Dacca Potrait of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji Mahraj.

During Guru Ji's travel to Dacca, they blessed their Darshan to the devoted mother of Bhai Bulaki Das, the main Masand of Dacca. She had been waiting for a long time where she prepared a palanquin and robe for Guru Mahraj. Image
When Guru Ji was leaving, Mata Ji was very sad and wanted them to stay there forever. Guru Ji then said "I need to leave for other important affairs, but you can have a portrait of myself painted and keep it to do Darshan daily".
After seeking blessings of Guru Ji, the painter started preparing the portrait of Guru Ji's in the robe in which Guru Ji was attired. However Guru Ji's face was too radiant and their eyes were shedding divine rays of grace, which the painter couldn't withstand.
Guru Ji being an all-knower took the brush from the painter and prepared their face in their own hand and gave final touches to complete this self-portrait. and presented the portrait to the Mata Ji personally.

📸: Guru Tegh Bahadur: Prophet and Martyr (1967) Image
This incident is recorded in both Mehma Parkash by Sarup Das Bhalla and by Kavi Santokh Singh ji in Sri Gurpartap Suraj Prakash (Adhyai 5, Ras 12). The potrait is said to be almost similar to the potrait of Guru Ji at Sis Ganj Sahib Gurdwara currently. Image
Dacca now known as Dhaka is currently in Bangladesh. Prof Anurag Singh states that the potrait was preserved by a local woman, Smt. Kanchan Devi & was discovered by his father, Dr. Trilochan Singh in 1958 and published in his book "Guru Tegh Bahadur: Prophet and Martyr (1967)". ImageImage

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