Prince Khusro Revolted against his father Emperor Jahangir. But when he could not face the large army of his father he ran towards Kabul. On his way he met Guru Arjan Dev ji at Tarn Taran. The Guru Welcomed him and offered him and his hungry associates meals in the free kitchen. the Governor of Lahore at once informed about this to king Jahangir. When Jahangir Heard about it he made up his mind to annihilate Guru Arjan Dev ji. to help the rebellions had always remained a sufficient reason for the punishment of the helpers. Jahangir himself was a narrow minded person in the religious affairs. He was against the religious preachings of the Guru Arjan dev Ji. In his autobiography Tuzak-i-jahangiri he clearly writes:
“In goindwal which is on the bank of reiver beas, there was a hindu named arjan, In the Garb of sainthood, he captured the fancy of the simple hindus and even the igronrand foolish Muslims. They called him the Guru and from all the side the stupid people flocked to worship and render the complete faith in him. For three or four generations, they had kept their shop warm. Many times it occured to me to put a stop to this vain affair or to ask him to embrace Islam.”
Such was the thinking of the jahangir even before he bacame the King. From the above writings of King Jahangir it is quite evident that kind himself was agains the house of Guru nanak. So he sent for him at Lahore. Before Leaving Amritsar Guru Arjand dev ji knew what is going to happen at Lahore, so he bestowed Guruship on Guru Hargobind and also advised him to adorn himself with weapons and to make his sikhs brave soldeirs and saints. He said, ” we cant face these cruel rulers remaining as Faqirs”
At that time the age of Guru Hargobind was merely of eleven years. But though he was young in age, he was very brave and benevolent.
At the time of adoration of Gurgaddi, When Baba Buddha ji offered him the sacred headgear he refuse respectfully and wore a turban with a very precious plume preapred specially for the occassion. Then He asked baba Buddha ji to bring a sword. Bab Buddha broght one sword and in confusion put it on the wrong side. When the Guru noticed it he asked to bring an other sword. He said,” I will gird two sword,one sword of shakthi the power and other sword of Bhakthi(Meditation). So in this way Guru Hardoign combined in him peeri (Renunciation) and Meeri (Royalty). From that day the Guru advised his sikhs to get themselves armed and to offer him only the weapons and horses, He said, ” Those sikhs who will join our army would be trained in the modern type of warfare, they would be given clothes twice a year and free meals in the kitchen.”
When the sikhs came to know about this, thousand of them joined the Guru Army. They enjoyed the celestial music in the morning and evening and got training of arms in the day time. They Took Part in all types of the games and also went to the jungles for the game of hunting. the Guru Selected fifty two brave sikhs as his body guards. When some Pathan soldeirs were shunted out from the royal army, the Guru Ji enrolled them in his army, They Trained the sikh soldeirs and perfected them in the Mughal Warfares. So the Guru’s Army became competent in handling all types of weapons. The Guru constructed akal takhat in front of Harimandir Sahib in order to settle the disputes arising among his sikhs. He appointed bhai Gurdas as the first Jathedar of the Akal takhat. the Gur Said,”This Akal takhat (Throne of timeless) Will be used to give justice to my Sikhs. This throne will be used as official Secretariat of the sikhs. When Guru Ji sat on this throne, he wore beautiful saffron dress and adorned his tubran with an attractive plume. He also ordained that in future after hold the ‘sodar Chauki’ the vaars of the great warriors would be sung at the premises of the akal takhat.