TAKHT MALL, a masand or preacher and the collector in the Nakkā region (western part of Lahore district) during the time of Gurū Gobind Siṅgh (1666-1708), was so scared when he heard of the Gurū sending for some masands and punishing those found guilty of misappropriation of saṅgat's offerings that he went to the Gurū's mother and importuned her to intercede with the Gurū on his behalf. Gurū Gobind Siṅgh finding him repentant and remorseful pardoned him.


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