They did so. But when the ladies came again to take water, Govind
Rai broke the pitchers with his arrows. They again complained to the Mataji. She became
angry with Govind Rai and upbraided him, saying that he should know that the water of all
the wells in the neighborhood, except this one, was saltish. This story of the impish
pranks of the child is very fondly related.
Near the all-gold palki, there are nine sacred relies of
Guru Govind Singh, which have been preserved. They are: (1) a volume of Shri Guru Granth
Sahib reverently called Bara-Sahib hearing the autograph of Shri Guru Govind Singh; (2) A
contemporary oil painting of Shri Guru Govind Singh, called Chhabi Sahib; (3) Cradle
(Paugura Sahib), gold-plated, used for the child Guru; (4) Dagger worn bv the child Guru;
(5) 4 arrows used by the child Guru; (6) Goli Chakras, Khanda, tigerclaw dagger, comb,
sandals of ivory, all used by the child Guru; (-i) Sandal-wood sandals of Guru Teg
Bahadur; (8) A weaving frame of Bhakta Kabir; and (9) Album ofPhotostat copies of the
Hukumnanws (sacred epistles) of Guru Govind Singh.