Guru Tegh Bahadur: 9th Sikh Guru was martyred while protecting religion, know the bravery of Guru Tegh Bahadur

Guru Tegh Bahadur ji, who had special importance in Sikhism, had sacrificed his life for religion, humanity and principles. He was born on 1 April 1621 in Amritsar. He is also known as ‘Hind Ki Chadar’. Guru Tegh Bahadur, who was martyred for Kashmiri Pandits, loved his religion more than his life.

Guru Tegh Bahadur Singh is the ninth Guru of Sikhism. He was born on 1 April 1621 in Amritsar, Punjab. Even today people remember him as a great and brave warrior. Guru Tegh Bahadur’s ideas of humanity, bravery, death, dignity have also been included in the Guru Granth Sahib. Guru Tegh Bahadur’s name is taken with great respect and reverence in the Sikh community. Guru Tegh Bahadur sacrificed his life for the sake of his religion. Let us know some important things related to his life on the occasion of his birthday…

Tegh Bahadur Singh’s name is also remembered with great reverence in the Sikh community. His childhood name was Tyagmal. He fought a war against the Mughals with his father at the age of just 14. Being familiar with his bravery in this war, his father named him Tegh Bahadur. Guru Tegh Bahadur was generous-hearted, brave, saintly, deeply thoughtful and fearless in nature since childhood.

He was the youngest son of the sixth Guru, Guru Hargobind. Guru Tegh Bahadur was known as a majestic and fearless warrior. Apart from this he was a spiritual scholar and a poet. Guru Tegh Bahadur was brought up in Sikh culture. He also knew the skills of horse riding and archery. Apart from this, he also had knowledge of many Vedas, Upanishads and Puranas etc. Guru Tegh Bahadur did severe penance at Bakala for many years and spent most of his time in meditation.

Thereafter he became known as the ninth Sikh Guru. It is said that the Sikh community was in a dilemma due to the untimely death of Guru Harkrishna. In such a situation, when Guru Harkrishna was lying on his death bed, he was asked who would be his successor. Then he only said the words Baba and Bakala. Which means that the next Guru will be found in Bakala. When Hindus were being forcibly converted to Islam by the Mughals, Guru Tegh Bahadur openly opposed them.

Guru Tegh Bahadur himself had refused to accept Islam. During the time of Guru Tegh Bahadur, Mughal ruler Aurangzeb was seen as a staunch ruler. Aurangzeb had imprisoned Guru Tegh Bahadur and tortured him for opposing his forced conversion to Islam. But even after tolerating all the atrocities, Guru Tegh Bahadur never bowed down before Aurangzeb.

After which Guru Tegh Bahadur was brutally murdered in Delhi on the orders of Mughal ruler Aurangzeb. Guru Tegh Bahadur, the ninth Guru of the Sikhs, was beheaded on 24 November 1675. Gurudwara Sheeshganj Sahib was built at the place where Guru Tegh Bahadur had laid down his life and he was cremated there. Let us tell you that many stories of the martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur and his life are present in Gurudwara Sheeshganj Sahib.

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