Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji

Avtar Or Parkash Diwas: 7 Vaisakh Sudi, 1620 Bikrami Tuesday
Date of Birth: April 15, 1563
Place of Birth: Village Goindwaal (TarnTaran)
Gurgaddi Diwas: 2 Assu 1638 Bikrami (1.9.1581) Village Goindwal Sahib
Joti Jot Diwas: Jeth Sudi 4, 1663 Bikrami (30.5.1606) Martyred at Lahore
Father: Guru Ram Dass Jee Mother: Mata Bibi Bhani Jee
Wife/Wives: Mata Ganga Jee
Children: Guru Hargobind Jee

Q. 40      When and where was Guru Arjan Dev Ji born ?

Ans.        He was born at Govindwal, on Baisakh Sudi 7, Samwat 1620 Vikrami; 15 April 1563 A.D.

Q. 41      Furnish information about the family of Shri Guru Arjan Dev Ji?  

Ans.        Father: Guru Ram Das Ji,  Mother: Mata Bhani Ji, Wife: Mata Ganga Ji, Son: Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji

Q. 42      Who was the fifth Guru of the Sikhs?

Ans.        Guru Arjan Dev Ji was the fifth Guru of the Sikhs.

Q. 43      When was Guru Arjan Dev Ji nominated as a Guru and what was His age at that time ?

Ans.        He was nominated as a Guru at the age of 18 years on 2nd Assu Vikrami.1638, September 1581 A.D.

Q. 44      Which cities were built by Shri Guru Arjan Dev Ji ?

Ans.        Amritsar, Taran Taran, Kartarpur and Chheharta were built by Guru Arjan Dev Ji.

Q. 45      Who enthroned Guru Arjan Dev Ji as a Guru ?

Ans.        On the orders of Guru Ramdas Ji, Baba Buddha Ji enthroned (Guru) Arjan Dev Ji as a Guru.

Q. 46      When did Guru Arjan Dev Ji begin singing shabads with Sarinda (a musical instrument) ?

Ans.        He started singing shabads with Sarinda in Vikrami 1639, 1582 A.D.

Q. 47      Who started the construction of Shri Harimandir Sahib?

Ans.        Guru Arjun Dev Ji started the construction of Shri Harimandir Sahib on Maghi day in Vikrami 1645; in January 1588 A.D.

Q. 48      How many pages does the Adi Granth have?

Ans.        It has 1430 pages.

Q. 49      When and who compiled the Adi Granth?

Ans.        Guru Arjan Dev Ji compiled the Adi Granth in Samwat 1661 Vikrami, 1604 A.D.

Q. 50      Whose “Bani” has been included in the Adi Granth?

Ans.        The Adi Granth contains the Bani of Six Sikh Gurus, 15 Saints, 11 Bhatt poets and 4 Hazoori Raagis of Sri Satguru Ji.

Q. 51      What physical tortures were given to Guru Arjan Dev Ji?

Ans.        He was made to sit in boiling water . After that, he was made to sit on a hot iron plate while hot sand was simultaneously poured on His head and lastly, he was ordered to be sewn in kine-skin.

Q. 52      When did Guru Arjan Dev Ji expire ?

Ans.        He expired on 30th of May 1606 A.D. , Sudhi 4th Samwat Vikrami 1663.

Q. 53      Where was Shri Guru Arjan Dev Ji martyred ?

Ans.        At Lahore, now in Pakistan.

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