Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji (Gurmukhi: ਗੁਰੂ ਤੇਗ ਬਹਾਦੁਰ) (April 18, 1621 - November 24, 1675) was the ninth of the Ten Gurus of Sikhism and became Guru on September 16, 1665 following in the footsteps of his grand-nephew, Guru Har Krishan.
The following is a summary of the main highlights of Guru Tegh Bahadur's life:
- built the city of Anandpur Sahib
- toured various parts of India
- responsible for saving the Kashmiri Hindus who were being persecuted by the Mughals, laying down his own life.
- contributed 115 hymns to the Sri Guru Granth Sahib, all of them Sloks.
- The Saloks (Mahal 9) near the end of the Guru Granth Sahib are extremely popular.
- Guruji martyred in Delhi by Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb.
- Gurdwara Sis Ganj, Chandani Chowk, Delhi, where he was beheaded and Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib, Delhi, where at the residence of Lakhi Shah Vanjara - who burnt his house so as to cremate Guruji’s body. .....More