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Arrows turn into serpents
In The Ramayana, page 5.8
A flying demon, visible in the upper left corner, shoots arrows that become serpents as they fall. The arrows become wavy as they rain down upon Rama's army. The demon moves actively in a cloud-filled sunset sky painted over a dramatic mountain and landscape...
By Lorraine Aragon.
Barge carries Rama's allies across river (Thai Ramayana mural)
Barge carries Rama's allies across river (Thai Ramayana mural)
A simple barge carries Rama's allies across a river on the way home after they have defeated the demon king Ravana. The barge in the middle of the river, and both river shores, are covered with people accompanying Rama and Sita home to their rightful kingdom...
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Demon giant blocks river water with his body (Thai Ramayana mural)
Demon giant blocks river water with his body (Thai Ramayana mural)
A demon giant, seen lying beyond Rama's pavillions, blocks the river's water with his body. The fanged demon lies on his side on the ground while holding his huge sword in his right hand. Rama's group is visible in the foreground as they wait in a Siamese-style...
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A demon giant blocks the way
In The Ramayana, page 5.5
A demon giant, seen lying beyond Rama's pavilions, blocks the river's water with his body. The fanged demon lies on his side on the ground while holding his huge sword in his right hand. Rama's group is visible in the foreground as they wait in a Siamese-style...
By Lorraine Aragon.
Detail of commoner family with three children (Thai Ramayana mural)
Detail of commoner family with three children (Thai Ramayana mural)
This detail of a commoner family shown in a Ramayana mural at the Emerald Buddha Temple depicts parents with three children. The mother and oldest child each carry small naked children. The mother holds a crying baby in her arms, while the oldest child carries...
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Detail of men and boy leading two buffaloes (Thai Ramayana mural)
Detail of men and boy leading two buffaloes (Thai Ramayana mural)
This detail of a Ramayana mural painting at the Emerald Buddha Temple shows two men and a boy traveling with two water buffaloes. The two men lead their buffaloes past each other in opposite directions. A boy carrying a herding stick sits on top of the buffalo...
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Flying demon shoots arrows that become serpents (Thai Ramayana mural)
Flying demon shoots arrows that become serpents (Thai Ramayana mural)
A flying demon, visible in the upper left corner, shoots arrows that become serpents as they fall. The arrows become wavy as they rain down upon Rama's army. The demon moves actively in a cloud-filled sunset sky painted over a dramatic mountain and landscape...
Format: image/photograph
A forest hermit
In The Ramayana, page 2.4
The forest hermit's respected position as a wise sage is shown by his elevated position sitting on a stone platform at left. Rama, Laksman, and Sita kneel on the ground at right. The hermit holds a palm leaf fan on a long handle. The hermit's stone platform...
By Lorraine Aragon.
Forest landscape with tiger (Thai Ramayana mural)
Forest landscape with tiger (Thai Ramayana mural)
A landscape mural at the Emerald Buddha Temple shows a lone tiger standing in a lush forest. The tiger stands quietly on a hill with trees, mountains, and blue-tinted clouds in the background. In the Ramayana, when the gods protect Sita from the jealous death...
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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 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 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 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 finds Ravana's soul container
In The Ramayana, page 6.6
Hanuman flies back to Rama carrying Ravana's soul container, as depicted on a mural at the Emerald Buddha Temple. Moving horizontally through the air to the left, a grinning Hanuman dressed in Siamese royal clothes holds the small wooden cylinder with conical...
By Lorraine Aragon.
Hanuman flies carrying Ravana's soul container and golden bow (Thai Ramayana mural)
Hanuman flies carrying Ravana's soul container and golden bow (Thai Ramayana mural)
Hanuman flies back to Rama carrying Ravana's soul container, as depicted on a mural at the Emerald Buddha Temple. Moving horizontally through the air to the left, a grinning Hanuman dressed in Siamese royal clothes holds the small wooden cylinder with conical...
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Hanuman flies up to stop sun while potion is made (Thai Ramayana mural)
Hanuman flies up to stop sun while potion is made (Thai Ramayana mural)
Hanuman makes himself huge and flies up to stop the sun while a potion is made to save Laksman, as seen in a mural at the Emerald Buddha Temple. A two-faced and eight-armed Hanuman is flying out of the clouds to grab the outer rings of a gold, red, and green...
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Hanuman makes a bridge
In The Ramayana, page 4.7
In this image, as seen on a mural at the Emerald Buddha Temple, a huge Hanuman lies crouched on his stomach on the bluff at right with his tail extended and wrapped around rocks on the bluff at left. Hanuman's open-mouthed face looks back over his right shoulder...
By Lorraine Aragon.
Hanuman rescues and carries unconscious Rama (Thai Ramayana mural)
Hanuman rescues and carries unconscious Rama (Thai Ramayana mural)
Hanuman rescues and carries the unconscious Rama. This Emerald Buddha Temple mural image shows two sequential events painted within the same rocky outdoor landscape. At left, Hanuman finds Rama lying unconscious within a black wire cage. Hanuman balances on...
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Hanuman searches for herbal medicines
In The Ramayana, page 5.4
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 wears golden clothes and ornaments. Hanuman's smaller monkey troops follow behind him, running on the ground and...
By Lorraine Aragon.