Guru Arjan Dev ji, Guru Arjun Dev, Hot Sand Poured on Fifth Sikh Guru, Sikh Painting, Punjab Art

Guru Arjun Dev ji’s Martyrdom

This painting shows Guru Arjun Dev ji peacefully meditating while being tortured. Guru Sahib was made to sit on a hot plate and had hot sand poured over his head and body. Even though he was put through immense pain, he was in profound peace with the moment, with the situation he found himself in. One day while meditating on Guru Sahib’s poetry and the scene of his martyrdom, I had such a profound experience of Guru Sahib, an experience so emotionally moving and so overwhelmingly blissful that I knew I had to paint this scene.

Guru Arjun Dev

Guru Arjun Dev