**Dhan Guru Arjan Dev Sahib Ji's Shaheedi Saka - PART 9** SUMMARY SO FAR: Guru Sahib and 5 of his Sikhs have been held at the prison quarters of Chandu's house and have been starved of sleep, food and water for 5 days. Guru Sahib have been subjected to unimaginable torture by being made to sit in a cauldron full of boiling water, then having hot sand poured on Their body and then made to sit on a hot iron plate. Throughout, Guru Sahib have remained at peace and continuously praised the will of God.
No one can say that Chandu made Guru Ji Shaheed as Maharaj left Their body of Their own accord.
Why sit Maharaj in a boiling cauldron? Because hunger and thirst did not affect them. Why pour hot sand over them? Because the boiling water could not affect them. Why sit Them on the hot tavee (iron plate)? Because the hot sand could not affect them!
On the 5th day, Maharaj finally spoke to Chandu: "I would like to have ishnaan (bathe) in the Ravi river and my 5 Sikhs need to go with me". Chandu thought for a moment and then agreed. The water of the Ravi is very cold and when the cold water touches Maharaj's blisters and wounds it will cause Them a lot of pain and so for this reason he agreed to let Maharaj to go and do ishnaan.
Chandu gave strict instructions to the soldiers to keep a close eye on the group and to not let anyone speak to them. 10 soldiers surrounded Guru Sahib and the 5 Sikhs and Maharaj walked in the middle. Historians agree that it was just before noon that Maharaj set off towards the river Ravi.
By now, Guru Sahib’s face had become almost unrecognisable and on this day Maharaj only had a small dastaar on Their head, a kashera (long undershorts) and a white sheet covering most of Their body. Due to the physical torture inflicted on Guru Sahib, Bhai Bidhi Chand and Bhai Paerta ji had to assist Them; Maharaj put Their blessed hands on the shoulders of the Gursikhs as They began walking slowly towards the river Ravi.
We can only imagine the state of Their body and sees (head) which had hot sand poured over it for 6 hours continuously, and endured many other pains.
After 6 hours of drive i reached sela pass. Its a point where the traveller stops to take a break.....and also the only road that goes all the way up to Tawang. This place is not only beautiful and scenic but it also have a story to tell..... The name sela pass was given on the honor of a local girl who helped Martyr Jaswand singh of Indian Army to fight against 300 Chinese soldiers in 1962,by providing him food and water for 3days. It takes a lot courage and will to sacrifice lives and save our motherland.
Respect and love.
Guru Arjan Dev was the fifth Guru of Sikhism and first Martyr Guru of Sikhism. He believed in spreading the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji and that became the reason for the conspiracies against him. During Guru Arjan Dev was facing atrocities, humanity witnessed a Divine being who never feared the death as his intentions of spreading message of love and compassion was true. "Where there is truth, there is no fear"
May all are guided towards the universal truth which is compassion and keep on fighting the injustice in the world without any fear.
Let's Inspire the world together!
Remembering the Martyrdom of our 5th Guru, Guru Arjan Dev Ji.. He was the first of the two Gurus martyred in the Sikh faith and the fifth of the ten total Sikh Gurus. He compiled the first official edition of the Sikh scripture called the Adi Granth, which later expanded into the Guru Granth Sahib. Teraa kee-aa meethaa laagai.
O Waheguru! Your actions seem so sweet to me.
Har naam padaarath naanak maaNgai.
Nanak begs for the treasure of the Naam, the Name of the Lord.
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