Celebrating 400th Prakash Parav Smaroh of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji
To Spread the Message and Life Story of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji
Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji, the ninth Sikh Guru, was born on 01 April 1621 in Amritsar, to the sixth Guru Hargobind Ji and Mata Nanaki Ji.
He grew up to be a brave young man and displayed considerable courage in the battles against Mughals. His father gave him the title of "Tegh Bahadur", meaning "Mighty of Sword", in recognition of his bravery.
'Hind Di Chadar' Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji sacrificed his life for the cause of dharma, freedom of religion, truth and betterment of humanity.
His 59 Shabads and 57 Salokas are included in the Guru Granth Sahib.
Guruji’s Shabads :
ਭੈ ਕਾਹੂ ਕਉ ਦੇਤ ਨਿਹ ਨਿਹ ਭੈ ਮਾਨਤ ਆਨ ॥ One who does not frighten anyone, and who is not afraid of anyone else ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਸੁਨਿ ਰੇ ਮਨਾ ਗਿਆਨੀ ਤਾਹਿ ਬਖਾਨਿ ॥ - says Nanak, listen, mind: call him spiritually wise.
ਕਾਹੇ ਰੇ ਬਨ ਖੋਜਨ ਜਾਈ ॥ Why do you go looking for Him in the forest? ਸਰਬ ਨਿਵਾਸੀ ਸਦਾ ਅਲੇਪਾ ਤੋਹੀ ਸੰਗਿ ਸਮਾਈ ॥ Although he is unattached, he dwells everywhere. He is always with you as your companion. ਪੁਹਪ ਮਿਧ ਜਿਉ ਬਾਸੁ ਬਸਤੁ ਹੈ ਮੁਕਰ ਮਾਹਿ ਜੈਸੇ ਛਾਈ ॥ Like the fragrance which remains in the flower, and like the reflection in the mirror, ਤੈਸੇ ਹੀ ਹਿਰ ਬਸੇ ਨਿਰੰਤਰਿ ਘਟ ਹੀ ਖੋਜਹੁ ਭਾਈ ॥ The Lord dwells deep within; search for Him within your own heart, O Siblings of Destiny.
He opposed the Mughal ruler's forced conversion of Hindus and Sikhs to Islam in northern and north-western India.