Guru Tegh Bahadur (1621-1675)
Ninth Guru


Guru Tegh Bahadur the youngest son of Guru Hargobind and grand-uncle of Guru Harkishan. Guru was born in Amritsar and he detached himself from the worldly attachment. He devoted his full life to the meditation of God.
The Muslim king cut the Guru's head off because he would not become a Muslim. He asked Guru to become "Islam or death". Guru Tegh Bahadur gave up his life for his faith of Sikhism. Sikhs were tortured till their final breath.
The Gur- Gaddi (thorn) to be tranferred to his son Gobind Rai, before he left to meet the Emperor.
A Sikh, named Bhai Jaita, a dyer by profession. He was present at this horrible event and carried the head of the Guru which had been separated from his body. He wrapped up the head in a piece of cloth and ran away. Bhai Jaita, took no rest until he reached Anandpur.
Guru Tegh Bahadur's head was given to Guru Gobined Singh,who was the father of Guru.The young Guru cremated the head with honour. He was please at the risk Bhai Jaita. Guru's body was taken away by Sikh named Bhai Lakhi Shah. His body taken away for the necessary ceremonies to be performed. Gurdwara Sis Ganj, built where the Guru was killed. Thousands of people visit it daily.
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