13 Facts You Should Know About Guru Tegh Bahadur

13 Facts You Should Know About Guru Tegh Bahadur
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13 Facts You Should Know About Guru Tegh Bahadur:

Guru Tegh Bahadur

A name deified in the History of India for his forfeit and valor. A Guru, who went far and wide all through India, Teaching the lessons of Guru Nanakji! A philosopher, profound pioneer, and an Poet, who made hundreds out of Hymns! A loyalist of Bharat, who opposed the Mughals against constrained changes of Hindus and Sikhs to Islam. A man who achieved affliction for ensuring the Hindus and Sikhs! He was a socio-political test to the Mughals of his circumstances. He was [Guru Tegh Bahadur], the ninth Guru of the Sikhs.

Do you know Guru Tegh Bahadur was known as Tyaga Mal amid his initial days? Master Har Gobind, the 6th Guru of the Sikhs, dedicated Tyaga Mal as Tegh Bahadur after the last demonstrated enormous boldness in the Battle of Kartarpur on April 26, 1635 against the Mughals. He was then just 14 years of age. ‘Tegh Bahadur’ signifies ‘Relentless of the Sword’.

Born on first April, 1621 out of a Sodhi family in Amritsar, Guru Tegh Bahadur was the most youthful of his six siblings. His Father was Guru Hargobind and mother Mata Nanaki. He was Married to Mata Gujri at 12 years old. The couple was Blessed with a child, Gobind Singh, who later turned into the tenth Guru of the Sikhs.

There is an intriguing story behind the Guruship of Guru Tegh Bahadur. Guru Har Krishan, the eighth Guru of the Sikhs, passed on without selecting his successor. However, he gave an indication that his successor would be from Bakala in Amritsar. There upon, numerous Sikhs from Bakala guaranteed Guruship. In the interim, a prosperous Trader named Baba Makhan Shah Labana fell genuinely sick. He offered his Prayer to Guru Nanak that in the event that he survived, he would offer 500 gold coins to the ninth Sikh Guru. The ninth Guru had not been Declared yet. Baba Makhan Shah Labana, who thought about Guru Har Krishan’s last words, came to Bakala. He offered two gold coins each to each petitioner of Guruship that he went by. Every one of them acknowledged his contributions and say goodbye to him. When he offered the two gold coins to Guru Tegh Bahadur, the last honored him however commented that his offering was impressively shy of the guaranteed five hundred gold coins. Makhan Shah Labana pronounced that he had discovered his Guru.

It was four months after the passing of Guru Har Krishan that Guru Tegh Bahadur was formally declared the ninth Guru of the Sikhs.

Here are 13 Fact that you should Know about Guru Tegh Bahadur:

1. He was a specialist in bows and arrows, utilization of the sword, horsemanship, and the old works of art.

2. He demonstrated outrageous valor in war zone against the Mughals at the youthful age of 14.

3. Guru Tegh Bahadur Spent 26 years, 9 months, and 13 days in reflection at Bakala. He gave more opportunity to reflection and brief period to family duties amid this period.

4. He created 115 Hymns that discover specify in Guru Granth Sahib.

5. He safeguarded against constrained changes of Kashmiri Pandits to Islam.

6. He restricted against the Mughal ruler’s constrained change of Hindus and Sikhs to Islam in northern and north-western India.

7. He was the Founder of Anandpur Sahib, a pleasant city possess large amounts of Nature’s wonder in the area of Rupnagar in Punjab. He purchased the site for Rs. 500 from Rani Champa of Bilaspur. Anandpur Sahib is one of the sacrosanct spots of the Sikhs.

8. He was the originator of Patiala, as of now the fourth biggest city of Punjab.

9. He traveled India. The spots he went by, later moved toward becoming locales of Sikh Temples.

10. A gathering of Armed Bodygaurd encompassed him at the same time after his Guruship. The reason was execution of Guru Arjan Singh, the fifth Sikh Guru by Mughal Emperor Jahangir.

11. He was freely executed in 1675 in Delhi on Aurangzeb’s requests for protecting Hindus and Sikhs against constrained transformation to Islam.

12. Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib denotes the place of execution of Guru Tegh Bahadur.

13. Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib is where the Guru’s body was incinerated.

The post mid-seventeenth century saw expanded abuse of Hindus and Sikhs by Mughals in the north-western part of India. The individuals who changed over to Islam were saved. The individuals who declined to change over were hassled and rebuffed to death. Kashmiri Pandits in Kashmir were the most exceedingly terrible hit. Guru Tegh Bahadur went by the Hindus and Sikhs in Kashmir and the whole north-western piece of India in 1672 guarding them against the constrained change. His obstruction went under the scanner of Aurangzeb, the then Mughal Emperor. Guru Tegh Bahadur was undermined with critical results on the off chance that he didn’t quit safeguarding non-Muslims. However, he kept on shielding.

In November 1675, Guru Tegh Bahadur and his partners were detained by Aurangzeb in Delhi. During preliminary, Aurangzeb offered to save his life in the event that he changed over to Islam. Guru Tegh Bahadur straight declined and liked to forfeit his life as opposed to surrendering his confidence. His associates declined to change over as well. They accomplished suffering on account of the Mughals. While Bhai Mati Das was sawed into pieces, Bhai Dayal Das was tossed into a cauldron of bubbling water. Different associates confronted comparative destiny before his eyes. However he declined to give in. Guru Tegh Bahadur was then executed out in the open on 24 November 1675.


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P. Natasha Covers Classical Archaeology news and has been with Histecho since 2017. She has a Master's degree in MA Archaeology from New York University's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting program. A California native, she also holds a Bachelor of science in molecular biology and a Master of Science in biology from the University of California, San Diego.