Guru Govind Singh is the most influential and the last leader for the Sikhs. His contributions to the Sikh community will always make everyone bow to his personality. He was the one who had started the concept of Khalsa (The pure). Khalsa played a key role in protecting the Sikhs long after his death during the nine invasions of Panjab. Khalsa's are Sikhs which have undergone the sacred Amrit Ceremony initiated by the 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh. The Khalsa order was initially created on Baisakhi Day March 30 1699, with Guru Gobind Singh baptizing 5 Sikhs and then, in turn, asking the five Khalsa's to baptize him. Following this, the Guru personally baptized thousands of men and women into the Khalsa order.
The Khalsa baptism ceremony is
undertaken as part of one’s own personal spiritual evolution when the initiate
is ready to fully live up to the high expectations of Guru Gobind Singh. All
Sikhs are expected to be Khalsa or be working towards that objective. The
ceremony of the Khalsa’s is about drinking to be considered Amrit which is made
mixing sugar water stirred with a dagger in the presence of 5 Khalsa Sikhs as
well as the Guru Granth Sahib (their sacred book). The people who follow the
Khalsa will need to follow the below-mentioned rules:-
Guru Gobind Singh's
teachings have a great impact on Sikhs. He stood against the Mughal Rulers and
fought against injustice. In 1699, Guru Gobind Singh baptized five men from the
lower caste as his Five Beloveds, endowing them with courage and devotion to
God. His dedication to God, his fearlessness and his desire to protect the
people from being oppressed made Guru Gobind Singh established the Khalsa, a
military force of saint-soldiers. Under Guru Gobind Singh's guidance and
inspiration, the Khalsa followed a strict moral code and discipline. Through his
courage, the people rose against the oppression of the Mughal ruler in India.
Aside from being a spiritual and a military leader Guru Gobind Singh was also a
writer. Before his death in 1708, he declared Sikhism's Holy Scripture, Guru
Granth Sahib to be the permanent Sikh Guru. In Guru Govind Singh Jayanti;
thousands of devotees assemble in Golden Temple (holiest Gurudwara of Sikhism)
of Amritsar to participate in prayers and sing devotional songs in the memory
of their one of the greatest Sikh Guru.