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PM Modi Pays Tribute to Guru Teg Bahadur Ji on Martyrdom Anniversary

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In a solemn tribute today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi commemorated the martyrdom of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji, describing him as a symbol of courage and strength. The Prime Minister acknowledged Guru Teg Bahadur’s unparalleled sacrifice for freedom and human dignity, emphasizing that his legacy continues to inspire humanity to live with integrity and compassion.

Guru Teg Bahadur’s Legacy:

Guru Teg Bahadur, the ninth of the ten Sikh gurus and a key figure in the founding of Sikhism, served as the leader of the Sikhs from 1665 until his beheading in 1675. Born in Amritsar, Punjab, India, in 1621, he was the youngest son of Guru Hargobind, the sixth Sikh guru. Renowned as a principled and fearless warrior, Guru Teg Bahadur was also a learned spiritual scholar and poet. His teachings, encapsulated in 115 hymns included in the Guru Granth Sahib, the main text of Sikhism, emphasize unity and righteousness.

Martyrdom and Commemoration:

The courageous Guru Teg Bahadur met his demise on the orders of Aurangzeb, the sixth Mughal emperor, in Delhi, India. The Sikh holy sites Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib and Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib in Delhi mark the locations of his execution and cremation.

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