Must Read These Facts To Know About Guru Gobind Singh Ji

On 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, 10th and the last Guru of Sikhism, we are sharing some must read facts about the holy saint.

Prakash Parv, Guru Gobind Singh Ji, 10th Sikh Guru Gobind Singh Ji Jayanti

Today is the 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, 10th and the last Guru of Sikhism. Originally, he was born on 22nd December 1666 (Julian Calendar) as Gobind Rai, but his birth anniversary falls in the month of January as per the lunar calendar. His teachings have been an inspiration to the entire Sikh community; his preaching and values have been carried across from generations to generations.

On this special day people from different religions visit Gurudwaras to pray and celebrate the birth anniversary as Prakash Parv. Celebrations are quite simple just like all Gurudwara celebrations, it consist of prayers, langar and parsad.

On his 350th birth anniversary, we bring to you some amazing facts about Guru Gobind Singh Ji:

1. He was the son of ninth Guru of Sikhism, Guru Teg Bahadur and Mata Gujri, took birth in Patna Sahib or Takht Sri Patna Sahib (now in Patna).

Prakash Parv, Guru Gobind Singh Ji, 10th Sikh Guru Gobind Singh Ji Jayanti

2. Guru Gobind Singh Ji was just 9 year old when he was named as the 10th Guru of Sikhism after his father Guru Teg Bahadur was martyred by Emperor Aurangzeb for protecting the rights of Kashmiri Hindus.

Prakash Parv, Guru Gobind Singh Ji, 10th Sikh Guru Gobind Singh Ji Jayanti

3. By the age of 19, Guru Gobind Singh learned many languages including Sanskrit, Urdu, Hindi, Braj, Gurmukhi and Persian. He also learned martial arts. Guru Gobind Singh Ji loved art, it's because of this love that he also invented musical instruments “Dilruba” and “Taus”

Prakash Parv, Guru Gobind Singh Ji, 10th Sikh Guru Gobind Singh Ji Jayanti


4. His compositions and poetry are too good compared to present poetry. When he was just 19, he composed “Jaap Sahib”. The vocabulary that was used stressed on just one fact i.e. universalism.

Prakash Parv, Guru Gobind Singh Ji, 10th Sikh Guru Gobind Singh Ji Jayanti

5. He fought many battles but there was no mean or political motive; these battles were against oppression, weaknesses and injustice. He strongly believed that a sword must be used only when other methods fail.

Prakash Parv, Guru Gobind Singh Ji, 10th Sikh Guru Gobind Singh Ji Jayanti

He was a master in archery and weapons. In fact, he had the most expensive and unique weapons that time. Many Sikhs might not be knowing about his javelin named “Nagni Barcha” that Bhai Bachittar Singh used for attacking a mad elephant which Mughal forces had sent for attacking Sikhs in Chamkaur fort.


Prakash Parv, Guru Gobind Singh Ji, 10th Sikh Guru Gobind Singh Ji Jayanti

6. On March 30 in 1699, Guru Gobind Singh gathered his followers to his home in Anadpur. He asked for a volunteer to sacrifice his head for his brothers. Daya Ram offered his head and the Guru took him inside a tent and later emerged with a bloody sword. He again asked for a volunteer and repeated the feat. This went on for three more times. At last, Guru emerged from the tent with the five volunteers and five headless goats were found in the tent. These five Sikh volunteers were named as Panj Pyaare or 'five beloved ones' by the Guru. The five volunteers were Daya Ram, also known as Bhai Daya Singh; Dharam Das, also known as Bhai Dharam Singh; Himmat Rai, also known as Bhai Himmat Singh; Mohkam Chand, also known as Bhai Mohkam Singh; and Sahib Chand, also known as Bhai Sahib Singh. They were the first Sikhs.

Prakash Parv, Guru Gobind Singh Ji, 10th Sikh Guru Gobind Singh Ji Jayanti

7. Later, Guru Gobind SIngh founded the Khalsa Vani - "Waheguru ji ka Khalsa, Waheguru ji ki fateh". He named all his followers with the title Singh, meaning lion. He also founded the principles of Khalsa or the Five 'K's. The five 'K's are the five principles of life that are to be followed by a Khalsa. These include Kesh or hair, which means to leave the hair uncut to show acceptance to the form God intended humans to be; Kangha or wooden comb, as a symbol of cleanliness; Kara or iron bracelet, as a mark to remind a Khalsa of self-restraint; Kacchera or knee-length shorts, to be worn by a Khalsa for being always ready to go into battle on horseback; and Kirpan, a sword to defend oneself and the poor, the weak and the oppressed from all religions, castes and creeds.

Prakash Parv, Guru Gobind Singh Ji, 10th Sikh Guru Gobind Singh Ji Jayanti


8. After repeated conflicts with Garwali and Mughal leaders, Guru Gobind Singh wrote a letter to Aurangzeb in Persian, which was later famously named as Zafarnama or the Epistle of Victory, reminding him of the misdeed the Mughals had done to the Sikhs. He fought against the Mughals later in battle of Muktsar in 1705. After Aurangzeb's death, Guru Gobind Singh no longer remained an adversary to the Mughals. The next Mughal emperor, Bahadur Shah was friendly with Guru Gobind at first. He even named the Guru as Hind Ka Pir or the Saint of India. But later on, Bahadur Shah was influenced by Wazir Khan, Nawab of Sirhind, to attack the Sikh community. Wazir Khan sent two Pathan assassins Jamshed Khan and Wasil Beg to attack the Guru during his sleep at Nanded, the Guru's resting place. They stabbed Guru Gobind Singh in his sleep. The Guru killed Jamshed, the attacker, with his sword, while other Sikh brothers killed Beg.

Prakash Parv, Guru Gobind Singh Ji, 10th Sikh Guru Gobind Singh Ji Jayanti

9. Guru Gobind Singh named Guru Granth Sahib Ji (the religious text of the Khalsas and the Sikhs) as the next Guru of the two communities. He left his bodily form and on October 7 in 1708.

Prakash Parv, Guru Gobind Singh Ji, 10th Sikh Guru Gobind Singh Ji Jayanti

10. He is also known as “Sarvansh Dani”. This is because he sacrificed his life and family only for fighting against oppression and wrongdoings. For him, the whole Khalsa community is his sons and daughters

Prakash Parv, Guru Gobind Singh Ji, 10th Sikh Guru Gobind Singh Ji Jayanti

COMMENTS

Name

A-Kay Aagaaz Ajay Devgn Akhil Akshay Kumar Ammy Virk Amrit Maan Android Anushka Sharma Apps Army Automobile Avantika Awards Ayurveda B Praak Babbal Rai Badshah Beat Minister Bilal Saeed Blogger Tips Blood Donation Bollywood Books BoxOffice Collection BSNL Bunty Bains Cars Chemical Engineering Computer Tricks Defense Forces Dera Sacha Sauda Desi Crew Desi Routz Didar Othie Documentary Download Dr. Zeus Education Emraan Hashmi Encoding Engineering English Songs Entertainment Fazilpuria Filmfare Finance Funny Gaming Garry Sandhu Geeta Zaildar Gippy Grewal Girik Aman Goldboy Gurmeet Ram Rahim Hacking Happy Raikoti Hardeep Grewal Harish Verma Harshit Tomar Haryanvi Songs Health Himanshi Khurana Himesh Reshammiya Hindi Songs History HKNKJ Hollywood Honeypreet Insan How to HTML Ikka Inspiration Internet Tips Jaani Jassie Gill Jatinder Shah Jattu Engineer Jay-K Jenny Johal Jordan Sandhu Kamal Heer Kamal Khaira Kambi Kanth Kaler KRK Kulbir Danoda Living Lyrics Maninder Kailey Mankirt Aulakh Manni Sandhu Mannu Diwana Mass Transfer Master Saleem MD KD Mehtab Virk Mobile Movie Reviews Movie Trailer MSG Apparels MSG Products Music My Diary Neha Kakkar News Nimrat Khaira Ninja Open Letters Parmish Verma Pav Dharia People Pollywood Posters Prabh Gill Preet Hundal Preet Mand Product Reviews Punjabi Songs Raftaar Rakhi Sawant Randeep Hooda Religion Reviews Riddle Salman Khan Shael Oswal Shah Rukh Khan Shakira Sharry Mann Sheera Jasvir Short Films Sippy Gill Social Sonam Bajwa Sports Star Talks Sukh Sanghera Sukh-E Sundar Pichai Sushil Kumar Tanvi Nagi Tarsem Jassar Tech Terrorism Tony Kakkar Top List Tutorials TV Series Twitter Virus Solutions Wallpapers Wars Windows Tips Wrestling Writings Yoga YWF Events
false
ltr
item
Youth Voice: Must Read These Facts To Know About Guru Gobind Singh Ji
Must Read These Facts To Know About Guru Gobind Singh Ji
On 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, 10th and the last Guru of Sikhism, we are sharing some must read facts about the holy saint.
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-iGuzU2S2wrE/WG4OHchTUtI/AAAAAAAAC6g/tViqlW5t2n4swk85KCFdIVkKbIl_UUwhgCLcB/s640/guru-gobind-singh-ji.jpg
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-iGuzU2S2wrE/WG4OHchTUtI/AAAAAAAAC6g/tViqlW5t2n4swk85KCFdIVkKbIl_UUwhgCLcB/s72-c/guru-gobind-singh-ji.jpg
Youth Voice
http://www.ywfyouthvoice.com/2017/01/know-guru-gobind-singh-ji.html
http://www.ywfyouthvoice.com/
http://www.ywfyouthvoice.com/
http://www.ywfyouthvoice.com/2017/01/know-guru-gobind-singh-ji.html
true
7857785866171732330
UTF-8
Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy