Lakshmana was the brother and close companion of Rama and himself a hero in the epic Ramayana.

In Puranic scripture, Lakshmana is described as the incarnation of Ananta Shesha, the thousand headed Naaga upon whom rests Lord Vishnu in the primordial ocean of milk.

He is also incarnated as Balarama and is said to be an eternal companion of Vishnu in all incarnations.

Lakshmana is characterized by his unswerving loyalty to his elder brother through joy and adversity.


  • Title: Lakshmana
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Location: Odisha
  • Provenance: Odisha
  • Type: Wood, Pigment

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