Rama and Sita are crowned
Rama and Sita, reunited at last, return to the Ayudhya palace for their coronation in an elaborate ceremony. Rama's brother Bharata has ruled Ayudhya wisely in Rama's absence, but he is happy to see Rama return and take the throne as its rightful owner. (Learn more)
In this mural detail from the Emerald Buddha Temple, Rama and Sita sit separately on high columned platforms back in their royal pavillion at Ayudhya. Large gold chalices are set in front of Rama on a blue platform. Below the platforms on a tiled floor, monkey kings sit attentively on their knees to watch Rama’s coronation.
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