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Guru Teg Bahadur Jayanti
Guru Teg Bahadur Jayanti is celebrated as the Birthday of Guru Teg Bahadur. He went on to become the 9th Guru of the Sikhs while stepping in the footsteps of his grand-nephew named Guru Har Krishan. His great works as the Guru of the Sikhs and his views on humanity have made the followers remember his birthday and celebrate the same grandly.
In the year 2016, the Guru Teg Bahadur Jayanti was celebrated on 18th April, Thursday.
About Guru Teg Bahadur
Guru Teg Bahadur is also known by the name Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Ji among the Sikhs. He was the son of Guru Hargovind, who was the 6th Sikh Guru. He was born in the -then center of faith of the Sikhs, Amritsar of Punjab. Teg Bahadur was taught the martial arts such as archery and horsemanship. The extended spells of contemplation and seclusion gave him a deep mystical personality, as believed by his followers.
Teg Bahadur was married to Mata Gujri on the 3rd of February in the year 1631. He was honored the Sikh Guru on the 20th of March in 1665. Before this honor, there was a dramatic sentimental issue caused by about 22 pretenders, who claimed to be the 9th Sikh Guru. They took the advantage of the last words of Har Krishan when ill with smallpox. The words were Baba Bakale, which meant that his successor would be found at a place called Bakale.
To astonishment, it was a trader named Baba Makhan Shah Labana, who first pointed out that Teg Bahadur, was to be the rightful successor of Har Krishan. After the honor, Teg Bahadur went on carrying out all the duties of the Sikh Gurus and led them fruitfully by spreading the teachings of Guru Nanak all over India. Guru Teg Bahadur was infamously known to be executed by the Mughal Emperor of his time, Aurangzeb. This execution event took place in the city of Delhi.
Celebrating Guru Teg Bahadur Jayanti
The celebration of Guru Teg Bahadur Jayanti involves the discussions of the teachings of Guru Nanak and the words of Teg Bahadur. In the modern days, the celebration also includes sending text messages containing the words of the Guru. Along with the words, the messages contain good wishes for the receivers. Various other forms of greetings are also carried out on the day of Guru Teg Bahadur Jayanti by the Sikhs and other communities who follow the Guru and Sikhism.
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