Artist: Jaskaran Singh, IND
Title: Mata Nanaki
Medium: Colour Pencils
Commissioner: Manmohn Johal
Mata Nanaki, the wife of Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji, was a constant force of support of the Sikh community in a way only akin to Baba Budha. Both lived exceptionally long lives and, while Baba Budha lived to see six Gurus, Mata Nanaki would see and serve five Gurus, from Guru Arjan Dev Ji to Guru Gobind Singh Ji.
Mata Nanaki saw the expansion of the Sikh community in Amritsar during Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji’s time.
She was a community leader during this period, travelling eastwards with her son [Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji] and Mata Gujri Ji. Mata Nanaki would help raise the young Gobind Rai while Guru Tegh Bahadur was travelling in Assam. Mata Nanaki was the constant force of support and guidance for the latter half of the Sikh period of physical Guruship.
In this image Mata Nanaki is cradling the young Gobind Rai with Kirpal Chand and Mata Gujri in the background.
Jaskaran Singh, IND
Jaskaran Singh is a self taught artist , who lives in Manchester (United Kingdom). Born in Amritsar (India). He has a great interest in sikh history and loves to read history based books. His work is mostly in mediums like pencil shading and charcoal, as well as coloured pencils.