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Apr 16, 2019

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Amṛtēśvara dēvasthāna at Amṛtapura, Tarīkéré Taluk, Cikkamagaḷūru Dist, Karnāṭaka has the best kept secrets in it's lap to offer. 1/n

This temple has well preserved Rāmāyaṇa - Mahābhārata - Bhāgavata abridged versions sculpted on the exterior portion of kakṣāsana. In this thread I present the complete Rāmāyaṇa story narrated on the kakṣāsana exterior wall in about 75 frames. 2/n

Viṣṇu creating brahmā; brahmā creates dakṣa sanaka sanaṅdanādi prajāpatis. This marks the beginning of trētāyuga. 3/n

Daṣaratha welcoming sage Vasiṣṭha along with his three wives Kausalyā, Sumitrā and Kaikādēvī. 4/n

Per sage Vasiṣṭha's advice, Daśaratha performs "putrakāmēṣṭi" yāga desiring for birth of a male child. Kausalyā Sumitrā and Kaikādēvī are also seen. Remember - yāga won't yield any phala unless wife takes part in it. 5/n

Daśaratha seen with his four children - Rāma, Lakṣmaṇa, Bharata and Shatṛghna. 6/n

Sage Viśvāmitra in Daśaratha's court offering to teach his kids. 7/n

Rāma and Lakṣmaṇa following Sage Viśvāmitra. 8/n

Rāma fighting Tāṭakā - the female demon that disrupted Viśvāmitra's yajñas. Rāma kills the demoness. 9/n

Rāma fighting Subāhu, son of Tāṭaka. The other son of Tāṭaka - Mārīca appears later to take revenge for his mother and brother's killing at the request of his sister Kaikēśi's son Rāvaṇa. 10/n

Viśvāmitra takes Rāma-Lakṣmaṇa to Mithilā - Janaka Maharaja's court. Convinces Rāma to take part in Jānakī svayamvara. 11/n

Śiva dhanu bhaṅjana by Rāma. Elated Jānakī seen with a garland in her right hand. 12/n

Kaikādēvī asking for her three boons from Daśaratha, the ultimate boon seeking Rāma be sent on exile along with Sītā. Kaikādēvī's dāsī Maṅtharā is also seen. Daśaratha breaks down. 13/n

Rāma and Sītā embarking upon to 14 years of vanavāsa. Lakṣmaṇa tags along. 14/n

The trio meet Guha - the tribal leader who becomes a trusted friend of Rāma on the banks of Sarayū river. 15/n

Guha helps Rāma Sītā and Lakṣmaṇa to cross the river, and even directs them on their path. Guha's villagers are seen along. 16/n

Śūrpaṇakhā approaches Rāma. He diverts her to Lakṣmaṇa and Lakṣmaṇa chops off her nose. 17/n

Mārīca as a māyāmṛga appears and Sītā desires for it. (Refer 10/n) 18/n

Rāma chasing the māyāmṛga. Lakṣmaṇa following him at Sītā's request. Mārīca depicted at right corner. 19/n

Rāvaṇa asking Sītā for alms. 20/n

Rāvaṇa abducting Sītā in his Puṣpakavimāna. Jaṭāyu tries to stop him. 21/n

Rāvaṇa cuts off Jaṭāyu's wings. 22/n

Rāma-Lakṣmaṇa meet Sugrīva and Āṅjanēya while searching for Sītā. 23/n

Sugrīva and other vānaras questioning, doubting and ridiculing Rāma's calibre to fight Vāli. 24/n

In responding to Sugrīva's doubts, Rāma uses sarpāstra bestowed upon him by Maharṣi Viśvāmitra, chopping off 7 sāḷa vṛkṣas (palm trees) in a row, in one go. (ఒక మాట ఒక బాణము) 25/n

Vāli vadhā. Sugrīva takes on his brother Vāli. Rāma seen behind a tree, shoots an arrow and slays Vāli. 26/n

Sugrīva adorns the throne. Rāma-Lakṣmaṇa bless him. Other vānaras are seen celebrating the occasion with musical instruments. 27/n

Tārā - Vāli's wife, later Sugrīva's second wife thanking Rāma. 28/n

Sugrīva offering help on behalf of all vānaras in finding Sītā. 29/n

Rāmasētu construction by the vānaras using pumice stones. All sorts of aquatic organisms are depicted. Interesting to note that "Rāma's squirrel" is also shown here. 30/n

Āṅjanēya reaches Aśōka vana where Sītā was kept under arrest by Rāvaṇa. Hands over Rāma's signet ring to help her identify him as Rāma's messenger. 31/n

Vānaras causing destruction in Laṅka. 32/n

Hanumān caught by Rāvana's soldiers. 33/n

Hanumān advising Rāvaṇa to stop his foolish attempt to take on Śrī Rāma. 34/n

Rāvaṇa's son Iṅdrajitu entering warfield on his chariot. 35/n

Lakṣmaṇa fighting Iṅdrajitu. 36/n

Iṅdrajit prepares to shoot his nāgapāśa. 37/n

Rāvaṇa sēnā. 38/n

Iṅdrajit shoots his nāgapāśa on Lakṣmaṇa. 39/n

Lakṣmaṇa is incapacitated by Iṅdrajit's nāgapāśa. Hanumān is seen bringing sanjīvini parvata. 40/n

Maṅḍōdarī advices Rāvaṇa to let Sītā go and not fight Rāma. 41/n

Rāvaṇa's māṅtrika Vidyujihva showcasing illusionary make-believe heads of Rāma-Lakṣmaṇa to Sītā. Sītā holds on to her maṅgaḷasūtra. 42/n

Rāvaṇasēnā watching Vidyujihva's tricks with seveted heads. 43/n

Vibhīṣṇa's wife Saramā seen with a lamenting Sītā in Aśōka vana. 44/n

Rāvaṇa sēnā - Vānara sēnā fighting. 45/n

Rāma-Lakṣmaṇa entering warfield on a chariot. 46/n

Rāvaṇa sēnā attempting to wake up Kuṁbhakarṇa using various musical instruments and even employing an elephant. 47/n

Kuṁbhakarṇa walks to Rāvaṇa's court. 48/n

Rāvaṇa seeking Kuṁbhakarṇa's help to fight Rāma-Lakṣmaṇa. 49/n

Kuṁbhakarṇa fighting Vānara sēnā headed by Sugrīva. 50/n

Rāma shooting off an arrow towards Kuṁbhakarṇa. 51/n

Kuṁbhakarṇa falls prey to Rāma's arrow. 52/n

Vānara sēnā entering Rāvaṇa's court and indulging in mischiefs. 53/n

Rāvaṇa fighting Sugrīva. 54/n

Rāvaṇa sēnā in the warfield. 55/n

Rāvaṇa - Rāma face off. 56/n

A scene from the war field. 57/n

Rāma shoots "brahmāstra" given to him by Agastya muni. 58/n

Rāma's arrow pierces through Rāvaṇa's 10 heads. 59/n

Vibhīṣaṇa and his wife Samarā. Vibhīṣaṇa declared the king of Laṅkā. 60/n

Maṅḍōdarī and other Laṅkiṇis mourning Rāvaṇa's death. 61/n

Vānara sēnā hailing Rāma Lakṣmaṇa's victory! 62/n

Śrī Rāma Paṭṭābhiṣēka - Sītā Saumitrī samēta Kōdaṅḍarāma! 🙏 63/n

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