Guru Angad Dev Ji

Guru Angad Dev [1504 – 1552], originally called Bhai Lehna, was born at Harike, a small village in the Ferozepur district. His father was named Pheru and worked as a small businessman.

Bhai Lehna always did everything that Guru Nanak asked, which is why Guru Nanak renamed Bhai Lehna as his Ang or limb of his body.

Guru Angad Dev simplified the old Punjabi characters into a new alphabet, called Gurmukhi. He thus gave the people the gift of literature. He took great interest in the education of children and opened several schools.

 

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