Guru Angad Dev Joti Jot Gurpurab 2023
Guru Angad Dev Joti Jot Diwas 2023, March 25th marks the 471st anniversary of the day when Guru Angad Dev Ji left his physical body.
As Guru Nanak passed his spiritual throne to Guru Angad before ascending the physical world, following the tradition Guru Angad passed Guruship to Guru Amar Das. He breathed his last on 1609 Bikrami Chet Sudi 4th (29th March 1552) at Khadur Sahib. He presented all the manuscripts and other holy scripts he had received from Guru Nanak to the nominated Guru Amar Das Ji.
|Gurpurab||Guru Angad Dev Ji Joti Jot Diwas|
|Date||25th March 2023 Saturday|
Born in Matte-di-Sarai in the Ferozepur district in a very poor family, he was 45 when he came to the Throne of Nanak. He continued the work of Guru Nanak for thirteen years after him.
Guru Angad’s greatest message to humanity is, “You should endure what is unendurable, suffer what is insufferable. You should have endurance like the earth, steadfastness in joy and sorrow like a mountain, and have a pardon in the heart like the river.”
Bhai Lehna – Bhai Veer Singh Ji
‘Bhai Lehna’ is a Beautiful Poem by renowned Saint Poet Bhai Vir Singh Ji dedicated to the Guru Angad Dev Ji.
ਜਿਸ ਪ੍ਰੀਤਮ ਨੇ ਤੁਸਾਨੂੰ ਮੋਹਿਆ
ਉਸ ਦਾ ਨਾਂ ਤਾਂ ਲਹਿਣਾ ਸੀ ।
ਦੇਣਾ ਸੀ ਨ ਕਿਸੇ ਦਾ ਉਸ ਨੇ
ਲੈਣਾ ਹੀ ਉਸ ਲੈਣਾ ਸੀ ।
ਉਸ ਦੇ ਪ੍ਰੀਤਮ ਕਿਹਾ ਉਸ ਨੂੰ
ਆ ਭਾਈ ! ਤੂੰ ਤਾਂ ਲਹਿਣਾ ਹੈ ।
ਤੂੰ ਲੈਣਾ ਤੇ ਅਸਾਂ ਦੇਵਣਾ
ਸਾਥੋਂ ਤਾਂ ਤੂੰ ਲੈਣਾ ਹੈ ।
Story of Passing Gurgaddi to Guru Angad
The dedication and loyalty of Baba Laihna toward his master Guru Nanak were unwavering. Every morning, the Guru would wake up three hours before dawn to bathe in the Ravi, and Baba Laihna always accompanied him, sitting patiently by the Guru’s clothes while he bathed. One winter morning, three other Sikhs decided to follow Baba Laihna’s example to please the Guru, but the freezing cold and hail forced them to retreat back home. Baba Laihna, on the other hand, stood steadfast, unwilling to leave his master alone.
Guru Nanak was impressed by Baba Laihna’s unwavering commitment and put him through various tests, which he passed with flying colors. Eventually, Guru Nanak declared that Baba Laihna was as dear to him as his own self and renamed him, Angad, meaning a part of his own body.
As the time approached for Guru Nanak to leave the world, he seated Sri Angad on his throne and bestowed the mark of Guruship on his forehead. He then placed five paise and coconut before Sri Angad and bowed before him, declaring him as the second Guru Nanak. Such was the transformation of Baba Laihna into Guru Angad Dev, a testament to his work, service, and unwavering obedience.
Guru Angad Dev Ji, the second Sikh Guru, was not only a spiritual leader but also a visionary. He recognized the importance of preserving the teachings of the previous Sikh Gurus and started the tradition of collecting and preserving Bani and Sakhis. Guru Sahib painstakingly collected all the Sakhis related to Guru Nanak Sahib, the verses of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the songs of Bhagat Sahibans, and his own compositions. He then handed them over to Guru Amar Das Ji in written form, ensuring that the teachings would be preserved for future generations.
Guru Angad Dev Ji was also a leader who believed in a meritocracy. Like his predecessor, Guru Nanak Sahib, he made his sons and Sikhs go through a rigorous test when appointing the heir to the throne. This showed his commitment to ensuring that only the most qualified and capable individual would succeed him. Guru Angad Dev Ji’s blessed soul departed from this mortal world at his abode in Khadur Sahib, leaving behind a remarkable legacy that continues to inspire and guide millions of Sikhs around the world.
Guru Angad Dev Joti Jot Diwas
Guru Angad Dev Joti Jot Gurpurab 2023: We are remembering Guru Angad Dev Ji on the 471st anniversary of his joti jot diwas.
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