Video Katha On 22 May – the martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Dev Ji Maharaj


May 22 - the martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Dev Ji Maharaj
Sri Guru Arjan Sahib Ji
Brief lifetime:
Father: Guru Ramdas Sahib
Mother: Bibi Bhani
Public: 1563, Goindwal Sahib, Amritsar
Wife: Mata Ganga Ji
Seed: Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji
Gravity throne and guruai Time: 1581, 25 years
Bani accumulated: Sukhmani, twelve-Maha, fifty two alphabetic, 2312 the 30 measures
Light permeate away: in 1606 found the martyrdom in Lahore

The night between Jeth Sudi 3 and Jeth Sudi 4 (tonight) is the last night Shaheedan de Sirtaaj ‘Satguru Arjan Dev Ji Maharaj’ remained in their physical body on this Planet.

The day which passed today, was the day when Guru Arjan Dev Ji were made to sit on Burning hot Iron Plate, with fire burning underneath the plate and sand being poured on head of Maharaj.
The day which went yesterday was the day when Guru Sahib were made to sit in boiling water. All these tortures were inflicted under draconian mughal law, Yasa, to kill Maharaj. But they couldnt kill Guru Sahib.

Dhan Satguru Ji remained calm and peaceful, one with their Aatam-Ram, in ParamAnand, undergoing all the suffering heaped on them by dushts who did not want Truth of Gurbani , Message of Akal Purkh Waheguru be delievered and spread on this planet. They wanted to end the voice of Truth but it just got louder with great Sacrifice of Maharaj. Sitting on Tavi, Guru sahib thanked Akal Purkh Ji –

ਮੀਤੁ ਕਰੈ ਸੋਈ ਹਮ ਮਾਨਾ ||
ਮੀਤ ਕੇ ਕਰਤਬ ਕੁਸਲ ਸਮਾਨਾ ||੧||
Whatever my Friend does, I accept.
My Friend’s actions are pleasing to me. ||1||
(Guru Arjan Dev Ji – Raag Gaudi – Ang 187).
On the Amrit Vela of Jeth Sudi 4th 1606 (22nd May this year), Guru Sahib, victorious in their battle against Falsehood, Injustice and tyranny, entered River Raavi and went to Sachkhand. Dushts wanted to kill Maharaj but they failed miserably. They wanted to suppress the voice of truth, but Truth in form of Gurbani, and Gursikhs with Gurbani in their hearts, continues to shine, due to great sacrifice of Shaheedan de Sirtaj Guru Arjan Dev Ji Maharaj.
Gursikhs, blessed and inspired by Maharaj, continue to stand up for Truth.
Guru Sahib did not die – they are manifestation of Akal Purkh – ”Partakh Hari” as per Bhatts. How can God die?
ਹਰਿਬੰਸ ਜਗਤਿ ਜਸੁ ਸੰਚਰ੍ਯਉ ਸੁ ਕਵਣੁ ਕਹੈ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਗੁਰੁ ਮੁਯਉ ||੧||
So speaks Haribans: Their Praises echo and resound all over the world; who can possibly say that the Great Gurus are dead? ||1||
Dhan Guru Arjan Dev Ji Maharaj – Partakh Hari.
ਗੁਰ ਅਰਜਨ ਵਿਟਹੁ ਕੁਰਬਾਣੀ ||੨੩||
I am sacrifice unto Guru Arjan Dev.(23)
(Bhai Gurdas Ji)

A series of Guritihaas Katha from the Gurpartap Sooraj Granth by the learned Bhai Kuljeet Singh Jee.

Chandu Shah, after hearing the Emperor Jahangir’s response to Sulabhi Khan’s death, returns home and receives a letter from Prithi Chand. In the letter, Prithi Chand, enquires what is to be done now in terms of destroying the fifth Guru, as so far all attempts have failed. He suggests to Chandu that he should be called to Lahore to meet the Emperor and gain his assistance on the matter.

Jahangir, still addressing Guru Arjun Dev ji with respect, refuses to trouble Guru Sahib but agrees to meet with Prithi Chand. Chandu sends a messenger to Prithi Chand with an invitation from the Emperor to meet him in Lahore. Karmo, Prithi Chand’s wife has deep doubts about the future wellbeing of her husband and tries her best to prevent him from going to Lahore, even stating that this enmity with Guru Arjan Dev ji should be forgotten. However, Prithi Chand pays no heed to Karmo’s intuitions and leaves, wishing goodbye to his family and friends.

As Prithi Chand and his followers pass Taran Taaran Sahib gurdwara, his followers request Prithi Chand with their desire to bathe and rest there and then move forward the following day. Prithi Chand responds angrily and slanders the ‘teerath’ by saying
“This is not a place of pilgrimage – it’s a swamp full of rubbish.”

He further claims that he built Sri Harmandir Sahib and he will show that to his followers.

Unable to keep his words, Prithi Chand leaves visiting Sri Harmandir Sahib and takes his companions to his father-in-law’s village Heri instead and calls this village a place of pilgrimage. Prithi Chand and his followers spend some days resting, enjoying food and informing the villagers of how he is the True Guru. On the third night Prithi Chand tells everyone that they will leave for Lahore in the morning.

A few hours after that evening meal which Prithi Chand ate a great deal of, Prithi Chand woke up crying in pain, screaming, that he is dying in pain – the food he ate had been contaminated with Cholera. Realizing he cannot survive, Prithi Chand asks for the last rites to be held at Heri and sends a message to his son Mehrbaan to never forget to claim the Guruship and kill Guru Arjun Dev ji.