SRI GURU GOBIND SINGH JI
Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji was born in at Sri Patna Sahib Ji in Bihar. He was born to Mata Gujri Ji and father, Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Ji. He recieved Guruship at a young age of nine after the martyrdom of his father. Guru Gobind Singh Ji had four sons: Baba Ajit Singh Ji, Baba Jujhar Singh Ji, Baba Zorawar Singh Ji and Baba Fateh Singh Ji.
The Tenth Guru
Guru Gobind Singh Ji was a warrior, poet and philospher who spend most of his times fighting against opression and supression.
In 1699 Guru Gobind Singh Ji formed the Khalsa panth with a Amrit Ceremony. Guru ji created a society of people who are willing to lay down thier lifes to protect the diginity of all humans against and take a step against unjust actions. These Sikhs would like in equality and peace. Moreover, Guru Ji, gave the name ‘Singh’to males and ‘Kaur to females respectively to use after thier first names. Furthermore, Guru Gobind Singh Ji ordered Sikhis to wear the five Kakars: Kesh, Kara, Kangha, Kirpan and Kaccha.
In battles Guru Gobind Singh Ji lost his two eldest sons who died fighting and his two youngest sons were brickled alive inside a wall and died. Despite loosing all his children, Guru Gobind Singh Ji remained attached to the will of divine; when a number of Sikhs asked Guru ji about gathering the bodies of his two elder sons to cremate them he replied we will either pick up all the bodies that have died on the battlefield as all the mens bodies lying there are equal as his sons.
In 1708 Guru Gobind Singh Ji passed away and passed the mantle of Guruship to Sri Guru Granth Sahib.
Below is a hand/machine sewn portrait of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji on the 348th Gurpurab. The photo shows step by step progression from sketching an outline to machine sewing and hand sewing for detail.