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Sri Guru Amar Das Ji

Birth: May 5, 1479 at Basarke (Dist. Amritsar) 
Father- Sri Tej Bhan ji Bhalla Khatri
Mother- Mata Sulakhani (Lachhmi ji)
Spouse: Mata Ram Kaur jib, D/o Sri Devi Chand jib Behl. 
Sons: Baba Mohri ji and Baba Mohan ji 
Daughters: Bibi Daani ji and Bibi Bhaani ji
Demise: Sept 1, 1574, at Goindwal (Dist. Amritsar)

3. Guru Amar Das Ji- Guru from 1552 to 1574
He was born in 1479. Guru Amardas took up cudgels of spirituality to fight against caste restrictions, caste prejudices and the curse of untouchability.
He strengthened the tradition of the free kitchen, Guru Ka Langar (started by Guru Nanak), and made his disciples, whether rich or poor, whether high born or low born (according to the Hindu caste system), have their meals together sitting in one place.
He thus established social equality amongst the people. Guru Amardas introduced the Anand Karaj marriage ceremony for the Sikhs, replacing the Hindu form.
He also completely abolished amongst the Sikhs, the custom of Sati, in which a married woman was forced to burn herself to death in the funeral pyre of her husband. The custom of Paradah (Purda), in which a woman was required to cover her face with a veil, was also done away with.

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