Why was Guru Arjun Dev Ji executed?
Guru Arjun Dev Ji was martyred by an oppressive Mogul dictatorship who practiced intolerance and caused suffering to innocent people. Guru Ji was tortured over 5 days, but even in the face of such pain he instructed his followers to understand the message of compassion, love, dedication, hard work, worship of one God and the commitment to peace and harmony for all the people of the world.
The martyrdom of Guru Ji changed the entire character of Sikhism radically from a passive people to courageous saint soldiers set to defend the rights of all people of all beliefs against tyranny and suppression.
Sikh’s remember the suffering of that took place by our Guru Ji, and at this time every year extend our practice of charity and sharing with the community irrespective of race, colour or creed.
Guru Arjun Dev Ji compiled the Adi Granth (Universal Script) in 1604 A.D
Guru Arjun Dev Ji was the founder-builder of Harmandir Sahib, popularly known as the ‘Golden Temple’ in Amritsar, Punjab in India
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