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Guru Tegh Bahadur Jayanti

Guru Tegh Bahadur Jayanti

  • On May 1, the 400th birth anniversary of Guru TeghBahadur was celebrated all over the country. On this occasion, the Prime Minister has greeted all the countrymen. He said that Guru TeghBahadur’s sacrifice gives “strength and inspiration” to many.
  • On this occasion, various types of programs are organized by the people of the Sikh community across the country.

Guru TeghBahadur

  • TeghBahadur, the 9th Guru of the Sikhs, was born in the year 1621 in Amritsar. His father Guru Hargobind was the 6th Guru of the Sikhs. His mother’s name was Nanaki.
  • In fact, Guru TeghBahadur had protected Kashmiri Hindus from the religious oppression of the Mughals. GurdwaraSishGanj Sahib and GurdwaraRakabGanj Sahib in Delhi are related to the death and funeral of Guru TeghBahadur.
  • Aurangzeb imprisoned Guru TeghBahadur and proposed to him either to accept Islam or to kill him. He chose the path of religion, after which the Mughal ruler Aurangzeb sentenced 1675 Guru TeghBahadur to death.
  • His son’s name was Guru Gobind Singh. Who was the last Guru of the Sikhs. Guru Govind Singh founded the KhalsaPanth.
  • It was a distinguished group of soldiers and saints. The Khalsa espouses the highest Sikh qualities of commitment, dedication and social consciousness.
  • The AdiGranth was compiled by Guru ArjunDev, the fifth Guru of Sikhism.
  • In this AdiGranth, Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru of Sikhism, did not add any of his hymns.Whereas all 115 hymns of the ninth Sikh Guru ‘Guru TeghBahadur’ were added to this AdiGranth.
  • The Guru Granth Sahib was composed mainly by 6 Sikh Gurus (Guru Nanak, Guru Angad, Guru Amar Das, Guru Ram Das, Guru ArjunDev and Guru TeghBahadur).

Source:PIB

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