Ramayana water color illustrations

By

Dr L.Prakash

 

Aadi Kaanda part one

The Genesis Of Ramavatara

.Brahma and Vishnu discuss about Lord Shiva.

Parameshwara creates Mahavishnu by rubbing a drop of amritha on his left little toe.
Param Brahma created out of the lotus blooming out of Mahavishnu’s navel.
The holy trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Parameshwara.
Angry Parameshwara’s erratic behavior.
Brahma and Vishnu summon Prajapathi Daksha and ask him to pray to mother Durga to be born as his daughter.
Prajapathi Daksha’s penance.
Daksha seeks goddess Ambika’s benevolence.
Daksha weds Asikri and becomes a Prajapathi.
Daksha advices his thousand sons to complete their prayers and begin their grahastha ashrama.
Narada misguides Daksha’s thousand sons. Prajapathi Daksha’s curse to brother Narada.

The birth of Sati Devi. Shiva’s bridal retinue.

Shiva weds Sati Devi. Shiva describes the most ideal person to Sati Devi.

Lord Rama tested. Parameshwara’s suspicions.

In the company of Chandalas. Daksha insults Parameshwara.

Sati finds her husband’s name missing from the invitation list to Daksha’s yagya to which Chandra and Rohini are going. Unsatisfactory explanations by Parameshwara.

Nandi discloses the truth about Shiva’s insult by Daksha. Shiva permits Sati to visit her father, but sends the celestial bull Nandi along.

A distraught Sati jumps into the fire. Nandi castigates Daksha and Brighu.

Brighu produces Rishabha Devas from the yagya fire. Shiva produces Veerabhadra and Mahakali.

Brahma decides to leave, while Vishnu elects to remain behind and protect his bhaktas. Veerabhadra’s warning

Lord Mahavishnu routed by Veerabhadra. Prajapathi Daksha slain and the yagya disrupted.

A despondent Mahavishnu. Angry Kshuva cuts Dadhichi into two
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A resurrected Dadhichi kicks Kshuva in the open court. Vishnu impersonating Kshuva, kicks back Dadhichi in the open court humiliating him, and gets cursed in the bargain.

A benevolent Lord Shiva agrees to resurrect Daksha. Himavan, the king of mountains marries Meena Devi.

The birth of Parvathi. Narada reads Parvathi’s palm and makes dire predictions.

Kamadeva burnt by Shiva’s third eye Deva’s request to Parameshwara.

Shiva weds Parvathi. Narada does penance at the place where Kamadeva was burnt.
Narada falls in love with Vishvamohini Srimathi.
Narada sees the palm of Vishvamohini Srimathi and makes his predictions.
Oh Hari! Please lend me your face.
Narada with his monkey face in the swayamvara.
Narada’s curse to Mahavishnu himself.
Narada’s curse to Shiva Ganas.
Syavambhoo Manu and Shantiroopa pray to Vishnu desiring to be his parents.
Syavambhoo Manu and Shantiroopa reborn as Aditi and Kashyapa repeat their prayers.
Pratapbhanu, Arimardan and their minister Dharmaruchi.
Pratapbhanu chases a wild boar.
The pseudo Rishi misguides Pratapbhanu.
Human meat served to Brahmans.
The ten headed Ravana is born.
Rathi curses Mahalakshmi.
Brahma instructs Devas to provide seed to monkeys and produce a valiant progeny.

Ramavatara.

 

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Part one Part two Part three Part four
Part five Part Six Part seven Part eight
Part nine Part ten Part eleven Part twelve
Part Thirteen Part fourteen Part fifteen Part sixteen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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