realizing the state of affairs, abandoned his life of pleasure and with the help of the
brahman escaped from - the sorcery that bound him. By the same aid the horse that had
grown old and thin was restored, and Gnga once more mounted his steed and reached his home
town. On his return home, the door-keeper regained his eye-sight and Guga and Gugri both
They fought the enemies and
once Guga even fought for some time after he had lost his head. After death he was
venerated as god, and has thereafter been always represented on horseback. Any person
suffering from a snake-bite is usually taken to a Gnga shrine, where some cases get cured.
The others who die are supposed to have committed some deadly sins from which the only
redemption was death.
There are Guga temples at Bhatehr Uparli,
Tiaman, Dhar, in tahsil Sadr and at Chakrana, Domehr, Ladda and Gherwin in tahsil
Ghamarwin. Gnga Pir is supposed to be a panacea for snake-bite. It is further said that if
a vow to Gnga Pir is not fulfilled the offender may be punished by a snake-bite. Both Gnga
Pir and Baba Balaknath have thousands of disciples in the provinces of Punjab, Haryana and
Utter Pradesh besides Himachal Pradesh, Guga Pir's small shrine will be found in almost
every village. He is symbolized by a small image on a horse and people worship there.