of guru Amardas Ji, wife of Guru Ramdas Ji, mother of Guru Arjan Dev Ji, , a grand mother of Guru Hargobind Ji, a great grand mother of Gur Tegh Bahadar Ji and a great great grand mother of Guru Gobind Singh Ji.
With respect and love, Bhani Ji is mentioned in the Sikh history as Bibi, weather she is a daughter or mother.
Mata Ganga Ji
Mata Ganga Ji consort of Gur Arjan. She was a mother of Gur Hargobind, born to her at Vadali near Amritsar on 19 June 1595.
Mata Ganga Ji sought the blessings of Gur Arjan to bear a child, Gur Sahib advised her to invoke the blessings of Bab Bhudha Ji, the most revered Sikh at that time.
Going to Baba Bhudha Ji, to pay her respects, she carried with her @missi roti' an onion and lassi. While breaking the onion Bba Bhudha ji pronounced "soon you will be a mother on a child whose gallantry and valor will be unmatched.
Mata Sinderi Ji
Mata Sunderi Ji was the second wife of Guru Gobind Singh Ji. They were married at Anandpur on 4th April 1684 and had one son, Sahibzaade Ajit Singh, born at Paonta on 26th January 1687.
She hold a special place in Sikhi for the role she played in leading the Sikhs after the ascension of Guru Gobind Singh Ji
Mata Sahib Kaur Ji
Mata Sahib Kaur Ji is known as the "Mother of the Khalsa".
She earned the distinction by instilling the first amrit with the sweetness that balances its fierceness and accompanied Guru Sahib through his life.
Mai Bhag Kaur was the first women in Sikh history to take up arms to fight opressors. Mai Bhago was the first woman who led Sikh soldiers against the Mugals in 1705. She was an exceptionally skilled warrior on the battlefield is revered as a saint in Sikhi.