20. Met his Son

Guru ji left Jagannath Puri in Orissa to return to the newly constructed town of Anandpur Sahib in the Punjab and asked his family to join him. Guru Tegh Bahadur ji met for the first time His only Son Gobind Rai, when He was already four to five years old. This point is worth emphasizing, for at the time of the Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur ji, (Guru) Gobind Rai ji was barely nine years of age, which means that He was in the company of His Father for only four or five years. Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib reached Anandpur Sahib in February 1671 A.D., and His family either accompanied Him from Patna, or joined Him soon afterwards.