Guru Tegh Bahadur Martyrdom Day 2021 or Guru Tegh Bahadur Jayanti 2021 falls on Wednesday 24 November.
Guru Tegh Bahadur Martyrdom Day is also known popularly as Shaheedi Diwas among Indians especially the Sikh community. The day is observed as a restricted holiday in the state of Punjab.
The day of Shaheedi Diwas is observed each year annually on 24 November as the death anniversary of the ninth Sikh Guru Tegh Bahadur. People across the country observed this valuable day with great enthusiasm and love paying their tribute to the Sikh Guru.
The ninth Sikh Guru is known for his selfless service delivered to people throughout his life being a fierce supporter of religious peace. The Sikh Guru is remembered on this Guru Tegh Bahadur Martyrdom Day for his contributions to unity and peace, establishing the community kitchens for the local people.
Guru Tegh Bahadur was born on 21 April 1621 in Amritsar, Punjab and took his last breath on 24 November in the year 1675 in Delhi when he was executed publically by the Mughal Emperor at that time Aurangzeb.
The Sikh Guru was hanged to death in Chandni Chowk, New Delhi for opposing the enforcement of religious persecution policy. The place where he was killed and cremated later turned into a pilgrims place named Gurudwara Rakib Ganj Sahi.
The ninth Sikh Guru Tegh Bahadur who was a warrior and a great poet served from the year 1665 till 1675 when he died. He founded the city Anandpur Saheb and protested against the forced conversion to Islam during the rule of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.
In the holy book of Sikhs called Guru Granth Sahib, there are 115 hymns of Guru Tegh Bahadur. He was also the father of the tenth Sikh Guru known as Guru Gobind Singh who carried forward the message of Sikh Gurus. Guru Tegh Bahadur was one of the Sikh Gurus who travelled via the Indian sub-continent for bringing awareness about Sikhism.