*Rama and his animal armies (Banaras school, early 1600's); ZOOM capabilities* (FAMSF)


Raja Ravi Varma depicts Rama's wrath when the ocean disregards his command to become shallow for easy crossing; Varuna appears and dissuades him from attacking the ocean, and he decides to built a bridge instead

Source: ebay, June 2006


Another view of Rama's threat to the Ocean (bazaar art, c.1980's)

Source: ebay, Oct. 2007


Worshipping Shiva by the seashore, to gain his blessing for success (bazaar art, mid-1900's); *another view*

Source: ebay, Sept. 2008


As a bridge is built, the word "Ram" is written on every brick, so the bricks float (bazaar art, mid-1900's)

Source: http://home.att.net/~s-prasad/rbridge.jpg
(downloaded April 2001)


A kalamkari version; "Ram" is written in Telugu

Source: http://www.shalincraft-india.com/folkkala.html
(downloaded Nov. 2000)




Two pata-chitra versions

Source: http://exoticindia.com/product/PD68/ and /PE87/
(downloaded Dec. 2004 and Sept. 2008)


The monkey prince Angad is first sent to give diplomacy one last chance (Ravi Varma studio, 1910's)

Source: ebay,  Mar. 2006


*After Ravana rejects Angad's overture, the great battle begins (Jaipur school, late 19th c.); ZOOM capabilities* (FAMSF)


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