Monday, April 20, 2009

History titbits about Sikhism

  1. Guru Amar Das beceme Guru at the age of 73 oldest among all the Sikh Gurus.
  2. Humayun took blessings of Guru Angad.
  3. Guru Hagovind was the first Guru to engage in warfare.
  4. Akbar met Guru Amar Das and gifted him 84 acres of land, on which Guru Ramdas started construction of the city Ramdaspur(which later baceme Amritsar) and Harmandir.
  5. Guru Arjun Dev complied Adi Granth Sahib.
  6. Guru Angad developed the Gurumukhi script.
  7. Guru Arjun Dev completed the city of Ramdaspur.
  8. Guru Hargovind built the Akal Takht and founded the city of Kirtarpur.
  9. Guru Har Rai's son Ram Rai took the side of Aurangzeb.
  10. Guru Har Kishan was the youngest to become Guru(at the age of 5 years) and he died at the age of 8 years.
  11. Guru Harkishan died of small pox.
  12. Zafarnamah was the collection of Guru Govind Singh's leeter to Aurangzeb.
  13. Vaichittar Nataka was the autobiography of Guru Govind Singh
  14. Original name of Banda Bahadur was Gurubaksh Singh.
  15. The name of Guru Govind Singh's horse was Dilbagh.

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