Sikh Guru Hargobind with Disciples
- Subject: Sikh Painting
- Paint Material: Opaque oil colors
- Base Material: Canvas (unframed)
- Size: 9 in. wide X 12 in. tall (23 cms X 30.5 cms)
- Age: Modern Handmade Art
- Country of origin: India
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Presenting an extremely fine and detailed work of art depicting the sixth Guru of Sikhism - Guru Hargobind.
Guru Hargobind (19 June 1595 – 3 March 1644), revered as the sixth Nanak, was the sixth of ten Gurus of the Sikh religion. He had become Guru at the young age of eleven.
Guru Hargobind introduced the process of militarization to Sikhism, likely as a response to his father's execution and to protect the Sikh community from the Mughals. He symbolized it by wearing two swords, representing the dual concept of miri and piri (temporal power and spiritual authority). In front of the Harmandir Sahib in Amritsar, Guru Hargobind constructed the Akal Takht (the throne of the timeless one). The Akal Takht represents the highest seat of earthly authority of the Khalsa (the collective body of the Sikhs) today.
What makes the work stand out visually is the richness of color and pattern that the painter has filled it with. Every little feature has received his attention: from the multi-colored floral design carpets on which the Guru sits to the jali (pattern) cut into the slabs that make up the balustrade both in front and back. Besides, of course, the exquisite pattern and color that one sees in the dress of the Guru and his attendants and disciples.
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