Guru Angad (Gurmukhi: ਗੁਰੂ ਅੰਗਦ;) was the second of the Sikh Gurus.
In 1538, Guru Nanak chose Lehna—his disciple—to be his successor as Sikhism's Guru, rather than one of his sons. Lehna was then given the name Angad and designated as Guru Angad, becoming the second guru of the Sikhs. Guru Angad continued on the work started by the first Sikh Guru.
The Sakhi (story) of Guru Angad's early life and where he was born.
One day, when Bhai Lehna (the future Guru Angad Sahib Ji) went to take bath at the village pond in Khadoor Sahib he heard a sacred hymn which sounded amazing.
When Bhai Lehna finally met Guru Nanak he was shocked and surprised.
Bhai Lehna began living at Kartarpur, soon he succeeded in attaching himself to Guru Nanak's personal staff.
Guru Nanak showed what true devotion from a Sikh is like.
On 7th September 1539, Guru Nanak assembled the Sikhs and then ordered his people to obey, and serve Angad (previously known as Bhai Lehna) with the same devotion with which they had served him.
Mata Khivi, Guru Angad's wife, has the distinction of being the only one of the Guru's wives to be mentioned by name in the Guru Granth Sahib.
Guru Angad was the embodiment of humility as Guru Nanak bad been before him. Many hindu yogis of different sub-sects visited Guru Angad and endeavoured to win him over to their own practices and beliefs.
When Humayun reached the Guru's house, Guru Angad Sahib Ji was busy teaching students. Therefore, he did not notice the Emperor.
As Guru Angad's popularity radiated far and wide, Maluka, the drunkard, became jealous and began to speak against Guru Angad and his Sikhs.
A hindu yogi named Tapa, also known as Shiv Nath, tried to turn people against Guru Angad but failed miserably.
The first duty of a Sikh is to serve the needy. One should serve the Sangat becoming lowest of the lowest. One who feels proud of his service, is in darkness. God has created all as equals.
Hemu Bania, also known as Himu, was a clever, deceitful and cunning.hindu who rose to prominence under the Suri Dynasty. Hemu wanted Guru Angad's blessing to help his rise to power.
Gusai Dev Giri was a man who knew how to extract gold. When Gusai arrived in Khadoor Sahib he was astonished to see the charity of the Sikhs and the langar they freely served meals without distinction of caste and creed.
Prior to Guru Angad's time the compositions of the saints and reformers were for the most part written in Sanskrit letters. Guru Angad, deeming that the compositions of Guru Nanak were worthy of a special written character of their own, adopted and modified a Punjabi alphabet, called Gurmukhi.
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