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Hampi Virupaksha Temple Murals: East Section – Dashavatara, Matsya Yantra, and Rama – Sita Wedding


Murals painted on the Ranga Mantapa ceiling
The image shows a part of the murals painted on the ceiling of the Ranga Mantapa of the Virupaksha Temple, located in Hampi, Karnataka, India.

Check the Hampi Virupaksha Temple Murals for the other images and a detailed explanation of the murals.

The theme of the upper part is Dashavatara (ten avatars of Vishnu). Each avatar is painted in a small frame in chronological order. The Dashavatara frame is flanked by Rathi on the left and Manmatha on the right.

The lower part has three themes:
1. Draupadi Swayamvara on the lower right. Arjuna shoots at the Matsayantra (Fish Machine) to win Draupadi’s hand
2. Wedding of Rama and Sita in the middle
3. Sita Swayamvara on the lower left. Rama lifts the bow at the King Janaka’s palace to win Sita’s hand.

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