Saturday, October 25, 2014

Guru Ramdas

Virasat-e-khalsa, Anandpur SahibGuru Ramdas ordained a place for his devotion in the middle of a beautiful and peaceful lake which was eventually transformed into the Amrit Sarovar or Lake of heavenly nectar. It was around this site that the city of Amitsar arose.

Guru Ramdas established the tradition of singing the Gurbani and made it the central expression of devotion. Himself a master singer and composer, the Guru set the devotional verses to thirty ragas, eleven of which have been enshrined in the Guru Granth Sahib.

Guru Ramdas passed on this treasure of devotional songs to his youngest son, Guru Arjan Dev, the next Guru of the faith.

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