Rakshasa Viradha seen with Lord Rama and others


Salar Jung Museum

Salar Jung Museum
Hyderabad, India

Viradha is a character from the Aranya Kanda of the Ramayana. He is a rakshasa or demon  living in Dandaka forest who briefly kidnaps Sita; Rama and Lakshmana begin to battle the monster, but though they shoot it with many arrows, the arrows pass straight through him and leave him unharmed. A depiction of the rakshasa as one can see that he is unaffeceted by the arrows and his split head.


  • Title: Rakshasa Viradha seen with Lord Rama and others
  • Creator Nationality: India
  • Date Created: 1800/1899
  • Location: Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad
  • Location Created: Paithan
  • Subject Keywords: Ramayana
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Paper, Pigment
  • School: Paithan
  • Province: Maharashtra

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