Nihangs are a very famous and prestigious armed Sikh order. Early Sikh military history is dominated by the Akali Sikh military order that is particularly noted for the many famous military victories they won while being heavily out-numbered. The Nihangs have historically been held in great affection and respect by Sikhs due the pivotal role they have played in the Sikh history and the Sikh military history in particular. The Nihang’s activities are currently mostly ceremonial, as it is peace time but in times of war for the Sikh religion, the Akalis have historically spear-headed the attack on the enemy. As per history and traditions, Nihang armymen are considered to be sons of Guru Gobind Singh and Mata Sahib Devan.