guru gobind singh
Guru Gobind Singh was a leader, philosopher and poet of great spiritual significance who left an unforgettable legacy in Indian culture
He was the 10th Sikh Guru and supported the idea that all men could be viewed as equals regardless of their religious background
He was the only son of Guru Tegh Bahadur and maternal grandson of Guru Hargobind
He ascended to the guruship at the young age of 9, following in the footsteps of his father and became a leader who embodied courage and bravery throughout his lifetime.
Guru Gobind Singh is known for establishing the Khalsa, or the collective body of all initiated Sikhs, and introducing core Sikh values such as Kesh (uncut hair), Kangha (wooden comb), Karra (iron bracelet) and Kirpan (ceremonial sword)
He also composed writings that have been included in the Sikh holy scriptures known as Guru Granth Sahib
Guru Gobind Singh fought many wars against religious persecution and defended the innocents during his time.
He is known to be an embodiment of divine power and heroic bravery.
At just nine years old he succeeded his father as the 10th Sikh Guru and promoted military service as a way of protecting religious freedom and combating injustice
He wrote many influential works such as the Dasam Granth, which outlines spiritual principles for living a righteous life, and it is still treasured today by Sikhs around the world.