Guru Amar Das

About Guru Amar Das

Who is it?: Third Sikh Guru
Birth Day: May 05, 1479
Religion: Sikhism
Known for: Anand Karaj Anand Sahib Sikh Manji system Langar, Sikh congregations at Diwali, Vaisakhi
Other names: The Third Master
Spouse: Mata Mansa Devi
Children: Bhai Mohan, Bhai Mohri, Bibi Dani, and Bibi Bhani
Parents: Tej Bhan & Mata Lachmi
Predecessor: Guru Angad
Successor: Guru Ram Das

Guru Amar Das

Guru Amar Das was born on May 05, 1479, is Third Sikh Guru. Guru Amar Das was the third of the ten Gurus of Sikhism. He was initiated into Sikhism quite late in life and had spent the major portion of his life as a staunch Hindu. His parents were both God-fearing pious Hindus and he followed in their footsteps to grow into a religious Hindu himself. Spiritually inclined from a young age, Amar Das was known for his gentle nature and peaceful demeanor. He was already an elderly person in his sixties when he heard the daughter of Guru Angad Dev sing hymns of Guru Nanak Dev. The hymns touched his soul and he immediately went to meet Guru Angad. Even though the guru was much younger than he was, Amar Das decided to become his disciple and served the guru with utmost dedication inspite of his advanced age. The guru was very impressed with the simplicity, hard work, and wisdom of his disciple and named him his successor. As the leader of Sikhs, Guru Amar Das composed several hymns, worked for the betterment of women, and strengthened the Langar system.
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As per our current Database, Guru Amar Das has been died on 1 September 1574(1574-09-01) (aged 95)\nGoindval, Punjab.

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When Guru Amar Das die, Guru Amar Das was 95 years old.

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Occupation Spiritual & Religious Leaders
Age 95 years old
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Born May 05, 1479 ()
Birthday May 05

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Guru Amar Das’s zodiac sign is Gemini. According to astrologers, Gemini is expressive and quick-witted, it represents two different personalities in one and you will never be sure which one you will face. They are sociable, communicative and ready for fun, with a tendency to suddenly get serious, thoughtful and restless. They are fascinated with the world itself, extremely curious, with a constant feeling that there is not enough time to experience everything they want to see.

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Guru Amar Das was born in the Year of the Pig. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Pig are extremely nice, good-mannered and tasteful. They’re perfectionists who enjoy finer things but are not perceived as snobs. They enjoy helping others and are good companions until someone close crosses them, then look out! They’re intelligent, always seeking more knowledge, and exclusive. Compatible with Rabbit or Goat.

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Amar Das was a religious Hindu (Vaishnava, Vishnu focussed), reputed to have gone on some twenty pilgrimages into the Himalayas, to Haridwar on river Ganges. About 1539, on one such Hindu pilgrimage, he met a Hindu monk (sadhu) who asked him why he did not have a guru (teacher, spiritual counsellor) and Amar Das decided to get one. On his return, he heard Bibi Amro, the daughter of the Sikh Guru Angad, singing a hymn by Guru Nanak. He learnt from her about Guru Angad, and with her help met the second Guru of Sikhism and adopted him as his spiritual Guru who was much younger than his own age.


He is famous in the Sikh tradition for his relentless Service to Guru Angad, with legends about waking up in the early hours and fetching water for his Guru's bath, cleaning and cooking for the volunteers with the Guru, as well devoting much time to meditation and prayers in the morning and evening. Guru Angad named Amar Das his successor in 1552, instead of naming of his surviving son Shri Chand. After Amar Das became the third Guru, he continued his pilgrimages to religious sites, one of which is authenticated in a hymn of the Guru Granth Sahib as being to Kurukshetra in January, 1553.


He died in 1574, and like other Sikh Gurus he was cremated, with the "flowers" (remaining bones and ash after the cremation) immersed into harisar (flowing waters). The use of fire being most appropriate way was explained by Guru Nanak in religious terms of god Agni burning the trap of death, and Guru Amar Das was consigned to the same tradition.


Scholars such as Pashaura Singh, Louis E. Fenech and William McLeod state that Guru Amar Das was influential in introducing "distinctive features, pilgrimages, festivals, temples and rituals" that ever since his time have been an integral part of Sikhism. He is also remembered as the innovator who began the collection of hymns now known as Goindwal Pothi or Mohan Pothi, the precursor to what became the Adi Granth – the first edition of Sikh scripture – under the fifth Sikh Master, which finally emerged as the Guru Granth Sahib under the tenth Sikh Master. The nearly 900 hymns composed by Guru Amar Das constitute the third largest part, or about 15%, of the Guru Granth Sahib.

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