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1613 Guru Hargobind had to marry Nanaki.

.had to marry Nanaki despite his refusal. This was an unfortunate upshot of the jubilation in Sikh community caused by Guru Sahib's release from seven years of incarceration. Within a few months two brides were pledged to him by their parents. Under the customs prevalent at that time, on Guru Hargobind's refusal, those girls would have remained unmarried throughout their life. So he had to marry Nanaki on March 28, 1613, and Mehrai also called Marwahi on July 26, 1615. The first incident occurred too close to his release. Taken aback at the second incident, he announced that no one should pledge his daughter to him in future.

1816 Khalsa Forces march towards Kashmir which was annexed by Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
1923 Second attempt to murder Lambardars and Chaukidars of Pindori Nijjaran also fails.
1998 Sri Akal Takht today issued a hukamnama banning serving of langar on tables and chairs.

Sri Akal Takht today issued a hukamnama banning serving of langar on tables and chairs. Maintaining that serving of langar on tables and chairs was against the Guru-Maryada, the Jathedar of Sri Akal Takhat said that any violation of this hukamnama would lead to action. He said the directions were being issued to all granthis and officials of the gurudwaras to ensure that the maryada of the sangat and pangat is followed. will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world.

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