But one of his queens refused to lift the veil from her face, so Guru Amar Das refused to meet her. This video is unavailable. He was the eldest son of his parents, Bhai Tej Bhan and Mata Lakhmi. He used to rise early in the morning, bring water from the Beas River for Guru Ji's bath, he would wash the Guru Ji's clothes and fetch wood from the Jungle for 'Guru ka Langar'. At the age of 24, he was married to Mansa Devi who gave birth to two sons, Mohan and Mohri, and two daughters, Bibi Dani and Bibi Bhani. "First Pangat then Sangat" He decreed that all who came to see him should be first fed and implemented the concept of " pangat sangat ," nourishment of both body and soul, insisting all people sit together as equal without regard to gender, rank or caste. Gurudwara Shri Amar Das Ji Sahib, Haridwar GURUDWARA SHRI AMAR DAS JI SAHIB is situated HARIDWAR city in UttraKhand. Guru Amar Das preached against Sati and advocated the re-marrying of widows. The guru was very impressed with the simplicity, hard work, and wisdom of his disciple and named him his successor. He took a special interest in the system of langar or community kitchen, and encouraged everyone—irrespective of the religion or caste—to partake the community meal. Guru Amar Das not only preached the equality of people irrespective of their caste but he also tried to foster the idea of women's equality. He was initiated into Sikhism quite late in life and had spent the major portion of his life as a staunch Hindu. Bhai Amar Das Ji fetching water for Sri Guru Angad Sahib Ji. In 1635, upon meeting Guru Angad Sahib Ji, Bhai Sahib was so touched by the Guru's message that he became a devout Sikh. 7. In the area of Majha (Amritsar, Lahore, Sialkot), Fresco of Guru Amar Das at Sri Goindwal Sahib. He himself visited and sent Sikh missionaries to different parts of India to spread Sikhism. Following in their footsteps, he too grew up to be a religious minded Hindu. Meanwhile, going against his father's wishes, Datu one of Guru Angad's sons proclaimed himself as Guru at Khadoor following his father's rejoining with God. Guru Amar Das is best known for starting the Manji (male Sikh preachers) and the Piri (female Sikh preachers) system for spreading the teachings of Sikhism among the masses. Guru Amar Das Sahib did not consider any one of his sons fit for Guruship and instead chose his son-in law (Guru) Ram Das to succeed him. • Further abolished the Caste System. He must rise in the early hours and bathe in the holy tank. He strictly prohibited the practice of Sati (the dying of the wife on her husband's funeral pyre), "Parrda" (veil to cover the face), etc. Durante su Vida, Guru Amar Das entrenó y encargó a 52 ministras y 22 ministros, difundir las enseñanzas del Guru. Guru Amar Das gave authority and power to 146 of his apostles to go to various parts of the country and unfold the glory of Naam. Even though the guru was much younger than he was, Amar Das decided to become his disciple and served the guru with utmost dedication inspite of his advanced age. Bhai Sahib Ji began to live at Khadoor Sahib. Mahesh Dhir at Sultanpur Lodi. Mai Sewan at Village Gardnoh in Patiala District. Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji appointed Sri Guru Amardas Ji as third Nanak in March 1552 at the age of 73. He appointed 94 men as Manji and 52 women as Piris, whom he sent to preach the tenets of Sikhism to the masses. He also composed 869 (according to some chronicles these were 709) verses (stanzas) including Anand Sahib, and then later on Guru Arjan (fifth Guru) made all the Shabads part of Guru Granth Sahib. Guru Amar Das Sahib maintained cordial relations with Emperor Akbar. Just take me as a student and show me the right path!" Gangu Shah banker at Lahore. At the tearful emtreaty of the Sikhs, Guru Amar Das, overwhelmed by their devotion, returned to Goindwal where Datu, who had been unable to gather any followers of his own, had returned to Khadoor. Even now in the lands where the Sikh Gurus set foot, women of all ages die in so called Karo-kari cases, where a husband can accuse his wife or a brother his sister and kill her without any fear of punishment. • Established an Administration system for management of the increasing size of the Sikh congregations, called Manjis Bhai Amar Das becomes the third Sikh Guru. He earned a living selling wheat and would regularly attend the services of Guru Amar Das in his spare time. It was in fact the public flogging (2009) of a young woman in the beautiful Suwat Valley that started the recent (2009) ejection of the forces of the Taliban from what was once one of the most historic and beautiful parts of India. A delegation of faithful Sikhs led by Baba Buddha found the house and seeing the notice on the front door, finally chose to 'go between the Guru's words', cutting a hole through a wall to reach their beloved Guru. The Sikhs questioned him saying; "O Master, you have instructed us, 'fear not death, for it comes to all' and 'the Guru and the God-man are beyond the pale of birth and death', why did you then gallop past the collapsing wall?" No Comments. 1. When it was time for the Emperor Akbar to make his periodical visit to from Delhi to Lahore he decided to visit the Guru. So to avoid any hint of impropriety Guru Amar Das introduced a system in which woman spiritual leaders would guide women about Sikh doctrines and traditions. The duration of song is 56:11. Bibi Bhani, Bibi Dani and Bibi Pal were some of the most revered leaders of the different Piris. At the age of 24, he was married to Mansa Devi who gave birth to two sons, Mohan and Mohri, and two daughters, Bibi Dani and Bibi Bhani. He to whom the Guru takes kindly is shown the path. Soon he became involved in Sewa (Service) to the Guru and the Community. Muslin women could/still can be divorced with only a few words or a wife who did not please her husband could die in a 'so called kitchen fire'. Mutho-Murari, a devoted couple, at Chunian in Lahore Dist. This practice shows that Guruship could be transferred to any body fit for the Sikh cause and not to the particular person who belonged to the same family or of other. Sada ram, a Blacksmith near Amritsar. Guru Amar Das Ji- devotion to Guru Angad devji. Kheira at Firozpur. His parents were both God-fearing pious Hindus and he followed in their footsteps to grow into a religious Hindu himself. Guru Amar Das Sahib Ji (Gurmukhi: à¨à©à¨°à© à¨ à¨®à¨° à¨¦à¨¾à¨¸ à¨¸à¨¾à¨¹à¨¿à¨¬ à¨à©) was the third of the ten Sikh Guru's and became Guru on Saturday, 16th April 1552 at the age of 73 following in the footsteps of Sri Guru Angad Sahib Ji, who became joti jot on 29th March 1552 aged 48. Gurgaddi was bestowed upon him at the age of 73 at Khadur Sahib on March 29, 1552. He was married to Bibi Ram Kaur Ji and had two sons namely Mohri and Mohan and two daughters, Dani and Bhani. • Gift of the prayer called Anand Sahib, which is one of the Five Banis recited daily by devout Sikhs. He must meditate on God as advised by the Guru. Sachna Shah in charge of Ambala distt. 9. Emperor Akbar also ate at the langar before meeting the guru. Guru Amar Das was born on April 5, 1479 at Basarka village in Amritsar district. As well they were expected to give up any use of color in their clothing or socialize outside of their co-mothers house where they were often treated as slaves. • Guru lifted the status of women and gave them equality with men. At Goindwal, Guru Amar Das propagated the Sikh faith in a logical and planned manner. Bhai Sahib also had a younger brother called Bhai Ishar Das whose son Bhai Gurdas Ji, was a superb poet and scholar of comparative religions who would later become the scribe that was chosen by Guru Angad Sahib to pen the first edition of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj. Under the impact of the Sri Guru Angad Sahib Ji and the teachings of the Gurus, Bhai Amar Das Ji became a devout Sikh. Gurudwara Sri Guru Amardas Sahib Ji Sikh Sangat NZ Rotorua shared live audio. Women in their menses and even those giving birth were considered ritually unclean and were segregated out of sight. Sri Guru Amar Das Sahib Ji ||2||16||. Guru Amar Das was born on 5 May 1479 in Basarke Gillan, Amritsar, Punjab, India. 2. Then Baba Buddha said to the Guru, "Guru Sahib, being supreme, we know you care for nothing in the world - neither fame, nor riches nor a following, but we cannot live without your guidance. Once during several days of rain while Guru Amar Das was riding by a wall which he saw was on the verge of falling he galloped his horse past the wall. I imagined this scene like the scene of Vaisakhi, where Guru Gobind Singh ji stirred the water and his wife, Mata Sahib Devi brought the patashay in her jholi, to add to the water. He was the eldest son of his parents, Bhai Tej Bhan and Mata Lakhmi. Once the 84 steps were created, Guru Amar Das explained that those Sikhs who completed Japji Sahib on each step with firm faith would achieve liberation with God and not suffer the pains of birth and death in future. 6. Guru Amar Das was the third of the ten Gurus of Sikhism. He was the eldest son of his parents, Bhai Tej Bhan and Mata Lakhmi. Thus he raised the status of women and protected the rights of female infant who were killed without question as they were deemed to have no status. It is recorded that before becoming a Sikh, Bhai Amar Das Ji as he was known at the time, was a very religious vaishanavite hindu who spent most of his life performing all of the ritual pilgrimages and fasts of a devout hindu. Manak Chand Jhinwar (Water Carrier) at Variowal in Amritsar. At that point, Datu kicked the aged Guru Amar Das Ji so hard that he fell to the floor. Guru Amar Das ji is cooking kheer, and is flanked by his sikhs, who are preparing the dough and creating chapatis. Sawan mal, Nephew of Guru Amar Das, at Haripur Guler. Guru Amar Das worked hard to spread the message of Sikhism and started the Manji and Piri system for this purpose. – Guru Amardas ji. It is recorded that this event took place when Bhai Sahib was 61 years old. Following the tradition of sending out Masands across the country, Guru Amar Das deputed Bhai Gurdas to Agra to spread the gospel of Sikhism. The Piri System was establish by Guru Amar Das to spread the teachings of Guru Nanak among the women of the Punjab and India. Even though Guru Nanak had called for equality among men and women, The women of India whether hindu, muslim or jaina were under the control of men. One day when he was in his early sixties, he heard Bibi Amro, daughter of Guru Angad Dev, singing some hymns of Guru Nanak Dev. His parents were staunch Hindus and vegetarians. As a religious Hindu he often used to visit temples to pray and participated in religious rituals with much sincerity. It is situated in Kankhal area … At Goindwal, Guru Amar Das propagated the Sikh faith in a logical and planned manner. 13. He lived a long life and died at the ripe old age of 95 on 1 September 1574. Watch Queue Queue Guru Amardas Ji was born in May 1479 in the village of Basarke, 13 km. It is said that Emperor Akbar also bowed the head in his court for the vision of Guru Amardas Ji and for spiritual peace. Soon large numbers of Sikhs started flocking to Goindwal to see the new Guru. Guru Amar Das Sahib constructed Baoli at Goindwal Sahib having eighty-four steps and made it a Sikh pilgrimage centre for the first time in the history of Sikhism. Guru Angad has tied us to your apron, where should we go now if you do not show us the way?". Spiritual & Religious Leaders Celebrating the famous festival of Punjab, Vaishakhi, also started with Goindwal Sahib as … In each of these religions women were often kept locked behind walls and allowed out only in Purda. Akbar was so impressed with the langar that he expressed his desire to grant royal property for income to provide langar, but Guru Sahib declined it with respect. However, one of Guru Angad Dev’s sons, Datu, proclaimed himself the true guru. After meeting Guru Angad Dev he became a devout Sikh and decided to devote the rest of his life in service of the guru. Sikh Gurus > Guru AmarDas Ji. He divided the Sikh Sangat area into 22 branches called Manjis and appointed a local devout Sikh preacher at each place. 17. A prolific writer, he composed several hymns of which 907 are included in the Sri Guru Granth Sahib. He was mocked by the neighbours and named homeless. In many Shia households women were not allowed even to answer a knock on their door if no male member of the family was present. However, as a result of Bhai Sahib's commitment to Sikhi principles, dedicated service and devotion to the Sikh cause, Sri Guru Angad Sahib Ji appointed Sri Guru Amar Das Sahib Ji as third Sri Guru Nanak Sahib in March 1552 at the age of 73. Following in their footsteps, he too grew up to be a religious minded Hindu. The villagers said she had refused a forced marriage to one of the talibs. Upon seeing Guru Amar Das seated on a throne surrounded by his followers he said, "You were a mere menial servant of the house until yesterday; how dare you style yourself as the Guru?". Service to the Guru: Guru Amar das JI. Guru Amardas Ji सिखों के तीसरे गुरु, गुरु अमर दास जी का जन्म वैशाख शुक्ल 14वीं, 1479 ई. They were all glowing with True Name and filled with Divine Spirit. 8. To which he replied that the person who is under the care of Guru Angad/Guru Nanak is never homeless. 4. Guru Amar Das ji - Born on May 5, 1479 in a family of orthodox Hindus, Guru Amardas Sahib Ji was anointed as the third Nanak by Guru Angad Sahib Ji. Paro Julka at Jalandar. Women were blamed for the death of their husbands (their so called bad karma's doing) and as hindu's they were not allowed to marry again. When the Raja of Haripur came to see the Guru. One must submit to the Will of God, when one's time is over, but not crave death, nor invite it without a sufficient and noble cause. #3 Guru Amar Das Ji - The travelling Light of Guru Nanak by Baljit Singh. Shocked at the happenings, a group of faithful Sikhs went to his village and requested him to return. Bhai Sahib was so impressed and moved by these Shabads that he immediately decided to go to see Sri Guru Angad Sahib Ji at Khadoor Sahib. Guru Amar Das was born on April 5, 1479 at Basarka village in Amritsar district. He reproduced more copies of the hymns of Guru Nanak Sahib and Guru Angad Sahib. Guru Amar Das and Mata Khivi, Angad Dev's widow, worked together to carry on the tradition of langar, free meals served from the guru's communal kitchen. Guru Angad Dev Ji left his earthly body on 26/29, March, 1552 and Guru Amar Das Ji, at the age of 73, became the third Nanak of the Sikhs. He established his headquarters at newly built town Goindwal. 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