Sunday, April 30, 2017

Image: Rama and the golden deer



 Rama and the golden deer
carving from Angkor in Cambodia
(Wikimedia, as photographed in French exhibit)

You can learn more about Angkor at Khan Academy.

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Image: Rama Builds the Bridge



Rama and Lakshmana builds a bridge
with the help of the monkeys;
they are writing Rama's name on the stones
so that the stones will stick together (more about the story).
Oleograph by Raja Ravi Varma.
(more about Raja Ravi Varma at Wikipedia)

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Image: Shiva and Ganga




Shiva and Ganga in Varanasi
(Wikimedia)

If you are curious about Shiva and his tiger skin, here is a story to read: Why Shiva Wears a Tiger Skin. Notice that in the image of Shiva, you can see Ganga on top of his head! You can read about that story here: The Descent of Ganga. You can also read about Ganga's vehicle, the Makara, at Wikipedia.

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