Inspirational Sikh Art

Defining moments in Sikhism to uplift the heart and soul

  • First Guru 1469 - 1539

    Guru Nanak at Kartarpur

    This painting of Guru Nanak at Kartarpur is an artistic attempt to express the divine light manifested by Guru ji in his old age when he attracted many followers to sit alongside him in the wheat fields of Kartarpur. Looking at this art piece, we ...... Read More
  • Adi Granth 1604

    Guru Arjan Dev Ji - Birth of the Adi Granth

    Guru Arjan Dev Ji, the fifth in the line of Guru Nanak, presided over a time of many great new horizons for the young Sikh faith. Amritsar, which had been founded by his father Guru Ram Das Ji, was becoming a great social, political and religio...... Read More
  • Vaisakhi 1699

    Vaisakhi 1699 Birth of the Khalsa

    On the day of Vaisakhi in 1699 at Anandpur, the Sikh faith underwent its greatest transformation. Guru Gobind Rae, son of the martyred ninth master, Guru Tegh Bahadur had come to the realization that his Sikhs must adapt or perish in these perilou...... Read More
  • Vaisakhi 1699

    Mata Sahib Kaur - Mother of the Khalsa

    Just as Guru Gobind Singh Sahib is considered the father of the Sikh nation, Mata Sahib Kaur is considered its mother. A remarkable young woman, Mata Sahib Kaur was a born leader who took her role as symbolic mother of the Sikhs very seriously. ...... Read More
  • Formation of the Khalsa 1699

    Guru Gobind Singh – Master and Disciple

    Vaisakhi, 1699 CE, Anandpur Sahib, Punjab, Mughal India: In the dark days of human bigotry, oppression and suffering, Guru Gobind created a universal order of men and women to stand up to tyrants and nurture the good. Guru Gobind Singh started the...... Read More
  • 1699

    Guru Gobind Singh Maharaj

    Guru Gobind Singh ji, the 10th Guru of the Sikhs, was born into this world to protect the righteous saints and to stand against evil tyranny. Under the oppressive mughal occupation of 17th century India, the Sikhs alone remained as a wellspring of...... Read More
  • Pillar of Peace

    The Harimandir Sahib is the heart of the Sikh Panth. It was conceived by Guru Ram Das ji when he built the sarovar on the site of a holy pool of water in the city of Amritsar, which he also founded. The next master, Guru Arjun completed the  Harim...... Read More
  • 1665

    Guru Tegh Bahadur - The Protector

    Guru Tegh Bahadur laid down his life in order to protect religious freedom for all India which was under the oppressive rule of Mughal emperor Aurunzeb, who wished to convert the entire land to Islam. According to the Guru, living a truly spiritua...... Read More
  • 1708

    The Eternal Guru

    In 1708, Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs, having consciously witnessed the sacrifice of the lives of all his four sons, handed over the legacy of the Guruship to the Shabad Guru, embodied in the Siri Guru Granth Sahib. He understoo...... Read More
  • Sikhism 1469

    Siri Guru Granth Sahib - The Abode of Nanak

    The Abode of Nanak is a reflection on our daily relationship with the spirit of the Sikh Gurus as distilled into the Siri Guru Granth, which Sikhs regard as their living Guru. Siri Guru Granth Sahib is an anthology not only of the sacred compositi...... Read More
  • Sarbat Khalsa

    During the turbulent 18th century, with the gradual collapse of the Mughal Empire and constant incursions by Afghan invaders into India, Sikhs became the de facto defenders of Punjab. During this period, Sikhs would congregate twice a year on Vais...... Read More
  • First World War

    1914 - 1918

    Stand on Guard for Thee

    In “Stand on Guard for Thee” artist Kanwar Singh focuses on the role of Sikhs during World War One. Sikh soldiers participated in most of the key battles of the Great War, whether in the trenches of France, or the deserts of Mesopotamia. To mark t...... Read More
  • 1995

    Jaswant Singh Khalra – The Witness

    This painting chronicles the life's work of human rights activist Shaheed Jaswant Singh Khalra and the events of the bloody decade (1984 -1995) in Punjab. It depicts how government forces operated with complete impunity to end the Khalistan moveme...... Read More