Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Image: Indra

by Sudhansu Ajaudharany (ca. 1930)

The San Diego Museum of Art at Flickr.

More about Indra at Wikipedia.

Image: Rama Pronounces Judgment

Thai Rubbing from the West Wall of the Temple of Wat Po, Bangkok; Rama Asks Sugrib to Decide Punishment for Hanuman and Nilabad; forms complete illustration with 1960.4.87

More information from the Thai Temple Rubbings website

Image: Happy Reign

Rama reigns happily as king.
(British Library: Mewar Ramayana)

From the Library site: The seventh and last book begins with Rama and Sita enthroned in Ayodhya, where Rama questions the various assembled sages about the history of Ravana and his ancestors. The resulting answers take up half of the book. When the story begins again, Rama and Sita are seen together relaxing and enjoying wine and music played by nymphs in the ashoka grove filled with wonderful trees, flowers and fruits in the gardens of the palace at Ayodhya. These are their last untroubled moments together.


Image: Narada and Vishnu

Narada and Vishnu 

You can see Narada has set down his vina;
for more about Narada, see Wikipedia.

Image: Rama Battles Thataka

Rama Battles Thataka
circa 1750

You can read more about Thataka at Wikipedia.