- Akal Takht Jathedar calls session to decide on Raagmala

1945

Jathedar Bhai Mohan Singh Nagoke summoned a joint meeting of the saints and scholars in 1945 at Sri Akaal Takhat Sahib with the sole objective of resolving the issue once and for all. Jathedar Nagoke himself performed the initial ardaas (prayer) and affirmed that if it is proved after mutual discussion and debate that Raag Mala is not Gurbani, it would never be read at Sri Akaal Takhat Sahib.

The pro-Raag Mala group could not give clear cut proof to establish that Raag Mala is Gurbani. They walked out in disgust. Thereupon Jathedar Nagoke declared that in the interest of maintaining Panthic unity the reading of Raag Mala was to be optional. Those who want it read after Mundaavani may, but after this decree from Takhat Sahib nobody should raise the issue for or against it. He also declared that henceforth it would not be recited at the Sri Akaal Takhat Sahib.