Guru Ram Das Jayanti is celebrated as one of the major festivals of the Sikh community. It is celebrated across India as well as abroad wherever the Sikh community resides. It is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sikhism’s fourth guru, Guru Ram Das Ji. The birthday of Guru Ram Das is celebrated according to the traditional Sikh calendar known as the Nanakshahi calendar and falls on the 25th day of the Assu month of the calendar.
Ten Lines on Guru Ram Das Jayanti
1) Guru Ramdas Jayanti is celebrated annually by the Sikh community of India and abroad.
2) The celebration is organized to mark the birthday of the fourth Sikh guru, Guru Ram Das Ji.
3) Guru Ram Das is remembered for his contribution in establishing the holy city of Amritsar.
4) He was born in a very poor Hindu family in Lahore on 24th September 1534.
5) When Guru Ram Das was 12, he met Guru Amar Das, the third guru of Sikhism.
6) After meeting Guru Amar Das, Ram Das devoted his entire life to spreading Sikhism.
7) Guru Ram Das married Bibi Bhani who was the daughter of third guru, Guru Amar Das.
8) Guru Ram Das was not only the fourth guru of Sikhs but he was also a great spiritual healer.
9) The birthday of Guru Ram Das is celebrated with much fervor as per the Nanakshahi calendar.
10) Devotees take a holy bath in the Amrit Sarovar which fully surrounds the golden temple.
1) Guru Ram Das was the fourth guru out of the ten Sikh gurus in Sikhism and was born on 24th September 1534 in Chuna Mandi at Lahore.
2) He was born on the 25th day of ‘Assu’ month which is the seventh month of Nanakshahi calendar.
3) He was born in a Sodhi Khatri family with Hari Das a father and Daya Kaur as mother with childhood name of ‘Jetha’.
4) Orphaned at the age of 7 and he and his grandmother moved to Goindval where Jetha met Guru Amar Das.
5) Meeting with Guru Amar Das made Jetha devoted to Sikhism and became fourth guru of Sikhs from 1574 to 1581.
6) After facing resistance from Guru Amar Das’ sons, Guru Ram Das shifted his base to ‘Guru da Chak’ which became Ramdaspur and later converted into Amritsar.
7) The birthday of Guru Ram Das is celebrated in ‘Amrit-Vela’ which continues from 3 AM to 6 AM with a special recitation program of Guru Garth Sahib.
8) Eleven days prior to the starting of guru Ramdas’s birthday, a hymn called “Dhan Dhan Ramdas Guru” is chanted by the people of the Sikh community.
9) The golden temple is beautifully decorated and filled with lights and colors and langar is an important part for the Sikhs on the eve of Guru Ram Das’ birthday.
10) Guru Ram Das is believed to have destined with miraculous powers and the day of his birth is considered as the most powerful day for fulfilling one’s wishes.
The birth anniversary of Guru Ram Das is celebrated with much enthusiasm on 9th October according to the Gregorian calendar. Guru Ram Das was hugely respected as a person who brought glory to Sikhism in all around. He was also considered equivalent to god as he performed several miracles. The credit of establishing the city of Amritsar also goes to Guru Ram Das. Devotees go to the golden temple, Amritsar to remember Guru Ram Das on his birth anniversary.