Lakshman prepares to mutilate Surpanakha, in a carving from Deogarh (Gupta period, c.500's CE)

Source: http://www.shunya.net/Pictures/NorthIndia/Delhi/Museum/NationalMuseum.htm
(downloaded May 2006)


Lakshmana cuts off Shurpanakha's nose




Shurpanakha then falls at Ravana's feet, begging for vengeance; as a direct result, Ravana abducts Sita



Source: http://www.maxwell.syr.edu/maxpages/special/ramayana/Bengali/Bengaliscrolls.html
(downloaded Nov. 1999)

From a Bengali scroll collected in Calcutta in 1980. These "Kalighat"-style images are a Bengali folk tradition. These and others are available on the excellent *Syracuse Ramayana website*.





A bazaar art print from the Ravi Varma Press, 1920's

Source: ebay, July 2008


A modern oil painting of the scene, by Giri Raj Sharma (based on *another print from the Ravi Verma studio, 1920's*)

Source: http://www.exoticindia.com/product/OQ43/
(downloaded Oct. 2005)


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