Most people are not aware that Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur is credited and being the very first human rights activist in this part of the world, they only know that Guru Tegh Bahadur was one of the ten Gurus of Sikhism.He stood up for rights of Kashmiri Pandits and non-Muslims when Muslims are forcing them to convert to Islam. Due to which, he was publicly beheaded on the orders of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in 1675. From that day, 24 November, has celebrated annually as Guru Tegh Bahadur martyrdom day or Shahidi Diwas, to mark this sacrifice. Guru Tegh Bahadur also dedicated his whole life to spreading the message of the first Guru of Sikhism, Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
Sikh Guru, Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur was also a pacifist and propagated peace wherever he traveled, due to which, to honor him, several places he visited now have gurudwaras or shrines. On Shaheedi divas or Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Martyrdom Day, every gurudwara assoicated with Sri Guru Tegh Bahadurji and organize events to honor them.
Gurdwara Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib, is located in the located in Assam on the bank of the Brahmaputra river in Dhubri town. It was built on the spot which was first visited by Guru Nanak in 1505 AD.
Shaheedi Diwas is celebrated by the Sikh community in all over the world. people observe Nagar Kirtan and Prabhat Pheri on Guru Tegh Bahadur martyrdom day in every gurudwara. Many people also organize blood donation camp on this day.
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