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Guru Gobind Singh
[Nov - Oct]
The tenth Guru, Teg Bahaadur's son, Guru Gobind
Raaya was the tenth Guru and the last Guru of Sikh. He vowed to take his
father's murder and to end Aurangzeb's tyranny. He organized his community
into "Khaalasaa" ("an army of the pure") taking as new
surname Singh and baptizing his closest followers with the same name.
Some Incidents of Gobind Singh's Life
(1) Once Gobind Singh Jee wanted to organize "Panj Pyaarey". So he
asked five men from his army to come to him for sacrifice. Hearing this most
people ran away from there. Only five men came to him to be sacrificed.
He took him in a tent. After that a cry was heard five times and people saw
blood flowing from the tent. They had taken that those five people had been
killed. Later they came to know that they were designated as "Panj Pyaarey"
and the five cries and blood were of five goats.
(2) It is said there was one Tolaa
gold in his every arrow. People asked - "You use these arrows to kill
your enemies then why do you put gold in them?" He replied - "I have
no enemy. I kill only Zulm (tyranny). If the person dies the gold will be used
for his last rites; or if the person is only wounded he may use it for his
Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/15/06
Updated on 01/05/14