Veer Baal Diwas

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Prime Minister of India will participate in the Veer Baal Diwas function at Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi.

About Veer Baal Diwas

  • It is commemorated to honour the martyrdom of Baba Fateh Singh and Zorawar Singh, the Sahibzade of 10th Guru Govind Singh Ji on 26th December every year.
  • History
    • Guru Gobind Singh, the leader of the Sikhs in Punjab during the Mughal reign, had four sons. They were referred as the four Sahibzade Khalsa.
    • In 1699, Gobind Singh has established the Khalsa.
    • This elite warrior band had devout Sikhs with the aim to protect the innocent from religious persecution.
  • While two of Guru Gobind Singh’s sons were killed fighting the Mughals, two other sons were bricked alive on the orders of Aurangzeb’s governor of Sirhind.
  • The two younger sons, Sahibzada Zorawar Singh ji and Sahibzada Fateh Singh ji, attained martyrdom after being sealed alive in a wall.

Key facts about Guru Gobind Singh

  • He was the 10th Sikh guru.
  • He became the Sikh guru at the age of nine, following the demise of his father, Guru Tegh Bahadur, the ninth Sikh Guru.
  • Contribution to Sikh religion
    • He is known for his significant contributions to the Sikh religion, including the introduction of the turban to cover hair.
    • He is renowned for founding the principles of Khalsa or the Five ‘K’s i.e kesh (uncut hair), kanga (wooden comb), kara (iron or steel bracelet), kirpan (dagger) and kachera (short breeches).
  • He fought against the Mughals later in the battle of Muktsar in 1705.

Q1) What is Adi Granth?

It is the sacred scripture of Sikhism, a religion of India. It is a collection of nearly 6,000 hymns of the Sikh Gurus (religious leaders) The Adi Granth is the central object of worship in all gurdwaras (Sikh temples) and is accorded the reverence paid a living Guru.

Source: PM Modi to participate in Veer Baal Diwas function at Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi today