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Sri Guru Arjan Dev Sahib Jee

Sri Guru Arjun Dev JiGuru Arjan Dev Ji the fifth Guru of the Sikhs was the embodiment of Godly devotion Selfless Service and Universal Love. He was the treasure of celestial knowledge and spiritual excellence. He substantially contributed towards the welfare of the society. He stood steadfastly for the principles he believed in sacrificed his own life and attained a unique and unparalleled martyrdom in the history of mankind.

Guru Arjan Dev Ji was martyred in 1606 because the Emperor Jahangir suspected him of supporting a rival to the throne of Emperor after the death of Emperor Akbar. Emperor Jehangir imprisoned Guru Arjan Dev Ji and later handed him over to Murtaza Khan (an official of Jehangir) to torture Guru Arjan Dev Ji to death. Guru Arjan Dev Ji was made to sit on a scorching iron plate and had boiling sand poured over his body. Historian record Guru Arjan Dev Ji was impervious to this pain and sat there chanting hymns. During this torture the torturer asked if the Guru would like some water but the Guru refused it defiantly historians record this spiritual strength of the Guru trembled the torturer's confidence.

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 Name   Satguru Arjan Dev Jee (Sodh lineage)
 Place of Avtar  Sri Goindval Sahib
 Date of Avtar  1620 Bikrami Vaisakh Tuesday 14th April 1563
 Parents    Mata Bhani Jee Sri Guru Ram Das Jee
 Wife/consort  Mata Ganga Jee
 Ascension to Guruship  1638 Bikrami Bhadro 18th September 1581 AD
 Ascension to Sach Kand  1663 Bikrami Jeth 25th May 1605 AD Gurdwara Dera Sahib Lahore
 Kin   Sons - Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Jee
 Lifespan  42 years 1 month 27 days
 Guruship   24 years 9 months 2 days

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