PASSING THE LEGACY: Guru Gobind Singh Ji 1708
Guru Granth Sahib anointed as Eternal Guru & Khalsa Panth as External Guru of Sikhs.
After Aurangzeb’s death, Guru Gobind Singh no longer remained an adversary to the Mughals. The next Mughal emperor, Bahadur Shah was friendly with Guru Gobind at first. Wazir Khan sent two Pathan assassins Jamshed Khan and Wasil Beg to attack the Guru during his sleep at Nanded, the Guru’s resting place. They stabbed Guru Gobind Singh in his sleep. The Guru killed Jamshed, the attacker, with his sword, while other Sikh brothers killed Beg.
Guru Gobind Singh named Guru Granth Sahib, the religious text of the Khalsa as the next living Guru of the community.He left his bodily form and on October 7 in 1708.
Guru Granth Sahib annointed as Eternal Guru & Khalsa Panth as External Guru of Sikhs.
Modern depiction of Guru Gobind Singh anointing Guru Granth Sahib as ‘Guru’. C1900.