Akali Guru Amar Das succeeded Akali Guru Angad as
the spiritual head of the Sikhs.
Akali Guru Amardas Ji
The Guru during his lifetime collected the works of the his two
predecessors and compiled the 'Mohan Pothi' to avoid any adulteration
He too continued the work of Guru Nanak. He took special
interest in easing the suffering of women, and stopped the ancient
Indian practice of self-immolation of widows, known as 'Sati' (the
burning of widow on her husband's funeral pyre). He also stopped
the practice of 'Pardah' (the veiling in public of women).
He encouraged education of women on equal footing
with men. Akali Guru Amardas, like Akali Guru Nanak toured the Hindu
religious centers in order to expose the Hindu pilgrims there to
the universal Sanatan Sikh faith.