Guru Angad Biography
Birthday: March 31, 1504 (Aries)
Born In: Sri Muktsar Sahib, India
Guru Angad Dev was the second of the ten Sikh Gurus. He began his spiritual journey as a devoted and sincere disciple of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder Prophet of Sikhism and the first Sikh Guru. He proved to be a very loyal disciple and sincerely acted upon every command of the guru with unwavering faith. He also displayed great character and wisdom which endeared him to Guru Nanak who chose him as his successor rather than one of his sons. Guru Angad was born as the son of a prosperous Hindu trader and developed an early interest in God and spirituality. When he came to learn of Guru Nanak, he became his devotee and decided to spend the rest of his life in the guru’s service. Following Guru Nanak’s advice, he traveled to different places to spread the guru’s teachings and distribute alms to the poor. On becoming the guru following Guru Nanak’s death, he continued the legacy of the first Sikh guru and followed an austere life dedicated to the well being of others. Guru Angad Dev is credited to have popularized the modern version of the Gurmukhi script which became the medium of writing the Punjabi language.