Guru Tegh Bahadur : Prakash Purab
The Parkash Purab of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur, the ninth guru of the Sikhs, is being celebrated on April 11.
- Parkash Purab is a term used in Sikhism to refer to the birth anniversary celebrations of the ten Sikh gurus.
- “Parkash” means “illumination” or “light,” while “Purab” means “day.”
- Guru Tegh Bahadur was born in Amritsar in 1621 to Guru Hargobind and Mata Nanki. Tegh Bahadur’s writings are housed in the ‘Guru Granth Sahib’ as 116 poetic hymns.
- He founded the town of Chak-Nanki and played a key role in setting up preaching centres throughout the Indian subcontinent.
- However, he was executed in Delhi in 1675 under the orders of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.