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Guru Arjan Dev

Fifth Guru


Born On: April 15, 1563
 
Born At: Goindval in Amritsar District
 
Father: Guru Ram Das
 
Mother: Mata Bhani
 
Wife: Bibi Ganga Devi
 
Children: Baba (guru) Hargobind
 
Death: May 30, 1606
 
Messages and Contributions:
 
  • Compiled the Granth Sahib in 1604
  • Started the construction of Harimander Sahib (Golden Temple)
  • He enjoined Sikhs to contribute one tenth of their income for community purposes.
  • Guru refused to give up faith to save his own life. He is the first martyr of the Sikh Religion.
  • 2312 hymns in 30 Ragas