Name these deities
davidx2
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#16
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Ok, reading post #15 reminded me of one thing. It is my guess that the second picture is from ramayana, and is from the time when they are exiled and meet a tribal king upon entering the forest for the first time. That is the place where they ride to in a chariot, and from there onwards, the luxuries are sacrificed by rama, sita and lakshmana. i say this because there are feathers in the person's hair. Cannot recall the name of that king.

Thank you vaibhav for the sharp eyes, mine are completely shot and can only see elephants, and not much. Actually, the first painting and the second painting have sita in the same clothes, so it was my mistake to assume that was lakshmana and not sita.

PS : I checked this link for other patachitra related pictures and stories, and thank you to all posters for the education.
#17
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Originally posted by: adam00121 View Post

is from the time when they are exiled and meet a tribal king upon entering the forest for the first time. Cannot recall the name of that king.


Would you mean Guha the tribal cheif?

However I doubt if that would be case, as the chariot, in which Ram, Sita and Lakshman went to the forest, was driven by Sumantra, chief counselor of Dashratha.
#18
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Yes, aarosh, that is who i think it is. However, none of the above pictures are shown in the link i included in #16, so I guess we need to know who did them to be able to find if the painter/artist has an online catalague with associated stories, so we can sort out the matter conclusively.

Any reason why you think it could not be the incident i am guessing? Does this have to do with the colour scheme you mentioned earlier? Like sumantra is potrayed in a specific colour as well?
#19
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Originally posted by: adam00121 View Post

Any reason why you think it could not be the incident i am guessing?


If that was the incident then there should have been 4 people in the chariot. In the image we can see only 3 people in the chariot.
#20
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great thread david :ThumbsUp



those WWTPT2 guys are impossibly well-informed. uuffff...
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#21
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Originally posted by: davidx2 View Post



My partner found these at a thrift shop yesterday . . .


Great thread David! Your partner does find beautiful and interesting things in the thrift shops (http://www.indiamike.com/india/indian-cooking-and-cuisine-f12/what-is-this-for-t198867/) ! And it leads to fascinating discussions here. Please encourage him to continue shopping :D
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Originally posted by: JuliaF View Post

Great thread David! Your partner does find beautiful and interesting things in the thrift shops (http://www.indiamike.com/india/indian-cooking-and-cuisine-f12/what-is-this-for-t198867/) ! And it leads to fascinating discussions here. Please encourage him to continue shopping :D



Believe me, Julia, he needs no encouragement [typing this while wearing a Tommy Hilfiger shirt bought in almost new condition for $2.95, wearing $165 National Geographic shoes bought never-worn for $5.95 and almost tripping over a sculpture of Huitzilopochtli that could have been made anywhere from 1000 to 1997 while running to answer the phone]!
#23
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These paintings are from Raghurajpur, Odisha

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