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SIKH GURUS


1. Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji

Guru Nanak was the founder and the first Guru of the Sikh religion. He was born in a simple Hindu family in the Western Punjab village of Talwandi.

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2. Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji (1504-1552)

Guru Angad, originally known as Lehna, was ardent devotee of the Hindu goddess Durga. Upon meeting Guru Nanak at the age of 27, Lehna became his devout disciple and renounced his former practices and embraced Sikhism.

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3. Sri Guru Amar Das Ji (1479-1574)

Guru Amar Das was a very religious Vaishnavite Hindu who spent most of his life performing Hindu ritual pilgrimages and fasts. It was not until his old age that Amar Das met Guru Angad and converted to Sikhism. He eventually became Guru at the age of 73 and succeeded Guru Angad.

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4. Sri Guru Ram Das Ji (1534-1581)

Guru Ram Das was known as ‘Jetha’, meaning the 'first born'. He was fond of the company of religious men right from his childhood. He soon became a disciple of Guru Amar Das.

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5. Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji (1563-1606)

Guru Arjan Dev was the youngest son of Guru Ram Das and Mata Bhani. In 1581 AD he was invested with the Guruship by his father Guru Ram Das. Guru Arjan Dev completed the two tanks of Santoksar and Amritsar and undertook the expansion of Ramdaspur.

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6. Sri Guru Hargobind Ji (1595-1644)

Guru Hargobind was the only child of Guru Arjan Dev. He was invested with the Guruship on May 25, 1606 just days before his father's martyrdom. From a young age he was educated in the sciences, sports and religion.

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7. Sri Guru Har Rai Sahib Ji (1630-1661)

Guru Har Rai was born on January 16, 1630 in Kiratpur to Baba Gurditta the eldest son of Guru Hargobind. From a very young age he exhibited sensitivity to all living things and endeared himself to his grandfather Guru Hargobind.

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8. Sri Guru Harkrishnan Shaib Ji (1656-1664):

Guru Harkrishan was born on July 7, 1656 to Guru Har Rai and Krishan Kaur. Before his death in October 1661 Guru Har Rai had appointed his younger son Harkrishan as the eighth Guru. Guru Harkrishan was only five years old when he received the Guruship.

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9. Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji (1621-1675)

Guru Tegh Bahadur was the youngest son of Guru Hargobind and Bibi Nanki and was born at Amritsar on April 1, 1621. From a young age Tegh Bahadur was trained in the martial arts of swordsmanship and horse- riding as well as religious training by the wise Baba Buddha and Bhai Gurdas.

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10.Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji (1666-1708)

He was the tenth and the last Guru of the Sikhs who established the Khalsa Panth. He was a great scholar and warrior.

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