New Delhi Jagran Lifestyle Desk: Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti 2021 is one of the most auspicious festivals of the Sikhs as it is the tenth Sikh leader’s birth anniversary. According to the Gregorian calendar, Guru Gobind ji was born on 22 December 1666, however, his birth anniversary is calculated according to a lunar calendar.
This year, we are going to observe the day on 20 January 2021, on this day Sikhs will offer prayers in the gurudwara and will also organize langars. According to Sikh mythology, Guru Gobind Singh was the last of the ten Sikh Gurus, he succeeded his father Guru Tej Bahadur Singh at the age of nine.
Throughout his life, he fought against the Mughals, standing against injustice. He was a spiritual and military leader who founded the Khalsa, a legion of soldiers and saints. It was his leadership that inspired and encouraged the people to stand against the oppressive rule by the kings. Even today his teachings are still a big inspiration for all the youth and leaders around the world.
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Guru govind singh jayanti 2021 history
When Gobind Singh was 9 years old, his father Guru Tegh Bahadur, the ninth Guru of the Sikhs, was killed at the hands of Aurangzeb because he refused to convert to Islam. After the death of his father, he assumed leadership and became the tenth leader of the Sikhs.
They formed their own warrior community named Khalsa, which consisted of both soldiers and saints baptized by them.
Importance of Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti 2021
Gobind Singh’s teachings are believed to have a major influence on the Sikhs and it was under his guidance that the Khalsa followed a strict spiritual bent and moral code. He was not only a spiritual leader or a warrior, but he was also a poet and philosopher, his compositions are still read and inspired by millions of people all over the world.
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Before his death in 1708, Guru Gobind Singh declared the holy book of the Sikh religion, the Guru Granth Sahib, as a permanent Sikh Guru.