Guru Amar Das Becomes the Third Sikh Guru


Guru Art by Bhagat Singh Bedi

Early Days of the Third Sikh Guru:

Born in 1479 in village of Basarke, Guru Amar Das’ upbringing was steeped in the values of love and service. His journey took a profound turn during a pilgrimage to Khadur Sahib, where he met Guru Angad Dev, the second Sikh Guru. Under Guru Angad Dev’s guidance, Guru Amar Das found purpose in the teachings of Sikhism.


After decades of dedicated service to Guru Angad Dev and the Sikh community, Guru Angad Dev appointed Guru Amar Das as his successor, bestowing upon him the mantle of Guruship. Guru Amar Das then became the third Sikh Guru.

Living the Teachings:

As Guru, Amar Das embodied the essence of Sikh values, emphasizing equality, service, and community. He introduced langar, the free community kitchen, and encouraged the practice of pangat, where all sat together regardless of social status. His teachings emphasized the importance of humility and devotion, inspiring generations to live with kindness and compassion.

Enduring Legacy:

Guru Amar Das left an indelible mark on Sikhism and humanity at large. His teachings continue to resonate with seekers of all backgrounds, reminding us of the transformative power of faith and service. Today, his legacy lives on in the hearts of millions, guiding us toward lives filled with love, humility, and devotion.

In Guru Amar Das’ journey, we find echoes of our own paths—filled with moments of uncertainty, growth, and devotion. Let us draw inspiration from his example and strive to walk our own paths with courage, humility, and unwavering faith.


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