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Saviour of the mankind – Guru Gobind Singh

This historic painting is based on poet Mansa Singh ‘Dukhi’ poem. This poem is based on the word ‘Bar’ in Mahan kosh and has been used in 18 different ways. Guru Gobind Singh’s whole life has been described in this short poem.

fJj fuZso wjkB e'P ftu'A phoo; eth ;. wB;k f;zx ‘d[Zyh’ ih d/ fJ; efEZs ‘pko’ dh fJzNoh s/ nkXkos j?.

“ pko 1 sB wB XB r'fpzd wofrzd gkfj p?foB e' pko 2 pkoh 3 fjzdB eh pko 4 eh..

Guru Gobind Singh sacrificed everything for the sake of mankind and motherland. He stood fearlessly to protect motherland against tyrants.

pko 5 Eh T[wo pko 6 p?foB e/ gfcT pkg, pko 7 dhB' ;h; fjs d/P ;w pko 8 eh..

In childhood, he sent his father, Guru Teg Bhadur, being true holy person to Mughal Emperor to stop conversion of Hindus to Islam, forcefully.
His father made supreme sacrifice of his head for sake of the motherland.He accepted death rather than giving up his faith.

pko 9 pko 10 uko BkT[ e'w eh T[pko 11 bhBh p{vsh Eh pko 12 Bk brkJh pko 13 pko 14 eh..

Time and again he fought fearlessly with tyrants and evil minded rulers. He sacrificed his four sons to save the sinking ship of the nation. He didn’t waste any time. By sacrificing every thing he had, he took the ship to its destination safely.

pko 15 s' nB/e pko 16 u{es nu{e fgsk j{ihJ/ feogkb w/oh pko 17 e/jh pko 18 eh..

Child makes mistakes but father show them the correct path. Poet says dear kind guru, saviour of mankind, why he is taking too much time, on his turn.
   1    pko 1                         e[opkB                         Sacrifice
   2    pko 2                         ikb (ibBk)                burn
   3    pkoh 3                       c[btVh                         Garden
   4    pko  4                         tkV                              Fence
   5    pko  5                         pugB                          Childhood
   6    pko  6                         dotkik                         Door
   7    pko  7                         tkoBk, e[opB              Sacrifice
   8    pko 8                           tkb (e/;)                    Hair
   9    pko 9                           tkoe/                           Sacrificed
   10    pko 10                         bkb ( pZu/)                Children, Sons
   11    pko 11                         eZYDh                         to take out
   12    pko 12                         ;w[zdo                         Sea
   13    pko 13                         d/oh                             Delay
   14    pko 14                         pkjo ehsk                 Take to shore
   15    pko 15                         pu/                              Saved
   16    pko 16                         tkoh                            Again
   17    pko 17                         tkoh                            Turn
   18    pko 18                         d/oh                             Delay

;H wB;k f;zx d[yh B/ pho o; dk i' toskok ehsk j? T[j ;[zdo Yzr Bkb fJe Szd ftu jh r[o{ ih dk ;kok ihtB Gkos dk fJfsjk; ;w[zdo B{z e[Zi/ ftu pzd eoB ;wkB j? ;' fJ; dh ftnkfynk fuZso ftu ehsh rJh j?.

The Guru has sacrificed his all for the upliftment of the masses for the sake of his people and for the love of his motherland. He came to this world as the saviour of the mankind.

At very young age, Gobind Rai sacrificed his father for the cause of Dharma. Aurangzeb had ordered that all Hindus should be converted to Islam. Kashmiri Pandits being learned and most respected became their target. A group of pundits came to Guru Teg Bahadur to seek help in their hour of need. The Guru explained that sacrifice of a truly holy man can save them. Gobind Rai suggested that who else can be holier than Guru Teg Bahadur for this noble cause. At such an early, age Guru Gobind Singh sacrificed his father for the freedom of faith.

Guru Teg Bahadur readied himself for the journey to Delhi along with Bhai Mati das, Bhai Sati das, Bhai Dayal das. He was asked to perform miracle or accept Islam but the Guru refused. Then he was asked to choose between Islam and death. Guru Teg Bahadur accepted death. He believed in the freedom of faith so he attained martyrdom. Guru Teg Bahadur made the supreme sacrifice for the sake of protecting the Hindu religion.
A storm is said to have suddenly enveloped the place. Bhai Jaita a Rangretta Sikh managed to take the Guru’s head. He hid it under his robe and he hurriedly made his way for Anandpur Sahib. When he reached Anandpur Sahib, he presented the precious possession to Guru Gobind Singh. Guru Gobind Singh hugged him and said that ‘Jaita’ is the ‘true son’.

The Artist has drawn a map of India with Guru Teg Bhadur’s head lying on it, the Guru sacrificed himself for the nation. He stood freedom of faith for all human beings. He has truly been called ‘Hind di Chadar’ protector of nation. He gave up his life to protect, not his own beliefs but beliefs of Hindus, to defend the individual rights to follow the religion of his choosing.

Combined forces of Mughuls and Hill Rajas had seized Anandpur for many months. Swearing on Koran, they asked the Guru to leave. Sikhs also forced the Guru to leave Anandpur Sahib. At last, Guru left Anandpur Sahib with his family and Sikh devotees. They started towards Ropar. Mughul forces attacked from behind. In the confusion. Mata Gujri with two younger grandsons got separated from the Guru and the Sikhs. Then she met Gangu Brahmin, who had been a cook in their house. He took them to his house and later on, handed over them to the Subadar of Sirhind. Wazir Khan asked the young ones to accept Islam or death. But they bravely and fearlessly refused to accept Islam. Then he ordered to brick them alive. They attained martyrdom at the tender age.
Guru Gobind Singh had to fight many battles with the Mughul armies and the Hill Rajas. But the battle of Chamkaur Sahib is very unique in the history of mankind. On the one hand, there were forty Sikhs and Guru Gobind Singh along with his two elder sons. On the other hand, there were ten lakhs of soldiers. In the battle Guru’s two sons Ajit Singh and Jujhar Singh attained martyrdom while fighting bravely. Nowhere in the history, a father has himself sent his sons to the battlefield – unto a sure death. He saw them fighting fiercely and meeting death. Then he thanked the Almighty.

Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru, the father of the Khalsa Panth created saint-soldiers to uproot the tyranny of the Mughal Empire. The Guru Nanak Dev, the first Guru of the Sikh Panth had started the work to infuse courage and confidence in the lower and weaker sections of the society. This work was carried forward by the other Gurus and completed by the tenth Guru. When Guru Gobind Singh came into this world, the Mughal Empire was at its zenith. In the painting, the Artist has shown Guru Gobind Singh taking the ship of mankind towards the destination. People belonging to different castes , creeds, high or low are in the ship.The Guru loved all the human beings equally.(;ku ej'A ;[B b/j fifB gq/w ehU fsB[ jh gqG[ gkfJU l). All were equal in his eyes. He prayed to God to die fighting for a good cause.

The atrocities of the Mughals were at its peak and the conversion campaign was also in full swing.The ship of religion, as shown in the painting, was facing difficulties. It was in the turbulent waters. It may or may not reach the shore. The Guru came as the saviour of the mankind. He sacrificed all his sons at the tender age. ‘Hindan ki var’ as has shown by the artist. He created a fence around the country. He helped the ship of religion to reach the shore safely.

The Guru created a fence around the country. He created Khalsa Panth. Raised an army of brave soldiers those were ready to face the challenges thrown by the Mughals. By sacrificing his father at a very young age, he showed that he was not afraid of the mighty emperor. He himself was fearless and brave as a lion. Lion has been shown in the painting as a symbol of bravery. Lions at which renowned hunters were afraid to shoot from a distance were killed by him with a sword. No odds or difficulties could dampen his spirits. He was always in high spirits to encourage and infuse confidence in their devotees even in the battle field.

He wrote Zafarnama, ‘a letter of victory’ to Aurangzeb. In the letter, he has written about all the atrocities unleashed by the Moghal king on the innocent, weaker and the downtrodden masses. He was not afraid of the King. He told the king in straight words that he was not true to his words. The Guru had firm faith in Almighty God. He always prayed to God to give him strength and courage to help the human beings. He also prayed to God to die in the battle field fighting for the noble and good deeds. He is the true saviour of the mankind. He sacrificed everything he had for the benefit of human kind.

The Guru wrote in Zafarnama to Aurangzeb, ‘What, if you have killed my four sons, the hooded cobra still sits coiled up.’ ਚਿਹਾ ਸ਼ੁਦ ਕਿ ਚੂੰ ਬੱਚਗਾਂ ਕੁਸ਼ਤਹ ਚਾਰ ॥ ਕਿ ਬਾਕੀ ਬਮਾਂਦਸਤ ਪੇਚੀਦਹ ਮਾਰ ॥੭੮॥‘. The artist has shown a hawk killing small snake. Here hawk is symbolic of mighty Mughal Emperor and small snake symbolic of four sons of the Guru, killed by the Emperor’s forces. The artist has shown a coiled snake haunted the Hawk. The coiled snake is symbolic of Khalsa panth created by the tenth Guru. The Khalsa has courage, determination and strong will power to strike at the very root of the Mughal Empire. Later, the Mughal Empire was uprooted by Khalsa.

At the bottom on left side, the Artist has shown Bharat Mata offering thanks to Guru for saving her honour and helping the humanity in the hour of need.

On other side, the artist has shown himself as an ignorant child seeking the Guru’s blessing to enlightening his mind.

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