Gobind Singh


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The tenth and last of the Sikh Gurus. Gobind Singh encouraged the militarization of the Sikhs against the Mogul empire. During Baisakhi (the new year festival) in 1699, he called upon five Sikhs to give up their lives, but instead of killing the volunteers he rewarded their courage and loyalty by initiating them into the Khalsa, a newly formed army of soldier-saints.

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