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Birth anniversary of 10th Guru of Sikhs Sri Guru Gobind Singh was celebrated with great enthusiasm

PUNJAB NEWSLINE | January 09, 2022 07:43 PM

AMRITSAR: The birth anniversary of 10th Guru of Sikhs Sri Guru Gobind Singh was celebrated with great enthusiasm here on Sunday. Thousands of devotees took a holy dip in the sacred sarovar of Golden Temple.

an exhibition of ancient traditional Sikh jewellery was held at Sachkhand Sri Harmandir Sahib, Akal Takht and Gurdwara Baba Atal Sahib.

A religious Diwan (Congregation) was held at Gurdwara Manji Sahib in which several raagi dhadis preachers recited the Gurbani and thrown the light on teachings of Guru Gobind Singh ji.

Raagis Singh were reciting the gurbani shabad like "waho waho Gobind Singh aape Gur chela..."
"Amrit naam nidhaan hai mil pivo Bhai....."

The entire Golden Temple complex was tastefully decorated with colourful lights.and fireworks was organised after bhog of reheraas Sahib path in the evening.

The birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh falls within the months of December or January each year. The annual celebrations of the Guru’s birth anniversary take place as per the Nanakshahi calendar.

Meanwhile Giani Harpreet Singh Jathedar of Akal Takht Sahib highest seat of Sikh religion has congratulated the Sangat on the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the Tenth Patshah, and urged them to follow the path shown by Guru Sahib.

He said that the life of Dasam Patshah Ji is a beacon for humanity, from which the priorities of life should be determined.

He appealed to the sangat to raise their voice against social evils on the occasion of Guru Sahib's enlightenment and to pay homage and respect to Guru Sahib by following his life and teachings and he also appealed to Sikhs they should become Amritdhari by taking amrit.

It may be mentioned that Guru Gobind Singh (1666-1708 C.E.) is the tenth and last Sikh Guru after his father, Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji. The guru had relinquished his life while fighting against the injustice of the Mughal rulers of that time. Guru Gobind Singh Ji Jayanti is a day that witnesses vast parades and social gatherings across gurudwaras.

Guru Gobind Singh was the only son of the ninth Sikh guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur. His mother’s name was Mata Gujri. He was born on December 22, 1666, in Patna, Bihar India. His original name was Gobind Rai. Guru Gobind Singh was a spiritual leader, philosopher, a great warrior, a port, and was the tenth and the last Sikh Guru.His father Guru Teg Bahadur was the ninth Sikh Guru and was a very courageous man. In 1675, he was beheaded publically by the orders of the fifth Mughal emperor, Aurangzeb as he refused to convert to Islam.

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