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Tales and Pictures from the Ramayana

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Keywords: ramayana, mythology

Rama's Hermitage - Painting by Jamini Roy
Depiction of Ramayana in Indian Art
Dasharatha Gets  the Boon of Progeny
Sage Goutama Blesses the king Dasharatha with a fertility fruit
Painting from an ancient Sanskrit text

Hanuman takes Rama's Ring to Sita
Depiction of Ramayana in Indian Art
Hanuman Meets Sita

Hanuman Fights King Rawana's Army
18th Century Mysore Traditional Art. Ramayana War in Indian Art

Hanuman, Laxman, and Jatayu attending to Rama
Bhatkal temple sculpture of 16th century A.D.
Ramayana Sculpture
Sri Rama Vanquishing the Sea
Lord Rama Conquers Varuna
Painting by Raja Ravi Varma. Sri Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery, Mysore

Janaka Finds Sita
Painting from Srinivasa Temple, Mulbagil
Janaka finds Sita

Rama Liberates Ahalya
Detail from a Mural in Karnataka

The War of Ramayana
Detail from a Haladipur pillar
Ramayan in Temple Art
The Monkey Army
Rama's Army of Monkeys
Detail from Ganjifa artwork

Rama Shoots an Arrow Through Seven Trees
Sculpture depicting a scnene from Ramayana, Halebidu sculpture
Killing of King Vali
Dasharatha Gets Boon of Payasam
Sacrifices Yield Boon Giving Pudding
Rishyashringa performed the holy sacrifice and the final day of the event, a dark skinned deity appeared from sacrificial alter and handed over a vessel of payasam to Dasharatha. He distributed the pudding equally between his three queens.

Killing of Vali Monkey
Painting by Balasaheb Pant Pratinidhi
Rama Kills Vali
The Signet Ring
Rama gives his ring to Maruti, so Sita can recognize him as a messenger
Painting by Balasaheb Pant Pratinidhi

The Bridging of Indian Ocean
Volunteer monkeys building a bridge to Sri Lanka
Monkeys Help in Bridge Construction
Education of Rama
Rama's Devotion to Teacher, Father, and Mother

Rama's Hermitage and the Magic Deer
Painting by Jamini Roy
Sita Desires the Magic Deer
Pictures of Ramayana
Rama Seeks Blessings from Hermit Gautam
Mythological Painting, Mysore

Anjaneya handing over Sita's Ornament at Ashoka Gardens
Mysore Traditional Painting, Mysore
Hanuman Finds Sita
Ramayana in Sculptural Art
The Tricking of Sita
Hoysala period sculpture shows Rawana's people showing two heads to Sita, claiming that Rama and Lakshman are dead.

Rama with the Army of Monkeys
Detail from Amriteswar temple, Karnataka
Ramayana Pictures
Maricha as Golden Deer
Hunting of Elusive Deer

Folk Artists as Ramayan Characters
Actors dressed as Rama, Lakshaman, Sita and Hanuman
Ramayana Street Play


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