The Ten Gurus and the Religious Authority

The ten gurus and religious authority

The ten gurus and religious authority : A Guru is a spiritual guide, who has raised his spirit to such a level where they can be one with God Almighty. The word "Guru" is derived from the root words "Gu", which means darkness or ignorance, and "Ru", which means light or knowledge The Guru is the experience of Truth (God).

Guru Nanak Dev ji

Guru Nanak Dev ji

Guru Nanak was the first guru of the Sikh religion. He was a charsmatic religious and social reformer. Guru Nanak was born on April 15, 1469, in Talwandi in the district of Shekhupur, now in Pakisthan...
Guru Amar Das ji

Guru Amar Das ji

Guru Amar Das was the third of the Ten Sikh Gurus. He was born in the Village Basarke in District Amritsar, Punjab, on May 5,1479. He was given the title of Sikh Guru on 26 March 1552...
Guru Ram Das ji

Guru Ram Das ji

Guru Ram Das was the fourth of the Ten Sikh Gurus. He was born in the Chunni Mandi in Lahore now in Pakistan, on September 24, 1534. He was given the title of Sikh Guru on 30 August 1574...
Guru Arjun Dev ji

Guru Arjan Dev ji

Guru Arjan Dev was the first martyr and the fifth of the Ten Sikh Gurus. He was born in the Govindval Sahib, District Amritsar, Punjab, on April 15,1563 . He was given the title of Sikh Guru on 1581 CE inheriting the title from his father...
Guru Har Gobind ji

Guru Har Gobind ji

Guru HarGobind was the sixth of the Ten Sikh Gurus. He was born in the Guru ki Vadali, District Amritsar, Punjab, on June 14, 1595. He was given the title of Sikh Guru on 25 May 1606, following in the footsteps of his father...
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Guru Har Rai ji

Guru Har Rai ji

Guru Har Rai was the seventh of the Ten Sikh Gurus. He was born in Kiratpur, District Ropar, Punjab, on February 26, 1630. He was given the title of Sikh Guru on 8 March 1644 , following in the footsteps of his grandfather...
Guru Har Krishan ji

Guru Har Krishan ji

Guru HarKrishan was the eighth of the Ten Sikh Gurus. He was born in Kiratpur, District Ropar, Punjab, on July 7, 1656. He was given the title of Sikh Guru on 7 October 1661, following in the footsteps of his father...
 Guru Tegh Bahadur ji

Guru Tegh Bahadur

Guru Tegh Bahadur was the ninth of the Ten Sikh Gurus. He was born in Guru ki Mahal in Amritsar, on April 1,1621. He was given the title of Sikh Guru on 16 April 1664. He is also also known as Hind-di-Chaadar (Protector of India)...
Guru Gobind Singh

Guru Gobind Singh

Guru Gobind Singh was the tenth or the last of the Ten Sikh Gurus. He was born in Patna Sahib in State of Bihar in India, on 22 December 1666. He succeeded his father Guru Tegh Bahadur as the leader of Sikhs at the young age of nine...
Guru Granth Sahib

Guru Granth Sahib

Guru Granth Sahib (ਗੁਰੂ ਗਰੰਥ ਸਾਹਿਬ) is the central religious text of Sikhism. The Granth is considered the living embodiment of the Gurus, the "eleventh guru". It was compiled Sri Arjan Dev ji in year 1604 A.D...

Each one of the ten Gurus represents a divine attribute:

  • Guru Nanak - Humility
  • Guru Angad - Obedience
  • Guru Amar Das - Equality
  • Guru Ram Das - Service
  • Guru Arjan - Self-Sacrifice
  • Guru Hargobind - Justice
  • Guru Har Rai - Mercy
  • Guru Harkrishan - Purity
  • uru Tegh Bahadur - Tranquility
  • Guru Gobind Singh - Royal Courage