Culture

Ramayana, a cultural tradition of Asia

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