Kabir (Kumbh)

20 x 20 Inches
Bharti Prajapati
MediumOil on canvas

About Artist

Bharti Prajapati
Bharti Prajapati

Born in 1962, Vadodara, Gujarat, Bharti Prajapati studied design at the National Institute of Design (NID) Ahmedabad, and have been honoured with various awards like the Cr... Read more


An original work on canvas by Bharti Prajapati.

She has derived the essence of her painting from a doha by Kabir.
With a fast and competitive lifestyle, it's indeed a soul soothing experience to absorb some wise words from a great saint, philosopher and guide.

Jal mai kumbh, kumbh mai jal,
bhahar bhitar paani.
Phoota kumbh, jal jalhi samaana,
yah tat katho gyani.

The meaning of above doha is deep and profound.
Kabir has explained it so beautifully,
and in precise analogy it touches the heart.
As we all know, we are souls existing in bodies which are perishable.
We all are transitory and each one has a specific time to live on this earth.
The doha explains this in simple words.
In the ocean is the earthen pot, in the earthen pot is water.
The pot breaks water inside and outside merge together.
This is the essence of life we have come and will merge into the cosmos.
It is just a matter of transition from inside to outside.
We are mere souls in this universe with a body to perform the actions destined.