Can you believe we are on Day Seven of our 13 Days of Vaisakhi Countdown? Today we get to learn more about Guru Gobind Singh Ji.
One of the most important elements of Vaisakhi is the story of Guru Gobind Singh Ji because they were the ones who chose Vaisakhi as the day the Khalsa Panth was created. For this reason, it’s important that when we’re talking about and learning about Vaisakhi, we spend some time meeting our Guru!
About Guru Gobind Singh Ji
Guru Gobind Singh ji was the tenth Sikh Guru. He was born on December 22nd, 1666 and became leader of the Sikhs at the age of nine. He died on October 7th, 1708 at the age of forty-one and was the final human Sikh Guru. A fun fact about Guru Gobind Singh Ji is that his name was Gobind Rai when he was born. His name became Guru Gobind Singh after 1699.
Guru Gobind Singh even had poets and scholars come and stay with him, which has historically been known as Bavanja Kavi, or 52 poets. It’s understood that 52 is the number of poets and scholars that came and stayed with him.
PS Parents: You can learn more about Guru Gobind Singh Ji here.
In today’s activity, we are going to colour white roses using kesari (orange) and neela (blue) in the poetic spirit of our Guru.