Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji for the year 2023 is celebrated/observed on Tuesday, May 23rd. There are until the next observance.

This year’s Guru Arjun Dev Ji Martyrdom Day, also known as “Shaheedi Diwas,” is on May 23. Every year on Day 24 of Jeth, the third month of the Sikh calendar, it takes place. This day holds immense religious significance for Sikhs all around the world. Guru Arjun Dev Ji was the first Sikh martyr and is remembered for his wonderful achievement. On this day, people conduct religious events and read the “Sri Guru Granth Sahib,” as well as distribute food in the “langars” of the gurudwara, a community dining tradition in which all guests receive free food.

📆 When is Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji?

This year, Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji is on May 23rd. It is the 4th Tuesday in May; in 2024, it is on Thursday.

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Did you know: Arjun Dev Ji was educated in Gurumukhi, Sanskrit, Devanagari, math, and meditation under the tutelage of Guru Amar Das and Guru Baba Budh Ji.

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📜 History of Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji

His son became the sixth Guru in 1606 after his tragic death at the hands of the Mughals. The succession to his son was highly contentious. Arjan, his youngest son, was chosen as his successor, which caused a lot of disagreements and rifts among the Sikhs. Prithi Chand founded a splinter group and fiercely attacked Guru Arjan. The adherents of Guru Arjan formed Minas, a coalition with the rebel faction.

His endeavor to construct the Golden Temple, or Harmandir Sahib, in Amritsar in 1604 is renowned. He also said his faith was for people of all castes and created the four entrances of a gurdwara. He put all of the previous Gurus’ works into one book, the “Guru Granth Sahib,” in August of 1604. He adhered to the Guru Ram Das Masand method, which recommended that Sikhs give at least one-tenth of their income to the Sikh organization “dasvand,” which paid for the construction of gurudwaras and langars. The Mughal emperor Jahangir imprisoned him in Lahore Fort in 1606 and tortured and killed him after fining him and erasing several songs he thought objectionable.

☑️ Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji facts

He got married in 1589
He married Mata Ganga, the daughter of Bhai Krishna Chand, who gave birth to Hargobind Singh, the Sikhs’ sixth guru.

He wrote “Sukhmani Sahib Bani”
Guru Arjun Dev Ji contributed 2,000 hymns and penned the “Guru Granth Sahib,” while completing the “Sukhmani Sahib Bani.”

Festival of Sri Guru Granth Sahib
After completing the “Sri Guru Granth Sahib,” he staged a light celebration in 1604.

Things to do on Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji

Read the “Guru Granth Sahib”
To honor Guru Arjun Dev Ji’s memory, read the “Guru Granth Sahib.” Learn more about the gurus and their humanitarian endeavors.

Visit the Golden Temple
View the Golden Temple in all its splendor. Dip into the holy water that surrounds the temple for a spiritual experience.

Set up langar
Follow Guru Arjun Dev Ji’s example of contributing and establishing languages. Feed everyone with open arms and affection.

📅 Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji Observances

2022 May 23 Monday
2023 May 23 Tuesday
2024 May 23 Thursday
2025 May 23 Friday
2026 May 23 Saturday

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