#87 Sant Smaaj of 1959

August 10th, 2014

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh Jio

In the year 1959, there was a lot of disagreement regarding the Mangalacharan of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj. Some of the meetings regarding these disagreements took place at Gurdwara Karamsar Rara Sahib. Sant Ji Maharaj did not only conduct Katha and Kirtan, but was also in the front line in addressing issues raised by individuals questioning Gurbani and Sikh History.

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The Shromani Committee however wished to change the alignment of these Mangals and henceforth printed a Saroop of Maharaj in their altered format. The well-wishes of the Khalsa Panth and other devoted Sant Mahapurkh were astonished at this decision and recognised it as a terrible sin. The first Mahapurkh to raise this was Sant Gyani Gurbachan Singh Ji Khalsa (Bhindran Wale) of Gurdwara Akhand Prakash (Bhinder Kalan), who called for a Panthic Meeting to take place on the 11th of September 1959. In this meeting, all present Mahapurkh’s formed a ‘Sant-Smaaj’. Many other meetings took place at other locations and all Mahapurkh were content on preventing such Beadbi from taking place.

On two or three occasions, members of the Shromani Akali Dal and the Shromani Prabandhak Committee, visited Rara Sahib to discuss their beliefs. This formation continued for several years. Eventually, Sant Fateh Singh Ji and other responsible Akali leaders had to accept Sant Ji Maharaj and the Sant-Samaaj’s advice and were hereafter inclined to amend the mistake they had committed.

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh Jio

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