Sikhism

Events

Guru Nanak

1469 - 1539

Sikhism Emerges

Approx. 1480 - Approx. 1500

Emerged in the Indian state of Punjab under Guru Nanak

Guru Ram Das Becomes 4th Guru

October 9, 1534 - September 1, 1581

Created the city of Amritsar

Guru Angad Takes Over as Second Guru

1539

Guru Amar Das Creates 3 rituals: Baisakhi, Maghi, Diwali

Approx. 1552 - Approx. 1574

Guru Amar Das Becomes 3rd Guru

1552

Guru Arjan Takes Over as Fifth Guru

1581

Guru Hargobind Takes Over as Sixth Guru

1595

Creates the concept of miri/piri, the idea that the Guru is both the spiritual and temporal leader.

Guru Granth Sahib is Compiled

1604

Guru Tegh Bahadur Becomes 8th Guru

1621 - 1675

Guru Har Rai Becomes 6th Guru

1664

Guru Govind Singh Becomes 9th Guru

1675

Guru Govind Singh Creates the Khalsa

1699

Sikh Diaspora

Approx. 1890 - Present

Singh Sabha

1890 - 1910

Religious and educational reform movement

Creation of Punjabi Suba or State

1966