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350th Prakash Utsav of Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji
350th Prakash Utsav of Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji

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Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth and last living Sikh Guru, was born on 22.12.1666 in Patna. His name was Gobind Rai Sodhi. After spending his childhood in Patna, he left for Anandpur in the foothills of the Sivalik range of mountains in March, 1672. He was barely nine when his father, Guru Teg Bahadur, embraced martyrdom and he was formally installed Guru on 29.03.1676. He had four sons, all of whom died during his lifetime – two were killed in battle with Mughal forces while other two were executed by Mughal army. Guru Gobind Singh was known for his saintliness, magnetic personality outstanding patriotism and supreme sacrifices. He fought tyranny and unimaginable odds because he believes his life mission was ordained by divine will. A great spiritual leader, he was also a poet and mystic, a scholar and philosopher and fearless worrier and military commander. His notable contribution to Sikhism include founding new spiritual order known as Khalsa in 1699, introducing the five Ks or the five articles of faith that Khalsa Sikhs wear at all the times, formalization of the religion and penning important Sikh text. Shri Guru Gobind Singh passed away on 07.10.1708 in Nanded in Maharashtra. Before the end came he asked for the Guru Granth Sahib and with due ceremony passed on the succession of the Guru’s “spirit”, to the holy scripture of and the Khalsa. The word as contained in the Guru Granth Sahib was to be, for all time to come, the Guru for the Sikhs. DENOMINATION OF THE COIN SHAPE, DIAMETER & No. OF SERRATION WEIGHT METAL COMPOSITION THREE HUNDRED & FIFTY RUPEES 1. CIRCULAR 2. DIAMETER – 44mm 3. SERRATIONS - 200 35.00 gms Quaternary Alloy Silver- 50 %, Copper - 40 %, Nickel- 05 % and Zinc- 05 %

Denomination ‘Rs.350

Denomination

`350

 

Quarternary Alloy

Silver

50%

Copper

40%

Nickel

5%

Zinc

5%

Total Weight of Coin

35gms

DIAMETER

44mm

SERRATIONS

200