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Prakash Utsav of Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji

by Navroop Singh July 05, 2016 0 Comments

Prakash Utsav of Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji

ਪੰਜਿ ਪਿਆਲੇ ਪੰਜ ਪੀਰ ਛਠਮੁ ਪੀਰੁ ਬੈਠਾ ਗੁਰੁ ਭਾਰੀ।
ਅਰਜਨ ਕਾਇਆ ਪਲਟਿਕੈ ਮੂਰਤਿ ਹਰਿਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਸਵਾਰੀ।

 

Five Pirs (from Guru Nanak to Guru Arjan Dev) were there who drank from the five cups (of truth, contentment, compassion, dharama, discerning wisdom), and now the sixth great pir is holding the Guruship.
Arjan (Dev) transformed himself into Harigobind and sat majestically.
(Bhai Gurdas, Vaar 1, Pauri 48)

In remembrance of the Prakash Utsav of the sixth Guru, Sache Patshah Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji, we share this painting by a Kashmiri painter from the 19th century, showing Guru Sahib in regal glory. The painting was probably part of a prayer book (Pothi) and Guru Sahib here is shown with all the symbols of royalty, from the raised throne, to the hawk held in one hand, the canopy above, the fly-whisk and of course the kalgi upon his dastaar.

Painting held by the Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh.



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Framing Size Guide A3
Unframed 297mm (W) x 420mm (H)
Framed 420mm (W) x 540mm (H) x 18mm (D)