India has a massive history of instances where freedom struggles are fought. They were many independence movements and campaigns started for the fundamental rights of the people. Many of these movements are an important part of India’s history. These sacrifices and movements are made to make India independent, these paved way for an independent India which everyone is enjoying at present. It happened due to so many sacrifices. Within separate ad several religions, many crusades took place to secure justice and freedom from the Britishers. Out of many, there is one day very important for Sikhs. The Martyrdom Day of Guru Teg Bahadur.
Guru Teg Bahadur Martyrdom Day – History, Significance & Celebration
Guru Teg Bahadur was the ninth Sikh among ten Sikhs i.e. Nanak who were the religious leaders. This is day is to remember his sacrifices he made for us and for the community. Teg Bahadur Ji’s martyrdom is honored on 24th of November every year.
It is said that on November 24th, 1675, as per the orders of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, Guru Teg was beheaded because he was not agreeing to convert into Islam. Every year Teg Bahadur Guru Martyrdom is honored on 24th of November.
This day is observed all over world in many parts. This day is known as Shaheedi Diwas which means the day of Martyr. It is said that Guri Teg Bahadur lost his life and was beheaded on order of Aurangzeb at Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib in Old Delhi. Thousands and lakhs of people come together at this particular gurudwara to pay respects to and honor Guru Teg Bahadur ji. They also honor the sacrifice of other Nanak Gurus on this day.
It is said that the disciple of Guru Teg Bahadur ji, Bhai Jaita stole the head of Guru Teg Bahadur ji and came to the city of Anandpur Sahib. They consigned it to flames respectfully their. And made a gurudwara named Sis Ganj there too. Many people come and pay respects to Teg Bahadur ji there too on Shaheedi Diwas.
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The third gurudwara which should be featured is the Gurudwara Rakab Ganj. It is said that the body of Teg Bahadur ji was brought here on a cart of cotton and then was transported to the house of his disciple. The house was set ablaze by Aurangzeb when he found the news of the body locating there. Gurudwara Rakabganj is located near Delhi’s Parliament House at Cannaught Place.