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Amru Nithawan.....Guru Amar Das Ji

Guru Amar Das Sometime in the mid 16 th century in Punjab near Goindwal, at a distance of 52 kms from Amritsar,…there was a small sleepy village Khadur and Guru Angad Dev Ji….. the second Guru  lived there and spread the message of God from here for years . An elderly man named Amar Das served him in the Langar. He spent most of his time in remembering God and doing service for the Guru and his the people.. He used to get up at midnight and go to the river Beas, about three miles away….. After having his bath there, he would bring water for the Guru's early morning bath. For twelve years he never failed this duty. Amar Das was 62 years old… .. Amar Das had crossed six decades of his life as a Hindu. What happened that changed him to such an extent the he became immersed in the tenets of Sikhism? Bibi Amro. Bibi Amro was the daughter of  Guru Angad  Dev Ji.   She received her early education directly from her parents, th

The Last Post....

The Story: Maybe its true,    ....maybe folklore … Some of you may have heard the haunting song, 'The Last Post.' It's the song that gives us the lump in our throats and usually tears in our memory of all those young soldiers who never came back... But, do you know the story behind the song?  If not, I think you will be interested to find out about its humble beginnings. Of all military bugle calls none is so easily recognised or more apt to render you poignantly emotional ….as ‘The Last Post’.  Originally it was significant to signal…‘lights out’ for troopers ….But, since 1885 all military funerals bid farewell to a fallen comrade….  By playing The Last Post…..this very haunting musical composition. This bugle call has been passed down through the centuries in many countries of the world as an accompaniment to the impressive last rites of a soldier’s farewell - the closing bars wail out their sad valediction to the depart