ten gurus

Sikh Gurus

Sikhism was established by Guru Nanak over the period of 1469 to 1708. Most of the Gurus were born in Northern India, although they traveled extensively from as far west as Iraq to Assam in the east and Sri Lanka in the south. Guru Nanak, the first Guru was born in modern day Pakistan, and Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru was born in Patna, Bihar. Before his death, Guru Gobind Singh nominated the Sikh holy scripture, the Guru Granth Sahib as the final and eternal Guru of Sikhism. All Sikhs are required to follow the teachings of the Gurus, which upon meditation leads to salvation. The Gurus are considered as a path to reach union with God.


The followers of Sikhism hold the number of gurus to be Ten, beginning from Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and continuing till Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji.The successor to the ten Gurus of Sikhism is Guru Granth Sahib, who is the eternal Guru of Sikhs. The Sikhs revere Guru Granth Sahib in the same manner in which they revere their Ten Gurus.

The sikhs do not bow or pay homage to any mortal, and consider Guru Granth Sahib as reflection of their Ten Gurus. The teachings and words of the Sikh Gurus are recorded in Guru Granth Sahib, which are without any alteration and appear as they were uttered.

The Sikh Gurus are as follows:

After each of the guru ji's names, Ji should always be applied as a marking of respect.

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The age of Guru Granth Sahib Ji should not be written as n/a it should be written as infinite.

The Guru Granth Sahib was completed in 1705, the sikhs have believed in it since 1708.

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