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Ramayana, a cultural tradition of Asia

Rama and Sita. Ramayana Ballet, Prambanan Temple, Yogyakarta, IndonesiaPhoto: BENOY BEHL
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Rama Relief. Prambanan Temple, ninth century, Yogyakarta.Photo: BENOY K. BEHL
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Ravana in disguise and Sita. Ramayana ballet, Prambanan Temple, Yogyakarta.Photo: BENOY K. BEHL
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Ravana and Sita. Ramayana ballet, Prambanan Temple, Yogyakarta.Photo: BENOY K. BEHL
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Death of Jatayu. Ramayana ballet, Prambanan Temple, Yogyakarta.Photo: BENOY K. BEHL
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Burning of Lanka. Ramayana ballet, Prambanan Temple, Yogyakarta.Photo: BENOY K. BEHL
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Ravana being killed. Ramayana ballet, Prambanan Temple, Yogyakarta.Photo: BENOY K. BEHL
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Rama and Lakshmana. Wat Xieng Thong, Luang Prabang, Lao People's Democratic Republic.Photo: BENOY K. BEHL
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Ravana. Guru Ammanoor Madhava Chakyar, Koodiyattam, Sanskrit dance drama.Photo: BENOY K. BEHL
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Ravana, Wayang shadow puppet. Museum Wayang, Jakarta, Indonesia.Photo: BENOY K. BEHL
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Death of Ravana. Lav Kush Ramlila Committee, New Delhi.Photo: BENOY K. BEHL
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Ravana. Lav Kush Ramlila Committee.Photo: BENOY K. BEHL
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Ravana, Odissi dance. Kiran Sehgal & Sahitya Kala Parishad (all female cast), New Delhi.Photo: BENOY K. BEHL
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Statue of Bali. The island of Bali is named after the character in Ramayana.Photo: BENOY K. BEHL
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Victorious Rama. Sala Chalermkrung Royal Theatre, Thailand.Photo: BENOY K. BEHL
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Rama and Sita, Odissi dance. Kiran Sehgal &Sahitya Kala Parishad (all female cast).Photo: BENOY K. BEHL
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Rama, Odissi dance. Kiran Sehgal & Sahitya Kala Parishad (all female cast).Photo: BENOY K. BEHL
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Sita and Ravana. Kecak dance, Uluwatu Temple, Bali.Photo: BENOY K. BEHL
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