Bhai Kanhaiya ji

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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.

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Artist's Notes

“Travelling in total darkness, Hari’s name will light the way. “

– Guru Arjun Dev ji (Guru Granth Sahib, 264)

Bhai Kanhaiya, Bhai Ghanaiya, Guru Gobind Singh, Dashmesh Pita, Mughal, Sikh, Bhagat Singh, Sikhi Art, Sikh, Art, Punjab, Battle of Anandpur Sahib

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.

This becomes the basis for this painting of Bhai Kanhaiya ji.

There is a gruesome battle going on around Bhai Kanhaiya ji and amidst the chaos, he is feeding water to an injured Mughal soldier. The ground is covered in his blood.

However the painting departs from the realism of a battlefield and instead depicts the experience of Bhai Kanhaiya ji, his internal state, where he is witnessing Waheguru alone, even inside the Mughal soldier. The soldier appears to him as Guru Gobind Singh ji, who is a physical representation of Waheguru.

Background

Bhai Kanhaiya, Hand, Bhai Ghanaiya, Guru Gobind Singh, Dashmesh Pita, Mughal, Sikh, Bhagat Singh, Sikhi Art, Sikh Art, Punjab, Battle of Anandpur Sahib

Feeding Water


Bhai Kanhaiya ji’s father was a wealthy trader, however Bhai Sahib was looking for something other than material wealth. He left home and sought after the company of Sadhus and Saints, of those who possessed spiritual wealth. Eventually he met Guru Tegh Bahadur ji and stuck with him. Selfless service became Bhai Kanhaiya ji’s main mission. He opened a centre in current-day Pakistan for helping people regardless of their background.

In 1705, he was visiting Anandpur in Punjab, when Anandpur was under attack by the Mughals and Hill Chiefs. During the Battles of Anandpur, Bhai Kanhaiya ji would go around and serve water to all fallen soldiers, to the wounded and dying men in the battlefield, regardless of who they were. Guru Gobind Singh ji’s sikhs complained to the Guru that Bhai Kanhaiya was reviving the enemy soldiers. Guru Sahib called Bhai Sahib and asked him to explain himself. Bhai Kanhaiya ji responded that he saw no friends or foes, he only saw the Divine shining through. Guru ji approved of his actions and gave him bandages to further his mission.

A Closer Look

Wounded Guru Gobind Singh, Dashmesh Pita, in Mughal Soldier, Bhai Kanhaiya, Bhai Ghanaiya, Sikh, Bhagat Singh, Sikhi Art, Sikh Art, Punjab Art, Battle of Anandpur Sahib

Guru in Enemy Soldier

In this painting, Bhai Sahib and Guru Sahib are wearing a puratan dumalla. At that time, sikhs tied dumalla very differently from how we tie dumalla nowadays.

Dumalla means ‘two turbans’. One turban was wrapped around the head, where the folds were wrapped in a way that it covered the whole head. The second turban was used to tighten the first turban and secure it on the head.

A small bit of the second turban was pulled up and fanned to form the farla, and a protruding bit below the kalgi could be tucked easily into the second turban to hold the kalgi upright. In this manner, the dumalla was decorated.

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1 review for Bhai Kanhaiya ji

  1. Gurcharn Dang

    Golden Temple - Guru Gobind Singh ji - Bhai Kanhaiya ji - Sikh Canvas Fine Art Prints - Bhagat Singh Sikhi Art - Gurcharn Dang Collection

    Some in our community say that we should not depict the image of our Gurus, but many like me need a catalyst to help us get in the mood of understanding the true meaning and feeling the peace, tranquility depth of inner self that Guru Nanak Devji brought to our lives. Bhagatji has captured that medium thru the expression of Wahe guru that just helps me as an individual focused on the materialism and rigors of life.

    Bhai Kanhaiya ji - Sikh Canvas Fine Art Prints - Bhagat Singh Sikhi Art - Gurcharn Dang Collection

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