Guru Nanak Dev ji – Supper at Bhai Lalo ji’s House

The painting grabs attention & reminds us to perform Responsible Actions and Meditation, & embody Ram within.

Guru Nanak Dev ji – Supper at Bhai Lalo ji’s House

“If blood gets on one’s clothes, we say the garment has become polluted. Those who suck the blood of human beings, how can their consciousness be pure? Guru Nanak Dev ji says [perform Responsible Actions and] Meditate on the Name of the Supreme Consciousness, with a pure heart. Everything else is just a pretentious display, and the practice of irresponsible actions.”  – Guru Nanak Dev ji (Guru Granth Sahib, 140)


Guru Nanak Dev ji demonstrates that Bhai Lalo ji’s bread, earned through Responsible Actions and Meditation, is dripping with Milk. It nourishes everyone around Bhai Sahib, who bows to the Guru. Whereas the bread of Malik Bhago, earned through irresponsible actions, is dripping with Blood. It sucks the blood of those around Malik Bhago, who is looking shocked by the revelation. Standing behind Guru ji, Bhai Mardana ji watches the miracle in awe.

With this painting, Bhagat has went back in time and has captured the Puratan depiction of Guru Nanak Dev ji, mentioned in historical literature, and in the style of Italian artist Caravaggio. This painting depicts Guru ji illuminating the scene, in his original and unique appearance that we see in the Sikh Art tradition of 18th century Punjab. The painting grabs out attention and reminds us to perform Responsible Actions and Meditation, and embody Ram within.

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Bhagat Singh Bedi

Bhagat Singh Bedi

Bhagat Singh Bedi has been painting Sikh History since the young age of 11. His Sikh Paintings connect us to our ancient heritage by telling stories of our ancestors in vivid colours. Each painting is carefully hand-painted, researched and detailed by Bhagat, over years of meditation. Bhagat's fine art prints can be purchased for your home, and can be easily ordered online at

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