Ram Das

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Portrait of Ram Das from around 1595, San Diego Museum of Art

Ram Das (* 24. September 1534 in Lahore , † 1581 ) was as Bhai Jetha was born in 1574 and the fourth of the 10 Guru of the Sikhs appointed.


Ram Das is considered an example of compassion and selfless service. He also composed verses that were henceforth used for the Anand Karaj marriage ceremony . These were included in the Adi Granth by Guru Amar Das and can be found in the current version of Guru Granth Sahib on pages 773 and 774. In 1577 he bought land from Mughal Mughal Akbar I and founded the city of Ramdaspur (also called Chak Guru ) with his followers ), today's Amritsar .

Ram Das had three sons - Prithi Chand, Mahadev and Arjan. Arjan seemed to him the most suitable for the succession as guru. Thus Arjan Dev became the fifth guru of the Sikhs in 1581.