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Sikhs Guru Har Rai Ji (1630-1661)


Guru Har Rai Ji


Guru Har Rai Ji was the seventh Guru of the Sikhs and he was God in the form of a human. Guru Har Rai Ji was born at Kiratpur in 1630. His father was Baba Gurditta and his mother was Mata Nihal Kaur. At birth his name was Bhai Har Rai.

The recent tradition of the Guru's son becoming the next Guru changed a little bit in the case of Bhai Har Rai. However, Bhai Har Rai was from Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji's family. In fact, Baba Gurditta, Bhai Har Rai's father, was the oldest son of Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji. Bhai Har Rai became Guru Har Rai Ji in 1644.

Guru Har Rai Ji was one of the most gentle and kind-hearted Gurus. He made a few contributions to Sikhs as well as the general public. His most important contribution was the creation of a hospital where medicines and treatment were free for everyone. At this time, this was very rare because it was hard to find true medicines and most of them were really expensive. Guru Ji's hospital became very famous and the Emperor's son received medicine from it.

Guru Har Rai Ji was both a strong and kind Guru. He was the commander of a very strong army but he used it minimally. This is due to the fact that Guru Ji wanted to help people instead of hurt them. Guru Har Rai Ji left this world in 1661 at the age of 31.