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Vol. 3, Issue 12, Part B (2017)

Creation of Khalsa: Socio-historical background

Creation of Khalsa: Socio-historical background

Author(s)
Dr. Jagdeep Singh
Abstract
¬¬¬¬¬¬¬Guru Gobind is the tenth Guru of the Sikhs. He was just nine years old when his father Guru Teg Bahadur was martyred in Delhi. No doubt the martyrdom of Guru Teg Bahadur had a profound effect on Guru Gobind Singh, but at the same time such fearful behavior of the Sikhs present at the place of Guru Teg Bahadur's martyrdom in Delhi that none of them came forward to take the holy body of Guru Teg Bahadur for cremation also forced Guru Sahib to think on the lines of creation of an identity to the Sikhs, and from there arose a thought of creation of Khalsa in his mind. As none of the upper class Sikhs came forward, finally a Lubana Sikh, accompanied by some persons of his own caste, came forward for this noble cause and took Guru Sahib’s body in his chariot to his hut, avoiding the sight of the Mughal guards posted by the Mughal government, which was located outside the city of Delhi. The hut was set on fire along with all the household items, thus the Lubana Sikh cremated the body of Guru Sahib. Cremation inside the hut, including household items, was meant to show the general public that the house was on fire. On the other hand, the head of Guru Teg Bahadur was taken by a Rangreta Sikh named Bhai Jaita] to Guru Gobind Singh at Anandpur Sahib, where the head was cremated. The behavior of the Sikhs present during the above two incidents greatly impressed Guru Gobind Singh, as only the Sikhs present at the trial and martyrdom of Guru Teg Bahadur had shown their religious maturity. Despite the presence of many Sikhs, they did not come forward to retrieve the martyred body of Guru Teg Bahadur for fear of the Mughal government.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Jagdeep Singh. Creation of Khalsa: Socio-historical background. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(12):119-123.
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