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Guru Gobind Singh

Guru Gobind Singh Ji (December 22, 1666 in Patna, Bihar, India - October 7, 1708) was the tenth and last of the Ten Gurus of Sikhism and became Guru on November 11, 1675 following in the footsteps of his father Guru Teg Bahadur Ji. Before Guru Ji died, he nominated Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji or SGGS as the next perpetual Guru of the Sikhs. This Granth is more than a holy book for the Sikhs.

Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji (also sometimes written as 'Govind') was the last of 10 Sikh Gurus, who were the founders of the Sikh religion. The part played by this Guru in the development of the Sikh faith has been monumental. The First Sikh Guru was Guru Nanak dev Ji.

The following is a summary of the main highlights of Guru Ji life:

  • Compilation of the Dasam Granth Sahib ? has 1428 pages
  • Author of various important Banis which Sikhs recite daily ? Jaap Sahib, Chaupai, etc
  • Built the various Gurdwaras - Kesh Garh Sahib,
  • Developed Anandpur Sahib as a Sikh Centre of Excellence.
  • Enhanced the Structure of Sikh Society by introducing various administration system
  • Extreme personal sacrifice for Society ? Father Martyed of protection of Kashmiri Hindus, All four sons sacrificed to the Mughal and Tribal Forces.
  • Sent Zafarnama to Aurangzeb.

Hymn by Guru:??

Preceded by:
Guru Teg Bahadur
(1 April 1621 - 11 November 1675)
The Ten Gurus Succeeded by:
Guru Granth Sahib
(Perpetual Guru of the Sikhs)

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Last updated: 11-07-2004 20:50:05