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    Sri Guru Teg Bahadur ji

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    Guru Teg Bahadur was declared the 9 th Guru of the Sikhs by the eminent Sikhs in the year 1665 AD.

    Guru Teg Bahadur was son of the 6 th Guru, Guru Hari Gobind. His earlier name was Tiyag Mal. He took very active part in the fights against rulers along with his father Guru. Seeing his bravery, his father Guru named him 'the Brave of the Sword' - Teg Bahadur. On the advice of his Guru father, he went in seclude in Prayers to God for about 25 years in village Bakaala till the year 1665AD, when offered Guruship.

    Read more at this link Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib Ji - Teg Bahadur Hind Dee Chaadar
     
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    re: Today: The Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur Dev ji

    ਬਸੰਤੁ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥
    basanth mehalaa 9 ||
    Basant, Ninth Mehl:


    ਮਾਈ ਮੈ ਧਨੁ ਪਾਇਓ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ॥
    maaee mai dhhan paaeiou har naam ||
    O mother, I have gathered the wealth of the Lord's Name.

    ਮਨੁ ਮੇਰੋ ਧਾਵਨ ਤੇ ਛੂਟਿਓ ਕਰਿ ਬੈਠੋ ਬਿਸਰਾਮੁ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
    man maero dhhaavan thae shhoottiou kar baitho bisaraam ||1|| rehaao ||
    My mind has stopped its wanderings, and now, it has come to rest. ||1||Pause||

    ਮਾਇਆ ਮਮਤਾ ਤਨ ਤੇ ਭਾਗੀ ਉਪਜਿਓ ਨਿਰਮਲ ਗਿਆਨੁ ॥
    maaeiaa mamathaa than thae bhaagee oupajiou niramal giaan ||
    Attachment to Maya has run away from my body, and immaculate spiritual wisdom has welled up within me.

    ਲੋਭ ਮੋਹ ਏਹ ਪਰਸਿ ਨ ਸਾਕੈ ਗਹੀ ਭਗਤਿ ਭਗਵਾਨ ॥੧॥
    lobh moh eaeh paras n saakai gehee bhagath bhagavaan ||1||
    Greed and attachment cannot even touch me; I have grasped hold of devotional worship of the Lord. ||1||

    ਜਨਮ ਜਨਮ ਕਾ ਸੰਸਾ ਚੂਕਾ ਰਤਨੁ ਨਾਮੁ ਜਬ ਪਾਇਆ ॥
    janam janam kaa sansaa chookaa rathan naam jab paaeiaa ||
    The cynicism of countless lifetimes has been eradicated, since I obtained the jewel of the Naam, the Name of the Lord.

    ਤ੍ਰਿਸਨਾ ਸਕਲ ਬਿਨਾਸੀ ਮਨ ਤੇ ਨਿਜ ਸੁਖ ਮਾਹਿ ਸਮਾਇਆ ॥੨॥
    thrisanaa sakal binaasee man thae nij sukh maahi samaaeiaa ||2||
    My mind was rid of all its desires, and I was absorbed in the peace of my own inner being. ||2||

    ਜਾ ਕਉ ਹੋਤ ਦਇਆਲੁ ਕਿਰਪਾ ਨਿਧਿ ਸੋ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਗੁਨ ਗਾਵੈ ॥
    jaa ko hoth dhaeiaal kirapaa nidhh so gobindh gun gaavai ||
    That person, unto whom the Merciful Lord shows compassion, sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe.

    ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਇਹ ਬਿਧਿ ਕੀ ਸੰਪੈ ਕੋਊ ਗੁਰਮੁਖਿ ਪਾਵੈ ॥੩॥੩॥
    kahu naanak eih bidhh kee sanpai kooo guramukh paavai ||3||3||
    Says Nanak, this wealth is gathered only by the Gurmukh. ||3||3||
     
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    ਰਾਗੁ ਬਿਹਾਗੜਾ ਮਹਲਾ ੯ ॥
    raag bihaagarraa mehalaa 9 ||
    Raag Bihaagraa, Ninth Mehl:


    ਹਰਿ ਕੀ ਗਤਿ ਨਹਿ ਕੋਊ ਜਾਨੈ ॥
    har kee gath nehi kooo jaanai ||
    No one knows the state of the Lord.

    ਜੋਗੀ ਜਤੀ ਤਪੀ ਪਚਿ ਹਾਰੇ ਅਰੁ ਬਹੁ ਲੋਗ ਸਿਆਨੇ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
    jogee jathee thapee pach haarae ar bahu log siaanae ||1|| rehaao ||
    The Yogis, the celibates, the penitents, and all sorts of clever people have failed. ||1||Pause||

    ਛਿਨ ਮਹਿ ਰਾਉ ਰੰਕ ਕਉ ਕਰਈ ਰਾਉ ਰੰਕ ਕਰਿ ਡਾਰੇ ॥
    shhin mehi raao rank ko karee raao rank kar ddaarae ||
    In an instant, He changes the beggar into a king, and the king into a beggar.

    ਰੀਤੇ ਭਰੇ ਭਰੇ ਸਖਨਾਵੈ ਯਹ ਤਾ ਕੋ ਬਿਵਹਾਰੇ ॥੧॥
    reethae bharae bharae sakhanaavai yeh thaa ko bivehaarae ||1||
    He fills what is empty, and empties what is full - such are His ways. ||1||

    ਅਪਨੀ ਮਾਇਆ ਆਪਿ ਪਸਾਰੀ ਆਪਹਿ ਦੇਖਨਹਾਰਾ ॥
    apanee maaeiaa aap pasaaree aapehi dhaekhanehaaraa ||
    He Himself spread out the expanse of His Maya, and He Himself beholds it.

    ਨਾਨਾ ਰੂਪੁ ਧਰੇ ਬਹੁ ਰੰਗੀ ਸਭ ਤੇ ਰਹੈ ਨਿਆਰਾ ॥੨॥
    naanaa roop dhharae bahu rangee sabh thae rehai niaaraa ||2||
    He assumes so many forms, and plays so many games, and yet, He remains detached from it all. ||2||

    ਅਗਨਤ ਅਪਾਰੁ ਅਲਖ ਨਿਰੰਜਨ ਜਿਹ ਸਭ ਜਗੁ ਭਰਮਾਇਓ ॥
    aganath apaar alakh niranjan jih sabh jag bharamaaeiou ||
    Incalculable, infinite, incomprehensible and immaculate is He, who has misled the entire world.

    ਸਗਲ ਭਰਮ ਤਜਿ ਨਾਨਕ ਪ੍ਰਾਣੀ ਚਰਨਿ ਤਾਹਿ ਚਿਤੁ ਲਾਇਓ ॥੩॥੧॥੨॥
    sagal bharam thaj naanak praanee charan thaahi chith laaeiou ||3||1||2||
    Cast off all your doubts; prays Nanak, O mortal, focus your consciousness on His Feet. ||3||1||2||
     
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    Gurdwara Sis Ganj - Site of the martyrdom of the 9th Guru

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    Built on the site where the Mughals beheaded Sikh Guru Tegh Bahadur in 1675, Gurdwara Sis Ganj commemorates the martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur. It is situated in the Chandni Chowk area of Old Delhi. According to the legend, Guru Tegh Bahadur was beheaded by Mughal emperor, Auranzeb, as he refused to convert to Islam. On his death, no one dared to pick up his body. Suddenly, sky became clouded, followed by a heavy downpour. Then, two of his brave disciples fled with his head and body. The head of the Guru was taken to Chakk Nanaki in Anandpur Sahib, while the body was taken to Rakab Ganj Gurudwara.

    It was only a century later, that a zealous devotee, named Baba Baghel Singh, found this place and built a Gurdwara here. One can still see the trunk of the tree under which the Guru was martyred as well as the well where he took his daily bath while being imprisoned. In 1705, Guru Gobind Singh Sahib visited this shrine and appointed Bhai Gurbakhsh Das Udasi as its caretaker. It is also claimed that the central pedestal of this shrine is actually the oldest structure of Chakk Nanaki, which received Guruji's head, situated at Anandpur Sahib. This place is also known as Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib.

    Source is at this link Gurdwara Sis Ganj - Gurdwara Sis Ganj Delhi, Sis Ganj Gurudwara Delhi India
     
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    ਜਿਹ ਸਿਮਰਤ ਗਤਿ ਪਾਈਐ ਤਿਹ ਭਜੁ ਰੇ ਤੈ ਮੀਤ ॥
    jih simarath gath paaeeai thih bhaj rae thai meeth ||
    Remembering Him in meditation, salvation is attained; vibrate and meditate on Him, O my friend.

    ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਸੁਨੁ ਰੇ ਮਨਾ ਅਉਧ ਘਟਤ ਹੈ ਨੀਤ ॥੧੦॥
    kahu naanak sun rae manaa aoudhh ghattath hai neeth ||10||
    Says Nanak, listen, mind: your life is passing away! ||10||

    ਪਾਂਚ ਤਤ ਕੋ ਤਨੁ ਰਚਿਓ ਜਾਨਹੁ ਚਤੁਰ ਸੁਜਾਨ ॥
    paanch thath ko than rachiou jaanahu chathur sujaan ||
    Your body is made up of the five elements; you are clever and wise - know this well.

    ਜਿਹ ਤੇ ਉਪਜਿਓ ਨਾਨਕਾ ਲੀਨ ਤਾਹਿ ਮੈ ਮਾਨੁ ॥੧੧॥
    jih thae oupajiou naanakaa leen thaahi mai maan ||11||
    Believe it - you shall merge once again into the One, O Nanak, from whom you originated. ||11||

    ਘਟ ਘਟ ਮੈ ਹਰਿ ਜੂ ਬਸੈ ਸੰਤਨ ਕਹਿਓ ਪੁਕਾਰਿ ॥
    ghatt ghatt mai har joo basai santhan kehiou pukaar ||
    The Dear Lord abides in each and every heart; the Saints proclaim this as true.

    ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਤਿਹ ਭਜੁ ਮਨਾ ਭਉ ਨਿਧਿ ਉਤਰਹਿ ਪਾਰਿ ॥੧੨॥
    kahu naanak thih bhaj manaa bho nidhh outharehi paar ||12||
    Says Nanak, meditate and vibrate upon Him, and you shall cross over the terrifying world-ocean. ||12||

    ਸੁਖੁ ਦੁਖੁ ਜਿਹ ਪਰਸੈ ਨਹੀ ਲੋਭੁ ਮੋਹੁ ਅਭਿਮਾਨੁ ॥
    sukh dhukh jih parasai nehee lobh mohu abhimaan ||
    One who is not touched by pleasure or pain, greed, emotional attachment and egotistical pride


    ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਸੁਨੁ ਰੇ ਮਨਾ ਸੋ ਮੂਰਤਿ ਭਗਵਾਨ ॥੧੩॥
    kahu naanak sun rae manaa so moorath bhagavaan ||13||
    - says Nanak, listen, mind: he is the very image of God. ||13||


    ਉਸਤਤਿ ਨਿੰਦਿਆ ਨਾਹਿ ਜਿਹਿ ਕੰਚਨ ਲੋਹ ਸਮਾਨਿ ॥
    ousathath nindhiaa naahi jihi kanchan loh samaan ||
    One who is beyond praise and slander, who looks upon gold and iron alike

    ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਸੁਨਿ ਰੇ ਮਨਾ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਤਾਹਿ ਤੈ ਜਾਨਿ ॥੧੪॥
    kahu naanak sun rae manaa mukath thaahi thai jaan ||14||
    - says Nanak, listen, mind: know that such a person is liberated. ||14||

    ਹਰਖੁ ਸੋਗੁ ਜਾ ਕੈ ਨਹੀ ਬੈਰੀ ਮੀਤ ਸਮਾਨਿ ॥
    harakh sog jaa kai nehee bairee meeth samaan ||
    One who is not affected by pleasure or pain, who looks upon friend and enemy alike

    ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਸੁਨਿ ਰੇ ਮਨਾ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਤਾਹਿ ਤੈ ਜਾਨਿ ॥੧੫॥
    kahu naanak sun rae manaa mukath thaahi thai jaan ||15||
    - says Nanak, listen, mind: know that such a person is liberated. ||15||

    ਭੈ ਕਾਹੂ ਕਉ ਦੇਤ ਨਹਿ ਨਹਿ ਭੈ ਮਾਨਤ ਆਨ ॥
    bhai kaahoo ko dhaeth nehi nehi bhai maanath aan ||
    One who does not frighten anyone, and who is not afraid of anyone else

    ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਸੁਨਿ ਰੇ ਮਨਾ ਗਿਆਨੀ ਤਾਹਿ ਬਖਾਨਿ ॥੧੬॥
    kahu naanak sun rae manaa giaanee thaahi bakhaan ||16||
    - says Nanak, listen, mind: call him spiritually wise. ||16||

    ਜਿਹਿ ਬਿਖਿਆ ਸਗਲੀ ਤਜੀ ਲੀਓ ਭੇਖ ਬੈਰਾਗ ॥
    jihi bikhiaa sagalee thajee leeou bhaekh bairaag ||
    One who has forsaken all sin and corruption, who wears the robes of neutral detachment

    ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਸੁਨੁ ਰੇ ਮਨਾ ਤਿਹ ਨਰ ਮਾਥੈ ਭਾਗੁ ॥੧੭॥
    kahu naanak sun rae manaa thih nar maathhai bhaag ||17||
    - says Nanak, listen, mind: good destiny is written on his forehead. ||17||

    ਜਿਹਿ ਮਾਇਆ ਮਮਤਾ ਤਜੀ ਸਭ ਤੇ ਭਇਓ ਉਦਾਸੁ ॥
    jihi maaeiaa mamathaa thajee sabh thae bhaeiou oudhaas ||
    One who renounces Maya and possessiveness and is detached from everything

    ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਸੁਨੁ ਰੇ ਮਨਾ ਤਿਹ ਘਟਿ ਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਨਿਵਾਸੁ ॥੧੮॥
    kahu naanak sun rae manaa thih ghatt breham nivaas ||18||
    - says Nanak, listen, mind: God abides in his heart. ||18||

    ਜਿਹਿ ਪ੍ਰਾਨੀ ਹਉਮੈ ਤਜੀ ਕਰਤਾ ਰਾਮੁ ਪਛਾਨਿ ॥
    jihi praanee houmai thajee karathaa raam pashhaan ||
    That mortal, who forsakes egotism, and realizes the Creator Lord


    ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਵਹੁ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਨਰੁ ਇਹ ਮਨ ਸਾਚੀ ਮਾਨੁ ॥੧੯॥
    kahu naanak vahu mukath nar eih man saachee maan ||19||
    - says Nanak, that person is liberated; O mind, know this as true. ||19||

    ਭੈ ਨਾਸਨ ਦੁਰਮਤਿ ਹਰਨ ਕਲਿ ਮੈ ਹਰਿ ਕੋ ਨਾਮੁ ॥
    bhai naasan dhuramath haran kal mai har ko naam ||
    In this Dark Age of Kali Yuga, the Name of the Lord is the Destroyer of fear, the Eradicator of evil-mindedness.

    ਨਿਸਿ ਦਿਨੁ ਜੋ ਨਾਨਕ ਭਜੈ ਸਫਲ ਹੋਹਿ ਤਿਹ ਕਾਮ ॥੨੦॥
    nis dhin jo naanak bhajai safal hohi thih kaam ||20||
    Night and day, O Nanak, whoever vibrates and meditates on the Lord's Name, sees all of his works brought to fruition. ||20||

    ਜਿਹਬਾ ਗੁਨ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਭਜਹੁ ਕਰਨ ਸੁਨਹੁ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ॥
    jihabaa gun gobindh bhajahu karan sunahu har naam ||
    Vibrate with your tongue the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe; with your ears, hear the Lord's Name.

    ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਸੁਨਿ ਰੇ ਮਨਾ ਪਰਹਿ ਨ ਜਮ ਕੈ ਧਾਮ ॥੨੧॥
    kahu naanak sun rae manaa parehi n jam kai dhhaam ||21||
    Says Nanak, listen, man: you shall not have to go to the house of Death. ||21||

    ਜੋ ਪ੍ਰਾਨੀ ਮਮਤਾ ਤਜੈ ਲੋਭ ਮੋਹ ਅਹੰਕਾਰ ॥
    jo praanee mamathaa thajai lobh moh ahankaar ||
    That mortal who renounces possessiveness, greed, emotional attachment and egotism

    ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਆਪਨ ਤਰੈ ਅਉਰਨ ਲੇਤ ਉਧਾਰ ॥੨੨॥
    kahu naanak aapan tharai aouran laeth oudhhaar ||22||
    - says Nanak, he himself is saved, and he saves many others as well. ||22||

    ਜਿਉ ਸੁਪਨਾ ਅਰੁ ਪੇਖਨਾ ਐਸੇ ਜਗ ਕਉ ਜਾਨਿ ॥
    jio supanaa ar paekhanaa aisae jag ko jaan ||
    Like a dream and a show, so is this world, you must know.

    ਇਨ ਮੈ ਕਛੁ ਸਾਚੋ ਨਹੀ ਨਾਨਕ ਬਿਨੁ ਭਗਵਾਨ ॥੨੩॥
    ein mai kashh saacho nehee naanak bin bhagavaan ||23||
    None of this is true, O Nanak, without God. ||23||

    ਨਿਸਿ ਦਿਨੁ ਮਾਇਆ ਕਾਰਨੇ ਪ੍ਰਾਨੀ ਡੋਲਤ ਨੀਤ ॥
    nis dhin maaeiaa kaaranae praanee ddolath neeth ||
    Night and day, for the sake of Maya, the mortal wanders constantly.

    ਕੋਟਨ ਮੈ ਨਾਨਕ ਕੋਊ ਨਾਰਾਇਨੁ ਜਿਹ ਚੀਤਿ ॥੨੪॥
    kottan mai naanak kooo naaraaein jih cheeth ||24||
    Among millions, O Nanak, there is scarcely anyone, who keeps the Lord in his consciousness. ||24||

    ਜੈਸੇ ਜਲ ਤੇ ਬੁਦਬੁਦਾ ਉਪਜੈ ਬਿਨਸੈ ਨੀਤ ॥
    jaisae jal thae budhabudhaa oupajai binasai neeth ||
    As the bubbles in the water well up and disappear again,

    ਜਗ ਰਚਨਾ ਤੈਸੇ ਰਚੀ ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਸੁਨਿ ਮੀਤ ॥੨੫॥
    jag rachanaa thaisae rachee kahu naanak sun meeth ||25||
    so is the universe created; says Nanak, listen, O my friend! ||25||

    ਪ੍ਰਾਨੀ ਕਛੂ ਨ ਚੇਤਈ ਮਦਿ ਮਾਇਆ ਕੈ ਅੰਧੁ ॥
    praanee kashhoo n chaethee madh maaeiaa kai andhh ||
    The mortal does not remember the Lord, even for a moment; he is blinded by the wine of Maya.

    ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਬਿਨੁ ਹਰਿ ਭਜਨ ਪਰਤ ਤਾਹਿ ਜਮ ਫੰਧ ॥੨੬॥
    kahu naanak bin har bhajan parath thaahi jam fandhh ||26||
    Says Nanak, without meditating on the Lord, he is caught by the noose of Death. ||26||

    ਜਉ ਸੁਖ ਕਉ ਚਾਹੈ ਸਦਾ ਸਰਨਿ ਰਾਮ ਕੀ ਲੇਹ ॥
    jo sukh ko chaahai sadhaa saran raam kee laeh ||
    If you yearn for eternal peace, then seek the Sanctuary of the Lord.

    ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਸੁਨਿ ਰੇ ਮਨਾ ਦੁਰਲਭ ਮਾਨੁਖ ਦੇਹ ॥੨੭॥
    kahu naanak sun rae manaa dhuralabh maanukh dhaeh ||27||
    Says Nanak, listen, mind: this human body is difficult to obtain. ||27||

    ਮਾਇਆ ਕਾਰਨਿ ਧਾਵਹੀ ਮੂਰਖ ਲੋਗ ਅਜਾਨ ॥
    maaeiaa kaaran dhhaavehee moorakh log ajaan ||
    For the sake of Maya, the fools and ignorant people run all around.

    ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਬਿਨੁ ਹਰਿ ਭਜਨ ਬਿਰਥਾ ਜਨਮੁ ਸਿਰਾਨ ॥੨੮॥
    kahu naanak bin har bhajan birathhaa janam siraan ||28||
    Says Nanak, without meditating on the Lord, life passes away uselessly. ||28||

    ਜੋ ਪ੍ਰਾਨੀ ਨਿਸਿ ਦਿਨੁ ਭਜੈ ਰੂਪ ਰਾਮ ਤਿਹ ਜਾਨੁ ॥
    jo praanee nis dhin bhajai roop raam thih jaan ||
    That mortal who meditates and vibrates upon the Lord night and day - know him to be the embodiment of the Lord.

    Salokas Ang 1427
     
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    Re: Today: The Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur Dev ji

    NamJap ji

    Thank you so much for these videos. They must have been very hard to find. :happy: And they are really beautiful!
     
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    Today the 24th November 2012 is marked as the anniversary of the four shaheedis.

    It was Aurangzeb who at the time sat on the Mughal Throne and held the post of Emperor of India. He sought to implement an extreme form of Islam across all of India, threatening to wipe out the indigenous religious traditions of the land. In desperation a group of Brahmins, who where high priests of the Hindu faithful, arrived from Kashmir at the court of the ninth Guru at Anandpur Sahib around early 1675. They sought assistance from Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji, worried that their very existence and the religion of their forefathers were near expiry as a result of mass forced conversions taking place across India. Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji declared that the only solution to the problem would require a great and holy man to sacrifice his life. Upon hearing this, the nine your old Gobind Rai replied to his father than there was none greater or holier than the Ninth Guru. And so, Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji would be one of twenty two members of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s family that would attain martyrdom for the Sikh Guru’s fight for righteousness and religious freedom.

    The Emperor was pleased at the Brahmin’s petition that should he succeed in converting the Guru of the Sikhs to Islam then high priests of the Hindu tradition were also willing to convert. Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji travelled to Delhi accompanied by three chosen followers. At their refusal to embrace Islam, Bhai Mati Das was sawn in two pieces, his brother Bhai Sati Das was wrapped in cotton wool and sat on fire while Bhai Dayala (elder brother of Bhai Mani Singh who would be cut limb by limb years later) was boiled alive in a cauldron. The Guru’s devotees, companions and beloved friends were tortured to death in an attempt to frighten the great saint into accepting Islam. After some days of the Guru’s persistent refusal, Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji was beheaded by an executioner in Delhi’s Chandni Chownk.

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    Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji describes the sacrifice made by the Ninth Guru in their autobiography titled Sri Bachitter Natak;




    <CENTER>‘He protected the forehead mark and sacred thread (of the Hindus) which marked a great event in the Iron age. For the sake of saints, he laid down his head without even a sign.13. For the sake of Dharma, he sacrificed himself. He laid down his head but not his creed. The saints of the Lord abhor the performance of miracles and malpractices. 14. Breaking the potsherd of his body head of the king of Delhi (Aurangzeb), He left for the abode of the Lord. The whole world bemoaned the departure of Tegh Bahadur. The whole world grieved at the Guru’s departure, the gods hailed the Guru’s arrival in heavens.16’. (Dasam Granth Sahib Ji, Ang 131)</CENTER>


    from http://www.nihangsingh.org/website/his-gurugobind.html


    Just to add-

    It is very important to note that this shaheedis were not just to save the hindu faith and religious freedom, In this day we would class it as the ultimate sacrifice in the name of Human Rights.

    It should also be a reminder that the Guru stood for the kashmiri pandits even if he may not have followed or agreed with all their practices.

    The point is that God is seen in every one by the Guru, regardless of caste,creed, colour or faith.
    As in the following from page 376 by Guru Arjan Dev ji
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    </TD></TR><TR><TD>ਨਿਕਟਿ ਜੀਅ ਕੈ ਸਦ ਹੀ ਸੰਗਾ

    Nikat jī▫a kai saḏ hī sangā.

    The Lord is near and is the perpetual companion of man.




    </TD></TR><TR><TD>ਕੁਦਰਤਿ ਵਰਤੈ ਰੂਪ ਅਰੁ ਰੰਗਾ ॥੧॥
    Kuḏraṯ varṯai rūp ar rangā. ||1||

    Lord's Omnipotence is pervading all the forms and colours.

    </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>



    We should all remind ourselves that God is in all and every 'ANG' body part is 'SANG' with the divine. When these angs can be taken off by force they still remain sang with the lord.

    Waheguru
     
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    The same janeo (thread) that was rejected by Guru Nanak Dev ji was what the 9th Guru gave his life for !!!
    WHY SO ??

    Well, Guru Nanak Dev ji rejected and declined to wear it in order to propogate the true dharam by beginning to show how to live without the need for janeo (Bibek Buddi).
    Whereas the 9th Guru demonstrated how to die with daya and bahaduri to uphold the dharmic principles of freedom.

    We can't blame other peoples dharmic beliefs for landing them in trouble. We may not want to hold those same beliefs but we can't exclude them for having their dharm. BUT we must stop by ALL means any others that may be excluding by oppression.

    In the day of today this doesn't just stop at religion. It is gender discrimination, racial, gays, society class...etc... infact, all inequalities faced by any being anywhere.
     

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