Guru Gobind Singh – A Photo Essay

On the occasion of the 344th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh we present this photo essay on the birth place of the Guru.

Guru Gobind Singh was the tenth Guru of Sikhism. He was born as Gobind Rai in Patna, Bihar in India to the ninth Guru, Guru Teg Bahadur and his wife Mata Gujri. He became a Guru on 11 November 1675, at the age of nine years. He was the leader of the Sikh faith, a warrior, a poet, and a philosopher. Guru Gobind Singh's life and teachings have had a lasting impression on Sikh ideology as well as in their daily life. His establishment of the Khalsa is considered as one of the most important events in the history of Sikhism. He fought twenty defensive battles with the Mughals and their alliances, such as Rajas of Shivalik Hills. Guru Gobind Singh was the last human Sikh Guru; and declared the Guru Granth Sahib , the holy scripture of Sikhism, as the next permanent Sikh Guru.
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