Guruship table

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The Gurus of Sikhism

Sikhi has been established since 1469 when the first master, teacher or Guru of this religion was born. Guru Nanak was the first Guru. His Guruship of the Sikhi faith lasted until 1539 when the second Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Angad became the leader. In this fashion, ten Gurus led the faith until 1708.

In October 1708, the tenth and last human Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh before setting off for his heavenly abode, installed the Guru Granth Sahib as the final and perpetual Sikh Guru. He said "Sabh Sikhan ko hukam hai, Guru maneo Granth" - "Every Sikh is ordered to accept the Granth as the Guru" and so from that day on, this Granth (or holy book) has served as the "living Guru" of the Sikhs.

Below is a table giving details of the Guruship of the Sikhi faith:

# Name Guruship from Prakash DOB Date of Demise Aged Father Mother
1 Guru Nanak Dev 15 April 1469 15 April 1469 22 September, 1539 69 Mehta Kalu Mata Tripta
2 Guru Angad Dev 18 September, 1539 April 18 1504 April 16 1552 48 Baba Pheru Mata Ramo
3 Guru Amar Das April 16 1552 23 May 1479 16 September 1574 105 Tej Bhan Bhalla Mata Bakht
4 Guru Ram Das 16 September 1574 October 9 1534 16 September 1581 47 Baba Hari Das Mata Daya
5 Guru Arjan Dev 16 September 1581 May 2 1563 June 16 1606 43 Guru Ramdas Mata Bhani
6 Guru Har Gobind 11 June 1606 5 July 1595 19 March 1644 49 Guru Arjan Mata Ganga
7 Guru Har Rai 14 March 1644 31 January 1630 20 October 1661 31 Baba Gurdita Mata Nihal
8 Guru Har Krishan 20 October 1661 23 July 1656 16 April 1664 8 Guru Har Rai Mata Krishan
9 Guru Tegh Bahadur 16 April 1664 April 18 1621 November 24 1675 54 Guru Hargobind Mata Nanki
10 Guru Gobind Singh November 11, 1675 January 5, 1666 21 October, 1708 42 Guru Tegh Bahadur Mata Gujri
11 Guru Granth Sahib 20 October 1708 1 September 1604 Forever --