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Guru Teg Bahadur Ji (April 1, 1621 - November 11, 1675) was the ninth of the Ten Gurus of Sikhism and became Guru on March 20, 1665 following in the footsteps of his grand-nephew, Guru Har Krishan Ji. Before Guruji died, he nominated his son, Gobind Rai – who later was renamed - Guru Gobind Singh Ji, as the next and as it turned out the last Guru of the Sikhs – in human form. The following is a summary of the main highlights of Guruji's life:

  • built the city of Anandpur Sahib
  • toured various parts of India
  • responsible for saving the Kashmiri Hindus who were being persecuted by the Mughals, but had to lay down his own life.
  • contributed many hundreds of hymns to the SGGS
  • The Saloks (Mahal 9) near the end of the Guru Granth Sahib are extremely popular.
  • Guruji Martyred in Delhi by Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb.
  • Gurdwara Sis Ganj, Chandani Chowk, Delhi, where he was beheaded and Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib, Delhi, where at the residence of Lakhi Shah Vanjara - who burnt his house so as to cremate Guruji’s body.



Preceded by:
Guru Har Krishan
(7 July 1656 - 30 March 1664)
Guru Teg Bahadur Followed by:
Guru Gobind Singh
(22 December 1666 - 7 October 1708)


External links

  • AllAboutSikhs.com (http://allaboutsikhs.com/gurus/gurutegbahadur.htm) ,
  • Sikhs.org (http://www.sikhs.org/guru9.htm) ,
  • Sikh-History.com (http://www.sikh-history.com/sikhhist/gurus/nanak9.html)

Audio

  • Sukhmani Sahib Mp3,Real Audio, Real Audio download (http://keertan.waheguroo.com/index.wn?viewCat=391)

Also see Sikhism and Sikh Pages


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