Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti 2018 and 2019

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti 2018

Guru Gobind Singh, born Gobind Rai, was the tenth Sikh Guru, a spiritual master, warrior, poet, and philosopher.
Born: 22 December 1666, Patna
Died: 7 October 1708, Hazur Sahib Nanded, Nanded
Full name: Gobind Rai
Spouse: Mata Sahib Kaur (m. 1700), Mata Jito (m. 1684)
Books: Zafarnamah, Epistle of victory, 
Parents: Guru Tegh Bahadur, Mata Gujri
20185 JanFriGuru Gobind Singh JayantiCH & HR
201913 JanSunGuru Gobind Singh JayantiHR & RJ

Guru Gobind Singh initiated the Five K’s tradition of the Khalsa,

  • Kesh: uncut hair.
  • Kangha: a wooden comb.
  • Kara: an iron or steel bracelet worn on the wrist.
  • Kirpan: a sword or dagger.
  • Kacchera: short breeches.

The period following the execution of Guru Tegh Bahadur – the father of Guru Gobind Singh, was a period where the Mughal Empire under Aurangzeb was an increasingly hostile enemy of the Sikh people.The Sikh resisted, led by Gobind Singh, and the Muslim-Sikh conflicts peaked during this period.Both Mughal administration and Aurangzeb’s army had an active interest in Guru Gobind Singh. Aurangzeb issued an order to exterminate Guru Gobind Singh and his family.

Guru Gobind Singh believed in a Dharam Yudh (war in defense of righteousness), something that is fought as a last resort, neither out of a wish for revenge nor for greed nor for any destructive goals.To Guru Gobind Singh, one must be prepared to die to stop tyranny, end persecution and to defend one’s own religious values.He led fourteen wars with these objectives, but never took captives nor damaged anyone’s place of worship.

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti 2018 and 2019