Historical Gurdwaras of Punjab
Guru Nanak

Discussions with the Yogis
Gurdwara Achal Sahib, Dist. Gurdaspur

During his travels Guru Nanak stopped here at the center of the Nathpanthi Yogis. Many people gathered to meet and hear the Guru and this caused jealousy among the Yogis that they were being ignored. Their leader Yogi Bhangar Nath had a long religious debate in which Guru Nanak argued that asceticism and renunciation were not the ways to reach God. Guru Nanak said that the yogis were hypocrites because outwardly they renounced the world yet they would go to peoples houses to beg for food. Yogi Bhangar Nath started performing magic but was humbled when he lost the ability in front of Guru Nanak. The Guru told Yogi Bhangar Nath that all such tricks and miracles were insignificant compared to the love and grace of God.