Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Ji (Sikhism)
Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Ji (1563-1606). Guru Arjan Dev Ji was the first Sikh Martyr and the fifth Guru. He built the Harimandir Sihih (Home of the Divine) in which Sikhs could meet to learn, in the town of Amritsar (Pool of Nectar). To emphasize that the Sikh way was open to all, regardless of caste, he constructed the Gurdwara with doors facing all four directions. Sikhs remember Guru Arjan Dev Ji for contributing to and compiling the Sikh Scriptures.