Culture

Ramayanas of South and South-east Asia

Print edition : December 09, 2016

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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