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The account which follows is that of Guru Tegh Bahadur, Nanak IX. His martyrdom was a momentous and unique event. Never in the annals of human history had the leader of one religion given his life for the religious freedom of others.
Tegh Bahadur’s deed [martyrdom] was unique. (Guru Gobind Singh, Bachittar Natak.)
A martyrdom to stabilise the world (Bhai Gurdas Singh (II) Vaar 41 Pauri 23)
First edition: April 2017
Second edition: May 2021
Painting: Kirpa Kaur Sehmi – Kenya
Design by: Paul & Marigold Asia
Second Edition May 2021 commemorating 400th Parkash Year of Guru Tegh Bahadur:
Dedicated to Mata Natti ji also known as Mata Ananti or Mata Bassi), wife of Baba Gurditta (eldest son of Guru Hargobind). She was the head of Guru household at Kiratpur Sahib from 1644 following the demise of Guru Hargobind ji until her own death in 1664. She was the mother of Guru Har Rai ji and the grandmother of Guru Har Krishan ji.