On the day of Vaisakhi, 1699, Guru Gobind Singh ji did the initiation ceremony a little differently. He called for his devoted sikhs to give up their life. From the shocked crowd, one brave man got up and offered his head to Guru Sahib. He bowed down and performed the namahskar to Guru Sahib with […]
Guru Nanak Dev ji nourishes our soul the way the sun nourishes the trees, plants and all the greenery in the painting. He brings peace to our hearts and gives us wholesome rest in this tiresome world.
Hari Singh Nalwa was a great general of Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s kingdom of Punjab. At a young age, while on a hunting trip, he was attacked by a tiger. With his bare hands, he pushed back the tiger, drew his sword and decapitated the beast. He was known for his excellent swordsmanship and chivalry, and […]
Bhagat Singh’s newest Fantasy Painting called – ‘Blind Chakram on Howdah’ – is a story of two Nihangs defending their Temple from blood-thirsty demons, storming through the demon hordes atop their enraged four-tusked elephant.
Pita Mehta Kalu ji looks at newly born Baby Nanak’s face, in a peaceful and serene trance state, holding him in his hands for the first time. In this painting, I wanted to paint a portrait of Mehta Kalu ji, keeping the main focus on Pita ji, while also showing the light of Guru Nanak […]
In this painting, Sant Jarnail Singh ji Bhindranwale defends himself against the attacks by the Indian army, who had brought in tanks in order to break through the fortifications put up by Sant Jarnail Singh ji. It was a tragic event that occured in June 1984, where many lost their lives, including the innocent pilgrims […]
The body is Hari Mandir, the temple of Hari. He created it and dwells within it. Through the Guru’s teachings, those who connect to Hari within, are merged into him. Bhagat’s spiritual painting depicts the radiant Golden Temple under the bright full moon and cool night sky. Amongst the hustle and bustle of the impatient […]
Bhai Kanhaiya ji is famous for doing seva of injured soldiers by feeding them water and bandaging their wounds. He did not differentiate between Sikhs and Mughals. When asked why he served the Mughals, he responded that he saw the Guru in all beings. From the Beginning Five years ago, in 2011, I painted a […]
Super Sikh’s inner qualities include – protector of loved ones, strong and calm, and his outer qualities include – turban, beard and weapons. Once I saw these qualities in Super Sikh, I became inspired to paint him. I love to paint characters that have these warrior-saint qualities, those are the best kind. Vacuum of Strong […]
In Shaivism, Shiv ji is Mahadev, the Supreme God. He is Sada Shiv, ever-present, pure consciousness, the beginning and end of all things. He is the personification of great peace and great terror in different forms. Trip to India I had been doing sketches of Shiva or Shiv ji as I like to call him, […]