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Summary of Question:why does only 1 guru have singh for a title?
Category:The Sikh Gurus
Date Posted:Monday, 4/05/1999 2:59 PM MDT

hello i am curious is in why only guru gobind singh has singh in his title and no other gurus have it. i would appriciate if you would take the time in writing me back the best you can. thank you very much!


Guru Gobind Singh Ji started the tradition of changing of last name to "Singh" for men and "Kaur" for women upon partaking of the Amrit of Khanda Baata.

Guru Gobind Rai first gave Amrit to Punj Piyaras. And then asked them to give him the Amrit. And upon partaking the Amrit, Guru Gobind Rai became Guru Gobind Singh.

The Tenth Guru, by telling all Sikh men to use the last name "Singh" and all women to use the last name "Kaur" was letting them know that there should be no caste distinction . Up until then you could tell the caste of a Sikh from his last name. Men are Lions, women are Princesses! SP

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