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When was Sri Guru Arjan dev Ji born?

Last updated date: 17th Jun 2024
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Hint: The construction of the golden temple in Amritsar was completed by Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji. The Sikhs have eleven Gurus and Sri Guru Arjan dev Ji was the fifth Guru, He is also known as the fifth master. Guru Arjan dev Ji was the first Guru who was martyred in the Sikh faith.

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Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji was born on 15th April 1563 in Goindwal which is located in Punjab in India. He was the first Guru in the Sikh community who was born in a Sikh family. His father’s name was Guru Ram das who was the fourth Guru and the mother’s name of Sri Guru Arjan dev ji was Mata Bhani. The famous religious scripture of Sikhism enclosing spiritual poetry and musical ragas was assembled by Sri Guru Arjan dev Ji which later came to be called Guru Granth sahib and it was installed at Harmandir sahib. He also founded the city that is located between the Ravi River and the Beas River that is famous by the name Amritsar; he installed the Guru Granth of Sikhism there. Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji was the greatest Sikh Gurus who took over the leadership of Sikhism from his father, Guru Ram Das in 1581. He extended the social reforms and missionary efforts of earlier Gurus. Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji was oppressed by the Mughal emperor Jahangir who fined him 200,000 rupees and were ordered to remove all parts of the Guru Granth that was considered as resentment to either Islam or Hinduism but when the Guru Arjan dev Ji refused, he was tortured for many days to death.

Note: Sri Guru Arjan dev Ji died at the age of 43 on May 30, 1606, in Lahore, Mughal Empire present day in Pakistan, after being tortured for almost five days by the Mughal government that was led by Jahangir. His Martyrdom is remembered as shaheed Divas every year on June 16 by the Sikh community.