Guru Tegh Bahadur’s Birth Anniversary : Know Everything About the 9th Sikh Guru
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation from the Red Fort on the 400th Parkash Purab of Sikh guru Tegh Bahadur on 21st April 2022, the Culture Ministry said. PM Modi will also release a commemorative coin and postage stamp on this occasion.
Four hundred ‘ragis’ (Sikh musicians) will perform in a ‘Shabad Kirtan’ to mark the auspicious occasion, the ministry said.
The programme will be organise by the Ministry of Culture in collaboration with the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee.
This programme on the 400th Parkash Purab or birth anniversary of Sikh guru Tegh Bahadur is being organise as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.
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About the 9th Guru of the Sikh Religion
Guru Tegh Bahadur, the ninth guru of the Sikh religion, also regards for safeguarding Sikhs and the Hindus against a law that force them to convert to Islam.
During his lifetime, he made long journeys to different corners across the country to preach the tenets of Guru Nanak.
His son, Guru Gobind Singh was the last and the tenth Guru of the Sikhs.
He transform followers of the religion to counter the dominance of the Mughals.
Guru Tegh Bahadur was execute on the orders of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb for refusing to embrace Islam.
He was behead on 24th November, 1675.
Facts About Guru Tegh Bahadur’s Life
- Born Tyaga Mal, the 9th guru of the Sikh was name Guru Tegh Bahadur by Guru Hargobind.
- Guru Tegh Bahadur learnt from Bhai Buddha.
- He was trained in archery and horsemanship.
- Bhai Gurdas taught him old classics.
- Guru Tegh Bahadur meditated at Bakala for about 26 years 9 months 13 days.
- Guru Tegh Bahadur was execute in Delhi.
- His martydom site is situate in Chandni Chowk, in front of Sheesh Ganj Gurudwara.
- He significantly contribute to his community, giving many hymns and coupletes to the Guru Granth Sahib.
- His works include 116 shabads, and 15 ragas which are include in Adi Granth.
- Guru Tegh Bahadur is known to have extensively travel to preach the teachings of Nanak.
- According to a popular legend on the discovery of Guru Tegh Bahadur, a wealthy trader name Baba Makhan Shah Labana pray throughout his life and pledge to give 500 gold coins to the subsequent guru if he survives.
- He went around meeting people and giving them 2 gold coins each expecting that the real guru would have received his silent promise.
It was only Guru Tegh Bahadur who remind the trader of his promise and that is how the 9th guru was found.