The Ten Gurus & Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee
Sri Guru Arjan Dev Sahib Jee
Guru Arjan Dev Ji the fifth Guru of the Sikhs was the embodiment of Godly devotion Selfless Service and Universal Love. He was the treasure of celestial knowledge and spiritual excellence. He substantially contributed towards the welfare of the society. He stood steadfastly for the principles he believed in sacrificed his own life and attained a unique and unparalleled martyrdom in the history of mankind.
Guru Arjan Dev Ji was martyred in 1606 because the Emperor Jahangir suspected him of supporting a rival to the throne of Emperor after the death of Emperor Akbar. 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. Historian record 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 defiantly historians record this spiritual strength of the Guru trembled the torturer's confidence.
|Name||Satguru Arjan Dev Jee (Sodh lineage)|
|Place of Avtar||Sri Goindval Sahib|
|Date of Avtar||1620 Bikrami Vaisakh Tuesday 14th April 1563|
|Parents||Mata Bhani Jee Sri Guru Ram Das Jee|
|Wife/consort||Mata Ganga Jee|
|Ascension to Guruship||1638 Bikrami Bhadro 18th September 1581 AD|
|Ascension to Sach Kand||1663 Bikrami Jeth 25th May 1605 AD Gurdwara Dera Sahib Lahore|
|Kin||Sons - Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Jee|
|Lifespan||42 years 1 month 27 days|
|Guruship||24 years 9 months 2 days|