Artist: Darsh Chetty, RSA
Title: Mata Solakhni
Medium: Mixed Media
Commissioner: Parmajit & Manjit Johal
Mata Solakhni, the One with Great Qualities and the wife of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, was a pillar of support for the foundation of the early Sikh community.
While she and Guru Nanak Dev Ji were still in their late teenage years, they moved in with Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s sister Bebe Nanaki and her husband Jairam in Sultanpur. It was here where Mata Solakhni would give birth to her two sons, Sri Chand and Lakhmi Das, who she raised her children with the unyielding support of Bebe Nanaki (who she held in the highest regard).
Whilst Guru Nanak Dev Ji proceeded on their travels across the world, Mata Solakhni and several other Sikhs sustained the local congregations in Panjab.
Darsh Chetty, RSA
Darshini Chetty is a South African – South Asian designer and illustrator. Although graduating with a degree in Architecture, her interest lies in all realms of visual art. She enjoys being able to visually narrate through design and art, by exploring the surreal through a blend of fantasy, nature and culture.