Prambanan: Ramayana Bas-relief – Dancing at the inauguration of Bharata

Dancing at the inauguration of Bharata - A Ramayana bas-relief carved in the Shiva Temple at Prambanan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Dancing at the inauguration of Bharata

Dancing at the inauguration of Bharata
The image shows a bas-relief carved on the inner walls of the balustrade surrounding the inner sanctum of the Shiva Temple at Prambanan. It depicts a dancing scene at the inauguration of Bharata as the king of Ayodhya, an episode from the Hindu epic Ramayana.

Bharata is a half brother of then crown-prince Rama. Although Rama, who is the eldest son of Dasharatha, was the legal heir to the throne, Bharata’s mother Kaikeyi convinced Dasharatha to make Bharatha the king of Ayodhya and banish Rama to the forest for fourteen years.

Check the Prambanan Bas-Reliefs page to read more about the bas-reliefs in the Prambanan temples.

Ramayana Related Images
King Dasharatha’s funeral
Rama slaying Mareecha
Ravana kidnapping Sita
Rama killing Viradha
Rama killing Kabandha
Vanara Sené building Rama Setu

Other Related Images
Shiva Temple
Corridor surrounding the inner sanctum of the Shiva Temple

Related Pages
Prambanan, Prambanan Bas-Reliefs, Borobudur, Bali, Indonesia
Angkor Wat, Angkor Wat Bas-Reliefs, Banteay Srei, Cambodia

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