Kanwar Singh Dhillon’s newest painting commemoates the 25th anniversary of the Indian goverenment’s assault on the Golden Temple – the Durbar Sahib – of Amritsar in June 1984, during the Gurpurab of Guru Arjan’s Martyrdom.
This fantastic,powerful, potent and extremely deep painting portrays the Sixth Guru, Hargobind – who erected the Akal Takht in the 17th century at the young age of 11 years old, to be the seat of Sikh Temporal Authority – along with scenes from 1984.
The twin flags – nishaan sahibiaan – that perennially fly outside the Akal Takht, represent the concept of Miri-Piri as taught by Guru Hargobind: the duty of each Sikh to balance his and her spiritual obligations with temporal responsibilities.
Similarly, the two swords of Guru Hargobind represent the dual obligations of Miri Piri – further emphasized through the dual concept of Degh-Tegh: The Kettle & the Sword, symbolizing each Sikh’s duty to feed the poor and protect the weak!
This painting is available as a Artist Signed Limited Edition Canvas of 150 prints. Once the edition limit is met, these highly collectible prints will no longer be available on canvas.
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In addition to the canvas prints offered, all paintings in the Gallery section are available as Water Colour Giclee prints and Enhanced Matte smooth fine art paper prints.
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Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on June 11th 2009