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Guru Gobind Singh is the last of the ten preachers of Sikhism whose teachings had a great influence on the religion. He was born on 22nd December in 1666 as Guru Gobind Rai according to the Julian calendar. The day is a commemoration of his divine teachings. The Sikh community visits the Gurudwaras to offer prayers. They also put flowers on Guru Gobind Singh’s photo frames and remember his golden words of wisdom.
1. Rituals Followed on Guru Gobind Jayanti:-
Few days prior to the actual ritual day, Prabhat Feri known as Amrit Bela is the primary attraction. In this procession, the devotees carry the Guru Granth Sahib around the town in a well-decorated palki. After this, on an actual day, the devotees visit the holy Gurudwaras and recite devotional hymns, prayers. Followed by Kantha and Kirtan. Devotees arrange the necessary items like puja kits, puja thali items, spiritual gifts previously.
2. Some Interesting Facts About the Famous Sikh Guru:-
- Guru Gobind Singh was the son of the 9th Sikh Guru Teg Bahadur and Mata Gujri. He at the early age of 9 years became a Guru when his father accepted martyrdom in the hands of the Mughal king Aurungzeb to protect the Kashmiri Hindus.
- Guru Gobind was a bright student who quickly mastered many languages like Urdu, Sanskrit, Brij, Persian, Gurmukhi. He also became adept in martial arts as he wanted to learn the art successfully.
- After getting an invitation from Mat Prakash, the king of Sirmur, Guru Gobind Singh traveled to Nahan, a place in the Himachal hills. From there he proceeded to Paonta. A town beside the river Yamuna in South Sirmur, Himachal Pradesh.
- In Paonta, he founded the famous Paonta Sahib Gurudwara which is still one of the most sacred places of pilgrimage for the Sikhs. He spent three years of his life there and wrote many religious texts and gained a substantial number of followers.
- At the age of 19, he fought the Battle of Bhangani against an allied force of Bhim Chand and other kings from the locality of the Shivalik hills. Upteem number of people lost their lives but the Guru emerged victoriously. A description of the battle is in the Dasam Granth, a religious book dedicate to the Guru.
- There are many more instances that proved his greatness and how he envisioned living in a community that was free from communal hatred, anger, revenge, and instead filled with love and brotherhood. He passed on this legacy to his ardent followers and left for heavenly abode on 7th October 1708.
Even today Guru Gobind Singh’s preachings and his words inspire many people and also, contribute towards the positive growth of the community. If you are in search of quality spiritual products for the successful commencement of your religious pursuits, indulge in puja shopping online from the prominent brand PujaShoppe.