Life Sketch Of The Eighth Guru

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“By remembering Shri Harkrishan all kinds of sufferings vanish away” (Prayer). Shri Guru Harkrishan Ji, the eighth Sikh Guru Was born at Shri Kiratpur Sahib in 1656 A.D. (Sawan Vadi 9, 1713 B.) in Distt. Ropar. His father’s name was Guru Har Rai Ji and Mata Krishan Kaur was his mother. His elder brother was Ram Rai, who changed a line of Gurbani from “Soil of Muslim” to “Soil of dishonest.” On account of this reason. Guru Har Rai Ji refused to meet him. Eighth Guru was installed on Katik Vadi 8, 1713 B. by the 7th Guru. The seventh Guru Ji offered five paise and a coconut. The ceremony of Gurgaddi was performed by Bhai Gurditta Ji. The 7th Guru did not co-operate with Moghul Emperor Aurangzeb. At that time the Sikh religion was opposing the cruel policy of the Moghul empire by practicing non-cooperation with them. On the request of Delhi Sangat Guru Ji reached Delhi via Kurukshetra and Shri Panjokhra Sahib (Distt. Ambala). At Shri Panjokhra Shaib a proud scholar of Gita named Lal Chand met. To shed his pride Guru Ji arranged a dumb water carrier named Chhaju to translate the verses of the Gita.

Guru Ji placed stick 0n Chhaju and he got all sorts of knowledge. At Delhi Guru Ji stayed with Raja Jai Singh where Gurdwara Bangla Sahib stands.His queen in the dress of maid servant alongwith others came to see Guru ji but Guru Ji recognised her. Thus, she touched Guruji’s feet by considering him omniscient. Guru Ji preached the relatives of Moghul Emperor Aurangzeb, the spiritual concept of God. Guru Ji offered sacred water to the patients or cholera. The kind hearted Guru suffered from small pox. The followers of Guru Ji, Mata Ji and Massand Gurbux asked, “who will be the next Guru”? Guruji said, “Baba Bakale”. After saying this Guruji left for bis Heavenly abode on Chait Sudi 14, 1721 B. Gurdwara Bala Sahib stands in his memory at the bank of river Jamuna near village Bbugoal. The ashes were taken to Shri Kiratpur Sahib. Gurrnantar of Guru Ji is “Waheguru” and Moolmanter is, God is one, truth is His name, He is fearless, He is without enmity, He is the creator, He is immortal, He is un-born, He is self-illuminated, By the Grace of the Guru. “0”, God thou art sweet, and sweet is thy will was main principle of Guruji.