Saturday, September 16, 2017

Image: Rama and Lakshmana


Rama and Lakshmana
circa 1800
(British Museum)

The heroes are sitting under a kadamba tree; you can read more about the kadamba tree at Wikipedia.


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Image: Akaal Bodham - Rama and Durga


Rama and Durga
circa 1895
(British Museum)

For more about the Akaal Bodhan, see Wikipedia.

More information from the British Museum site: Rama is shown about to offer his eyes to make up the full number - 108 - of lotus blossoms needed in the puja that he must offer to the goddess Durga to gain her blessing.  


Saturday, September 9, 2017

Image: Parashurama


Parashurama
circa 1800
(British Museum)

For more about Parashurama see Wikipedia. You can see him battling Kartavirya, along with the body of Parashurama's father Jamadagni, and his cow, Kamadhenu.