A rare painting of Guru Nanak

Some years ago, I bumped across this painting of Guru Nanak Dev Ji in the company of Bhai Bala and Bhai Mardana, published on the cover of a commemorative magazine in Nairobi. I had never seen the painting before and it's colours seem to draw you in back into the time of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. I was only too tempted to make a high-res scan of the painting and save it for archiving. Such a beautiful expression.




  1. Taranjeev said,

    June 3, 2006 at 6:35 am

    it’s indeed beautiful, it reaches out to touch your soul

  2. Mr Singh said,

    June 3, 2006 at 9:08 am

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

    Waheguru, that painting looks so amazing. Thank you for sharing it Veerji

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

  3. Puneet Kaur said,

    June 4, 2006 at 12:00 pm

    Gurufateh ji

    This is indeed a beautiful painting!I really wonder how these artists put down their imagination onto a canvas… what if someone had done Darshan of Guru JI!!!!! I dont think that person would ever want to open his eyes to this world….this kalyug…..

    Guru rakha

  4. lakhvir said,

    June 5, 2006 at 5:46 am

    GuruFatehJi Puneet Kaur,

    What a beautiful thought and I can imagine that had one received the Darshan of the Guru, everything else mortal would just lose all its significance. It’s like the saakhi of that devoted but blind Sikh who wished to have the darshan of the Guru. And when the Guru fulfilled his Sikh’s wish, the Sikh then later asked the Guru to take away the eyesight as he had seen the Guru and nothing else should not fill his eyes again. What a beautiful way to develop love for the Guru. These paintings only help in a small way to develop pyaar for the Guru, but they simply cannot compare to what the Gurus really were in flesh and blood – and the aura around their blessed presence.

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