Guru Tegh Bahadur Jayanti
On May 1, the 400th birth anniversary of Guru Tegh Bahadur was celebrated all over the country. On this occasion, the Prime Minister has greeted all the countrymen. He said that Guru Tegh Bahadur’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 Tegh Bahadur
- Tegh Bahadur, 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 Tegh Bahadur had protected Kashmiri Hindus from the religious oppression of the Mughals. Gurdwara Sish Ganj Sahib and Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib in Delhi are related to the death and funeral of Guru Tegh Bahadur.
- Aurangzeb imprisoned Guru Tegh Bahadur 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 Tegh Bahadur to death.
- His son’s name was Guru Gobind Singh. Who was the last Guru of the Sikhs. Guru Govind Singh founded the Khalsa Panth.
- It was a distinguished group of soldiers and saints. The Khalsa espouses the highest Sikh qualities of commitment, dedication and social consciousness.
- The Adi Granth was compiled by Guru Arjun Dev, the fifth Guru of Sikhism.
- In this Adi Granth, 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 Tegh Bahadur’ were added to this Adi Granth.
- The Guru Granth Sahib was composed mainly by 6 Sikh Gurus (Guru Nanak, Guru Angad, Guru Amar Das, Guru Ram Das, Guru Arjun Dev and Guru Tegh Bahadur).
Source – PIB