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Guru Har Rai Punya Divas
Guru Har Rai Punya Divas is a special event among Sikh Community. This auspicious day is observed to remember the 7th guru of the Sikh community and to pay reverence to him for his big role and kindness towards his devotees. Guru Har Rai Sahib is lovingly called “Prophet of Tranquility” by his followers. He headed the Sikh community after Guru Hargobind Ji, the 6th leader of the Sikhs. He was very strict about following the old and original verses of Guru Granth Sahib-the Holy book of Sikh tradition and the basic conventions as laid down by the first Sikh Guru (Guru Nanak Sahib).
Guru Har Rai Punya Divas Date:
Monday 2016 / 17 October
Guru Har Rai (16 Jan 1630 – 6 Oct 1661) was the 7th leader (Guru) of the Sikh tradition. He became leader on 8th March 1644 following the footsteps of his Guru Nanak Sahib. Just before his death, he passed the Guru Gaddi to his 5 year old son named Har Krishan. Guru Har Rai Sahib was the son of Mata Nihal Kaur (also famous as Mata Ananti) and Baba Gurdita.
Baba Gurdita was son of the 6th Guru- Guru Hargobind Sahib. Guru Har Rai Sahib later married the daughter of Daya Ram-Mata Kishan Kaur (also named as Mata Sulakhni). Guru Har Rai had two sons named Guru Harkrishan and Ram Rai.
On this auspicious occasion, Sikhs all over the world pay obeisance to Guru Har Rai Sahib to ensure that the Sikh community exhibit unity and solidarity during his Gatti. The three main policies of Sikh Guru (Guru Nanak Sahib)– ‘honest labor’, giving importance of ‘Langar’ and importance of Sikh Scripture. He insisted that the hymns in the Guru Granth Sahib-the Holy book of Sikh tradition benefits the heart and the soul.
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