tsarkar wrote:You're absolutely wrong and wrote a post coloured with your personal and incorrect view. Sikhism was established by Guru Nanak. The Khalsa were established by Guru Gobind Singh. Guru Teg Bahadur was the then Sikh Guru.
I would request you to delete your post. If not, I am requesting the moderators to do so as it will needlessly inflame passions.
i am not sure if sikhism ( as we know it today with its typical attire, practices, beliefs, book, rituals) was established by guru nanak. he just started a movement against established practices and dogmas of hinduism/islam. a part of sufi movement. yes, a chain of gurus culminated in the last guru Shri Guru Gobind singh ji, who gave it a distinct identity. The pagri etc which we commonly associated with sikhism came about during his tenure. However, the fact of the matter is that the previous 9 gurus to the best of my knowledge were practising hindus with typical hindu names like aurjun dev, amar dass, ram dass,hargobind, har rai, angad . The gurus led a reformative movement wrt hinduism. During the tenure of the atleast 9 gurus there was nothing like a sikh religion as we commonly understand it today. Wether it inflames passion or not is a seperate matter but the truth be told. I actually laugh when the previous 9 gurus are shown in typical sikh attire. unfortunately this is how history is taught in this country and surprising to see a mature, sensible person like tsarkar take offence of the post. in fact , the priests of gurdwaras were hindus till v recently and often the ragis were muslims which changed after independence.
Sikhism is still a reform movement. Only that first 5 gurus totally focused on reform of society with widow remarriage, stopping of.sati, casteism, etc.
Then 5th Guru Guru Arjan Dev ji was murdered at Lahore.
The 6th Guru realized that picking up of.the arms is necessary. This is directly from the quote of Guru Nanak dev ji in Guru Granth Sahib
"Sir dhar tali gali meri aao" whoever wants to play the game of love of God put your head on your hand and come with me.
6th Guru was imprisoned at Gwalior fort for 10 years
7th through 9th were hounded all over punjab
9th guru along with Bhai Mati Dass, Sati Dass and Dyal dass was martyred at Chandani Chowk Delhi.
10th Guru made sikhs to be like Soldiers with armament, uniform and discipline.