Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji was the tenth guru in Sikhism. He is considered as one of the most courageous and fearless personalities in Sikhism as well as in Indian history. At every step of his life he gives new definitions of courage and sacrifice. He sacrificed everything he had, for his people, his religion and for mankind. At an early age, his father Shri Guru Teg Bahadur sacrificed his head not only for religion but for Hindus and for whole mankind that is why he is termed as “Hind ki Chaadar” which means Shield of Hindus. By following the footprints of his father, Guru Gobind Singh was also a great man who sacrificed two of his children in a war against Mughals and rest two attained martyrdom and were buried in the wall. After learning the facts, he smiled and said
“In putran de sar utte vaar ditte sut chaar
Chaar mare te ki hoya jivat kayi hazaar”
Which means, I sacrificed four of my children for rest all children of mine. To rescue thousand, four gave up their lives.
The Father Of The Realm
He is termed as Father of Khalsa Panth and establisher of the true form of Sikh culture. During establishment of Sikhism he again did the greatest sacrifice of his life, he gave up the throne of Sikh Guru. At the same time he made a reliable pattern for Sikhism to opt Shri Guru Granth Saheb as the tenth and last Guru in Shikhism. He is also termed with name “Kalagidhar” and “Dashmesh Pita”. He was also a brave warrior and a great leader. He is a very famous leader as his army of 40 brave Sikhs fought with 1.25 Lac Mughal army. He assigned Baba Banda Singh Bahadur as the first Sikh army chief. After establishment of Khalsa Panth he said
“Aagya Payi Akaal Ki Tabhi Chalaayo Panth
Sabh Sikhan Ko Hukam Hai Guru Maanyo Granth”
Which means, On the order of Supreme God I am constituting this brave community, every Sikh is commanded to follow and accept Guru Granth Saheb as their master.