Date(s) - 13/01/2020
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti
Guru Gobind Singh, the last of the ten Sikh Gurus, was born on 22nd December, 1666 in Patna, Bihar, India.
History of Guru Gobind Singh’s Birthday
Gobind Singh was the tenth of the Sikh Gurus. Following the death of his father, Guru Tegh Bahadur, Gobind Singh became the leader of the Sikhs when he was only nine years old.
Famed as a warrior, poet and philosopher. His contributions to Sikhism were many including the tradition of covering one’s hair with a turban.
He initiated the Khalsa order, the highest order that can reached by Sikhs. Khalsa must abide by four restrictions; Not to disturb the natural growth of the hairs, not to eating meat slaughtered in halal manner, not cohabiting with a person other than one’s spouse and not using tobacco or a hookah.
Guru Gobind Singh died on 7 October 1708 from wounds inflicted by an assassin.
Guru Gobind Singh was the last of the living Sikh Gurus, as while he was on his death bed, he passed the Guruship of the Sikhs to the Guru Granth Sahib, the sacred Book of the Sikhs. The Granth Sahib then became the Eleventh and Eternal Sikh Guru.
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