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Had a rough look, will post half today and half tomorrow

it seems to be a document prepared in 1882 AD by various Akharas. It has the Mohars of Mahant Biyan Das Ji, Dastakhat of Mahant Sewa Das Akhara, Mahant Manda Das etc. It makes reference to Raja Narinder Bahadur ( Possibly Narinder Singh of Patiala state). It relates to ten conditions (shartan) of the Hukumnama of Abchalnagar Sahib signed by Doola Singh and Babalhen (?) Singh. The attending Singhs and mahants of Amritsar saw this Hukumnama in both Gurmukhi and Persian. All the Singhs, Mahants and Pujaris accepted all ten conditions as all Gurdwaras, Akharas and Dharamsalas are the houses of Guru Parmeshar and from the Ad Guru to Dasme Guru both the Maryada has been considered as being equal. The Bhekh Udasi started by Baba Sri Chand who was an celibate give up women, meat, wine, theft and gambling and now this is the tradition in all the Akharas upto now. If any Mahant or Sant takes to such things then he is relieved of his seat. This is also the tradition in all Gurdwaras, These are run under the instructions of the Hakam (Government?). If any Pujari, Singh, Bihamgam or Sarbrah becomes corrupt then they should be relived of their duties. If any of them commits fraud or takes any money from the Gurdwara then he should be given the relevant punishment and after the return of the items be taken back and from then on he should be considered as one who has transgressed. A person such as this wants to see the destruction of the Gurdwara, all Gurdwaras and Akharas have the same type of management.

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seems to be signed by some addanshahi ( followers of bhai kanhaiya ji school of thaught , also called sewapanthis)will get back with full translation

I've heard about sewapanthis, but never heard of addanshahi. (don't know anything about either)

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