Temple hanging

This large temple hanging, or kalamkari, illustrates scenes from the Hindu epic The Ramayana, which tells the story of Rama, a legendary king and incarnation of the god Vishnu. Among the many scenes are several red, multi-headed figures wielding swords, and a blue female reclining on a coiled, five-headed snake.


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Which scenes from the Ramayana (and which characters) are depicted in this temple hanging?

responded: Sep 29, 2010

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