Pattachitra Ramayana Pattabishek (B&W) by National Awardee "Akshay Kumar Bariki"
The Ramayana, - the story of Rama, the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu - is described in detail in this beautiful black and white Pattachitra on hand made Patta. In the centre of this Pattachitra the coronation of Rama (Rama pattabhishek) is described and the border has the full story of Rama - from King Dasaratha conducting a sacrifice to beget progeny; the outcome of the sacrifice is the “Payasam” which is given to his three queens; young Rama and Lakshmana protecting Vishwamitra while conducting his “Yagna” (ritual) and the killing of Tataka; the “swayamvara” where Rama breaks the bow of Shiva and marries Sita; Kaikeyi - under the influence of her servant, Mantara - asking Dasaratha to exile Rama; Rama meeting Vibhishana and killing Vali; Hanuman conquering and relieving the dreaded serpent Surasa from her curse; to Rama conquering Lanka this Pattachitra vividly captures it all. The Dashavatars are depicted on top of the centre panels. Describe to your friends and family the story of Rama with the help of this Pattachitra.