Tīrath

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Tīrath (Hindī, Pañjābī), ‘Pilgrims' bathing place’. Gurū Nānak rejected the Hindu practice of ritual bathing at tīraths (see TĪRTHA) as irrelevant to salvation. He used the imagery of tīrath to describe the nature of true, interior religion. This message is clearly expressed in his verses, e.g. Ādi Granth 687 and 789, ‘The true tīrath is the divine Nām.’