Featured: Artistic Impression of Guru Gobind Singh
Artist Impression of Guru Gobind Singh and Fallen Warrior
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At the end of life, the soul departs the body. Those left behind feel a loss. The martyrdom of Guru Teg Bahadar affected his nine year old son Gobind Rai deeply. The boy became 10th guru of the Sikhs. As he grew to manhood he took the name of Singh and became a warrior.
Guru Gobind Singh left a volume of his personal compositions which are known as Dasam Granth. In it is a reference to his father's martyrdom. An example of the Guru's unconquerable spirit when facing grief and loss, it is an inspiration for all Sikhs:
"Teg Bahadar kae chalat bhayo jagat ko sok||
When Teg Bahadar left a sorrowing world bereft.
Hai hai hai sabh jag bhayo jai jai jai sur lok|| 16||
Alas! Alas! Alas! All earthly ones mourned him. Valorous! Valorous! Valorous! Heavenly ones adorned him." DG||127