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Balinese painting of Hanuman courting Ravana's mermaid daughter
Balinese painting of Hanuman courting Ravana's mermaid daughter
A red-toned modern Balinese painting depicts Hanuman courting Ravana's mermaid daughter. Swooping above moonlit waves and an open-mouthed fish in the sea, Hanuman carries the beautiful mermaid in his outstretched arms. Hanuman's and the mermaid's faces are...
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The battle continues
In The Ramayana, page 3.8
This detail of a mural at the Emerald Buddha Temple, where Hanuman descends lithely down poles beside a circular well to seize the guards, shows how the powerful and clever monkey god can single-handedly defeat the hapless demons who defend Ravana's palace....
By Lorraine Aragon.
Demon on Lanka emerges from underground (Thai Ramayana mural)
Demon on Lanka emerges from underground (Thai Ramayana mural)
A demon on Lanka emerges from underground, as portrayed on a mural at the Emerald Buddha Temple. This dark and fierce demon, whose top half is seen as if from above, has small tusks and curly hair. He is wearing a gold headdress and arm bands as he pushes...
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Detail of four-armed Hanuman fighting (Thai Ramayana mural)
Detail of four-armed Hanuman fighting (Thai Ramayana mural)
This detail from a painted Ramayana mural at the Emerald Buddha Temple shows the monkey god Hanuman perching on his arms upside down as he fights valiantly in the service of Prince Rama. Descending from a boulder, Hanuman wields swords and knives with his...
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Giant Hanuman uses his tail as bridge for Rama's army (Thai Ramayana mural)
Giant Hanuman uses his tail as bridge for Rama's army (Thai Ramayana mural)
Hanuman uses his tail as a bridge for Rama's army, as seen on a mural at the Emerald Buddha Temple. On the way to Lanka to rescue Sita, Rama's army cannot cross a wide river. Hanuman, who is able to change his form, enlarges himself enough that his tail can...
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Hanuman as bear watches demons make poisoned arrows (Thai Ramayana mural)
Hanuman as bear watches demons make poisoned arrows (Thai Ramayana mural)
Hanuman in disguise as a bear watches Ravana's demons making magical poisoned arrows, as seen in a mural at the Emerald Buddha Temple. Ravana's demon son Intarachit sits upon a royal daybed in the forest in front of a giant tree stump as he makes the arrows....
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Hanuman attacks Ravana's palace
In The Ramayana, page 3.7
In this detail image from an Emerald Buddha Temple mural, Hanuman in royal garb clambers over the head of an elephant outside a white wall of Ravana's palace. The bodies of two fallen demon guards are seen at each side of the frame. After locating Sita and...
By Lorraine Aragon.
Hanuman battles demon blocking river (Thai Ramayana mural)
Hanuman battles demon blocking river (Thai Ramayana mural)
Hanuman battles a giant demon in the current of a river, as seen in a mural at the Emerald Buddha Temple. Wielding a trident dagger in his left hand, a huge white Hanuman steps on the shoulder of a giant green-skinned demon fallen in the river. The demon was...
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Hanuman battles fish taking stone from Rama's bridge (Thai Ramayana mural)
Hanuman battles fish taking stone from Rama's bridge (Thai Ramayana mural)
Hanuman fights a large fish who is taking a stone from Rama's bridge to Lanka. Hanuman stands on the green fish's head as he pulls his upper jaw open to release the stone that the fish has seized from the bridge Rama's allies were building to get to Lanka....
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Hanuman battles his half-mermaid son
In The Ramayana, page 5.12
Hanuman faces his mermaid son in battle, as seen on a mural detail at the Emerald Buddha Temple. On the right side, Hanuman, in his wide-legged stance, holds a sword in his left hand while he points his right index finger at his enemy. A fish-tailed creature,...
By Lorraine Aragon.
Hanuman battles the demon giant
In The Ramayana, page 5.6
Hanuman battles a giant demon in the current of a river, as seen in a mural at the Emerald Buddha Temple. Wielding a trident dagger in his left hand, a huge white Hanuman steps on the shoulder of a giant green-skinned demon fallen in the river. The demon was...
By Lorraine Aragon.
Hanuman charms Ravana's mermaid daughter
In The Ramayana, page 4.12
A red-toned modern Balinese painting depicts Hanuman courting Ravana's mermaid daughter. Swooping above moonlit waves and an open-mouthed fish in the sea, Hanuman carries the beautiful mermaid in his outstretched arms. Hanuman's and the mermaid's faces are...
By Lorraine Aragon.
Hanuman charms Ravana's mermaid daughter (Thai Ramayana mural)
Hanuman charms Ravana's mermaid daughter (Thai Ramayana mural)
Hanuman charms Ravana's mermaid daughter, as seen in a detail on a painted mural at the Emerald Buddha Temple. In his royal Siamese clothing, Hanuman stands on the tail of the beautiful mermaid as she floats in gentle blue waves. Hanuman holds the mermaid's...
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Hanuman climbs mountain for herbal medicines (Thai Ramayana mural)
Hanuman climbs mountain for herbal medicines (Thai Ramayana mural)
Hanuman climbs a mountain to obtain herbal medicine ingredients, as seen in a mural at the Emerald Buddha Temple. A giant white Hanuman scales a mountain about double his height to find medicinal herbs for Laksman. Hanuman's arms are stretched upward and he...
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Hanuman courts Ravana's mermaid daughter in cave (Thai Ramayana mural)
Hanuman courts Ravana's mermaid daughter in cave (Thai Ramayana mural)
Hanuman courts Ravana's mermaid daughter in a waterside cave, as seen on a mural at the Emerald Buddha Temple. Standing behind the mermaid, Hanuman embraces her as she perches gracefully with her tail balanced to the left. Hanuman enjoys a tryst with Ravana's...
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Hanuman crushes Ravana's soul container
In The Ramayana, page 6.8
Balancing on his right leg, Hanuman grips the wooden cylinder with both hands and his left foot. Hanuman's face looks to the right side of the frame with his mouth wide open in triumph. Hanuman is dressed in gold pants and jewelry with a red waistband, whose...
By Lorraine Aragon.
Hanuman crushes Ravana's soul container (Thai Ramayana mural)
Hanuman crushes Ravana's soul container (Thai Ramayana mural)
Hanuman crushes Ravana's soul container, as shown in a mural detail at the Emerald Buddha Temple. Balancing on his right leg, Hanuman grips the wooden cylinder with both hands and his left foot. Hanuman's face looks to the right side of the frame with his...
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Hanuman enlists his relatives
In The Ramayana, page 3.3
Seven differently colored monkeys sit on the ground with three of their crowned monkey kings in this detail from a mural at the Emerald Buddha Temple. The monkeys are painted in shades of blue, purple, green, brown, and black. Their three kings wearing tall...
By Lorraine Aragon.
Hanuman fights a sea dragon
In The Ramayana, page 4.11
Hanuman fights a sea dragon taking a stone from the bridge, as seen on a mural at the Emerald Buddha Temple. Hanuman stands with one foot in the dragon's mouth as he pulls his upper jaw open to release the stone that the dragon has taken from Rama's bridge...
By Lorraine Aragon.
Hanuman fights elephant at Ravana's palace (Thai Ramayana mural)
Hanuman fights elephant at Ravana's palace (Thai Ramayana mural)
In this detail image from an Emerald Buddha Temple mural, Hanuman in royal garb clambers over the head of an elephant outside a white wall of Ravana's palace. The bodies of two fallen demon guards are seen at each side of the frame. After locating Sita and...
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