Divine Paintings

As Bhagat grew spiritually and began to understand the depth of spiritual and mythological realms, he also began to research and create Hindu paintings. The diverse images of Gods and their stories, inspired Bhagat to paint them! These paintings are inspired not only by texts such as the Puranas, Upanishads and Sutras but also by Bhagat’s Primary Guru, the Guru Granth Sahib. The Guru Granth Sahib contains many beautiful hymns of Vaishnav saints that often fill the artist with indescribable, uncontrollable and overflowing inspiration.

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Sada Shiv Mahadev, Shiva, Lord Shiva, Mahakal, Hindu Gods, Sikhi, Art, Punjab, Paintings, Bhagat Singh Bedi, Painting of Shiva, Shiva Artwork

Sada Shiv

Sada Shiv ji

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. Shiva is painted as the Adi Yogi, and he is bearded just like his bhakts, devotees, the yogis who meditate on him.



Sacred Art in the Making

Narasimha Liberates Agyani Hiranyakashipu along with Bhagat Prahlada, Hindu Gods, Sikhi, Art, Punjab, Paintings, Bhagat Singh Bedi

Cropped Close-up of the Terrifying Man-Lion, Narasimha

Narasimha Liberates Bhagat Prahlada

Narsingh was so frightening that the young Prahlaad could not face him and look at him. Prahlaad however recognized that it was God who had come in such a terrifying form. His love for God, his bhagati overpowered his fear, and he begged Narsingh to show him his original form.



Vishnu ji, Narayan, Golden Top Knot cropped close-up, Hindu Gods, Sikhi, Art, Punjab, Paintings, Bhagat Singh Bedi

Cropped Close-up of Vishnu ji’s face, Sneak Peek

Hari Vishnu ji

In Vaishnavism, Vishnu ji is Akal Purakh, one who exists outside of time and space. He is Rama, residing everywhere, he is thousand-eyed without eyes and thousand-bodied without body, and with this leela/play he entrances everyone. Here, Vishnu ji is painted similar to Krishna, as the alpha male, the lover and caretaker of his soulmates. Being abundant, he is royally bearded, seated on his throne, with beautiful crown and jewellery.



Divine Art Sketchbook

Shri Ram Chandra ji blesses Hanuman ji Chaturbhuj, Hindu Gods, Sikhi, Art, Punjab, Drawings, Sketches Bhagat Singh Bedi

Shri Ram Blesses Hanuman


Lord Ram, Shri Ram Chandra ji, Chaturbhuj, Vishnu, Hindu Gods, Sikhi, Art, Punjab, Drawings, Sketches, Bhagat Singh Bedi

Shri Ram Chandra ji – Chaturbhuj

Shri Ram Chandra ji Blesses Hanuman ji

Even though he has no form or feature, Shri Ram is portrayed as the Chaturbhuj, four-armed Lord. He is seen holding a chakra and a mace. The chakra represents the wisdom and vision (su-darshan) that Ram is everywhere. The mace represents his rule over the universe, that everything happens by his command. In this sketch, he is blessing Hanuman ji and the stones and boulders, which were used to build a bridge to Lanka, Ravan’s kingdom.



Ganesha, Ganesh, Ganapati, elephant head god, Hindu Gods, Sikhi, Art, Punjab, Drawings, Sketches Bhagat Singh Bedi

Ganesh ji

Ganesh ji

In Ganapatya religion, the supreme God is seen as the remover of obstacles, the prime mover. He is portrayed with the head of an elephant since elephants are big, powerful beasts, able to move large objects, and transport them.



Narasimha, Narsingh, Hiranyakashipu, Prahalada, man-lion god, Hindu Gods, Sikhi, Art, Punjab, Drawings, Sketches Bhagat Singh Bedi

Narasimha Liberates Bhagat Prahalada

Narasimha Liberates Bhagat Prahalada

Ahankar (Ahan – I, Kar- Continous), the constant sense of self that sees itself as separate from everyone else, can neither be destroyed inside nor outside nor upside nor downside nor by man nor by animal nor by projectile nor by weapon nor by day nor by night. Ahankar can only be destroyed by Hari himself. In this sketch, the supreme being, Shri Hari takes the form of a Man-Lion to kill Harnakash, who is the respresentation of Ahankar, and liberates his devotee Prahlaad, who surrenders his self to him.



Narasimha, Narasingh, narayan, thousand eyes, forms, formless, man-lion god, Vishnu, Hindu Gods, Sikhi, Art, Punjab, Drawings, Sketches Bhagat Singh Bedi

Narsingh Narayan Sehas Murti

Narsingh Narayan

In Vaishnav religions, it is said that the supreme god, Narayan, who vibrates in the heart of all beings, assumed the form of a man-lion to destroy Hiranyakashup in order to save his devotee Prahlaad.

You have thousands of eyes and thousands of forms, however you are also without form as you are the source of all forms. You are the great giver, the source of sustenance of all beings.



Mahakal, Shri Kaal, Mahadev, Mahesh, Shiva, Shri Kharag, Lord Shiv, Sada Shiv, Shiv ji, Lord Shiva, Hindu Gods, Sikhi, Art, Punjab, Drawings, Sketches Bhagat Singh Bedi

Mahakal

Mahakal

In Shaiv religions, Mahakal is the personification of supreme formless god, as the ultimate death. He is also known as Shri Kaal (meaning death) and Shri Kharag (meaning double-edged, straight sword).

The dumroo beats – dug dug dug dug – along with loud gongs, in his presence. A necklace of severed bloody heads glorifies his neck. The lustrous crescent moon in his top knot shines bright. His frighteningly large teeth drip with blood and his long red tongue vibrates as he roars a thunderous roar.

He is usually portrayed with four arms. However since I am not using any erasers for these sketches, I’ll probably transform that 5th arm into something else.



Ganesh, Ganapati, Ganesha, Lord Ganesh, Elephant God, Hindu Gods, Sikhi, Art, Punjab, Drawings, Sketches Bhagat Singh Bedi

Ganesh ji

Ganesh ji

Here’s a quick sketch of Ganpati, which means – Ganesh, the father of all devotees. Unlike my previous sketches, I wanted to see what Ganesh ji would look like with a “topknot and beard”.

In the Ganapatya religions, the supreme God is seen as the remover of obstacles, the prime mover. He is portrayed with the head of an elephant with a trunk and tusks. Since elephants are big, powerful beasts, able to move large objects, and transport them, the elephant became a symbol, a representation for the characteristics of the Supreme Being and his qualities.



Krishan, Krishna, Krsna, Kanhaiya, Vasudev, Vishnu, Hindu Gods, Sikhi, Art, Punjab, Drawings, Sketches Bhagat Singh Bedi

Krishan ji Playing Flute

Krishan ji Playing Flute

In Vaishnav religions, the One Krishna is the God of Gods, he is the spirit inside of us. Our inner Atma is Shri Krishna and enlightenment comes from recognizing this secret, to see Krishna inside.



Krishan, Krishna, Krsna, Kanhaiya, Vasudev, Vishnu, Hindu Gods, Sikhi, Art, Punjab, Drawings, Sketches Bhagat Singh Bedi

Krishan ji

Krishan ji Playing Flute

I wanted to improve upon the previous sketch and draw Krishan ji again.



Lord Ram, Shri Ram Chandra ji, Hindu Gods, Sikhi, Art, Punjab, Drawings, Sketches, Bhagat Singh Bedi

Lord Ram

Lord Ram – Unshorn Hair

Nau Nidh Khatri asks, “Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the helper of poor, tell me, why have you kept Kesh, unshorn hair?”

Hearing this Guru Ji said, “You have studied many Shastra, many religious texts. You have spent your life listening and reciting the Shastra, yet you have not come to realize the answer”

Guru ji continued, “Adorning Kesh, long hair, is to keep this Dharam, this tradition alive, which was started by Sanak, Sanatan, Sanandan, Sanatkumar, and others. In the land of Bharat dwells a great country, here keeping Kesh, hair unshorn, is an important part of our Dharma.”




Hanuman ji Portrait, Monkey God, Hindu Gods, Sikhi, Art, Punjab, Drawings, Sketches, Bhagat Singh Bedi

Hanuman ji Portrait

Hanuman ji Portrait

A page from my 2012 sketchbook. My father said that it was the most pleasing (pyari) drawing he’d ever seen of Hanuman ji. Last year, a couple months after my dad passed away, I started a painting from this sketch.

“You possess the essence of Ram; you always remain the servant of the Raghu King! Those who sing your praises obtain Ram; their suffering is eliminated in each birth! In the end, they enter the kingdom of Ram; and wherever they take birth they are known as the devotees of Hari!”

Ram rasayan tumhre pasa; sada raho Raghupati ke dasa. Tumhre bhajan Ram ko pavai; janm janm ke dukh bisravai. Ant kaal Raghupatipur jaie; jahan janm Hari bhakt kahaie.

Hanuman Chalisa, by Bhagat Tulsidas ji. Translation by Bhagat Singh.




Hanuman ji Meditating, Monkey God, hanuman Langur, Hindu Gods, Sikhi, Art, Punjab, Drawings, Sketches, Bhagat Singh Bedi

Hanuman Ji Meditating

Hanuman Ji Meditating

This painting of Hanuman ji, from 2013, was inspired by the species of Indian monkeys named after him, known as ‘Hanuman Langur’.

Black skin gets a lot of bad rep in India, even though one of God’s epithets is “dark-skinned one”. So even though most people associate the image of Hanuman ji with ‘Rhesus Monkeys’, I thought it would be interesting to see Hanuman ji with the facial characteristics of the ‘Hanuman Langur’, with black-skin and white fur.




Hanuman ji, Hominid, Early Man, Monkey God, Hindu Gods, Sikhi, Art, Punjab, Drawings, Sketches, Bhagat Singh Bedi

Hominid Hanuman ji

Hominid Hanuman ji

This is a recent sketch I did of Hanuman ji. This earthy version was inspired by early human species which are known as hominids (in Latin). This is why Hanuman ji is holding a wooden club in this sketch.

I imagined – what if Ram Chandra ji had encountered early hominids in the forests, who he then made an alliances with? What if hanuman ji was one of the last remaining early humans in India? if so what would he look like?




Furious Hanuman ji, Monkey God, Warrior, Hindu Gods, Sikhi, Art, Punjab, Drawings, Sketches, Bhagat Singh Bedi

Furious Hanuman ji

Furious Hanuman ji

Hanuman was furious! When surrounded by warriors, he planted his feet firmly on the ground, and defeated all of them! That is why he was known as Hanuman!

ਹਾਗੜਦੰਗ ਹਨੂ ਕਾਗੜਦੰਗ ਕੋਪਾ ॥ ਬਾਗੜਦੰਗ ਬੀਰਾਨ ਮੋ ਪਾਵ ਰੋਪਾ ॥ ਸਾਗੜਦੰਗ ਸੂਰੰ ਹਾਗੜਦੰਗ ਹਾਰੇ ॥ ਤਾਗੜਦੰਗ ਤੈਕੈ ਹਨੂ ਤਉ ਪੁਕਾਰੇ ॥੫੭੯॥

हागड़दंग हनू कागड़दंग कोपा ॥ बागड़दंग बीरान मो पाव रोपा ॥ सागड़दंग सूरं हागड़दंग हारे ॥ तागड़दंग तैकै हनू तउ पुकारे ॥५७९॥

– Ram Avtaar, Chaubis Avtaar by Kavi Shyam ji. Translation by Bhagat Singh



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4 Responses to “Divine Paintings”

  1. Amit March 31, 2016 at 2:26 pm Permalink

    Very nice paintings. Naturally the Formless God must have looked like this during his avatars. Very natural ji!

    • Bhagat Bedi March 31, 2016 at 5:10 pm Permalink

      Thanks Amit! These are representations of the Formless God in various Indian religions.

  2. jayanta debnath June 26, 2016 at 8:02 am Permalink

    I have never seen such combination of painting and knowledge.

  3. Amit Bhalla November 8, 2016 at 7:11 pm Permalink

    Your work is incredible. God bless you Brother…

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