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Guru Ram Das

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Sri Guru Ram Das Ji (Gurmukhi: ਸ੍ਰੀ ਗੁਰੂ ਰਾਮ ਦਾਸ ਜੀ, Devanagari: स्री गुरु राम दास जी) (24 September 15341 September 1581) was the fourth of the Ten Gurus of Sikhism and became Guru on 30 August1574 following in the footsteps of Guru Amar Das ji.

Before Guru Ji died, he nominated Guru Arjan Dev ji, who was his youngest son as the next Guru of the Sikhs.

The fourth Sikh Guru contributed the following to the people of the world:

  • Author of Laava, the hymns of the Marriage Rites
  • Designed the Golden Temple
  • Planned and created the township of Ramdaspur (later Amritsar)
  • Organisation structure of Sikh Society

Hymn by Guru Ram Das – SGGS Page 305 “One who calls himself a Sikh of the True Guru shall get up early morning and meditate on the Lord’s Name. Make effort regularly to cleanse, bathe & dip in the ambrosial pool. Upon Guru’s instructions, chant Har, Har singing which, all misdeeds, sins and pains shall go away.”


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External links

Audio

  • ProudtobeSikh.com Hymn (http://www.proudtobesikh.com/khalsa/sikhOccasions/Happy%20Occasions/sikhHappyOccasions.aspx?name=PTBSHappyOccasions)

Also see Sikhism and Sikh Sites

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