24 Nov A Tribute
Here is a tribute to the great Guru Teg Bahadur Ji, but for whose supreme sacrifice, the Sanaatana Dharma would have probably been destroyed for ever.Guru Teg Bahadur Ji was born on the 1st of April 1621. He is also known as ‘Hind di Chadar’ which means the ‘Shield of India’. But for his brave sacrifice, Aurangzeb would have been successful in converting Kashmiri Pandits to his own religion. Aurangzeb had issued an order to Iftiqar Khan the Viceroy of Kashmir, to forcefully convert the entire population of Kashmiri Pandits to his own religion. This was because he strongly believed that the mass conversion of Kashmiri Pandits would not only convince but also force the rest of the country to follow suit. Aurangzeb could not stand the sight of Sacred Threads or Tilaks on any of his people. The deadline for the mass conversion was fast approaching and a large group of over 500 Kashmiri Pandits let by Pandit Kirpa Ram Datt, left for Anandpur Sahib to seek the help of Guru Teg Bahadur Ji.