Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti 2024: Fascinating Facts About the Sikhs’ Tenth and Last Guru

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti 2024: Fascinating Facts About the Sikhs’ Tenth and Last Guru

Here are ten amazing facts about the tenth Sikh Guru that you probably didn’t know on the occasion of the anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s birth.

The Sikh community celebrates Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti with great fervor and passion. According to the Julian Calendar, it will be observed on Thursday, January 17. This year will be his 357th anniversary of birth. He served as the Sikhs’ ninth and final human guru.

Guru Gobind Singh was born as Gobind Rai on December 22, 1666, in Patna, Bihar. His parents were Guru Teg Bahadur, the ninth Sikhism Guru, and Mata Gujri at Patna Sahib. The site of his birth is today the sacred Takht Sri Patna Harimandar Sahib.

After his father, Guru Tegh Bahadur, was martyred by the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb in 1675, Guru Gobind Singh became a guru at the age of nine. On Baisakhi in 1676, he proclaimed himself the new guru of the Sikhs.

On Baisakhi in 1699, Guru Gobind Singh established the Khalsa Panth, one of the most important moments in Sikhism’s history. Khalsa means “the pure” in Punjabi, and the Khalsa Panth is a group of sincere and pure people who have dedicated their lives to serving God and humanity.
When he was younger, Guru Gobind Singh studied a variety of languages, including Sanskrit, Urdu, Hindi, Braj, Gurmukhi, and Persian.

In addition to being a warrior, poet, and philosopher, Guru Gobind Singh was a spiritual guide. He wrote a great deal of literature in many different languages. His well-known compositions include the Benti Chaupai, the Tav-Prasad Savaiye, and the Jaap Sahib.

Guru Gobind Singh was a brave leader who always put the pursuit of justice and the truth ahead of self-interest or retaliation. 21 battles were fought by him against the Mughal Empire and its allies throughout his lifetime. The Battle of Bhangani, the Battle of Nadaun, the Battle of Anandpur, the Battle of Chamkaur, the Battle of Muktsar, and the Battle of Khidrana are a few of the significant conflicts.
Guru Gobind Singh lost his mother, four sons, and a large number of his followers during his fights and sieges.

On October 7, 1708, Guru Gobind Singh departed from this life in Nanded, Maharashtra. The Sikhs see him as their immortal teacher, and they follow his teachings and example to this day. In addition, he is revered as the Khalsa’s father.
Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti is the anniversary of his birth, and Guru Gaddi Diwas is the anniversary of his death.
The Sikh community remembers Guru Gobind Singh by praying in gurudwaras and thinking back on his insightful sayings on the anniversary of his passing.

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