Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji Gurgaddi Diwas
Let us bow our heads in reverence and gratitude as we commemorate the 417th anniversary of the Gurgaddi Diwas of Badshah-e-Miri Piri Sahib Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib.
This spiritual master was a beacon of hope, who inspired countless individuals to lead a life of righteousness, courage, and compassion. His teachings emphasized the importance of standing up for what is right and fighting against oppression and injustice.
|Gurpurab||Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji Gurgaddi|
|Date||13th May 2023|
Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji was 6th among 10 Sikh Gurus. He succeeded Guru Arjan Sahib in 1606 to the spiritual throne of Guru Nanak Sahib Ji, at the age of eleven years.
Guru Arjan Dev was martyred at Lahore on the 30th May 1606 A.D., after great torture on the order of King Jahangir. After that, at the time of the ceremony of assuming leadership of Sikhs, Guru Hargobind addressed the congregation saying, “I have to raise an army that will fight the tyranny being carried out in the country. Come, join that army, and get the blessings of the Guru.”
The propagation of the teachings of Guru Nanak had been going on for more than a hundred years. The effect of these preachings became apparent when Sikhs from all corners of the country started coming to join the Guru’s army. With that army, the Guru fought four battles with the royal army against the oppression of public rights by the Government. In all these battles, the royal army was defeated.
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The victories of Sikhs in these battles proved that the Sikhs were always ready to fight for the defense of their rights. The fear of death had vanished from the hearts of the Sikhs. The teachings of the Guru infused enthusiasm even in the minds of children to face tyranny. For example (Guru) Tegh Bahadur, the younger son of Guru Hargobind had taken part in the fourth battle of the Guru at the age of fourteen.
In August 1643 A.D., at the time of entrusting the responsibility to his grandson (Guru) Har Rai, Guru Hargobind said, “Always keep twenty-two hundred horse-men in fighting fit condition with you.” Acting upon the command of the Guru, he and his successor-Guru Har Rai continued the program of weapon training and teaching of scriptures as before. The teaching of Guru Nanak awakened the people of India in such a way that they were always ready to fight tyranny. The barbarity of the rulers could not waver them from their faith. They attained martyrdom smiling.
On this auspicious occasion, let us honor the legacy of Guru Hargobind Sahib and remember his invaluable contributions to Sikhism. May his teachings continue to guide us toward a path of spirituality, selfless service, and unwavering faith.
Let us unite in spirit to celebrate the life and teachings of this great spiritual leader, and seek his blessings to help us navigate the challenges of life with grace, courage, and compassion.
Gurgaddi Diwas Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji
Gurgaddi Diwas Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji 2023 Wishes: Remember Badshah-e-Miri Piri Sahib Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib on his 417th Gurgaddi Diwas.
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