Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Paintings > Hindu > Lord Rama Killing Ravana
Displaying 148 of 196         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Lord Rama Killing Ravana

Lord Rama Killing Ravana

Lord Rama Killing Ravana

Availability:
Only One in stock
Exclusive
Specifications:

Watercolor on Paper
Artist: Kailash Raj

7.0 inches X 9.0 inches
Item Code:
HI98
Frame
Price:
$285.00   Shipping Free - 4 to 6 days
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Lord Rama Killing Ravana

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 16846 times since 1st Jun, 2010
This excellent painting, so strikingly different, simple and elegant, giving plenty of space not only for the depicted action but also to the sky to let it display its glory, to the land to let it stretch to the horizontal line, and to the ocean to let it mark at least its presence, portrays the climax of Rama-katha – story of the life of Rama. The painting has been rendered using characteristic South Indian art idiom in iconography, body complexion, style of costumes, type of crown, and jewellery. The battle is heading towards an end. All of Ravana's sons and his most other warriors have been killed. Ravana himself is in the battlefield now for a few days and has been shot at by Rama many times but his arrows cut sometimes a few of his twenty arms, and sometimes, one or two of his ten heads. Before Rama shoots at him again, there grow in place of Ravana's severed heads and arms as many new ones. This somewhat disappoints Rama.

None of Lakshmana, Hanuman, Jambant, Sugriva, Angad, Nala, Nila …., who accompanied Rama in the battlefield, were able to think of a way-out that would bring Ravana's end. One evening, after the day's battle, Rama even lamented that he would not perhaps meet Sita ever again. Ravana's brother, Vibhishana who had quit Ravana and had joined Rama's side, though he was not accompanying him in the battlefield, was in the camp. He immediately apprehended the situation. He disclosed that his brother had nectar in his navel and unless it was burnt, he would not die. He pointed out that Ravana either rode a chariot or by his occult powers moved above the ground. As Rama was shooting his arrows from ground level, they never struck him on his navel. Vibhishana, hence, suggested Rama that he should ride a chariot, so that he struck Ravana straight in the navel from the same height, which alone would bring Ravana's end.

All present in the camp realised that an arrow shot from below could hit an arm, head or any other part of Ravana's body but not his navel. They hence wished that Rama accepted Vibhishana's suggestion. But, it was not possible for Rama. At the time of leaving Ayodhya, he had vowed not to ride a chariot, horse or a vehicle, during the fourteen years of his exile. He hence traversed on foot all distances and every mission including his battle against Ravana. He hence declared that he would prefer defeat to breaking a vow. But, an idea struck in Hanuman's mind. He proposed that in the battlefield, he would carry his master on his shoulders and whenever his master aimed his arrows at Ravana, he would, by his supernatural powers, rise to such heights as had Ravana. Rama accepted the idea. The other day, carried over the shoulders of Hanuman, he fought his battle against Ravana. He hit him into his navel and was thus able to kill him.

In the painting, Rama, carried over the shoulders of Hanuman, and the ten headed and twenty armed Ravana, equipped with various weapons, are face to face. Rama is aiming his arrow at Ravana and vice versa Ravana at Rama. The artist has symbolised dimensions of war by depicting a monkey overpowering a Lankan warrior, probably one of Ravana's sons. Rama is carrying, besides his bow and quiver, also a sword. Rama, Hanuman and a monkey warrior are in green, a characteristic feature of the South Indian iconography, and Ravana and one of his sons are in blue. Hanuman's loincloth and Ravana's 'dhoti' are exactly similar. The upper garments of Rama, Ravana, Hanuman and Ravana's son are rendered in same yellow but they are differently painted and fashioned. Hanuman and the other monkey warrior are without a headdress, whereas Rama, Ravana and his son are wearing similar characteristically South Indian crowns. Ornaments of all figures are also alike fashioned.

This description by Prof. P.C. Jain and Dr Daljeet. Prof. Jain specializes on the aesthetics of ancient Indian literature. Dr Daljeet is the chief curator of the Visual Arts Gallery at the National Museum of India, New Delhi. They have both collaborated on numerous books on Indian art and culture.


Free Shipping. Delivered by to all international destinations within 3 to 5 days, fully insured.

Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Based on your browsing history

Loading... Please wait

Related Items

God Agni on His Mount Ram
Water Color Painting On Paper
Artist: Kailash Raj
5.2 inch x 7.6 inch
Item Code: HN81
$165.00
 With Frame (Add $70.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Sita Enters The Earth (Based on the Ramayana of Valmiki)
Water Color on Paper
Artist: Kailash Raj
14.0 inches X 11.0 inches
Item Code: HJ67
$795.00
 With Frame (Add $105.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Exile in the Forest
Water Color Painting on Paper
Artist:Kailash Raj
6.5 inch X 10 inch
Item Code: HN10
$325.00
 With Frame (Add $90.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Battle Scene from the Ramayana
Water Color Painting on Paper
Artist: Kailash Raj
11 inch X 7.4 inch
Item Code: HM43
$255.00
 With Frame (Add $90.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
All Ten Personal Gurus of Sikhs
Water Color on Paper
Artist: Kailash Raj
12.5 inches X 16.5 inches
Item Code: HJ70
$725.00
 With Frame (Add $105.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Kali, Mahakali or Shmashana-Kali
Water Color Painting on Paper
Artist:Kailash Raj
11.5 inch X 8.5 inch
Item Code: HN06
$495.00
 With Frame (Add $90.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Narasimha – The Supreme God
Water Color Painting on Paper
Artist: Kailash Raj
10.0 inch X 14.5 inch
Item Code: HK80
$995.00
 With Frame (Add $105.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Shesha-shayi Vishnu, Madhu-Kaitabha and Adishakti
Watercolor on Paper
Artist Kailash Raj
10 inch X 7.5 inch
Item Code: HH23
$295.00
 With Frame (Add $90.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Kailas (The Mystic Land of Shiva)
by Krishna Yadav
Hardcover (Edition: 2006)
Promilla and Co. Publishers
Item Code: NAF219
$30.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
765 Notable Horoscopes
by Raj Kumar
Paperback (Edition: 2010)
Sagar Publications
Item Code: IHJ086
$30.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Adipurana: Sanskrit Text with English Translation and Notes (Set of 2 Volumes)
by Shantilal Nagar
Hardcover (Edition: 2011)
Eastern Book Linkers
Item Code: NAF470
$125.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Siva Purana - Complete Set in 4 Volumes
Item Code: NAB424
$120.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Poojyasree Kanchi Mahaswamigal and His Foot Print Pammal Ekambaram
by Shri S. Ekambaram
Paperback (Edition: 2015)
Shree Vignesh and Co.
Item Code: NAM669
$45.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
A History of Indian English Literature
by M. K. Naik
Paperback (Edition: 2014)
Sahitya Akademi
Item Code: IDG630
$25.00
SOLD

Testimonials

Fast and reliable service.
Dharma Rao, Canada
You always have a great selection of books on Hindu topics. Thank you!
Gayatri, USA
Excellent e-commerce website with the most exceptional, rare and sought after authentic India items. Thank you!
Cabot, USA
Excellent service and fast shipping. An excellent supplier of Indian philosophical texts
Libero, Italy.
I am your old customer. You have got a wonderful collection of all products, books etc.... I am very happy to shop from you.
Usha, UK
I appreciate the books offered by your website, dealing with Shiva sutra theme.
Antonio, Brazil
I love Exotic India!
Jai, USA
Superzoom delivery and beautiful packaging! Thanks! Very impressed.
Susana
Great service. Keep on helping the people
Armando, Australia
I bought DVs supposed to receive 55 in the set instead got 48 and was in bad condition appears used and dusty. I contacted the seller to return the product and the gave 100% credit with apologies. I am very grateful because I had bought and will continue to buy products here and have never received defective product until now. I bought paintings saris..etc and always pleased with my purchase until now. But I want to say a public thank you to whom it may concern for giving me the credit. Thank you. Navieta.
Navieta N Bhudu
TRUSTe
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2018 © Exotic India