The Guru’s Wisdom

- January 2, 2020


The tenth and the last Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh, was a warrior, poet, spiritual master, and philosopher. He founded the Khalsa community in 1699 and laid down Sikhism’s holy book, the Guru Granth Sahib. One of the many teachings of Guru Gobind Singh, as written in the Granth, is –

“One who performs selfless service, without thought of reward, shall attain his Lord and Master.“ – Guru Granth Sahib 286

Illustration: Ram Waeerkar
Illustration: Ram Waeerkar

While the Guru’s birthday is on December 22nd as per the Gregorian calendar, Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti is celebrated on his birthday as per the Nanakshahi calendar, which usually happens in either December or January. In 2021, it will be celebrated on January 20th.

Amar Chitra Katha’s ‘Guru Gobind Singh’ is available on the Amar Chitra Katha app as well as Amazon, Flipkart and other major e-tailers.

 

Comic of The Month

Chennamma of Keladi

There was great consternation in the court of Keladi, when the king married a commoner but Chennamma was born to be a queen. She challenged stereotypes, mastered archery and riding, took over as ruler after the death of the king, and even marched out at the head of her army to battle the invaders.

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