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S. Gurcharanjit Singh Lamba Editor 'Sant Sipahi'

 Once Bahadur Shah, the son of Aurangzeb, dared to play the royal Nagara in the raaj of his father. When Aurangzeb came to know about this he sent a strong message to his son saying that as long as he is the emperor, Shah Jahan can only play a Dholak, but cannot dare to play a Nagara, a symbol of royalty.

 The Father, Guru Kalgidhar, Guru Gobind Singh Sahib's reply to this incident was by introducing Ranjit Nagara, Nishaan, Teg, Khanda-Kirpan, Dhadhi and Bir Ras Bani. And he made Khalsa the legal heir of these royal symbols. From now on the Khalsa, in the form of Guru panth and under the leadership of Sri Akal Takhat Sahib and the auspice of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, got the full right to issue Guru's hukum in the form of Hukamnamas.

As Sri Akal Takhat became the nucleus of Khalsa's sovereignty, its philosophy of 'Miri' and 'Piri' became an eyesore of every ruler of the state. However under the leadership of the Jathedar of Sri Akal Takhat Sahib, the Khalsa of the Sat Sri Akal Ji started the tradition of convening 'Sarbat Khalsa', or the assembly of the Khalsa, who collected from every corner of the world. The aim of such an assembly was to review the achievements of the Panth Khalsa and lay down future course of action.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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