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Elephant in sea carries stone from Rama's bridge (Thai Ramayana mural)
Elephant in sea carries stone from Rama's bridge (Thai Ramayana mural)
A painted mural detail from the Emerald Buddha Temple shows an elephant, perhaps one of the demon king Ravana's two elephant sons, walking in the sea carrying a large stone from Rama's bridge supported by its tusks and trunk. A brown fish jumps through a wave...
Format: image/photograph
Fish and mermaids carry stones away from Rama's bridge (Thai Ramayana mural)
Fish and mermaids carry stones away from Rama's bridge (Thai Ramayana mural)
This mural detail from the Emerald Buddha Temple shows large fish and mermaids moving through cresting ocean waves to carry stones away from Rama's bridge. At right a merman and mermaid couple carry large stones held high over their shoulders and behind their...
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Fish and mermaids destroy the bridge
In The Ramayana, page 4.10
This mural detail from the Emerald Buddha Temple shows large fish and mermaids moving through cresting ocean waves to carry stones away from Rama's bridge. At right a merman and mermaid couple carry large stones held high over their shoulders and behind their...
By Lorraine Aragon.
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 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 wrests stone from sea dragon's mouth (Thai Ramayana mural)
Hanuman wrests stone from sea dragon's mouth (Thai Ramayana mural)
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...
Format: image/photograph
The Ramayana
The Hindu epic The Ramayana is retold through the mural, painting, and dance of Southeast Asia.
Format: book (multiple pages)
Sea plants and animals by shore of Lanka (Thai Ramayana mural)
Sea plants and animals by shore of Lanka (Thai Ramayana mural)
This detail image from a mural at the Emerald Buddha Temple depicts the marine plant and animal life in the sea around Ravana's island of Lanka. Visible here on rocks exposed by the tides are realistic and recognizable images of coral, conical shells, a sea...
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