5. Guru Arjan Devji

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5th Sikh Guru, Compiled Adi Granth,Wrote Sukhmani Sahib (1581 – 1605)

  • He was born in 1563.
  • He was the third son of Guru Ram Das ji.
  • Guru Arjan was a saint and scholar of the highest quality and repute.
  • He compiled the Adi Granth, the scriptures of the Sikhs, and wrote the Sukhmani Sahib.
  • To make it a universal teaching, Guru ji included in it hymns of Muslim saints as well those of low-caste pariah saints who were never permitted to enter various temples.
  • Guru Arjan Dev completed construction of Sri Darbar Sahib also known as Golden Temple in Amritsar.
  • Sri Darbar Sahib welcomes all without discrimination, which is symbolised by the four doors that are open in four directions.
  • Guru ji became the first great martyr in Sikh history when Emperor Jahangir ordered his execution.

Profession/Designation 5th Sikh Guru (1581 – 1605)
Location Govindval, Punjab