Monday, July 7, 2014

Image: Rama battles Ravana

Rama battles Ravana
(British Library: Mewar Ramayana)

From the Library site: Having seen Rama and Laksmana advancing to meet Ravana on foot, the god Indra has sent down his chariot and charioteer Matali. After a tremendous fight, in which Rama shoots off Ravana's heads with his arrows only to see them grow again, Matali reminds Rama to use his Brahma-weapon. This weapon pierces Ravana's breast and he falls lifeless from his chariot. The surviving demons depart and Rama receives the homage of Vibhisana, whose grief on the death of his brother he consoles, and that of all the monkey leaders and the bear Jambavan.


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