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SSA All,

I just came to know that Guru Hargobind Singh g was 7'6' tall :omg:

What About our other Gurus? I heard Guru Gobind Singh was short ? and Guru Nanak Dev g was tall etc..

Whatz their exact heights?????????

Thanks :)

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Guru Gobind Singh Ji I heard was 5'4'' and I've also heard he was 6'2''. Not sure which one is correct.

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Let's just say he wasn't small and was TALL ENOUGH !!

I doubt the 7 ft 6 is true because then they would have attached an appropriate name referenced to the tallness along with kalgitar and bajawala...!

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I know of people who had darshan of Sri guru hargobind sahib Ji maharaj and they said he was close to 7'2 to 7'6.He was also described as very tall in suraj prkash Granth.I have also seen guru jis chola and it was HUGE!!!He had to be at least 7'2.I also had the darshan of his shield and shastars and they would be best fitted for a 7'6 person.

Guru gobind Singh Ji had to be at least 6'2 because how would he have carried his big and heavy shastars?

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I know of people who had darshan of Sri guru hargobind sahib Ji maharaj and they said he was close to 7'2 to 7'6.He was also described as very tall in suraj prkash Granth.I have also seen guru jis chola and it was HUGE!!!He had to be at least 7'2.I also had the darshan of his shield and shastars and they would be best fitted for a 7'6 person.

Guru gobind Singh Ji had to be at least 6'2 because how would he have carried his big and heavy shastars?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but Bhai Bachittar Singh was 4' 11" or 5' 1-2" and he used a nagani barsha and pierced very, very thick reinforced armor.

I know Guru Hargobind Sahib was very tall like you said because of his kashera and chola. I read somewhere on SS about a claim that Guru Gobind Singh Sahib was 5' 10-11" and was able to use two kirpans to slice an arrow from close and long range.

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Maybe this over 7ft comes from people that have had darshan.

From what I have learned is that when Guru's or anyone gives darshan they are on an astral plane that is a few ft above our normal ground.

So, the one getting darshan ends up looking up slightly with head tilted back.

There is an actual scientific name for this astral plane but I can't remember.

I also learnt that it applies to everyone, even gorey that have had darshan of Jesus ..buddhists with buddha....etc..etc..

But overall, I reckon that he was taller than 6ft but maybe not upto 7ft !

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I read (sorry - cannot recall source - may have been Dr Gupta's History of the Sikhs) that Guru Gobind Singh was 5'9" as judged from his weoponry, especially the mutth of his tulwars/ kirpans. Puratan shastars have seemingly tight fitting mutths so the weopon is firmly in grasp, so this may be an underestimate. Secondly hand size varies inconsistently with height.

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I got this answer while surfing Internet -

Guru Gobind Singh Ji's exact height was 5 feet, 4 point two inches.

It is a well established fact of history that Guru Gobind Singh ji was not very tall, but he had extraordinary , superhuman, strength, stamina and wisdom.

He usually breathed after one minute and he could weild two swords so swiftly that no arrow could strike his body while he weilded the swords.- Amazing :)

Guru ji wrote 1435 pages of gurbani in Dasam Granth, which is almost equal in size to 1428 pages of guru granth sahib. Although Guru Gobind Singh only lived until the age of 42 years, he produced more bani than all the 9 gurus combined produced in 9 lives.

Guru ji had long arms, thats true.


Ranjit Singh ruled from 1801 to 1839. Guru ji died in 1708.

According to you the witness to Guru ji's height was 100+ years old, which means he had barely born when Guru ji died in 1708. .

Considering that the witness was summoned by Ranjit Singh immediately after his emprorship cerimony, in 1801, the witness would be only 1 year old in 1702 and perhaps only 7 year old at Guru ji's death. At this age a child does not even remember his own height and everyone looks tall to child because the child is short at this age.

For this reason, the Testimony of a child in the matters of measurements is not reliable in courts.

However if Ranjit Singh summoned this witness after 5 years of his emperorship,that is, in 1806, then the witness was only 2 years old at the death of guru ji in 1708. It is impossible for a 2 years old child to gauge heights or even remember if in fact he could measure.

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I got this answer while surfing Internet -

Guru Gobind Singh Ji's exact height was 5 feet, 4 point two inches.

It is a well established fact of history that Guru Gobind Singh ji was not very tall, but he had extraordinary , superhuman, strength, stamina and wisdom.

He usually breathed after one minute and he could weild two swords so swiftly that no arrow could strike his body while he weilded the swords.- Amazing :)

Guru ji wrote 1435 pages of gurbani in Dasam Granth, which is almost equal in size to 1428 pages of guru granth sahib. Although Guru Gobind Singh only lived until the age of 42 years, he produced more bani than all the 9 gurus combined produced in 9 lives.

Guru ji had long arms, thats true.

Ranjit Singh ruled from 1801 to 1839. Guru ji died in 1708.

According to you the witness to Guru ji's height was 100+ years old, which means he had barely born when Guru ji died in 1708. .

Considering that the witness was summoned by Ranjit Singh immediately after his emprorship cerimony, in 1801, the witness would be only 1 year old in 1702 and perhaps only 7 year old at Guru ji's death. At this age a child does not even remember his own height and everyone looks tall to child because the child is short at this age.

For this reason, the Testimony of a child in the matters of measurements is not reliable in courts.

However if Ranjit Singh summoned this witness after 5 years of his emperorship,that is, in 1806, then the witness was only 2 years old at the death of guru ji in 1708. It is impossible for a 2 years old child to gauge heights or even remember if in fact he could measure.

Sant ji said maharaj ji's height was around 6 feet..... Well established fact? Sources? Waheguru

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Sant ji said maharaj ji's height was around 6 feet..... Well established fact? Sources? Waheguru

Samajh ni aaya mainu :(

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