Sikh History Paintings

The King of Sikh Art™, Bhagat Singh Bedi, uses his gift to create works of Sikh art and Punjabi art that inspire and uplift the soul. Each sikh history painting is carefully hand-painted, researched and detailed by Bhagat, over years of meditation, and is available as Museum Quality, Premium Canvas and Fine Art Paper Prints, that bring strength, character and radiance into your home.

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Guru Nanak Dev ji – Supper at Bhai Lalo ji’s House

Guru Nanak Dev ji – Supper at Bhai Lalo ji’s House

Guru Nanak Dev ji demonstrates that Bhai Lalo ji’s bread, earned through Responsible Actions and Meditation, is dripping with Milk. It nourishes everyone around Bhai Sahib, who bows to the Guru. Whereas the bread of Malik Bhago, earned through irresponsible actions, is dripping with Blood. It sucks the blood of those around Malik Bhago, who is looking shocked by the revelation. Standing behind Guru ji, Bhai Mardana ji watches the miracle in awe.

With this painting, Bhagat has went back in time and has captured the Puratan depiction of Guru Nanak Dev ji, mentioned in historical literature, and in the style of Italian artist Caravaggio. This painting depicts Guru ji illuminating the scene, in his original and unique appearance that we see in the Sikh Art tradition of 18th century Punjab. The painting grabs out attention and reminds us to perform Responsible Actions and Meditation, and embody Ram within.

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Guru Amar Das ji – Langar Seva

Guru Amar Das ji – Langar Seva

In Bhagat’s painting, Guru Amar Das ji stirs the milk in pure devotion to Hari, while Mata Mansa Devi ji brings forth the rice to add to the milk, to make kheer (pudding). Guru Pita ji provides the spirit and Mata ji provides the material, and together this results in something beautiful.

Bhagat’s unique painting has depicted Guru ji’s physically serving the people around him, the rich, the poor, and everything in the middle. Buy Guru Amar Das ji’s sikh art prints; they look beautiful in your living room or prayer room, and bring peace and tranquility. This piece is an inspiration for developing seva bhawana within.

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Baba Deep Singh ji – To Victory

Baba Deep Singh ji – To Victory

Baba Deep Singh ji rides a Horse named Bali – Sacrifice. He wields a Khanda named Dharma – Responsibility. He holds the Insignia of Gurmati – Guru’s teachings. He wears the Cummerbund of Jat – Self-Control. He wears the Turban of Surti – Awareness – and the turban’s Farla flares above, showing his Mastery over himself and his craft. Together with the Sadh Sangati – the Holy Congregation – Baba ji rides to Mukti – Liberation from the Cycle of Births and Deaths.

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Bhai Taru Singh ji

Bhai Taru Singh ji

My painting of Bhai Taru Singh ji shows him meditating after his scalp was removed by the Mughal executioner. Admist the darkness, Bhai Sahib reclines back as a beacon of light and shows us that the path to enlightenment is to uphold Dharma.

The tradition of sikh art in Punjab, has always depicted Bhai Taru Singh ji having his scalp removed but it has always missed the key aspect of this story – Bhai Sahib’s internal state. Bhagat’s painting zooms in specifically on Bhai Sahib’s inner state to highlight the importance of meditation. Buy prints of Bhai Taru Singh ji if you are looking for daily inspiration to meditate.

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Mai Bhago ji – New Edition

Mai Bhago ji – New Edition

Mai Bhago ji was distressed to hear that a group of 40 Singhs had deserted Guru Gobind Singh ji during the Battle of Anandpur. She rode to their gathering, made them realize their mistake and then set off along with them to find Guru Sahib, who was still being followed by the Mughals. She fought alongside the 40 Sikhs and Guru Gobind Singh ji, in the Battle of Khidrana/Muktsar.

Sikh paintings rarely show women that are dressed in 1700s clothing, however Bhagat’s sikh art shows authentic historical clothing. Buy prints of Mai Bhago ji for inspiration to achieve your goals, to serve the Guru, and to meditate.

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Guru Arjun Dev ji – Spiritual Blossoming

Guru Arjun Dev ji – Spiritual Blossoming

This painting developed over time as the result of reading Guru Arjun Dev ji’s bani and feeling the emotions expressed therein. Bhagat was himself also moved to tears by the love Guru Maharaj expressed for Akal Purakh Sahib so he just had to create this portrait.

Sikh paintings of Guru Arjan Dev ji Maharaj have never radiated with so much spiritual energy as Bhagat’s original painting. Buy prints to express your love for Guru ji.

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Bhai Vir Singh ji

Bhai Vir Singh ji

Bhai Vir Singh ji was a giant in Punjabi literature. His works have rejuvenated Punjabi writing and have heavily influenced the Sikh psyche many generations after him.

Sikh art of Bhai Vir Singh ji is so rare that artist Bhagat Singh Bedi wanted to promote Bhai Sahib, through Sikhi Art™.

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Guru Gobind Singh ji – Vaisakhi

Guru Gobind Singh ji – Vaisakhi

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 folded hands. This was the birth of the Khalsa.

This painting not only depicts a key aspect of our great sikh history but looks surprisingly impressive in living rooms! Buy sikh art prints of Guru Gobind Singh ji for inspiration to perform Responsible Actions and Meditation.

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Adi Guru – Guru Nanak Dev ji

Adi Guru – Guru Nanak Dev ji

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.

Bhagat’s sikh art depicts Sikhs Gurus as authentically and as accurately as possible. This painting of Guru Nanak Dev ji is a reminder to those beings, who are immersed in daily grind, to remember God at all times. Buy prints for inspiration to let God inside your heart.

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Hari Singh Nalwa

Hari Singh ji Nalwa – New Edition

Hari Singh Nalwa was a great general of Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s kingdom. 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. The painting of the general of Punjab, will bring royalty to any place it is displayed it.

Bhagat’s sikh paintings are packed with tons small details. Buy largest size prints for this piece to really appreciate the work that went into it. This painting makes a good first impression in office space, looks beautiful on the walls of your home and makes a great anniversary/wedding gift.

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Pita Kalu ji Holding Baby Nanak

Pita Kalu ji Holding Baby Nanak

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 Dev ji and his divine arrival on earth.

The sikh art tradition has never painted the father, Pita ji, of Guru Nanak Dev ji in the way Bhagat Singh of Sikhi Art™ has. It is truly a unique print. This painting is incredibly textured, buy canvas prints for that traditional oil painting look.

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Sant Jarnail Singh ji Bhindranwale

1984 Operation Blue Star – Sant Jarnail Singh ji Bhindranwale

In this painting, Sant Jarnail Singh ji Bhindranwale defends 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 who had gathered at the temple to celebrate Guru Arjun Dev ji’s martyrdom.

Sikhi Art™ has the most beautiful sikh paintings. This piece is no different. It creates such intense emotions; and Sant ji’s face looks so real! Buy black-and-white prints to enhance any room in your home.

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Golden Temple – Meditations under the Moonlight

Golden Temple – Meditations under the Moonlight

Bhagat’s spiritual painting depicts the radiant Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab, under the bright full moon and cool night sky. Amongst the hustle and bustle of the impatient crowd, there is one sikh who sits apart, in eternal patience.

Bhagat’s painting has taken sikh art to the next level with this piece. There is nothing else as beautiful as this painting showing the Sardar meditating in front of Darbar Sahib. Buy Golden Temple – Meditations under the Moonlight prints, as sikh wedding gifts or for your home, exclusively from Sikhi Art™.

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Bhai Kanhaiya ji

Bhai Kanhaiya ji

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.

The sikh art tradition has always depicted Bhai Kanhaiya ji in a battlefield, however sikh artist Bhagat Singh Bedi flips that concept and depicts Bhai Sahib’s internal state instead. Buy prints of Bhai Kanhaiya ji for inspiration to see the God, the Guru, and the Guardian, in everyone.

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Dashmesh Pita – Guru Gobind Singh

Dashmesh Pita – Guru Gobind Singh ji

In this painting, Dashmesh Pita reflects Akal Purakh’s light, the way the moon reflects the sun, and when we bathe in Guru Sahib’s warmth, we become warm ourselves.

Bhagat’s sikh art takes portraits to a whole new level. His painting of Guru Gobind Singh ji depicts spiritual enlightenment so powerfully, while at the same time, tapping into historical resources to show Guru ji’s turban and clothes as accurately as possible. Own this masterpiece by purchasing prints for your home.

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Banda Singh Bahadur Avenges Chotte Sahibzadey

Banda Singh ji Bahadur Avenges Chotte Sahibzadey

Bhagat’s epic painting depicts that epic moment when Baba Banda Singh ji Bahadur captures Wazir Khan with a group of Singhs. In order to bring Wazir Khan to justice, Baba ji punishes him for executing the Chotte Sahibzadey.

These two moments in sikh history have never been portrayed in sikh art of Punjab, and Bhagat captures the scene and delivers at an epic scale! Buy prints for inspiration to fight injustice and to teach your kids about these crucial events in all of the Khalsa’s struggles.

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Guru Ramdas – Thirst for Hari

Guru Ram Das ji – Thirst for Hari

Guru Ram Das ji says, “My mind yearns so deeply for the vision of Hari, the way a thirsty man yearns for a drink of cool water.”

Sikh art tends to shy away from darkness and dark colours, where Bhagat’s sikh paintings embrace the darkness, and amplify it to emphasize the Supreme Light radiating from Guru sahibs. Buy prints for inspiration to meditate and develop a loving bond with the Inner Being, who is known as Hari ji.

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Guru Arjun Dev

Guru Arjun Dev ji

Bhagat’s painting shows Guru Arjan 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.

Bhagat’s sikh art captures meditative moments really well. The artist himself meditates and promotes it in everything he does. So he is able to capture that exact moment when Guru ji entered meditation on the hot plate. Buy prints for inspiration to remember God, and to teach your children about that key event which transformed the Sikhs into total warrior-saints.

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Harimandir Sahib

Harimandir Sahib ji

In Bhagat’s painting of the Golden Temple or Harmandir Sahib, he imagines what Shri Harimandir Sahib might have looked like before it was covered in gold and marble. Its humble origins are of mud and brick, surrounded only by a sacred pool (Amritsar), trees and wildlife as it has yet to develop into a large urban community.

Our sikh art tradition really lacks any depiction of the old Harmandir Sahib, however sikh artist Bhagat Singh has created this piece to bring that old structure to the forefront. Buy prints to enhance the atmosphere in your living room and your home.

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Hari Singh Nalwa

Hari Singh ji Nalwa – First Edition

Hari Singh Nalwa was a great general of Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s kingdom. 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.

Bhagat Singh’s sikh art has captured Hari Singh ji Nalwa’s powerful figure in a beautiful painting. The concept of Singh is King is crucial to understanding sikh spirituality and sikh history. This painting makes great wedding gifts and looks beautiful in your home or office, available only at Sikhi Art™.

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Baba Deep Singh

Baba Deep Singh ji

Baba Deep Singh ji is remembered for his devotion to the Sikh religion, and his sacrifice for Shri Harimandir Sahib, commonly referred to as the Golden Temple or Harmandir Sahib. In all of sikh art tradition, this is the first painting that has depicted Baba Deep Singh ji fighting in the middle of a battle.

Baba ji radiates fury as he dispatches thieves and invaders from Afghanistan. Buy prints for you gym or workout area to derive inspiration form this powerful, elderly sikh saint and martyr.

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Guru Nanak – Shabad Vichar

Guru Nanak Dev ji – Shabad Vichar

Like all of Bhagat’s sikh art, his painting of Guru Nanak Dev ji has been painted differently than previous paintings of Guru ji. This sikh artist has shown Guru ji smiling while singing kirtan. Guru Nanak Dev ji is the embodiment of bliss; his smile represents that inner joy that is readily available to each of us.

Buy prints to inspire you to tap into that Ocean of Joy within yourself.

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Akali Phula Singh

Akali Phula Singh ji

Akali Phula Singh ji was employed by Maharaj Ranjit Singh ji after his attack on Thomas Metcalfe’s escort at Amritsar in 1809. He commanded a force called Changari, “Sparks”. Akalis were known for speaking their minds and their daredevil courage.

Bhagat Singh’s painting of Akal Phula Singh ji radiates fury and energy. Buy sikh art prints for your gym for inspiration to become the strongest version of yourself and in your office to make a strong first impression.

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Guru Gobind Singh – Machhiwara

Guru Gobind Singh ji – Machhiwara

After resisting the onslaught of the tyrannical governement, Guru Gobind Singh ji slipped into the forests of Machhiwara. It is said that Guru Sahib was still in the highest of spirits, in chardi kala, even after losing all his loved ones and devotees.

Bhagat is a master of realism, and this painting is no different. It shows Guru Gobind Singh ji’s struggle realistically, through the atmosphere, the wounds and the torn clothes. The details in this painting combined with the peaceful atmosphere, make it a great addition to any living room and study room.

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Akali Nihang General

Akali Nihang General

Early Sikh military history is dominated by the independent Nihang military order, particularly for many famous military victories. Nihang means fearless and ferocious. Neh – Without, Sang – Fear combines to Nihang, the Fearless One.

Bhagat’s sikh art prints serve to remind us of our ancestors. They remind us of those warriors to gave their life for this faith. Buy prints of Akali Nihang General for your living room and gym to inspire courage, aleterness and mental energy.

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Battle of Chamkaur – Sahibzada Ajit Singh

Battle of Chamkaur – Sahibzada Ajit Singh ji

As the day grew old, the Khalsa forces were running out of soldiers. At this point, Guru Gobind Singh’s eldest son, Baba Ajit Singh, at the age of 18, volunteered to join his fellow Khalsa in battle.

Bhagat’s sikh paintings tap into the Bir Ras of the Khalsa, and show sikh warriors radiating fury and causing total destruction of enemies on the battle field. Buy prints of Baba Ajit Singh ji in Battle of Chamkaur, to derive strength from it and the inspiration to act fearlessly in everything that you do in life.

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Baba Deep Singh – Classic

Baba Deep Singh ji – Classic

Baba Deep Singh ji is remembered for his devotion to the Sikh religion, and his sacrifice for Shri Harimandir Sahib, commonly referred to as the Golden Temple or Harmandir Sahib.

Never have Sikh Warriors, the defenders of faith, been portrayed with so much energy in our sikh art tradition. Baba ji is absolutely radiating with fury in this piece. Buy this Classic version to get inspiration during your workouts.

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Mai Bhago

Mai Bhago ji – First Edition

When Mai Bhago ji heard of this, she was distressed. She rode to their gathering, and made them realize their mistake. She set off along with them and some other Sikhs, to find the Guru.

Even though sikh artist Bhagat Singh Bedi has been painting sikh history since he was eleven, this is his first professional painting, available to purchase exclusively from Sikhi Art™.

Sacred Art in the Making

Sneak peak at some of Bhagat’s upcoming Sikh paintings. The final painting may or may not resemble these works.

Bhai Taru ji

Bhai Taru Singh ji

Bhai Taru Singh ji

Bhai Taru Singh ji was in his early 20s when his scalp was brutally chopped off for refusing to convert to Islam. Bhai Sahib maintained the principle of freedom of religion, and maintained his Sikh identity with a lot of grace.
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Baba Deep Singh ji

Baba Deep Singh ji

Baba Deep Singh ji on Horseback

I always wanted to do a painting of Baba Deep Singh ji on horseback, leading an army of Sikhs to defend the Harimandir Sahib. So I repainted one of my previous paintings with a similar theme.

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Guru Gobind Singh ji

Guru Gobind Singh ji

Guru Gobind Singh ji on Horseback

My newest painting is based on puratan paintings of Guru Sahib riding a white horse, surrounded by the Khalsa.
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Sikh History Speedpaintings

Click here to receive a free speed painting print with your purchase.

A speed painting is an exercise where the artist uses quick but controlled brush strokes to create a work of art, under a limited amount of time usually 1-3 hours (though some of the recent ones are more like 5-7 hours). Speed paintings can be used to loosen up or even set down an idea for a bigger painting.
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Bhai Baghel Singh - Capturing the Red Fort (2013)

Bhai Baghel Singh ji – Capturing the Red Fort

This sketch Bhai Baghel Singh ji leading sikhs to the Red Fort. After capturing Delhi, Bhai Baghel Singh ji built gurudwaras in Delhi dedicated to the Gurus.

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Bhai Ghanaiya feeds a Mughal in the midst of a Battle (2011)

Bhai Kanhaiya ji

Bhai Ghanaiya ji feeds a Mughal in the midst of a Battle?

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Vaisakhi – First Initiate (2011)

Vaisakhi – First Initiate

On the day of Vaisakhi, Guru Gobind Singh ji did khande di pahul a little differently. He called for his sikhs to give their heads while his sword glistened in the sun. The first five to give their heads were known as the Panj Pyarey.

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Banda Singh Bahadur - To Victory (2010)

Banda Singh ji Bahadur

This sketch shows Baba Banda Singh Bahadur, previously Guru Madhav Das, heading to battle along with sikh soldiers. Unlike Guru Gobind Singh ji, Banda Singh ji recruited many jatts into his army, and this lead to a snow-ball effect right into the city Sirhind.

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Together We March (2010)

Together We March

Based on the British sketches of Nihangs marching to battle.

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Hari Singh Nalwa (2009)

Hari Singh ji Nalwa

The sketch that lead to the creation of the famous painting of Hari Singh ji Nalwa.

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Machhiwara (2009)


The sketch that lead to the creation of the well-known painting of Guru Gobind Singh ji in Machhiwara.

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Akali Phula Singh - SP (2009)

Akali Phula Singh ji

The sketch that lead to the creation of the painting of Akali Nihang General.

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Escape from Anandpur (2008)

Escape from Anandpur

Guru Gobind Singh ji escapes from the city of Anandpur under the Mughal pressure. Him and 40 of his sikhs come to rest in a haveli at Chamkaur, however the Mughals continue pursuing them and this results in the Battle of Chamkaur, which wipes out everyone except for Guru Gobind Singh ji, who escapes into the Machhiwara jungles.

Sikh History Sketchbook

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Guru Tegh Bahadur ji

Guru Tegh bahadur ji

Hind di chadar Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur ji was previously known as Tyag Mal. However upon displaying martial prowess on the battlefield, came to be known as Tegh Bahadur, at young age. Later he resigned to small house in Bakala, where he meditated until he was discovered by Makhan Shah, and took the Gurgaddi after Guru Hari krishan ji.

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Young Guru Nanak Dev ji

Young Guru Nanak Dev ji

Gurus always said everyone follows faith blindly without understanding. So they tried to instill understanding in everyone. To the Gurus, hindus, muslims, christians, now sikhs, everybody was the same, they are all ignorant of God. That’s how the prophets also saw the people. Jesus said on the cross, “forgive them, Father, for they don’t know”. To the Gurus, no religion was a hurdle. It was ignorance of God that was the hurdle. That’s why the Gurus always focused on ignorance rather than religion.

Guru Harkrishan, Guru Hari Krishan, Guru Har krishan, son of Guru Har rai ji by Bhagat Singh, Sikh Gurus, Sikh Illustrations, Art and Drawings of Punjab, Drawings, Sketches Bhagat Singh Bedi

Guru Hari Krishan ji

Guru Hari Krishan ji

In 1661, Guru Hari Krishan ji received the gurgaddi from his father Guru Hari Rai ji, after his passing.
Guru Hari Krishan ji came to be known as the Bal Guru, child guru. At the age of 8 he passed away due to smallpox. Gurudwara Bala Sahib stands on the location of his cremation.

In this sketch, he is wearing the classic 17th century Dumalla, along with kalgi, chola and mala. On his cheeks, flows curls of hair. This is a typical depiction of Guru Hari Krishan ji and even young Guru Gobind Singh ji that is seen in the paintings of their times.

Guru Arjan Dev, Guru Arjun, Guru Arjun Dev, Bhai Gurdas, Bhai Gur Das, Adi Granth, Guru Granth Sahib, Sikh Gurus, Sikhi, Art, Punjab, Drawings, Sketches Bhagat Singh Bedi

Guru Arjun Dev ji with Bhai Gurdas ji

Guru Arjun Dev ji with Bhai Gur Das ji

In this sketch Guru Arjun Dev ji, with his scribe Bhai Gur Das ji, compiles the poems and teachings of various Indian mystics.
After the martyrdom of Guru Gobind Singh ji’s sons, Guru Sahib having no heir to the Gurgaddi passed the torch back to the granth that was compiled by his great grandfather, Guru Arjun Dev ji. From that moment on, this compilation of teachings came to be known as the Guru Granth Sahib.

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Guru Nanak Dev ji – Flow with the Hukam

Guru Nanak Dev ji – Flow with the Hukam

Guru Nanak Dev ji with Bhai Mardana ji and local villagers. In the spirit of my old painting of Guru Nanak Dev ji – Shabad Vichar

How can one realize the truth that all is impermanent?
By staying with the current of the eternal present moment one can recognize things for what they truly are.

What is the eternal present moment?
The eternal present moment cannot be stated, you can only be with it. But know that it is in the present moment in which things take form, in which living beings come to life, in which greatness is obtained, in which one becomes high or low, in which pleasure and pain is received. Everything is happening inside this eternal moment, there is nothing outside of it.

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Baba Deep Singh ji

Baba Deep Singh ji

Baba Deep Singh ji sacrificed his life Hari Mandir Sahib, along with about 500 men he had gathered to defend the temple from Afghani invaders.

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38 Responses to “Sikh History Paintings”

  1. Sarabjit Singh April 21, 2015 at 1:00 pm Permalink

    Its very useful information

  2. Gursehaj Singh June 22, 2015 at 7:40 am Permalink

    The almighty has blessed these true painters…..keep it up guyzz…looking forward for many more masterpieces..

  3. jag September 16, 2015 at 4:02 am Permalink

    Sukhi cuz of ur post. I learned something from prince

  4. Hardeep singh December 29, 2015 at 10:02 am Permalink

    Actually I don’t understand what is your motive to show these pictures. One side Sikhism are not believe in the Guru’s picture and you shown these picture Guru’s are very similar to a real men. I don’t know who is in picture but I am sure this is not my Guru’s.

    And how you know that Guru Nanak Dev G looking in young age like that.

    • Bhagat Bedi January 7, 2016 at 8:02 pm Permalink

      I am merely a vessel through which Waheguru is creating paintings. And the reason why I trust him, is because he is guiding me to knowledge.

      And this is knowledge that most Sikhs and Sikh painters are not aware of. A simple example of this knowledge is the dumalla style. No other artist knows how to paint a puratan dumalla that Guru Sahibs wore.
      I know what a puratan dumalla is and I know how Guru Sahib’s tied their dastaars. I am ignorant but I know only because Waheguru has shown me the way and he is getting me to paint these pictures the way he intends them to be.

      • dilpreet January 11, 2016 at 2:30 am Permalink

        prefect response. respect.

      • Harshdeep singh February 16, 2016 at 8:49 am Permalink

        Bhagat bedi ji sache patshah tuhaannu chaardikala ch rakhe……….

      • Bhai Surinder Singh Babbar January 14, 2017 at 4:00 pm Permalink

        That is Hunkaar talking and not you. And you are also so very wrong about the way the Khalsa wore the dhumala. Civilians men tied the dastaar the way you have painted but not the Khalsa, you should do more research on this topic, best way is to meet the elders of Nihang jathebandhis and talk to them. You are really doing great work, this is also parchaar, I also draw and paint but I give my work away for free.

        • Bhagat Bedi January 14, 2017 at 7:14 pm Permalink

          You are thinking of the Nihang’s Boonga style dastaar. It emerged much later during late 1700s, many decades after Guru Gobind Singh ji passed away in 1708.

          Guru Gobind Singh ji did not tie this style.

          The style of Dastaar that Guru Gobind Singh ji tied, while he was around in the 1600s, was much different from the Sikhs (including Nihangs) in 1780-1800s. This style I call the Puratan Dumalla. This is what I have painted in my portrait of Dashmesh Pita ji and then again in the painting of Banda Singh ji Bahadur.

          Dastaar styles have changed over time. New trends emerge, older trends die out – it is nature.

          The Dastaar that Guru Sahib tied, died out by the late 1800s. I am trying to bring it back. I figured out how to tie this style. You can see my Instagram to check it out –

        • Harinder Singh January 15, 2017 at 6:32 pm Permalink

          I must agree there is a lot of hunkaar in your post, if you feel waheguru has blessed you with knowledge that is great but to use it for personal gains of the magnitude you are commanding on here is ironic. Furthermore the clear endorsements of hindu deities is a strict conflict with fundamental sikh principles. If you care about the sangat then you should allow the sangat to volunteer how much they pay you for your reproductions not demand a fixed price in the hundreds upto thousands.
          No one knows what the greatest of great gurus looks like and to be honest we dont need to know, we need to follow their words and scriptures not the kalpana of artists.
          I notice you also endorse tattoos which again are anyi sikh as they require hair to be removed from the body, you have works of hanuman and shivji…lets recalibrate on the following ram rahim puran quran anekh kahe math ik na manyo….

          Your ability as an artist is fantastic use it to help people get back into sikhi not to delude them with your fantasies of what the gurus looked like and stop painting hindu mythological creatures like hanuman we do not accept these creatures as god god has no form no beginning and no end.

          • Bhagat Bedi January 16, 2017 at 6:57 pm Permalink

            I have ahankar that’s why I have attached myself firmly to Guru ji. That’s why I place my trust in Guru Sahib, to guide me towards the right decisions.

            Guru ji commanded me to make paintings of Sikh itihaas, Gurus and mythology, paintings of Gods. As he commands, I do. I am the vessel through which he fulfills his command.

            The sangat can always negotiate the prices and have been doing since I started painting. If you can’t pay what I have listed here, you can contact me and we can work out a price that works for you.

            Exactly, no one knows what our Gurus looked like, no one knows what our Warriors looked like. That’s the challenge that I face when I try to think about what they looked like. I need to know what they looked like. So I do my best to find out about Guru’s paintings from their time as well as their clothing and turbans of their time and I paint them to my best understanding.

            My paintings have helped millions of Sikhs to connect to Sikhi. They even helped you to think about the Gurus and their teachings as you were writing your comment.

  5. GURJANT SINGH January 1, 2016 at 5:53 am Permalink

    Vaisakhi – First Initiate (2011)
    in this pic the tie up of the dumala sahib of shri guru gobind singh ji was not like mughals they tie up this as the shown in the old painting
    othervise its okay i have just compalin about the dumala sahib

    • Bhagat Bedi January 7, 2016 at 7:55 pm Permalink

      Veerji most people don’t know this, however, the dumalla we wear today is different than the style Guru Gobind Singh ji wore.
      I looked at Guru Sahibs paintings that were painted during 1600s,1700s and 1800s and my painting of Vaisakhi and Dashmesh Pita, show the accurate style that Dasam Patshah wore.

  6. AP Singh January 8, 2016 at 11:36 am Permalink

    Beautiful Art of Sikh Gurus

  7. Supinderjit Kaur January 27, 2016 at 9:09 am Permalink

    Waheguru jii!! you are blessed with amazing talent!!!Beautiful art… speechless!!!

  8. Randy Johal May 13, 2016 at 2:52 pm Permalink

    You have a wonderful gift and I’m glad you are sharing it with us. Keep it up as I’m looking forward to seeing more…

  9. JASHAN January 22, 2017 at 7:06 pm Permalink

    There is so much negativity in responses. Stop judging. Everyone has the right to their opinion but to be so judgemental.its wrong. Instead STFU and appreciate what talent is bestowed upon this man he could have painted anything…naked women, or whatever but instead chosen to paint Sikhism. We were taught to treat with respect and instead we become egocentric. So many youngsters font go to the temple due to these politics. If we are to leave comments….instead leave ones staying how beautiful the paintings are. The peace in the eyes. The hues that sooth. You don’t like it…….don’t look at it or buy it. May Waheguru bring you all some peace.

  10. Sunpreet Singh January 28, 2017 at 1:32 pm Permalink

    Veer g beautiful art work #Chardikala
    Could you try to make a painting of Bhai sahab Baba Bidhi Chand Sheena Guru Ka seena ♡

  11. A Seeker and begger of Gurughar !! February 18, 2017 at 7:02 pm Permalink

    Wish I had an iota of blessings which you are enjoying being this vessel. I have 1 of your paintings in my house and every morning Guru Arjan Dev patshah thru your painting ask me how much of the real essence of Gurbani he is beautifully reciting to Bhai Gurdas ji I have understood and implemented in my life.

    Stay Magan (steadfast) on this path and bestest wishes !!

  12. karan khalsa March 5, 2017 at 11:42 pm Permalink

    bahut sohni art avirji

  13. Aimen Akhtar March 15, 2017 at 7:59 am Permalink

    Hello Bhagat Bedi! not much has been written about the Sikh paintings in literature, and so i want to do a research on Sikh paintings. Also i want to know the origins of Sikh paintings, their style etc. Any articles/books or other sources of information that u can suggest me pls?

  14. Gurbir kaur April 7, 2017 at 1:55 pm Permalink

    Bed I ji, keep up your good work. You will always find some one to criticise you no matter what you did! Just thank them.

  15. Satvinder Singh Sondh April 17, 2017 at 1:19 am Permalink

    Waheguru ji ka Khalsa
    Waheguru ji ki Fateh
    Awesome keep going ahead may guruji bless you. After having a look at these painting i felt like they are really in front of me.
    Thank you n take care

  16. Harjinder Boparai July 26, 2017 at 11:03 pm Permalink

    sir you have good talent but you have not make photo very clear. you have used a little of blue color in your paintings and it all over bhanwan color in your total paintings even everywhere in the paintings that is considered at present to be the color of r s s and modi regime an attack on sikhism through badals. in a painting you have shown back of a dhaal which is clearly showing the ganesh mouth the two eyes and a sund in a very artistic way in a painting you have shown bhai ghaniaa ji serving water to a fallen sikh and there is a bhangwan bad z on his turban and a kalgi that is not true true image of a sikh it is only weard by the guru himself and selected prominent sikhs. so there seems reason to use the bhangwan in your paintings. singh sahib try go through the paintings of bhai sahib bhai sobha singh, bhai jarnail singh ji and great painters. your photos/painting do show any jalal over the faces of gurus as well as othe sikh generals nothing is there in the paintings to attract sikhs to buy your painting. do not use bhangwan color and involve any hindu elements if you want to inspire sikhs to buy your paintings. you have the ability and great talent required for this art. to get the price of your paintings is your right because you are doing very hard job. i don’t ask you sell them free as no sikh in world i have seen or heard to do this or other job complimentary for the sikhism. so do very good job and earn very good by selling your art. you are not defrauding any body by selling this. god bless you ji.

  17. Magnetocaloric November 9, 2017 at 2:56 pm Permalink

    Excellent work! For all the haters that have an issue with this artwork being sold – Kirat Karo, which means to earn an honest, pure and dedicated living by exercising one’s God-given skills, abilities, talents and hard labor, is an important pillar of Sikhi. Thus, one should have nothing but respect for this artist!

  18. Sukhvinder Kaur Sumal-Bhatti November 13, 2017 at 8:22 am Permalink

    Sat Shri Akal

    I think you’re painting are excellent. You capture the mood and the emotions very well. My only criticism is these painting depicts alot of pain, suffering and aggression. Although this is very important, I would like to see more of our Gurus are at peace, meditating and engaging with their followers. Nevertheless keep up with your excellence. Look forward to your new creations.

  19. Preet December 24, 2017 at 10:37 am Permalink

    Sir you are the one that has hankar. Bhagat Bedi is doing such a beautiful thing here, these paintings are something that comes from inside him. And I’m sure for someone like him who who has so much love for our Gurus doesn’t mind ur harsh words as he only cares about his gurus guiding him to do such beautiful work. Keep up the great work Bhagat !!

  20. gurcharn dang December 27, 2017 at 1:40 pm Permalink

    Hardeep Singhji: please grow up and get a life. Begin by learning about Sikhism. Your Gurus are a figment of your fantasy. The Sikh Gurus were Men chosen by God to enlighten mankind.

    Gurcharn S. Dang
    Naples and Alpharetta.

  21. S-Arjan-T February 23, 2018 at 11:44 pm Permalink

    @Harinder Sounds like a few unintelligible talking points that weren’t clearly thought out
    *God has no beginning or end and then again God is present and manifest within all. The unknowable mystery of the universe that your tiny brain won’t ever truely understand
    *Segregation was never a building block for the Sikh religion. So go ahead and shut the hell up
    *Letting people choose how much they should pay. Come on now even your dim witted self can do better than that
    I hate the type of proud arrogant bastard you are and the others who believe they represent their religion correctly but dont even come close

  22. jasbir singh March 26, 2018 at 12:33 am Permalink

    brother u are very much talented
    heart touching pictures
    waheguru ji ka khalsa waheguru ji ki fateh

  23. Ravinder May 17, 2018 at 12:15 pm Permalink

    Agree agree agree 100%.
    Beautiful work, please let me know how I can purchase your work🙏

  24. Bhagat Bedi May 18, 2018 at 1:41 am Permalink

    Satshriakal Ravinder,
    To purchase prints click on Buy Prints > and then select the Print you want and the size > then Check Out.

    If you have any issues let me know. Alternatively if you want to place an order via email, you can email me at

  25. Vikramjit Singh November 10, 2018 at 7:53 pm Permalink

    Harinder bai ji . Every religion to propogate needs its own economy and festivals. Some money is required to take the work forward

    And sikhart is doing nothing bad by doing so. Take it as an appreciation for someone who is doing the community something good.

    Free donation at your own cost cannot be done for long time.

    Please understand this

  26. gurpreet November 24, 2018 at 10:40 pm Permalink

    its fantastic

  27. Tashi Sammi December 28, 2018 at 11:53 pm Permalink

    Beautiful, emotionally passionate work. It captures the eye and the soul of the viewer. It does what all great art does: makes us think and makes us reflect on what we believe and what we perceive. Never mind the naysayers. There is no moral failing in painting gurus and religious figures. You’re not trying to paint the Divine, only His reflection in all of us. Our gurus never proclaimed they were God. And God, as you already know, can never be captured in visual form. For if He was able to be defined, He wouldn’t be God. So, continue pursuing your gift without fear. All the Best.

  28. GOPAL SINGH May 6, 2019 at 1:42 pm Permalink

    one should not forget the troublesome periods through which Khalsa had to pass, the physical and mental torture, the brutal show of strength by the mughals and the resistance by Khalsa can not be represented through any other means but these.

  29. Manavjit singh August 24, 2019 at 11:19 am Permalink

    Bhai sahib baki sab theekh hai. Par Bahi GHANIA ji wali picture vich MUGHAL de KALGI kyu lagai hai jawab Devon? MAHARAJ WALI LOOK KYU DITI HAI?

  30. Manavjit singh August 24, 2019 at 11:25 am Permalink

    Sorry Virji Ma samaj ni sakea ki BHAI GHANIA JI NU HAR IK MUGHAL VICH GURU SAHIB HI NAZAR AA RAHE SI TUHADI ART BAHUT VADHIA HAI hor paintings bnavo ji prmatma tuhanu chardikala bhakshe

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