About Guru Tegh Bahadur

  • After Guru Nanak Dev, the first Sikh Guru, it was Guru Teg Bahadur who travelled the most among the 10 living Sikh Gurus.
  • Guru Tegh Bahadur (1621 – 1675) was the ninth of ten Gurus of the Sikh religion.
  • He was born as Tyaga Mal.
  • He came to be known by the name Teg Bahadur (Mighty of The Sword), given to him by Guru Hargobind.
  • The Guru was also a great poet, and his hymns are part of Guru Granth Sahib.
  • The founder of the City Anandpur Sahib.
  • The Guru was not only a warrior but also a great diplomat.
  • He had very close relations with many contemporary kings.
  • He appointed Banda Bahadur as the military leader of the Sikhs.
  • Credited with spread Sikhism to Bihar and Assam.
  • He was first arrested by the Mughals on the orders of Aurangzeb in 1665
  • Revolted against Aurangzeb but was executed by him and was beheaded before the public in Delhi’s Chandni Chowk in 1675 CE.
  • Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib mark the place of his execution.
  • Gurudwara in Rakab Ganj, near Parliament building where the Guru’s body was cremated by Bhai Lakhi Shah.
  • Guru Teg Bahadur gave his life to protect Kashmiri Pandits from the brutality of the Mughals.

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