Artist: Harseerat Kaur, US
Medium: Digital Art
Commissioner: Narian Sidhu
Kaula, the daughter of a Muslim priest named Rushtam Khan and a student of the Sufi saint Mian Mir, lived a repressed lifestyle under her father’s watch. She found solace in Gurbani and the few glimpses of Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji that she managed to catch, something that further drove a wedge between her and her father’s relationship.
Rushtam Khan himself had previously cheated the Guru, by selling him a horse that was initially stolen from a Sikh. Eventually, the Guru, upon the consultation of Mian Mir, rescued Kaula from her Lahore home and allowed her to take up residence in Amritsar near Harmandir Sahib.
An incredibly enlightened and dedicated disciple of Guru Ji, she is memorialised by the Kaulsar Gurdwara Sahib, which adorns the Darbar Sahib complex.
Harseerat Kaur, US
Harseerat Kaur is an artist and full time university student in California. She enjoys painting and experimenting with both digital and traditional mediums. For her, the encouragement to further explore and continue her pratice comes from the infinite treasure of inspiration that is Sikhi.