Sikhism Survey - Guru Har Govind b. 1595 1606-1644 son of...

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Sikhism derived from Sant and Sufi traditions, reconciling Hinduism and Islam retains monotheism from Islam, monism from Hinduism centered in the Punjab, and northern Pakistan MAJOR PARTITIONS OF SIKH HISTORY: 1. Guru Nanak - Guru Arjan (1500-1606) - founding of Sikhism 2. Guru Har Govind - Guru Gobind Singh (1606-1708) - time of intense Muslim persecution 3. Guru Gobind Singh - 1945: partition of India and Sikh migration 4. contemporary Sikhism: since 1945: partition of India and Sikh migration, Hindu persecution The Ten Sikh Gurus Guru Nanak b. 1469 1500-1539 Guru Angad b. 1504 1539-1552 disciple of Guru Nanak Guru Amar Das b. 1479 1552-1574 disciple of Guru Nanak Guru Ram Das b. 1534 1574-1581 son-in-law of Amar Das, founds Amritsar Guru Arjan b. 1563 1581-1606 son of Ram Das, martyred by Moghals
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Unformatted text preview: Guru Har Govind b. 1595 1606-1644 son of Arjan Guru Har Rai b. 1630 1644-1661 grandson of Har Govind Guru Harkishan b. 1656 1661-1664 younger son of Har Rai Guru Tegh Bahadur b. 1621 1664-1675 son of Har Govind, executed by Muslims Guru Gobind Singh b. 1666 1675-1708 son of Tegh Bahadur Guru Gobind Singh creates the Khalsa (lit. the pure ones) initiation into Khalsa is Amrit Shah (translated as ‘baptism’ by many Sikhs) five k's: kes leaving hair uncut kangha comb in the hair kara steel bracelet on right wrist kaccha white undershorts kirpan sword Guru Gobind Singh also declares that there will be no more gurus, and that the Adi Granth, the scripture of the Sikhs, is the eternal Guru...
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