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Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji

After the Sacrifice of the 9th Guru of the Sikhs, the 10th Guru, Guru Gobind Singh took charge of the Sikh masses in 1675 AD and like his grand father the 6 th Guru, Guru Har Gobind, he took to arms. Thus Guru Gobind Singh was a challenge to the Great King Aurangzeb, who ruled from Kanyakumari in the South to Kabul in the North of India.


Guru Gobind Singh became 10th Guru of the Sikhs at the age of 9 years. He was already being taught different languages like Punjabi, Hindi, Sanskrit, Persian, Arabic etc. Along with this he was also being perfected in martial art to become a strong soldier. Thus in the next 5/6 years, he was most exalted, perfect in all aspects of life, compassionate, kind, loveable, courageous, fearless, saint, soldier, farsighted administrator. He was a Guru and had no ego, lust, greed, anger, attachment or any vices as such. He was a personality who uprooted the Mugal Dynasty from India forever.

He was the:
Great-grand-son of 5th Guru, Guru Arjan Dev - a martyr.
Grand-son of 6th Guru, Guru Har Gobind Sahib - The saint-soldier.
Son of 9th Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur - a martyr.


His determination was as strong as that of a mountain, irrespective of the sufferings and personal losses. While accomplishing his mission, he sacrificed his four young sons, five beloved followers, unlimited Sikhs and many devoted Muslims. His mission was not at all different from the predecessors and was same but it was very strong, systematic and final.

He explained his mission in his own words:
I have come in this world :

1. To say and act what is right without fear of anybody.
2. To worship only the One Supreme God.
3. To do what is ordained by God.
4. To spread Truth, rightesnous.
5. To save saints.
6. To uproot the cruel.

He preached for:

1. Believe in Creator-The One God.
2. Believe in One True Guru, Shabad Guru, Guru Granth Sahib.
3. Always remember God.
4. Live a truthful married life and in high spirits.
5. All happenings are according to the Will of God and accept it happily.
6. Love all.
7. Be kind to all.
8. Serve all especially the poor.
9. Do not fear.
10. Do not threaten.
11. Let not cruelty and injustice happen to anybody.
12. Control your desires, your mind, and have patience.
13. Treat ladies, young or old, with love, respect and dignity.
And so many other such virtues.

He did not believe in:
1. Idol worship such as Stones, Statues, Images, Figures, Photos etc.
2. Burning of candles, lamps at holy places, cemeteries etc.
3. Growing matted hairs like yogis.
4. Renouncing world and family life and putting ear rings like yogis.
5. Renouncing world and family life and pulling hair roots like Jainies.
6. Changing appearances and languages to please others and loosing own respect.( As Hindus used to do to please Muslim rulers)
7. Praying only in a particular direction i.e. Muslims pray facing towards West (Kaaba). Hindus pray facing towards East (Sun rise). God is everywhere and one can pray in any direction.

His accomplishments a human can write:
1. To preach that people should live with self respect, he lived like a king - riding the most beautiful horses, sporting a falcon on his hand, wearing a beautiful turban with a decorated Kalgi and always carried sword, bow and arrows. Like his grand-father, he also kept big drum with him and called it 'Ranjit Nagara' and used it like that of the kings.
2. Auragzeb did not want people of other religion to worship in public. But Guru Gobind Singh declared that the Sikh place of worship (A Gurudwara) must display a lofty flag, visible from a long distance and keep a big 'Drum' (Nagara). He said that Gurudwara is a place of God and it must give free food to the hungry and shelter to the needy irrespective of caste, creed or religion. No ritualistic type of worshipping like burning of candles, ringing of bells etc. is to be permit, instead, only reading, singing and discourses in praise of God and asking for His Blessings should be conducted. This is to teach oneself that man is a big zero, he is 10 only when God is with him.
3. Gave birth to Khalsa, a classless society of saint-soldiers with the above virtues for all the times to come.
4. Uprooted the cruel rulers.

It was not an easy task to achieve all this. It is said that the basic causes of wars in this world are: Wealth, Land and Women. But in the case of Guru Gobind Singh it was none of them. It was all for self respect, dignity and freedom. Anandpur Sahib, a place at the base of hills, purchased and populated by his father, Guru Teg Bahadur, was the center of activities of the Guru and the Sikhs since 1671 AD to 1704 AD.
In a period of about 20 years, in between 1686 AD to 1706 AD the Guru had to face and fight about 16 wars. Most of the hill areas were ruled by many Hindu Kings called 'kings of hills' (Pahari Rajas). For the people of their land they were kings but to the King of Hindustan - Aurangzeb, they were slaves. They had lost their self- respect. They were not only paying heavy taxes to Aurangzeb, but were also marrying their beautiful young daughters to Muslim rulers to save themselves from their wrath. It was this downfall of theirs that Guru Gobind Singh objected.
The Guru had uplifted the poor. He had all the praises for them. He had brought them up and made them fearless and faithful. The Pahari Rajas out of their ego of high caste, ruling powers, wealth etc. could not accept this good will of the Guru to the poor. They wanted the Guru to create a group of High class Sikhs separate from general Sikhs, which was not at all acceptable to the Guru. Some of the Pahari Rajas were friendly to the Guru, but some of them were very jealous and became enemy and traitors to the Guru.
Thus, Pahari Rajas one or the other confronted the Guru and his army many times and lost to the Guru. In some wars, at their behest and instigation the Muslim Rulers fought with the Guru, but lost in all. At one time Aurangzeb ordered governor of Punjab to attack Pahari Rajas and collect revenue from them. The Pahari Rajas requested Guru Gobind Singh for help.
The Guru had no enmity even with his enemies. He helped them and defeated the Muslim army. Even after getting help of the Guru, seeing rising strength of the Guru and his deep convictions, they remained jealous and afraid of him and kept enmity with him. Such was the bad luck of the Hindu kings of India at that time. The Guru did not sit idle in peaceful times. Martial training was an essential part of life for all the Sikhs. He also gave special attention to literature. He wrote number of poems in praise of God. Jaap Sahib, Akaal Ustat, Gian Probodh, Shabad Hazare, 33 Swiaiey, Zaffar Nama etc. speak of the high quality thoughts of the Guru. At one time he had 52 poets with him. Many mythological pieces of literature were translated by these poets from the original Sanskrit works. This work was for the general knowledge of the masses but bore no sanctity of the Guru. In the later times, whole of these writings was clubbed in one book called 'Dasam Granth'.

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