We are celebrating this Gurpurab in both the dewans on Sunday October 21, 2011
The Fourth Guru
Guru Ram Das was the fourth of the Ten Gurus and became Guru on 16 September 1574 as following in the footsteps of Guru Amar Das ji. Guru Ram Das’ original name was Bhai Jetha. He became Guru at age 40 and had life span of 47 years.
The Guru Granth Sahib contains 688 Hymns from Guru Ram Das and his Bani is also contained in Rehras Sahib and Kirtan Sohila.
The Sikh marriage ceremony, the Anand Karaj, is centered around the four stanza hymn composed by Guru Ram Das ji.
Construction of the Harmandir Sahib (Darbar Sahib, Golden Temple) was initiated by Guru Ram Das and completed by his successor, Guru Arjan Dev ji.