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Picture of the Day: Gurpurab of Guru Ram Das in Amritsar, India

"Indian Sikh devotees pay their respects at the illuminated Sikh Shrine Golden Temple , for the anniversary of the fourth Sikh Guru Ramdass, in Amritsar on October 9, 2012. Ramdass was born in Lahore, Pakistan in 1574 and is known as the Chauthi Patshahi or the fourth Guru as well as the Guru who established the city of Amritsar. AFP PHOTO/NARINDER NANUNARINDER NANU/AFP/GettyImages Photo: Narinder Nanu, AFP/Getty Images / SF" (Source: SF Gate)

“Indian Sikh devotees pay their respects at the illuminated Sikh Shrine Golden Temple , for the anniversary of the fourth Sikh Guru Ramdass, in Amritsar on October 9, 2012. Ramdass was born in Lahore, Pakistan in 1574 and is known as the Chauthi Patshahi or the fourth Guru as well as the Guru who established the city of Amritsar. AFP PHOTO/NARINDER NANUNARINDER NANU/AFP/GettyImages Photo: Narinder Nanu, AFP/Getty Images / SF” (Source: SF Gate)

Yesterday, Sikhs around the world celebrated the birth anniversary of the fourth Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Ram Das (1534-1581). Born in Lahore in present-day Pakistan, Guru Ram Das’ contributions to the Sikh faith are numerous, including founding the city of Ramdaspur, which would later be called Amritsar and become the site of Harmandir Sahib (aka the Golden Temple), constructed by the fifth Guru, Guru Arjan.

 

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