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Prambanan: Ramayana bas-relief


Ramayana Story
This elaborate bas-relief occupies the inner walls of the balustrade surrounding the inner sanctum of the Shiva Temple in Prambanan, located in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

It depicts a story from Ramayana in which Rama kills an unidentified rakshasa (demon) with an arrow while his brother Lakshmana watches. As the rakshasa lay dying, his real form emerges out of his body.

In the Shiva Temple, there are numerous bas-reliefs depicting scenes from Ramayana. The stories behind most of these bas-reliefs are identifiable.

Check the Prambanan Bas-Reliefs page for a detailed explanation of Ramayana and other bas-reliefs.

Here is a list of Ramayana related images:
Rama, Sita and Lakshmana leaving Ayodhya for exile
King Dasharatha’s funeral
Dancing at the inauguration of Bharata
Ravana abducting Sita
Rama slaying Mareecha
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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