Date(s) - January 28, 2022 - January 30, 2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Guru Har Rai Ji (Gurmukhi: ਗੁਰੂ ਹਰਿ ਰਾਇ) (31 January 1630 – 20 October 1661) was the seventh of the Ten Gurus of Sikhism and became Guru on Tuesday, 19 March, 1644 following the footsteps of his grandfather, Guru Har Gobind Ji. Before Guru Ji died, he nominated Guru Har Krishan Ji, his son, as the next Guru of the Sikhs. The following is a summary of the main highlights of Guru Ji’s life:
- Continued the military traditions started by his grandfather, Guru Har Gobind Ji
- Kept 2200 mounted soldiers at all times.
- Was disturbed as a child by the suffering caused to the plants when they were accidentally destroyed by his robe.
- Made several tours to the Malwa and Doaba regions of the Punjab.
- Guru Ji’s son, Ram Rai, distorts Bani in front of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, after which the Guru is supposed to have said, “Ram Rai, you have disobeyed my order and sinned. I will never see you again on account of your infidelity.”
The Guru nominated his youngest son, the five year old, Har Krishan Ji as the Eighth Sikh Guru, on Sunday, 20 October, 1661.