History of Guru Ram Das Ji (1574- 1581)

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Sri Guru Ram Das ji are known to be the Chauthi Patshahi or the Fourth Guru as well as Guru who established the city of Amritsar. Sri Guru Ramdas ji kept alive the tradition of first three Gurus. Sri Guru Ramdas ji were Guru for a short period. After obtaining land for the purpose, he founded the town of Ramdaspur (later Amritsar) which continues to be the centre of Sikhism till today. He dug a tank which became the principal place of pilgrimage. Traders and artisans were invited to settle at the town so that its growth could be rapid. In due course it became the largest commercial centre in northern India. Phrase came to be associated with the tank dug at Amritsar which was "Ramdas Sarovar Nahate, Sab uttre paap kamate", "I bath in the tank of Ramdas and all my sins were washed away" . It was a landmark in the life of the community, because the Guru established a central place that was quite distinct from that of the Hindus and the Muslims. Since then Amritsar is for the Sikhs what Mecca is for the Muslims. All this indicates that the Guru had a distinct sense of his mission and did everything to establish it as a separate religious system and entity.

Scuffle inside Patna Saheb Gurudwara

Image Two Sikh groups attack each other with swords at Patna Sahib Gurdwara Patna: At least three people were seriously injured when two groups clashed at the Patna Sahib Gurdwara here on Tuesday.   According to initial reports, the clashes were reported between two groups - one representing the Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee and the other Bal Leela Committee. Violent clashes have taken place during the Guru Govind Singh birth anniversary celebrations in Patna. Members of two factions of the Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee attacked each other with swords and sticks. Two people have sustained minor injuries in the incident. Though the situation is now under control, tensions still prevail. It is being said that despite a huge celebration planned at the gurudwara, there was inadequate security at there. Soon after the incident, senior administrative officers reached the force. Additional force was also called in to bring the situation under control. Senior officers are... Read more...
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