List of Ten Sikh Gurus & History

The period of the 10 masters of Sikhism, a monotheistic religion that burdens doing great all through life, ranges about 250 years, from the introduction of Nanak Dev in 1469, through the duration of Guru Gobind Singh. At the hour of his the passing in 1708, Guru Gobind Singh handed down his title of Guru to the Sikh sacred text, Guru Granth.

Sikhs respect the 10 masters of Sikhism as the epitome of one controlling light that go from every Guru to his successor. That light currently lives with the sacred writing Shri Guru Granth Sahib. There are around 20 million Sikhs on the planet, and about all live in the Punjab region of India, where the religion was established.

Guru Nanak Dev Ji

Guru Nanak is the primary Sikh Guru. He lived for a long time. He was conceived in Talwandi, Pakistan and left his physical body in Kartapur Ravi, Pakistan. His dad’s name was Mehta Kalyan Chand, yet was known as Kalu Ji. His mom’s name was Mata Tripta Ji. His significant other’s name was Mata Sulakhni Ji. He had two children. His senior child was Baba Sri Chand Ji and his subsequent child was Baba Lakshmi Das Ji.

Naturally introduced to a Hindu family, Guru Nanak dismissed the idea of divisions between individuals dependent on religion. He showed the Oneness of the Creator and the basic fellowship and sisterhood of all. He expressed that the experience of the Divine stayed inside each individual, so there was no contrast between individuals dependent on standing, statement of faith, sex or nationality. His basic however significant way of thinking laid on perceiving the major Divinity surprisingly. At the point when lived in a consciousness of the Divine Light inside all, human life could turn into a significant encounter of adoration, truth, persistence, harmony and satisfaction.

Guru Nanak accomplished his condition of illumination, or acknowledgment, at some point around the age of 30. In the wake of vanishing into a waterway and pondering in the water for three days, Guru Nanak developed having had an incredible vision of the idea of the real world, Divinity and human presence. He recorded that vision in a melody – known as Japji Sahib – the Song of the Soul. With Japji Sahib, humankind has an uncommon picture of what a Guruexperienced right now of his illumination portrayed in his own words.

Japji Sahib turned into the establishment of this new profound custom. After his edification, Guru Nanak went through 15 years going through India, Asia and Persia. He united individuals everything being equal and sang Divine melodies in recognition of the Creator, the Creation and the adventure of the soul through reality. During this time, he additionally gathered melodies from different spiritualists that reverberated with his own dreams and experience of the Divine. After his movements, he settled down and lived as a rancher, proceeding to train the individuals who came to gain from him.

Guru Angad (1504-1552)

Guru Angad is the second Sikh Guru. He was conceived in Sarai Matta, India. His dad’s name was Pheru Mall Ji and his mom was Daya Kaur Ji. He wedded Mata Khivi. They had two children Dassu Ji and Dattu Ji and two little girls Bibi Amro Ji and Bibi Anokhi Ji.

GuruAngad kept sharing the lessons of Guru Nanak. He additionally entered conditions of magical vision and composed tunes from his very own understanding. To enable the network to figure out how to sing these tunes, Guru Angad institutionalized the Gurmukhi content. Gurmukhi signifies “from the mouth of the Guru.” With simple and clear principles of articulation, the Gurmukhi content enabled individuals to articulate the tunes of Guru Nanak, Guru Angad and the tunes of the spiritualists from different terrains and dialects that Guru Nanak had gathered. Here and there, one might say that Gurmukhi was the world’s first recording device – for it was a letters in order concocted to re-make sound – paying little respect to the specific language a tune was written in.

Under Guru Angad’s guidance, his significant other Mata Khivi further created langar–or the network feast. In India, individuals of various standings or social classes did not eat dinners together. Guru Nanak started a custom of having individuals of all positions sit together and eat together – as an approach to make network among individuals and break the bogus divisions of social class. Mata Khivi was instrumental in observing that this convention of eating together prospered into an organization during the subsequent Guru’s rule.

Guru Amar Das (1479-1574)

Guru Amar Das is the third Sikh Guru. He was conceived in Basarke, India. His dad’s name was Tej Bhan Ji and his mom was Mata Lakhmi Ji. His significant other was Mata Mansa Devi Ji. They had two children and two little girls. His children were Mohan Ji and Mohri Ji and his little girls were Bibi Dani Ji and Bibi Bhani Ji.

When that Guru Amar Das become Guru, he was at that point an elderly person. He kept on sharing and grows the lessons of the Gurus. He likewise had enchanted encounters and shared those encounters through melody. He formed the Anand Sahib, the Song of Bliss, which is one of the five every day petitions for somebody who has taken Amrit. He composed numerous different arrangements, also.

Guru Amar Das established langar, or network suppers, in numerous spots. He additionally prepared clergymen to help and share the lessons of the Sikh Gurus. During his lifetime, he exceptionally prepared and authorized 52 female clergymen and 22 male pastors to go into specific districts and serve. He showed lowliness, administration, devotion, correspondence, respect and regard to ladies.

Guru Ram Das (1534-1581)

Guru Ram Das is the fourth Sikh Guru. He was conceived in Lahore, Pakistan. His dad’s name was Hardas Ji Sodhi and his mom was Mata Daya Kaur Ji. He wedded the girl of Guru Amar Das, Bibi Bhani Ji.

Like the first Sikh Gurus, Guru Ram Das had supernatural dreams and composed melodies clarifying the idea of the Divine and the human experience. Among his organizations is the Lavaan – the Sikh wedding service – which he created without anyone else wedding day to Bibi Bhani. He additionally composed four melodies referred to as the Engagement Shabads just as numerous different syntheses.

Guru Ram Das established the city of Amritsar and started the way toward structure the Harimandir Sahib (Golden Temple) which is the most sacrosanct sanctuary for Sikhs around the globe. He embraced the exhuming of the tank of water which encompasses the Temple. The water is incredible for its recuperating powers. He made the Harimandir Sahib with the goal that it would have four entryways – one on each side of the structure – implying that is was available to individuals of each station, foundation, language and religion.

Guru Ram Das additionally urged individuals to begin independent ventures. He built up Amritsar as the religious community for the Sikhs.

Guru Arjan (1563-1606)

Guru Arjan is the fifth Sikh Guru. He was the most youthful child of Guru Ram Das. He was conceived in Goindwal, India. He inhaled his toward the end in Lahore, Pakistan where the Gurdwara of Dehra Sahib was built up. His mom was Mata Bhani Ji. His significant other was Mata Ganga Ji, They had just a single child, Hargobind, who moved toward becoming Guru Hargobind Sahib.

Guru Arjan finished crafted by his dad by completing the development of the Harimandir Sahib.

Guru Arjan likewise embraced the enormous errand of making the Adi Granth, which turned into the forerunner to the Siri Guru Granth Sahib. Perceiving that the Shabad Guru was the base of the Sikh practice, Guru Arjan made an arrangement of hallowed melodies that incorporated the tunes of the past Sikh Gurus, tunes from Hindu and Sufi spiritualists, and his very own consecrated works. As an ace, Guru Arjan could hear whether a melody was in the sound current of the Shabad – and those tunes that plainly originated from the Universal Teachings were fused into the work. Guru Arjan saw the Adi Granth as holding the everlasting, all inclusive insight of the Shabad Guru. While taking a shot at the Adi Granth, he would keep the Adi Granth on his bed and himself rest by it on the floor – like a hireling. The Adi Granth exemplified the Sikh Gurus’ lessons that the Word, itself, is the Teacher – not a human individual.

During this timeframe, the network that encompassed Guru Arjan flourished and turned out to be prosperous. Through a progression of political interests, the power of Guru Arjan and his kin were tested by the Mughal Emperor Jahangir. To ensure the autonomy of the network, Guru Arjan enabled himself to be tormented for five days and five evenings. He was binded to a hot metal plate while his captors poured consuming sand on his body. Guru Arjan grinned the whole time, for he saw the hand of the Divine behind everything. He saw the One Creator having each influence in the torment and perceived his Union with the Creator. Following five days and evenings, Guru Arjan was allowed to wash in a close-by stream. Guru Arjan dove into the water and broke up into Light. His physical body was gone forever.

Guru Har Gobind (1595-1644)

Guru Har gobind is the 6th Sikh Guru. He was conceived in Wadali, India and inhaled his last at Kiratpur, India. His dad was Guru Arjan and his mom was Mata Ganga Ji. His spouses were Mata Damodri Ji, Mata Nanaki Ji, and Mata Mahan Devi Ji. He had five children and a little girl.

After the demise of Guru Arjan, the Sikh people group experienced a significant change. For a long time, they had built up a profound thoughtful custom established in harmony and resistance. After the penance of his dad, in any case, Guru Hargobind perceived the requirement for the network to have the option to guard itself. This began the military routine with regards to the Sikhs. Guru Har gobind turned into an incredible warrior and prepared the Sikhs to battle.

The Sikh military convention, be that as it may, stayed established in the standards of harmony and resistance instructed by the principal Sikh Gurus. The Sikh warrior would just protect – never assault. In the coming hundreds of years, amidst determined religious abuse, the Sikhs would be called upon to ensure the privileges surprisingly to rehearse their religion unreservedly. The Sikh warriors never stirred up some dust. They never took the property of others. They never utilized power as a way to subjugate individuals. The Sikh warriors utilized their solidarity to protect themselves against uncalled for assaults, and to safeguard the individuals who couldn’t shield themselves.

Guru Har gobind made the military specialty of the Sikhs – called Gatka. He additionally manufactured the Akal Takhat, or the Throne of the Undying One, alongside the Harimandir Sahib. The honored position was an explanation that the Sikh people group was sovereign in its otherworldly personality, and was self-administering in its social/political character. This standard came to be known as Miri Piri. It was an immediate proclamation to the decision Emperor of the time that the Sikhs thought about nobody to have more recognizable specialist in their lives than God and Guru.

Guru Har gobind faced numerous conflicts throughout his life to ensure the crucial human privileges of the individuals living around then.

Guru Har Rai (1630-1661)

Guru Har Rai is the seventh Sikh Guru. He was the grandson of Guru Hargobind. He is known as the “gracious” Guru. He was conceived in Kiratpur, India. His dad was Guruditta Ji (child of Guru Hargobind Ji) and his mom was Mata Nihal Kaur Ji. His better half was Mata Kishan Kaur Ji, otherwise called Mata Sulakhni Ji.

After the fights and wars of Guru Har Gobind’s time, the seventh Sikh Guru introduced a period of mending and harmony. As a tyke, when strolling with his granddad, Har Rai’s robes brushed a flower shrub and the majority of the petals tumbled off one of the roses. Har Rai sobbed at what he had done. Guru Har gobind trained the kid that he ought to never take on in conflict. At the point when Guru Hargobind passed the mantle of the Guruship to Guru Har Rai, he instructed him to never battle, however to take a security gatekeeper of 2500 individuals with him any place he voyaged so he would consistently be ensured.

Guru Har Rai was an astonishing cultivator and healer. He was popular for his utilization of normal prescription, and kept a wonderful home grown nursery from which he made his cures. He was additionally very great at chasing, however never slaughtered any creatures. Rather, he would catch the creatures, at that point take them back to the town and spot them in a zoo for the network to appreciate.

Guru Har Krishan (1656-1664)

Guru Har Krishan is the eighth Sikh Guru. He moved toward becoming Guru at five years old and inhaled his last at 8 years old in New Delhi, India, where the Gurdwara of  Bangala Sahib has been built up. He was conceived at Kiratpur, India. His dad was Guru Har Rai and his mom was Mata Kishan Kaur.

At the point when the Guruship goes to a small kid of 5, there were some in the network who could hardly imagine how a young man could lead them. One such individual, Lal Chand, tested Guru Har Krishan to discuss the importance of sacred text. Accordingly, Guru Har Krishan mentioned that Lal Chand proceed to discover somebody to talk for the Guru’s sake. Lal Chand looked through the town and brought a hard of hearing, quiet and unskilled water-transporter, Chhaju Ram, to talk for the Guru’s benefit. Guru Har Krishan contacted the leader of the water transporter with his shoe. All of a sudden Chhaju Ram ended up stirred – and continued to give a basic yet significantly moving talk on the importance of sacred writing. Lal Chand asked for pardoning from Guru Har Krishan and the network completely acknowledged the kid’s capacity to lead the network.

There was a pestilence of smallpox in Delhi. Guru Har Krishan went to where the episode had happened and through his approval, a spring of sacrosanct water created the impression that could mend the individuals of the ailment. He assumed the misery and affliction of the region, taking on smallpox himself – giving his life to help spare the lives of others.

Guru Teg Bahadur (1621-1675)

Guru Teg Bahadur is the ninth Sikh Guru. He was conceived in Amritsar, India and inhaled his toward the end in Delhi, India. He was the most youthful child of Guru Hargobind. His mom was Mata Nanki Ji. His significant other was Mata Gujri Ji. He was the grandson of Guru Arjan Dev and his child was Gobind Rai who later moved toward becoming Guru Gobind Singh.

From the hour of his childhood, Guru Teg Bahadur had a profoundly thoughtful nature. He spent numerous prior years turning into the Guru in contemplation. His significant other took an interest with him in his thorough thoughtful practices. Like the initial five Sikh Gurus, Guru Teg Bahadur had enchanted encounters of the Shabad and shared his encounters through tune. Like Guru Nanak, he went far and wide – setting up new networks and sustaining existing networks that hadn’t been visited by any of the Sikh Gurus since the hour of Guru Nanak.

The part of the bargain was a huge demonstration of the Sikh duty of between confidence resilience and the privilege of every person to pursue their own religious way openly. The Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb had started a horrible battle of change – where the Hindu chiefs were approached to acknowledge Islam or endure insensitive torment and demise. A gathering of Hindu pioneers came to Guru Teg Bahadur and requested that they mediate for their benefit with Aurangzeb. Realizing it implied his very own demise, Guru Teg Bahadur concurred. He made an idea to the Emperor – that if the Emperor could change over him, the majority of the Hindu chiefs would acknowledge Islam. Be that as it may, on the off chance that the Emperor couldn’t change over him, at that point the Hindus would be left in harmony.

Guru Teg Bahadur, alongside three of his Sikhs – Bhai Matti Das, Bhai Sati Das and Bhai Dayala, eagerly enabled themselves to be secured Aurangzeb’s jail and exposed to really terrible torment. The three Sikhs passed on. Guru Teg Bahadur’s torment, in any case, proceeded. The Emperor would approach the Guru for some sign that he was a sacred many – some marvel. In any case, Guru Teg Bahadur wouldn’t play out any supernatural occurrences and wouldn’t change over. Rather, he would ask his torturers, “For what reason would we say we are getting to know each other along these lines? We could be ruminating and supplicating together.” Eventually, the Emperor understood that his detainee would not change over. Instead of liberating Guru Teg Bahadur, he requested the Guru’s head to be cleaved off.

Before consenting to go to jail, Guru Teg Bahadur had composed a note to the Emperor to be conveyed to the Emperor after the Guru’s passing. At the point when the note was conveyed, Guru Teg Bahadur had composed in all respects basically. “This, at that point, is the best supernatural occurrence. That I gave my head, yet not my confidence.”

Guru Gobind Singh (1666-1708)

Guru Gobind Rai, who later progressed toward becoming Guru Gobind Singh is the tenth Sikh Guru. He lived for a long time. He was conceived in Patna, India and he inhaled his toward the end in Nanded, India, where the Gurdwara of Hazoor Sahib is built up. His dad was Guru Teg Bahadur and his mom was Mata Gujri. His spouses were Mata Jeeto, Mata Sundari and Mata Sahib Kaur. He had four children, Ajit Singh, Jujhar Singh, Zorawar Singh and Fateh Singh.

Youthful Gobind Rai, the child of Guru Teg Bahadur, was just 9 years of age at the hour of his dad’s constrainment, torment and passing. The experience affected him all around profoundly. In the coming years, the Sikhs would be approached over and over to battle Aurangzeb’s powers and shield the individuals from religious fanaticism and oppression.

So as to make a general public of individuals willing to set out their lives to secure the nobility and heavenly nature of all humankind, Guru Gobind Rai through the direction of the Creator gave the Sikhs Amrit. For the full story of how the Amrit Ceremony created in the Sikh convention, if you don’t mind read The First Baisakhi. Guru Gobind Rai took Amrit from the hands of his own Sikhs and was reawakened as Guru Gobind Singh. The Order of the Khalsa was set up – a gathering of people devoted to living in correspondence and harmony, yet ready to battle and set out their lives to shield themselves as well as other people from treachery and oppression.

In the fights that pursued, Guru Gobind Singh’s two oldest children passed on in the battle. The two more youthful children were caught by a Governor allied with Aurangzeb. The more youthful children were bricked alive inside a divider and passed on.

However in spite of losing his youngsters, Guru Gobind Singh stayed gave up to the Will of the Divine. He said that his kids had come to him from the Creator. What’s more, that he comprehended the time had come to send them back home. At the point when a couple of his Sikhs endeavored to accumulate the collections of his two oldest children on the war zone, Guru Gobind Singh asked them what they were doing. They answered that they needed to give his children a legitimate memorial service. GuruGobind Singh disclosed to them that they should then stops and get the majority of the bodies – for the majority of the young men and men lying dead on the combat zone were similarly his children.

During Guru Gobind Singh’s life, the Adi Granth assembled by his extraordinary granddad Guru Arjan was lost. GuruGobind Singh set up his camp and managed the whole Adi Granth from memory. He additionally incorporated into it the tunes of his dad, Guru Teg Bahadur. The outcome was the formation of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib.

Toward the part of the arrangement, in 1708, Guru Gobind Singh passed the mantle of the Guruship to the Siri Guru Granth Sahib. This finished the hour of the physical Gurus of the Sikhs.

Guru Granth Sahib

On the 3 October 1708, the Guru Granth Sahib was selected as the eleventh living master of the Sikhs. Otherwise called the Adi Granth this sacred tenet of the Sikhs is the incomparable profound specialist and no service is finished whenever performed without the Guru Granth Sahib. Written in Gurmukhi content it is the fortune trove of stanzas and psalms spoken by the Sikh Gurus and holy people of different religions.

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