|Who is it?||Fourth Sikh Guru|
|Birth Day||September 24, 1534|
|Birth Place||Lahore, Indian|
|Age||485 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||September 1, 1581 (1581-10) (aged 46)\nGoindval, Mughal Empire (Present day India)|
|Known for||founder of Amritsar city|
|Other names||The Fourth Master|
|Children||Baba Prithi Chand, Baba Mahan Dev, and Arjan|
|Parents||Hari Das and Mata Anup Devi|
|Predecessor||Guru Amar Das|
One who calls himself to be a disciple of the Guru should rise before dawn and meditate on the Lord's Name. During the early hours, he should rise and bathe, cleansing his soul in a tank of nectar [water], while he repeats the Name the Guru has spoken to him. By this procedure he truly washes away the sins of his soul. – GGS 305 (partial)
The Name of God fills my heart with joy. My great fortune is to meditate on God's name. The miracle of God's name is attained through the perfect Guru, but only a rare soul walks in the light of the Guru's wisdom. – GGS 94 (partial)
O man! The poison of pride is killing you, blinding you to God. Your body, the colour of gold, has been scarred and discoloured by selfishness. Illusions of gradeur turn black, but the ego-maniac is attached to them. – GGS 776 (partial)— Guru Granth Sahib, Translated by G. S. Mansukhani
The construction activity between 1574 and 1604 is described in Mahima Prakash Vartak, a semi-historical Sikh hagiography text likely composed in 1741, and the earliest known document dealing with the lives of all the ten Gurus.
Ram Das died on 1 September 1581, in the city of Amritsar, Punjab.
Ram Das, along with Amar Das, are credited with various parts of the Anand and Laavan composition in Suhi mode. It is a part of the ritual of four clockwise circumambulation of the Sikh scripture by the bride and groom to solemnize the marriage in Sikh tradition. This was intermittently used, and its use lapsed in late 18th century. However, sometime in 19th or 20th century by conflicting accounts, the composition of Ram Das came back in use along with Anand Karaj ceremony, replacing the Hindu ritual of circumambulation around the fire. The composition of Ram Das emerged to be one of the basis of British colonial era Anand Marriage Act of 1909.