Guru Tegh Bahadur And Kashmiri Pandits
A delegation of 500 Kashmiri Brahmins led by Pandit Kirpa Ram met Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib at Anandpur Sahib. Pandit Kirpa Ram told the harrowing tales of torture initiated by the orders of Aurangzeb (r. 1658-1707 A.D.), for convertting them to Islam. Guru Sahib was mentally occupied with the issue when the child Gobind Rai happened to be there and asked as to what was the matter. Guru Sahib told him that the sacrifice of some Great Soul is called for. "Who else than you can serve the cause'? Was child Gobind Rai's spontaneous reaction.