Raja Dashrath's court


Salar Jung Museum

Salar Jung Museum
Hyderabad, India

A painting shows the court of King Dasarath from the Ramayana where he is appointing his successor as Rama, his son, a young prince. There are ten other priests seated in front of him on tiger skins, also a ‘agnigunda’ altar is in the foreground. There are other sages around him. This is a major event in the epic. The other princes, Laxmana, Bharata and Shatrughna are to his left. Gods seem to be watching this event. A Deccani painting from the 18 th century.


  • Title: Raja Dashrath's court
  • Creator Nationality: Indian
  • Date Created: 1700/1799
  • Location: Salar Jung Museum
  • Subject Keywords: Ramayana (Hindu epic)
  • Medium: Pigment, Paper
  • School: Deccan

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