13. At Gaya

Gaya, another important place of Hindu pilgrimage, was then blessed by the Holy Feet of Guru Tegh Bahadur ji. There the Pandas (Hindu priests) told the Guru to perform a ceremony whereby the Guru's ancestors will attain salvation. Guru Tegh Bahadur ji preached them that their past actions cannot be destroyed without the Holy Nam given by Guru Nanak out of Grace. The Name can destroy all the past actions as a particle of fire would destroy hundreds of tons of logs put together. The Guru explained to them that they were living in a place that reminded them of death and they should, therefore, not waste their time in useless pursuits but contemplate on the Nam. Blessing all, the Guru departed for Patna.