Today is the birth anniversary of Govind Singh Ji, the 10th and last Guru of Sikhism. Guru Gobind Singh Ji, a symbol of valor and courage, was born in Patna, Bihar on the seventh day of Shukla Paksha of Paush month. This year this date is on 2 January.
Guru Govind Singh was a spiritual master as well as a fearless warrior, poet and philosopher. Khalsa Panth was founded by Guru Gobind Singh Ji. The birthday of Guru Govind Singh is being celebrated as Prakash Parv. He plays a mojor role in the completion of the Guru Granth Sahib.
Guru Gobind Singh is said to have faced the Mughals several times to protect Khalsa Pant. Guru Gobind Singh ordered 5 things for Sikhs – hair, bracelet, briefs, saber and comb. These things are called ‘five kakaras’, which are mandatory for all Sikhs to wear.
Guru Gobind Singh was also a writer, he himself composed many texts. It is said that there were always 52 poets and writers present in his court, hence he was also known as ‘Sant Sipahi’. Guru Gobind Singh is known for knowledge, military ability etc.
He also learned Sanskrit, Persian, Punjabi and Arabic languages. In addition, he also learned the art of bow and arrow, sword and spear.
Some of his inspirational teachings on his birth anniversary:
1- If you just keep thinking about the future, you will lose the present as well.
2.- When you erase ego from within you, only then you will get real peace.
3 – I like those who follow the path of truth.
4- God has given birth to us so that we can do good deeds in the world and remove evil.
5- Love of man is true devotion to God.
6 – God helps only those who do good deeds.
7- God sheds the blood of the one who wields his sword on the helpless.
8- No one gets the name of God without a Guru.
9 – As much as possible, help those who are in need of it.
10- Donate one-tenth of your earnings.