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date: 12 August 2020

mañjīs (‘String Cots’, as seats of authority) 

A Dictionary of Sikh Studies

Pashaura Singh

Gurū *Amar Dās organized the Sikhs into twenty-two administrative units for attracting new followers, each headed by men and women of good standing in the Sikh community and helping in the dissemination of the Gurū’s teachings in the distant communities. Married couples were frequently appointed to these positions. An important example in this regard relates to the appointment of Matho (wife) and Murārī (husband) by the third Gurū. This radical change in the ... ...

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