Shaheedi Dihada of Guru Arjan Dev Ji: Jun 17 – Jun 19, 2016

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!!

Saadh Sangat Ji,

Please join us in remembering Shaheedi of Guru Arjun Dev Ji on Sunday, 19-June-2016. Also there will be Akhand Paath seva starting from 17-Jun-2016 and ending on 19-Jun-2016.

Guru Arjan Dev Ji was the first martyr of the Sikh faith and fifth of the ten Sikh Gurus, who compiled writings to create our holy book Guru Granth Sahib Ji.

One of the greatest contribution of Guru Arjan Dev Ji made to the Sikh faith was to compile all of the past Gurus’ writings, along with selected writings of other saints from different backgrounds which he considered consistent with the teachings of Sikhism into one book, now the holy scripture: the Guru Granth Sahib.

Guru Arjan was arrested under the orders of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir and asked to convert to Islam. In June 1606, the Mughal Emperor Jahangir ordered that Guru Arjan Dev Ji, the fifth Sikh Guru be tortured and sentenced to death after the Guru had refused to stop preaching his message of God as started by Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The Guru was made to sit on a burning hot sheet while boiling hot sand was poured over his body. After enduring five days of unrelenting torture, Guru Arjan Dev Ji was taken for a bath in the river. As thousands watched he entered the river, never to be seen again.

Program Schedule

Asa di vaar                                            –       8:00 am to 10:00 am
Sukhmani Sahib                                  –       10:00 am to 11:00 am
Kirtan by Sangat                                  –       11:00 am to 11:45 am
Kirtan by Bhai Surinder Singh ji      –       11:45 am to 1:15 pm
Langar                                                   –       1:45 pm

Guru Arjan Dev Ji