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Rama's Rajasuya-yajna : an episode from Ramakatha

unknown1801/1900

Academy of Fine Arts and Literature

Academy of Fine Arts and Literature

With both sides joined, the painting depicts the Rajasuya-yajna performed by Rama to become Chakravertin. On one side the blue-complexioned Rama is giving instructions to Lakshmana who was to conduct and guard the sacred horse of the yajna across different lands. The folio portrays splendidly saddled horse with royal umbrella over it. On Rama's side is seated sage Vashishtha and behind are Hanuman, Bharata and Shatrughna. On the reverse, led by a flag-bearer Rama's army begins it victory march. It uses Paithan technique of Gujarat.

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  • Title: Rama's Rajasuya-yajna : an episode from Ramakatha
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date: 1801/1900
  • Location: Paithan, Mahrashtra
  • Subject Keywords: Paithan School
  • Type: Miniature Painting

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