The Life and Times of Guru HarKrishan
In this episode, we shall talk about the eighth Sikh Guru, Guru HarKrishan and the political turbulence which had turned against the Sikhs in the 17th century in India. The time of Guru HarKrishan’s Guruship was marked not only by Aurangzeb’s oppression of the Sikhs, but also by the Minas , Dhir Mal and his own brother Ram Rai. All of these people had established their own sects and broke off from the tenets of early Sikh gurus and their teachings. They were openly striving to divide the Sikhs with their numerous and focused attempts to dilute Sikh teachings. Guru HarKrishan was only 5 years old when he assumed the Guruship, but admirably he kept all of the Sikhs together.