On the 400th Prakash Purab (beginning anniversary) of Guru Tegh Bahadur, the ninth Guru of Sikhism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi prolonged greetings to the nation saying his sacrifice provides “strength and motivation” to many.
“On the special occasion of his 400th Parkash Purab, I bow to Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji. He is widely respected globally for his courage and his efforts to serve the downtrodden. He refused to bow to tyranny and injustice. His supreme sacrifice gives strength and motivation to many,” the Prime Minister tweeted.
Prime Minister Modi had on April 8 stated that the event of the 400th Prakash Purab of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji is a religious privilege in addition to a nationwide obligation.
On the special day of his 400th Parkash Purab, I bow to Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji. He is broadly revered globally for his braveness and his efforts to serve the downtrodden. He refused to bow to tyranny and injustice. His supreme sacrifice provides power and motivation to many.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 1, 2021
Who was Guru Tegh Bahadur?
Guru Tegh Bahadur sacrificed his life for the sake of people that didn’t even belong to his group. Every 12 months on November 24, Sikhs have a good time Shaheedi Divas to recollect Guru Tegh Bahadur and the day is noticed as his Martyrdom Day.
The youngest son of Guru Hargobind, he was publicly killed in 1675 on the orders of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb in Delhi for refusing to transform to Islam.
In Sikhism, his sacrifice is remembered with nice reverence. In the phrases of Noel King of the University of California, “Guru Teg Bahadur’s martyrdom was the first-ever martyrdom for human rights in the world.”
Aurangzeb wished to transform India into an Islamic nation, therefore forcing the Hindus to transform to Islam else be able to be executed. A delegation of 500 Kashmiri Pandits led by Pandit Kripa Ram went to hunt assist from Guru Tegh Bahadur at Anandpur Sahib ji.
On the insistence of his son who would ultimately be often called Guru Gobind Singh, the ninth guru travelled to Delhi to dissuade Aurangzeb from this non secular imposition. He sacrificed his life to guard faith, human values, beliefs and ideas. Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib in Chandni Chowk marks the place of his execution.