Guru Tegh Bahadur: The Mighty of Sword

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Guru Tegh Bahadur’s original name was Tyag Mal (Master of Renunciation). He spent his childhood in Amritsar. He was the ninth of the ten Gurus of Sikhism. Image source: www.simonsholidays.in

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At the age of 13, Guru Tegh Bahadur accompanied his father into the battle as his village was under attack by Painde Khan and the Mughals. After the battle was won, the victorious Sikhs honoured Tyag Mal with the new warrior name Tegh Bahadur Ji.  Image source: www.discoversikhism.com

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Guru Tegh Bahadur sacrificed his whole life, fighting on behalf of Kashmiri’s Hindus against Aurangzeb’s threat to either convert to Islam or be executed.  Image source: s2.manifo.com

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Guru Tegh Bahadur contributed 115 hymns to the Sri Guru Granth Sahib. All of them are extremely popular slokas. Image source: www.sikh-heritage.co.uk

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During his later years, Guru Tegh Bahadur founded Anandpur Sahib (City of Bliss) and went on a mission to build and enlarge this city.  Image source: www.info-sikh.com

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