Ramayana

An epic tale in many forms

Print edition : January 06, 2017

Rama and Sita, Sacred Dancers of Angkor (all-female cast), Siem Reap, Cambodia. Photo: Benoy K. Behl

Rama at Sita's swayamvara, Jyotipunja Sign Theatre, Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo: Benoy K.. Behl

Rama in the court of King Janaka, Saroja Vaidyanathan performance, India. Photo: Benoy K. Behl

Rama with great bow and King Janaka, Saroja Vaidyanathan performance. Photo: Benoy K. Behl

Ravana and King Janaka, Saroja Vaidyanathan performance, India. Photo: Benoy K. Behl

Rama and Sita, Apsaras Arts, Singapore. Photo: Benoy K. Behl

Rama and Sita, Saroja Vaidyanathan performance, India. Photo: Benoy K. Behl

Rama and Sita, Malya Raja Shanthiya, Sri Lanka. Photo: Benoy K. Behl

King and Queen (Rama and Sita), Lhayee Lugar Performing Arts, Bhutan. Photo: Benoy K. Behl

Rama, Sita and Lakshmana, Jyotipunja Sign Theatre, Kathmandu. Photo: Benoy K. Behl

Surpanakha (as Sundari) and Lakshmana, Jyotipunja Sign Theatre, Kathmandu. Photo: Benoy K. Behl

Ravana, Phralak Phralam Theatre, Luang Prabang, Lao PDR. Photo: Benoy K. Behl

Golden deer and Ravana, Khon Ramakien, Thailand. Photo: Benoy K. Behl

Rama and Sita, Khon Ramakien. Photo: Benoy K. Behl

Sita and Lakshmana, Khon Ramakien. Photo: Benoy K. Behl

Rama, Malya Raja Shanthiya, Sri Lanka. Photo: Benoy K. Behl

Hanuman, Khon Ramakien. Photo: Benoy K. Behl

Ravana, Khon Ramakien. Photo: Benoy K. Behl

Ravana defeated, Aru Sri Art Theatre. Photo: Benoy K. Behl

Victorious Rama, Aru Sri Art Theatre, Sri Lanka. Photo: Benoy K. Behl

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