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User Image gursingh27 Posted: Nov 23, 2017 12:26 PM (UTC)
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In the pic, Rakab Ganj Sahib, an important historic Gurdwara in Delhi, India. It’s located at the exact spot where Dhan Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur's headless body was cremated after the Mughal executioner Jalaudin of Samana beheaded the ninth Guru of the Sikhs on November 11, 1675.
Date of martyrdom - 24th November, 1675.
To give ones life for a cause is a difficult and highly challenging undertaking. Many in past human history have given their lives for their own personal reason; however, what is astonishing in the case of the ninth Sikh Guru is the fact that the Guru was not protecting the right of his "own people" called the Sikhs to practise their religion but instead the rights of the non-Sikhs, the peace-loving people from Kashmir. Guru Tegh Bahadar, the ninth Sikh Guru undertook the supreme sacrifice for the protection of the most fundamental of human rights - the right of a person to freely practice his or her religion without interference or hindrance.
In the modern times we tend to take this freedom for granted – but in 1675, millions of people were denied this basic right. There was forced conversion of religion; many thousands were killed for refusing to change their religion.
The Guru by this act has set a yardstick by which the Sikh must gauge their devotion to their religion. It is now not acceptable to say that: "I believe in the right of others to practise their faith peacefully" - this does not even get near the level of awareness required for the followers of Sikhism. The Guru has by his example taught the followers to maintain a high level of morality. Guru Tegh Bahadur thus earned the affectionate title of "Hind-di-Chadar" or the Shield of India.
User Image ishneet_librain Posted: Nov 23, 2017 11:25 AM (UTC)
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We are all ੴ.
He is omnipresent, all transcending lord and we just have to feel him by meditating on his name.
#waheguru #dhanguruteghbahadurji #sikhi #humanity #peace #religion #karma #shaheed #martyr
Why 9th Sikh Guru known as "Shield of India?"
(It's his Martyrdom day today )

In early 1675, the Kashmiri Pandits approached Guru Tegh Bahadar to seek his assistance in their acute hour of need. These Hindus from Kashmir had been given a deadline by Emperor Aurangzeb to convert to Islam or be killed. "The Emperor had given us some time to decide to convert to Islam or to be executed. The time for deciding has expired. We need your help. Please assist us", said the delegation.
On seeing sad faces of Sangat ,who came to meet 9th guru ,Gobind Rai (Guru Gobind singh ) who was only 9years old inquired the matter from his father .
"Beta(son), Emperor Aurangzeb has given them an ultimatum – If they do not become Muslims, he will kill them all", explained Guru ji.

Guru ji continued, "Some well-known Religion person ("Mahapurakh") will have to make a sacrifice to stop this butchery. "Pita ji, there is an easy answer to this problem. You are the most spiritually aware person in whole of Hind. You can make that sacrifice", answered Gobind Rai.

Guru ji was pleased to hear these words as it confirmed that his son had reached a suitable age to become the next Guru, and that Guru ji's work on Earth had been completed.

Guru ji addressed the Pandits, "Go and tell Aurangzeb that if he can convert Guru Tegh Bahadar to Islam, they will all convert. Otherwise he should leave them alone"

The Pandits were delighted that a solution was found and duly informed Emperor Aurangzeb of the decision. Aurangzeb was delighted that by converting one person, he would without any further delay have the conversion of many 1000's to Islam. Accordingly he summoned his officers to arrest Guru Tegh Bahadar.

The Guru was chained tortured for days and finally beheaded .Another devotee(Bhai Mati Das) was sawn alive, another (Bhai Dyal Das) was boiled in the cauldron and the third (Bhai Sati Das) was roasted alive before the Guru.
. The exact location of the beheading is marked by Gurdwara Sis Ganj in Delhi. 
Guru Tegh Bahadur thus earned the title of "Hind-di-Chadar" or the Shield of India.. Waaheguru 🙏
User Image soulofacarmelite Posted: Nov 23, 2017 10:30 AM (UTC)
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Son of a mining engineer. From childhood he was known for high spirits and cheerfulness, and he grew up in a pious home. Born to privilege, he had great affinity for the poor and working classes. Victim of recurring stomach disorder. Jesuit novice at 20. Exiled during the Mexican Revolution, he continued his studies abroad.

Ordained in Belgium in 1925 at age 36, he returned to Mexico in 1926, a time when churches were closed, priests were in hiding, and persecution of the Church was government policy. Father Miguel used disguises to conduct an underground ministry, bringing the comfort of charity and the sacraments to the covert faithful.

Falsely accused in 1927 of a bombing attempt, Pro became a wanted man, was betrayed to the police, and without trial, he was sentenced to death. The photograph on this page was taken the day of his martyrdom. As he was about to be shot, he forgave his executioners, refused a blindfold, and died shouting "Long live Christ the King!" The government prohibited a public funeral, but the faithful lined the streets when his body passed.
User Image nelsngall Posted: Nov 23, 2017 10:26 AM (UTC)
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"Martiri fara nume / Martyrs without name" Eunice Gall .
#art #artwork #painting #acryl #goldleaf #gold #martyr
#cluj #clujnapoca #artist
User Image daily_sikhi_pics Posted: Nov 23, 2017 7:02 AM (UTC)
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Guru Teg Bahadur Ji. Today is the day guru Ji gave shaheedi, one of the greatest examples of shaheedi in history, a unique example where the head of one faith (sikhi) gives their life for the freedom of another (Hinduism). Guru Ji gave this shaheedi for the freedom of all people to follow their own beliefs and still have equal rights in life yet as Sikhs we fail to put this into practice. We fail to recognise that we are all one and that waheguru is inside us all. What can we learn from this amazing sacrifice by our amazing guru? Well, we can start by seeing that there are no castes and there are no races and we are all just human. In every society, people exclude others or make fun of them, sometimes it is us Sikhs who are left out but what's important is that we recognise equality everywhere. If you see someone being mocked or even worse, abused because of their faith, then think about guru Teg bahadur who gave his life for the freedom of that person, the least you can do as guru Ji's Sikh is accept that person yourself and not do what most people tend to which is to join in on the side against someone's belief. As guru Ji's Sikhs we need to start realising that we are here to help people, not join in exploiting and humiliating them. Dhan guru Teg bahadur and may we never forget his ultimate sacrifice for the greatest cause of humanity. #sikhi #waheguru #dailysikhipics #gurutegbahadurji #shaheed #martyr #sikh #responsibility #repost

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