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 12 Apr 2017 Rare Photographs
General view from outside of the west gopura of the Ramalingeshvara Temple, Rameswaram - 1895

Photograph of the Ramalingeshvara temple at Rameswaram, in Tamil Nadu, taken by Alexander Rea in c.1890, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. This temple complex is situated on the sacre... Read More
 12 Apr 2017 Rare Photographs
View of the interior of the south gopura of the Ramalingeshwara Temple, Rameswaram - 1882

Photograph of the south gopura of the Ramalingeshvara Temple at Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu, taken by Nicholas and Company in c.1882, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. This temple complex is... Read More
 12 Apr 2017 Rare Photographs
Rameswaram Pagoda, Island of Paumben. Entrance passage as seen from west gateway - 1868

Photograph of the Ramalingeshvara Temple complex in Rameswaram from the 'Photographs to Illustrate the Ancient Architecture of Southern India' collection, taken by Edmund David Lyon in c. 1868. This complex i... Read More
 12 Apr 2017 Rare Maps
Sketch-map of Rameswaram - 10 July 1789

Sketch-map of Rameswaram in pen-and-ink and water-colour, dated 10 July 1789. Inscribed on front in ink: 'Eye Sketch of Ramisserum. July l0th 1789.'

The sacred Hindu island town of Rameshwaram is situated at the extreme south eastern limit of India and is... Read More
 12 Apr 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Setu and Rameswaram
By Vanamalai Pillai
Published by V.Narayanan & Brothers, Rameswaram - 1929

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The construction of the Rama Setu between India and Sri Lanka, which leads up to the war between Rama and Ravana.

Anonymous, Ma... Read More
 11 Apr 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Sundara Kandam or The flight of Hanuman to Lanka via Sunda Islands
By C.N.Mehta
Printed at The Universal Press, Nadiad - 1941

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 11 Apr 2017 Rare Paintings
Rama, Sita, and Hanuman

Watercolour and gilt on paper
18th century AD
India

Image credit:
By permission of The Bodleian Library, University of Oxford Read More
 11 Apr 2017 Sculpture
A GILT COPPER FIGURE OF PANCHAMUKHI HANUMAN
NEPAL, LATE MALLA PERIOD, CIRCA 1702

The shaft with a Nepali inscription translated, "On the 9th of the bright half of the month of Jyestha Nepal Samvat 822 [1702CE] King Bhupatindra Malla had [this sculpture] made for the occasion of the Siddhagni kot... Read More
 7 Apr 2017 Sculpture
The Maharishi Agastya
Indonesia, Central Java, 10th century
Sculpture
Volcanic stone

Image credit:
Museum Associates, dba Los Angeles County Museum of Art Read More
 7 Apr 2017 Rare Paintings
Watercolour painting on paper of Marichi, a Rishi and son of Brahma. He is shown standing in a flat landscape. He wears a red dhoti with a gold shawl tied over his chest. He wears wooden sandals and holds a walking stick in his right hand. In his left hand he holds a pot. A long string of beads h... Read More
 7 Apr 2017 Rare Paintings
Watercolour painting on paper of Angiras, a Vedic Rishi. He is shown wearing a yellow dhoti with matching shawl draped over his shoulder. He wears wooden sandals on his feet and has two strings of beads around his neck. He holds a walking stick in his right hand and a bunch of grass. In his left ... Read More
 7 Apr 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Rishis in Indian Art and Literature
By Calambur Sivaramamurti
Published by Kanak Publications, New Delhi - 1981

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Gouache painting on paper, part of an album of seventy paintings of Indian deities.

A rishi, probably Vasishtha, ... Read More
 6 Apr 2017 Article/Essay
Essay:
How The Classic Indian Epic Texts Continue To Shape Our Consciousness
By Subhash Kak
Swarajya - Aug 28, 2016

Classic epic texts like the Mahabharata, and those pertaining to the epic song and dance traditions, like the Natya Shastra, are explored at length in this essay.

There is a brief... Read More
 5 Apr 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Ramo Vigrahavan Dharmah : Rama Embodiment of Righteousness
By Calambur Sivaramamurti
Published by Kanak Publications, New Delhi - 1980

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Calambur Sivaramamurti, (1909–1983) was an Indian museologist, art historian and epigraphist who ... Read More
 5 Apr 2017 Rare Manuscripts
Two leaves from an illustrated manuscript, probably of the Ramayana
Shorapur, late 18th Century

Persian manuscript on paper, one and two columns of text in nasta'liq script in black ink with one heading in red, intercolumnar rules in black, inner margins ruled in colours and gold, probably trim... Read More
 5 Apr 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
RAMAVIJAYA - The mythological history of Rama
Published by Dubashi & Co., Bombay - 1891

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 5 Apr 2017 Article/Essay
Essay:
Pondering on Ramayana - Why it is Itihaasa and not History
By Akanksha Damini Joshi

The other night i was reading one of the many Ramayanas that have come to us. It was describing the time of the birth of Rama.

The queens shone like celestials. Kaushalya gave birth to the Eternal Being i... Read More
 5 Apr 2017 New Books
New Book:
Saraswati'S Intelligence: Book 1 of the Kishkindha Chronicles
By Vamsee Juluri
Published by Westland - 2016

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Book summary:
Before the dawn of man, there was Hanuman.

Ancient Kishkindha, the land of Hanuman and his people, is in mortal danger.

T... Read More
 5 Apr 2017 Sculpture
Sri Rama
Kerala, Chera Period, 11th Century
Copper alloy

Cast with the high ornamentation and expressive vitality of the Kerala style, this engaging and accomplished bronze is a rare sculptural depiction of Rama, the hero of India's great epic.

His expression is one of limitless vigor and abili... Read More
 5 Apr 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digiital Rare Book:
The Holy Lake of the Acts of Rama
An English Translation of Tulsi Das's Ramacharithamanasa
By W. Douglas P. Hill
Published by Oxford University Press - 1952

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The coronation of Rama and Sita
Jaipur, 19th century

The rishi Vasis... Read More