Jump to content
dharamyudh

Possible Contemporary Painting of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Sahib Ji?

Recommended Posts

Keep in mind, this is most likely a painting of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj, however, it's not really confirmed. As the post states, we can see Guru Ji's famous blue horse on the bottom right. We can also see a kalgi on the dastar. The two men seated are depicted way bigger, a website states that Hindu paintings usually have rulers  portrayed on a larger scale than their courtiers, as befits their royal stature.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thing with most Indian paintings is they really don't give much of the facial features away, like in that painting everyone has pretty much got the same/similar face. But the description fits in with that i'v read about Guru Ji. Bhai Jaita/Jivan Singh describes Guru ji as being medium built, having a bright complexion which means fair skinned, Large eyes, and a sharp nose. Guru ji is depicted as the lightest one from all of them and of a medium built and with large big eyes in this painting as well, which matches the description given by Bhai Jivan Singh.

What about the Hazur Sahib painting? Its in one of the puratan Dasam Granths or Sarbloh Granths and the Singh showed us it and said its the original painting of Guru Sahib. The bog version you see hanging inside Hazur Sahib is a replica of the one of saw in one of the puratan birs shown to us.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, puzzled said:

Thing with most Indian paintings is they really don't give much of the facial features away, like in that painting everyone has pretty much got the same/similar face. But the description fits in with that i'v read about Guru Ji. Bhai Jaita/Jivan Singh describes Guru ji as being medium built, having a bright complexion which means fair skinned, Large eyes, and a sharp nose. Guru ji is depicted as the lightest one from all of them and of a medium built and with large big eyes in this painting as well, which matches the description given by Bhai Jivan Singh.

What about the Hazur Sahib painting? Its in one of the puratan Dasam Granths or Sarbloh Granths and the Singh showed us it and said its the original painting of Guru Sahib. The bog version you see hanging inside Hazur Sahib is a replica of the one of saw in one of the puratan birs shown to us.

Yeah, i'm not really sure. The artist obviously overdone some things, especially regarding the eyes. If this is Guru Sahib, they depict him fairly young as well with a short beard. There is also a common trend regarding hoop earrings in a lot of these puratan paintings, an obvious sign of royalty. This image supposedly takes place after the establishment of the Khalsa, however, it doesn't even look like any of the Singhs are there. Which is odd. Also displays a red dastar, and tilk. Then again, I could be wrong. Most of the guys at the bottom just look like Rajput warriors/royalty. 

 I have the Hazur Sahib painting hanging in my room. I personally believe that's an authentic depiction. Is there any more history regarding that image? I've been trying to find more info.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So the guru used to put vaishnav tilaks on face ?

Why shouldn't we apply U-shaped tilak too then ? also why not wear earrings (hindu tradition) ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, puzzled said:

What about the Hazur Sahib painting? Its in one of the puratan Dasam Granths or Sarbloh Granths and the Singh showed us it and said its the original painting of Guru Sahib. The bog version you see hanging inside Hazur Sahib is a replica of the one of saw in one of the puratan birs shown to us.

Could you please share an image of this painting?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, AjeetSingh2019 said:

So the guru used to put vaishnav tilaks on face ?

Why shouldn't we apply U-shaped tilak too then ? also why not wear earrings (hindu tradition) ?

Why are you getting so excited, lol?

They also sacrificed their entire immediate family, from parents to offspring. Shall we do the same, too?

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 minutes ago, MisterrSingh said:

Why are you getting so excited, lol?

They also sacrificed their entire immediate family, from parents to offspring. Shall we do the same, too?

yes I am excited the separatist mentality was finally an artificial construct invented by tat khalsa and singh sabha movements , and that sikh gurus were more "hindu" than the modern day sikhs would like to admit. Finally the RSS/hindutva brigade was right in trying to bring sikhs to their senses of who we really are , a branch and not a tree.

Gurus wore prominent tilaks as u can see in the pic , and  perhaps also wore janeu. Who invented the modern day paintings of guru gobind singh ji ? must be some khalistani 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, AjeetSingh2019 said:

yes I am excited the separatist mentality was finally an artificial construct invented by tat khalsa and singh sabha movements , and that sikh gurus were more "hindu" than the modern day sikhs would like to admit. Finally the RSS/hindutva brigade was right in trying to bring sikhs to their senses of who we really are , a branch and not a tree.

Gurus wore prominent tilaks as u can see in the pic , and  perhaps also wore janeu. Who invented the modern day paintings of guru gobind singh ji ? must be some khalistani 

It's a lot to process. I'm feeling light-headed all of a sudden. Don't trigger me! 😅

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 minutes ago, AjeetSingh2019 said:

yes I am excited the separatist mentality was finally an artificial construct invented by tat khalsa and singh sabha movements , and that sikh gurus were more "hindu" than the modern day sikhs would like to admit. Finally the RSS/hindutva brigade was right in trying to bring sikhs to their senses of who we really are , a branch and not a tree.

Gurus wore prominent tilaks as u can see in the pic , and  perhaps also wore janeu. Who invented the modern day paintings of guru gobind singh ji ? must be some khalistani 

 

So are you saying we are a branch of hinduism?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, MisterrSingh said:

RSS.

its important to note if gurus really wore kanna dia mundran as some paintings depict , then that ritual would have been preserved by singhs in hazur sahib and possibly even takht patna sahib where singh sabha movement didn't have that much influence and where they profess they're more puritanical than the sikhs of punjab. 

They do aarti with thaal , etc but dont do much of this tilak thing , except some festivals. But then even mainstream sikhs accept "gureyai da tilak" was a real thing . Was it just once ? there're many questions. its like opening up a pandora's box of uncomfortable truths(?)

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...



×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use