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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 disguised as old man in Javanese Ramayana dance at Yogyakarta
Demon disguised as old man in Javanese Ramayana dance at Yogyakarta
The demon king Ravana disguises himself as an old man in a Javanese dance performance of the Ramayana at Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in July 1986. Two dancers are used to represent the chronological transformation of the demon who arrives to trick Rama's unsuspecting...
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The demon king
In The Ramayana, page 2.5
Ravana sits on a palace platform with two of his wives, as seen on a mural at the Emerald Buddha Temple. Ravana has one arm around each wife's neck. The wives both have their right hands held to their faces, as if in grief. Another demon, perhaps a relative...
By Lorraine Aragon.
Demon king Ravana offers treats to Sita (Thai Ramayana mural)
Demon king Ravana offers treats to Sita (Thai Ramayana mural)
The demon king Ravana offers treats to Sita as seen on a mural at the Emerald Buddha Temple. In this palace porch room, Sita sits and turns her back to Ravana as he holds out a gift for her. Sita's head is turned back towards Ravana and she waves a stick in...
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Demon king Ravana with twenty arms (Thai Ramayana mural)
Demon king Ravana with twenty arms (Thai Ramayana mural)
This detail on a painted mural at the Emerald Buddha Temple depicts the demon king Ravana siting on a royal pavillion platform and gesturing with twenty arms (ten emerging from each shoulder). Ravana is speaking to another blue-faced demon partially seen at...
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Demon king Ravana with two wives (Thai Ramayana mural)
Demon king Ravana with two wives (Thai Ramayana mural)
The demon king Ravana sits on a palace platform with two of his wives, as seen on a mural at the Emerald Buddha Temple. Ravana has one arm around each wife's neck. The wives both have their right hands held to their faces, as if in grief. Another demon, perhaps...
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Demon Ravana and eagle king Sadayu battle in dance performance at Yogyakarta
Demon Ravana and eagle king Sadayu battle in dance performance at Yogyakarta
The demon king Ravana and the eagle king Sadayu battle in a dance performance at Yogyakarta in July 1986. Here Sadayu's outstretched right wing hits the back of Ravana who, while standing hunched after the blow, swings his sword across his own chest back toward...
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Detail of Ravana carrying off Sita (Thai Ramayana mural)
Detail of Ravana carrying off Sita (Thai Ramayana mural)
This detail on a mural painted at the Emerald Buddha Temple shows a gleeful demon king Ravana abducting Sita. The golden clad princess Sita appears to sit in Ravana's lap as he runs with her into the forest to take her home to his demon island of Lanka. Ravana's...
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Eagle king Sadayu attacks Ravana's chariot (Thai Ramayana mural)
Eagle king Sadayu attacks Ravana's chariot (Thai Ramayana mural)
A mural painting at the Emerald Buddha Temple shows the eagle king Sadayu attacking the demon king Ravana after he kidnaps Sita. Sadayu is shown as a great green bird swooping down on the many-armed demon Ravana in his golden chariot. Sita stands at the back...
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God mediates dispute between Rama and Ravana (Thai Ramayana mural)
God mediates dispute between Rama and Ravana (Thai Ramayana mural)
The God of Justice, Maleevaraj, mediates between Rama and Ravana, as seen on a mural at the Emerald Buddha Temple. After years of incessant fighting, Rama and Ravana's dispute over Sita is brought before a divine judge as a legal case. Maleevaraj the Just...
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Hanuman knocking heads of Ravana's guards outside palace (Thai Ramayana mural)
Hanuman knocking heads of Ravana's guards outside palace (Thai Ramayana mural)
Hanuman is knocking together the heads of two of the demon king Ravana's palace guards on this mural at the Emerald Buddha Temple. Two other guards try to pull their comrades away from Hanuman's attack, while another flees and two more lay wounded or slain...
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Hanuman tied with ropes by four of Ravana's guards (Thai Ramayana mural)
Hanuman tied with ropes by four of Ravana's guards (Thai Ramayana mural)
Hanuman finally is captured by Ravana's palace guards, as seen on this painted mural detail at the Emerald Buddha Temple. Still kicking back towards four of Ravana's guards, Hanuman's arms are tied with rope behind his back. Three of the sword-wielding defenders...
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Hermit advises demon king Ravana to return Sita to Rama (Thai Ramayana mural)
Hermit advises demon king Ravana to return Sita to Rama (Thai Ramayana mural)
In this mural detail at the Emerald Buddha Temple, a wise man interprets Ravana's bad dream and advises him to return Sita to Rama and end the fight, or else Ravana will face certain ruin. A white-haired bearded hermit sits in an elevated pavillion and gestures...
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Indian painting shows Ravana appearing as hermit and then abducting Sita
Indian painting shows Ravana appearing as hermit and then abducting Sita
This Indian painting shows Ravana at left posing as an elderly hermit with Sita and then, at right, abducting her in his chariot. Sita is depicted wearing an orange Indian sari and she stands outside a very modest thatch dwelling near two ceramic pots. The...
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A new plot
In The Ramayana, page 4.2
In this Emerald Buddha Temple mural scene, the demon king Ravana instructs his niece to imitate Sita's appearance and behavior. Ravana speaks and gestures his instructions from a high palace veranda to his young and beautiful niece who sits respectfully on...
By Lorraine Aragon.
The Ramayana
The Hindu epic The Ramayana is retold through the mural, painting, and dance of Southeast Asia.
Format: book (multiple pages)
Ravana arrives on golden chariot to fight (Thai Ramayana mural)
Ravana arrives on golden chariot to fight (Thai Ramayana mural)
Ravana arrives on his chariot to fight, as seen in a mural detail at the Emerald Buddha Temple. The ten-armed Ravana perches atop his gold chariot wielding spears, swords, and lances in each hand. His remaining allies, dressed in gold, run at the sides of...
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Ravana continues the fight
In The Ramayana, page 6.2
Ravana arrives on his chariot to fight, as seen in a mural detail at the Emerald Buddha Temple. The ten-armed Ravana perches atop his gold chariot wielding spears, swords, and lances in each hand. His remaining allies, dressed in gold, run at the sides of...
By Lorraine Aragon.
Ravana dies
In The Ramayana, page 6.9
In this mural detail at the Emerald Buddha Temple, both the women and Ravana are dressed in royal Siamese clothes and crowns painted with gold leaf paint. The long-haired and fair young women who sit on opposite sides of Ravana's body hold up their bent left...
By Lorraine Aragon.
Ravana flying with Sita and seen by eagle king Sadayu (Thai Ramayana mural)
Ravana flying with Sita and seen by eagle king Sadayu (Thai Ramayana mural)
In this mural detail from the Emerald Buddha Temple, the green-faced demon king Ravana is flying away with Sita, holding her around the waist in mid-air. His kidnapping, however, has been seen by the eagle king Sadayu. Sadayu, appearing here in profile like...
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