TĪRATHĀ, BHĀĪ, a Sabharvāl Khatrī, was a prominent Sikh of the time of Gurū Rām Dās mentioned by Bhāī Gurdās in his Vārāṅ, XI. 17. As he first came to visit the Gurū, he begged to be instructed in the right path. Gurū Rām Dās said, "There is no virtue higher than truth and no vice worse than a lie. Shun falsehood. Be truthful in word as well as in thought." Bhāī Tirathā followed the Gurū's precept and became a devoted Sikh.