Artist: Dilrani Kaur
Title: Birth of Guru Tegh Bahadur
Medium: Gouache, acrylic, ink and 24k gold leaf on heavy card stock
Country: United States
Entering the world in the city of Amritsar during the early morning hours of the day, Guru Tegh Bahadur was born on May 1st, 1621 to Mata Nanaki and Guru Hargobind. He was the youngest in the family, having four elder brothers [Baba Gurditta, Suraj Mal, Ani Rai and Atal Rai], and one elder sister, Bibi Viro. When news spread across the city large groups of Sikhs came running. Some were singing, some were throwing flowers in joy; but most were frozen in awe looking at the young Tegh Bahadur.