Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji Birthday 2023
Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji Parkash Gurpurab 2023 is being celebrated with zestfulness on June 5th, 2023 Monday. Sixth Guru Hargobind was the only son of Guru Arjan Dev Ji. After the martyrdom of his father, he initiated a militia tradition among Sikhs.
|Parkash Gurpurab (Birthday)||Date CE||Sikh Calendar|
|Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji||June 5, 2023||22 Jeth, 555|
Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji - Brief Intro
Guru Hargobind was the first of the Sikh Gurus to have entered a military career. He gave a new turn to the Sikh way of life. He turned saints into soldiers and yet remained a man of God. Gurudev believed that in the times they were living in, religion could not be separated from politics. He infused courage and strength into his people and made them men of steel. His resorting to arms was justified since he always fought for truth, justice, and defense. Guru Hargobind also paid a lot of attention to the spiritual enlightenment of his disciples.
Guruji also concentrated on social development and reforms of the people. He detested miracle-making since he found it wrong to interfere with the ways and rules of God. He was a just warrior who always fought against injustice and showed the righteous path to distressed humanity. Guru Hargobind was an amazing combination of a man of action and meditation. He was truly a soldier-saint. To read the full biography click here.
Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji Parkash Purab 2023 Wishes
ਪੰਜ ਪਿਆਲੇ ਪੰਜ ਪੀਰ ਛਟਮ ਪੀਰ ਬੈਠਾ ਗੁਰ ਭਾਰੀ॥
ਅਰਜਨ ਕਾਇਆਂ ਪਲਟ ਕੈ ਮੂਰਤ ਹਰਿਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਸਵਾਰੀ॥
From Guru Nanak to Guru Arjan Dev) Five Pirs were there who drank from the five cups(of truth, contentment, compassion, dharma, and discerning wisdom), and now the sixth great pir is holding the Guruship. Arjan (Dev) transformed himself into Harigobind and sat majestically.
Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji Gurpurab 2023
Upon sitting on the throne, Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji requested the Sikhs to bring weapons and horses as their offerings along with the Youth to dedicate themselves to the Guru and form an army.
At first, 52 young men presented themselves and Guru Ji appointed them as His personal bodyguards. Being motivated by looking at these 52 brave men, 400 more joined the Guru’s Army.
Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji Birthday 2023
The concept of Miri-Piri laid by Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji can be understood as follows;
'Pir' means sainthood and 'Miri' denotes sovereignty. The sequence has been placed as such that sainthood is mentioned first and then temporal making it clear that the prerequisite to bear arms is knowledge and spirituality.
This concept has also been utilized by Guru Gobind Singh Ji multiple times under a similar context but as a different name where Miri= Tegh and Piri= Degh. The Degh and Tegh are Persian words, meaning kettle and the sword respectively. Death literally means cooking pot which symbolizes the free kitchen (Langar) and sainthood. Whereas, Tegh means sword which symbolizes dignity, power, and sovereignty.
Guru Hargobind Sahib Jayanti 2023 Wishes
ਉਹਦੇ ਡਲ੍ਹਕਦੇ ਝਮਕਦੇ ਨੂਰ ਅੱਗੇ,
ਡਿੱਠਾ ਝੁੱਕਿਆ ਨੂਰ ਜਹਾਨ ਦਾ ਸਿਰ ।
ਓਸ ਸਚੇ ਸੁਲਤਾਨ ਦੇ ਤਾਜ ਅੱਗੇ,
ਨੀਵਾਂ ਡਿੱਠਾ ਜਹਾਂਗੀਰ ਸੁਲਤਾਨ ਦਾ ਸਿਰ ।
ਓਸ ਚੰਨ ਦੇ ਚਿਹਰੇ ਦੀ ਸ਼ਾਨ ਅੱਗੇ,
ਹੈਸੀ ਝੁਕਿਆ ਸ਼ਾਹਾਂ ਦੀ ਸ਼ਾਨ ਦਾ ਸਿਰ ।
ਓਹਦੀ ਬੀਰਤਾ ਤੇ ਅਣਖ ਆਣ ਅੱਗੇ,
ਪਿਆ ਰੁੱਲਦਾ ਸੀ ਅਣਖ ਮਾਨ ਦਾ ਸਿਰ ।
Parkash Diwas Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji
ਭਗਤੀ ਦੀ ਉਹ ਸ਼ਾਨ ਵਖਾਵੇ ।
ਬੰਦੀ ਛੋੜ ਹਮੇਸ਼ ਸਦਾਵੇ ।
ਇਕ ਧਿਰ ਤੇਗ਼ ਅਮੀਰੀ ਰੱਖੇ ।
ਦੂਜੇ ਤੇਗ਼ ਫ਼ਕੀਰੀ ਰੱਖੇ ।
ਇਕ ਧਾਰੋਂ ਤੇ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਤ ਪਿਆਵੇ ।
ਦੂਜੀ ਧਾਰੋਂ ਪਾਰ ਬੁਲਾਵੇ ।
Parkash Parv Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji 2023
ਦੋ ਤਲਵਾਰੀ ਬੱਧੀਆ, ਇਕ ਮੀਰੀ ਦੀ ਇਕ ਪੀਰੀ ਦੀ ।
ਇਕ ਅਜਮਤ ਦੀ, ਇਕ ਰਾਜ ਦੀ, ਇਕ ਰਾਖੀ ਕਰੇ ਵਜੀਰ ਦੀ।
ਹਿਮਤ ਬਾਹਾਂ ਕੋਟ ਗੜ੍ਹ, ਦਰਵਾਜਾ ਬਲਖੁ ਬਖੀਰ ਦੀ।
ਨਾਲ ਸਿਪਾਹੀ ਨੀਲ ਨਲ, ਮਾਰ ਦੁਸ਼ਟਾਂ ਕਰੇ ਤਗੀਰ ਜੀ।
ਪੱਗ ਤੇਰੀ, ਕੀ ਜਹਾਂਗੀਰ ਦੀ।
These are lines of famous poems from the Bhai Mir Abdullah and Bhai Natha - who were the famous Dhadhis employed by Guru Hargobind. These lines translate to the following:
Sri Guru Hargobind Ji adorned two swords introducing the concept of saint-soldier.
One Sword of Glory (Piri-Spirituality), one of Sovereignty (Miri), and both to protect the believers.
His arms possess the strength of defeating millions of forts and His intellectual ability shatters the strongest doors of knowledge possessed by the greatest known scholars.
He had the most faithful soldiers like Neel and Nal, and Guru Ji stripped the tyrants of their powers.
What is Jahangir’s turban (the sign of honor & power) compared to Yours?
Guru Hargobind Sahib Jayanti Wishes 2023
Guru Hargobind was only eleven years old when he was given the responsibilities and duties of a Guru. Even though he was of tender age, he was well aware that his reverent father had sacrificed his life for the cause of his faith and justice.
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