ਸ਼ਹੀਦੀ ਦਿਹਾੜਾ ਗੁਰੂ ਅਰਜਨ ਦੇਵ ਜੀ ਮਹਾਰਾਜ
Today is the Shaheedi (Martyrdom) day of the 5th Sikh Guru, Shaheedan de Sirtaaj 'Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji Maharaj'. Guru Arjan Dev Ji, the fifth Guru of the Sikhs, was the embodiment of Godly devotion, Selfless Service and Universal Love. He contributed towards the welfare of society and stood for the principles he believed in. He sacrificed his own life and attained a unique and unparalleled martyrdom in the history of mankind.
In 1606 Emperor Jahangir asked Guru Ji to change gurbani (the words of God). Emperor Jehangir imprisoned Guru Arjan Dev Ji and later handed him over to Murtaza Khan (an official of Jehangir) to torture Guru Arjan Dev Ji to death. Guru Arjan Dev Ji was made to sit on a scorching iron plate and had boiling sand poured over his body. Records show that Guru Arjan Dev Ji was impervious to this pain and sat there chanting hymns. During this torture, the torturer asked if the Guru would like some water, but the Guru refused it. The spiritual strength of the Guru trembled the torturer's confidence.
ਤੇਰਾ ਕੀਆ ਮੀਠਾ ਲਾਗੈ ॥
O Waheguru! Your actions seem so sweet to me.
ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਪਦਾਰਥੁ ਨਾਨਕੁ ਮਾਂਗੈ ॥੨॥੪੨॥੯੩॥
Nanak begs for the treasure of the Naam, the Name of the Lord. ||2||42||93|| The sacrafice of Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji Maharaj has been remembered all over the world.
Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji Maharaj
ਗੁਰ ਅਰਜਨ ਵਿਟਹੁ ਕੁਰਬਾਣੀ ||੨੩||
I am sacrifice unto Guru Arjan Dev (23) (Bhai Gurdas Ji)
Please take time out of your day to read Sikhi history (ithihaas) and teach your children about the Shaheedi Divas of Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji Maharaj.#guruarjandevji #martyrdom