Sohni & Mahiwal Mural

This mural was inspired by the Punjabi artist Sobha Singh’s interpretation of the Indian love story of Sohni and Mahiwal. Sohni was a very brave and strong woman who defied social norms and swam across the river at night to be with Mahiwal, the one she loved. This painting shows Sohni, with her garment wet after her dangerous swim, being received by Mahiwal in a half-embrace as both of them, ecstatic, go to the bank of the river Chenab. As with Romeo and Juliet , the story doesn’t end well for the yong lovers.