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3 Amazing Facts About Guru Gobind Singh

Happy Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti is a Sikh festival that commemorates the birthday of Guru Gobind Singh (also spelt Guru Govind Singh), the tenth and the last Guru of the Sikhs. It is considered a religious celebration in which prayers for prosperity are offered.

About Guru Govind Singh:

He was born in Patna, Bihar on 22nd December 1666. His birthday sometimes falls either in December or January in the Gregorian Calendar. He was the son of Guru Tegh Bahadur, who gave his life to protect religious freedom.

1) A YOUNG LEADER

He was only nine years old when he became the Tenth Guru of the Sikhs.

2) FOUNDER OF KHALSA

He founded the Khalsa Vani – “Waheguru ji ka Khalsa, Waheguru ji ki fateh” and gave his followers the title – “Singh”, meaning lion. A Khalsa follows the five principles (or the five “K”s) of life.

Kesh (or Hair) – This involves leaving the hair uncut to show acceptance to the form God intended humans to be

Kangha (or the Wooden Comb) – Adopted as a Symbol of Cleanliness

Kadaa (or the Iron Bracelet) – A reminder for self – restraint

Kacchera (or knee-length shorts) – Signifies readiness to go into battle on horseback

Kirpan (or the sword) – Meant to defend oneself and the oppressed of all religions and castes.

3) A SCHOLAR & WARRIOR

Guru Govind Singh was not only a spiritual leader but also a warrior, poet and philosopher. He preached that all the spiritual guidance that Sikhs need in their daily lives could be found in Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the Eternal Guru of the Sikhs. His teachings are an inspiration to the Sikh community and others.

Book & Feather Charm

Celebration of Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti:

As part of the celebrations, people sing devotional songs, share sweets or drink cold drinks. There are also special prayer gatherings that are held at Gurudwaras across the world.

Special dishes that are unique to this occasion are prepared and served during the festivities.

Khanda Charm:

This universal symbol of Sikhism is a symbol of Divine Knowledge. This lovely handcrafted charm from fourseven is dedicated to the entire Sikh community.

Khanda Charm

You can know more about this charm here.

Wishing you all a truly blessed and joyful Guru Govind Jayanti!



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