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Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji

Birth: March 31, 1504, at Matte DI Saraan (Naange DI Saraan) (Dist. Firozpur)
Father- Sri Pheru Mal Ji Trehan Khatri
Mother- Mata Daya Kaur ji.
Spouse: Mata Khivi ji D/o Shri Devi Chand ji.
Offspring: Sons: Sri Datu ji Dasuji
Daughters : Bibi Amro ji, Bibi Anokhi ji.
Demise: March 29, 1552.

2. Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji – Guru from 1539 to 1552

He was born in 1504. Guru Angad invented and introduced the Gurmukhi (written form of Punjabi) script and made it known to all Sikhs.
The scripture of the Guru Granth Sahib Ji is written in Gurmukhi. This scripture is also the basis of the Punjabi language. It became the script of the masses very soon. Guru Angad was a model of self-less service to his Sikhs and showed them the way to devotional prayers. He took great interest in the education of the children by opening many schools for their instruction and thus greatly increased literacy.
For the youth he started the tradition of Mall Akhara, where physical as well as spiritual exercises were held. He collected the facts about Guru Nanak Sahib’s life from Bhai Bala ji and wrote the first biography of Guru Nanak Sahib. (The Bhai Bale Wali Janamsakhi currently available is not the same as that which Guru Angad Sahib compiled.) He also wrote 63 Saloks (stanzas), these were included in Guru Granth Sahib. He popularized and expanded the institution of ‘Guru ka Langar’ started by Guru Nanak Sahib earlier.

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