He declared that his own prophet, Sultan Sakhi Sarwar, could give him what he desired and that he was already the only village head. Thereat Guru Tegh Bahadur ignored him and bestowed siropd, or head dress of honour, on seven other notables of the village. Gonda left in a huff, but when he reached home and told his wife what had happened, the latter admonished him for not acknowledging the Guru who had blessed the whole village and given them sweet water. Gonda recanted and came back to the Guru to ask his forgiveness. He became a Sikh and the Guru blessed him and made him the chaudhan or the principal headman of the village again.
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