Assam & Sikhs

Sikh gurus made visits to Assam during their peregrinations all over India for preaching the lesson of brotherhood, love and amity and peace. Ninth Guru, Guru Teg Bahadur, visited Assam during 1668 February and stayed in Dhubri town.

Recently, his three hundred thirty first martyrdom day was celebrated here on twenty sixth of November 2006. He was tortured and killed by Aurangzeb, the Mughal king of India as he refused to embrace the Muslim religion.

Sikhs came from far off places like Canada, UK, Bhutan, Nepal and other parts of Assam like Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Tinsukhia, Digboi and Guwahati; the district of Dhubri looked like a mini Punjab on these days.

Muslims attacked Assam in 1669 in order to extend their control beyond Guwahati. This means that Guru was also here at that time. The command of the Mughal Army was in the hands of Raja Ram Singh who was a very pious person.

In this fight, Ahoms led by the legendary Ahom General Lachit Borphukan fought valiantly with the Mughals and defeated them thoroughly. It was decided that the Mughals would not cross Brahmaputra( Luit) and the river will mark the boundary between the two. Guru, it is recorded played a vital role in bringing peace among the waring parties.

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