Guru Angad

About Guru Angad

Who is it?: Second Sikh Guru
Birth Day: March 31, 1504
Religion: Sikhism
Known for: Standardising the Gurmukhi Script
Other names: The Second Master
Spouse: Mata Khivi
Children: Baba Dasu, Baba Dattu, Bibi Amro, and Bibi Anokhi
Parents: Mata Ramo and Baba Pheru Mal
Predecessor: Guru Nanak
Successor: Guru Amar Das

Guru Angad

Guru Angad was born on March 31, 1504, is Second Sikh Guru. Guru Angad Dev was the second of the ten Sikh Gurus. He began his spiritual journey as a devoted and sincere disciple of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder Prophet of Sikhism and the first Sikh Guru. He proved to be a very loyal disciple and sincerely acted upon every command of the guru with unwavering faith. He also displayed great character and wisdom which endeared him to Guru Nanak who chose him as his successor rather than one of his sons. Guru Angad was born as the son of a prosperous Hindu trader and developed an early interest in God and spirituality. When he came to learn of Guru Nanak, he became his devotee and decided to spend the rest of his life in the guru’s service. Following Guru Nanak’s advice, he traveled to different places to spread the guru’s teachings and distribute alms to the poor. On becoming the guru following Guru Nanak’s death, he continued the legacy of the first Sikh guru and followed an austere life dedicated to the well being of others. Guru Angad Dev is credited to have popularized the modern version of the Gurmukhi script which became the medium of writing the Punjabi language.
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As per our current Database, Guru Angad has been died on March 29, 1552 (1552-03-30) (aged 47)\nKhadur Sahib, Mughal Empire (Present day India).

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When Guru Angad die, Guru Angad was 47 years old.

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Occupation Spiritual & Religious Leaders
Age 47 years old
Zodiac Sign Aries
Born March 31, 1504 ()
Birthday March 31

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Guru Angad was born in a village, with birth name of Lehna, to Hindu parents living in northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent called the Punjab region. He was the son of a small but successful trader named Pheru Mal. His mother's name was Mata Ramo (also known as Mata Sabhirai, Mansa Devi and Daya Kaur). Like all the Sikh Gurus, Lehna came from Khatri caste. Guru Angad Dev ji was born on 31 March 1504.


At age 16, Angad married a Khatri girl named Mata Khivi in January 1520. They had two sons (Dasu and Datu) and one or two daughters (Amro and Anokhi), depending on the primary sources. The entire family of his father had left their ancestral village in fear of the invasion of Babar's armies. After this the family settled at Khadur Sahib, a village by the River Beas near what is now Tarn Taran.


Before his death, Guru Angad, following the Example set by Guru Nanak, nominated Guru Amar Das as his successor (The Third Nanak), instead of choosing his own son. Before he converted to Sikhism, Amar Das had been a religious Hindu (Vaishnava), when one day he heard Bibi Amro, the daughter of Guru Angad singing a hymn by Guru Nanak. Amar Das learnt from her about Guru Angad, and with her help met the second Guru of Sikhism in 1539. From then on, Amar Das renounced his Vaishnava practice and became a disciple of Guru Angad, who was much younger than himself .


The second Mughal Emperor of India Humayun visited Guru Angad around 1540 after Humayun lost the Battle of Kannauj, and thereby the Mughal throne to Sher Shah Suri. According to Sikh hagiographies, when Humayun arrived in Khadur Sahib Guru Angad was sitting and listening to hymns of the sangat. The failure to greet the Emperor immediately angered Humayun. Humayun lashed out but the Guru reminded him that the time when you needed to fight when you lost your throne you ran away and did not fight and now you want to attack a person engaged in prayer. In the Sikh texts written more than a century after the event, Guru Angad is said to have blessed the Emperor, and reassured him that someday he will regain the throne.


Amar Das displayed relentless devotion and Service to Guru Angad, including waking up in the early hours and fetching water for Guru Angad'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 as his successor in 1552, instead of naming his surviving son Shri Chand. Guru Angad died on 29 March 1552.

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