Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti 2024: Fascinating facts about the 10th and last human guru of the Sikhs

On the occasion of Guru Gobind Singh Ji's birth anniversary, here are 10 fascinating facts about the tenth Sikh Guru

Updated on Jan 17, 2024 10:34 AM IST 11 Photos

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti is celebrated with great fervour and enthusiasm by the Sikh community. It will be observed on Thursday, January 17 and this year will mark his 357th birth anniversary, as per the Julian Calender. He was the tenth and last human guru of the Sikhs. (File Photo)

Born as Gobind Rai on December 22, 1666, in Patna, Bihar, Guru Gobind Singh was the son of the ninth Guru of Sikhism, Guru Teg Bahadur, and Mata Gujri at Patna Sahib. His birthplace is now a revered shrine known as Takht Sri Patna Harimandar Sahib. (File Photo)

Guru Gobind Singh became a guru at the age of nine, following the martyrdom of his father, Guru Tegh Bahadur, at the hands of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb in 1675. He declared himself as the new guru of the Sikhs on Baisakhi in 1676. (File Photo)


Guru Gobind Singh created the Khalsa Panth, one of the most significant events in the history of Sikhism, on Baisakhi in 1699. In Punjabi, Khalsa means "the pure" and the Khalsa Panth is a community of pure and devoted souls, who were committed to the service of God and humanity. (HT Photo/Sameer Sehgal)

Guru Gobind Singh learned many languages including Sanskrit, Urdu, Hindi, Braj, Gurmukhi and Persian as a child. (File Photo)