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Saturday, May 05, 2007

Shri Guru Arjun Dev Ji Maharaaj

Guru Arjan Dev Ji 15th April 1563 - 30 May 1606 was the fifth of the ten Sikh Gurus and became Guru on 1st September 1581 following in the footsteps of Guru Raam Dass Ji. Before Guru Ji died, he nominated Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji, his son as the next Guru of the Sikhs.

The following is a summary of the main highlights of Guru Ji life:

Made a huge contribution in the number of hymns & finalisation of the Shri Guru Granth Sahib

Guru Ji contributed a total of 2218 hymns to the Shri Guru Granth Sahib.
Author of Sukhmani Sahib Bani
– Prayer for Peace
Compiled and installed for the first time the holy Sikh Book, which at this stage is called Adi Granth
, a major achievement.
Built the Golden Temple and d
eveloped Amritsar as a Centre of Excellence.
Enhanced the Structure of Sikh Society by introducing the Masund
First Sikh Guru to be martyred.

Hymn by Guru Arjan Dev from the Sukhmani Sahib- Shri Guru Granth Sahib from page 262

Meditate, meditate, meditate peace is obtained, Worry and anguish is
expelled from the body.
Remembering God, you’re not reborn. Remembering God,
the fear of death is dispelled.
Remembering God, death is eliminated.
Remembering God, your enemies are repelled.
Remembering God, no obstacles
are met. Remembering God, night and day you’re fully awake.
Remembering God,
fear cannot touch you. Remembering God, you don’t suffer with sorrow.
Remembrance of God, in the Company of Saints. All treasures, O Nanak, are by
Lord’s Blessing.

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