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SIKH GURU'S

The word "Guru" is a Sanskrit word meaning teacher, honoured person, religious person or saint. Sikhism though has a very specific definition of the word Guru. It means the descent of divine guidance to mankind provided through ten Enlightened Masters. This honour of being called a Sikh Guru applies only to the ten Gurus who founded the religion.

Starting with Guru Nanak in 1469 and ending with Guru Gobind Singh in 1708; thereafter it refers to the Sikh Holy Scriptures the Guru Granth Sahib. The divine spirit was passed from one Guru to the next as "The light of a lamp which lights another does not abate. Similarly a spiritual leader and his disciple become equal, Nanak says the truth."

They distinguish and separate one Guru from the other. And rare is the one who knows that they, indeed, were one. They who realised this in their hearts, attained Realisation of God." (Guru Gobind Singh, Dohira, Vachitra Natak)

"The Palace of the Lord God is so beautiful. Within it, there are gems, rubies, pearls and flawless diamonds. A fortress of gold surrounds this Source of Nectar. How can I climb up to the Fortress without a ladder? By meditating on the Lord, through the Guru, I am blessed and exalted. The Guru is the Ladder, the Guru is the Boat, and the Guru is the Raft to take me to the Lord’s Name. The Guru is the Boat to carry me across the world-ocean; the Guru is the Sacred Shrine of Pilgrimage, the Guru is the Holy River. If it pleases Him, I bathe in the Pool of Truth, and become radiant and pure." (Guru Nanak, Sri Rag, pg. 17)

 Guruship was paased on to the Guru's in the following order:

 

 

  

 

SRI GURU NANAK DEV JI

Pita Ji - Mehta Kalu Chand Ji (Kalyan Das Ji) Mata Ji - Tripta Ji Parkash Asthan - Talwandi Rai Bhoye, Nankana Sahib (Now in Pakistan) Parkash Miti - 15 - 04 - 1469 Supatni - Sulakhni...

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SRI GURU ANGAD DEV JI

Pita Ji - Feru Malh Ji Mata Ji - Daya Kaur Ji Parkash Asthan - Matte Di Saraye (Dist - Ferozpur) Parkash Miti - 18 - 04 - 1504 Supatni - Kheevi Ji Santaan - Dasoo Ji, Datoo Ji, Bibi Amro Ji...

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SRI GURU AMAR DAS JI

Pita Ji - Tej Bhan Ji Mata Ji - Sulakhni (Lachmi) Ji Parkash Asthan - Baasarke (Dist - Amritsar) Parkash Miti - 23 - 05 - 1479 Supatni - Mansa Devi Ji Santaan - Mohan Ji, Mohri Ji, Bibi Dani...

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SRI GURU RAM DAS JI

Pita Ji - HariDas Ji Mata Ji - Daya Kaur Ji Parkash Asthan - Chuna Mandi, Lahore (Now in Pakistan) Parkash Miti - 09 - 10 - 1534 Supatni - Bhani Ji Santaan - Prithi Chand Ji, Mahadev Ji, Arjan...

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SRI GURU ARJAN DEV JI

Pita Ji - Shri Guru Ram Das Ji Mata Ji - Bhani Ji Parkash Asthan - Shri Govindwal (Dist - Amritsar) Parkash Miti - 02 - 05 - 1563 Supatni - Ganga Ji Santaan - Hargobind Sahib Ji Gureyayi Miti...

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SRI GURU HARGOBIND SAHIB...

Pita Ji - Shri Guru Arjan Dev Ji Mata Ji - Ganga Ji Parkash Asthan - Guru Ki Wadali (Dist - Amritsar) Parkash Miti - 05 - 07 - 1595 Supatni - Damodri Ji, Nanki Ji, Mahadevi Ji Santaan - Gurditta...

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SRI GURU HAR RAI SAHIB JI

Pita Ji - Baba Gurditta Ji Mata Ji - Nihal Kaur Ji Parkash Asthan - Keeratpur (Dist - Ropar / Roopnagar) Parkash Miti - 31 - 01 - 1630 Supatni - Kot Kalyani Ji, Krishan Kaur Ji Santaan - Ram...

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SRI GURU HARKRISHEN...

Pita Ji - Shri Guru Har Rai Sahib Ji Mata Ji - Krishan Kaur Ji Parkash Asthan - Keeratpur (Dist - Ropar / Roopnagar) Parkash Miti - 23 - 07 - 1656 Gureyayi Miti Te Samaan - 20 - 10 - 1661, 2...

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SRI GURU TEG BAHADUR...

Pita Ji - Shri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji Mata Ji - Nanki Ji Parkash Asthan - Shri Amritsar Parkash Miti - 18 - 04 - 1621 Supatni - Mata Gujjar Kaur Ji Santaan - Gobind Singh Ji Gureyayi Miti Te...

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SRI GURU GOBIND SINGH...

Pita Ji - Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib Ji Mata Ji - Mata Gurjjri Ji Parkash Asthan - Shri Patna Sahib (Bihar) Parkash Miti - 05 - 01 - 1666 Supatni - Ajit Kaur Ji, Sundar Kaur Ji, Sahib Kaur...

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SRI GURU GRANTH SAHIB JI

Compilation of Guru Granth Sahib. Guru Arjan gave a central place of worship to the Sikhs in Harmandir Sahib. What now he wanted was a scripture for the Sikhs. So he collected from Bhai Mohan, the...

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