||बालकाण्ड।।११.१४-२८।।

  Crossing forests and rivers they (Dashrath and his wives) reached the country (Anga) where the foremost ascetic (Rishyashring) lived. …well honoured (by Romapada), the first among Kings (Dashrath) stayed with him for seven-eight days [सप्ताष्ट दिवासन्- सात आठ दिन 🙂 ] …..He sent fast moving messengers to the city, ordering it to be quickly…

Meera

  Acrylic on Canvas, 30 cm x 25 cm     I’m quite happy with this painting. It started with a spontaneous 5 min sketch and this happened 😅.  

।।बालकाण्ड।।१०.२९-३२।।

“As the great soul was brought there ( to Anga), suddenly the God (Parjanya/Indra) started the rains making the whole world happy (प्रह्लाद). By the rains the King (Romapada) guessed that the Sage has arrived and went to welcome him, touching his head to the Earth…..He asked the chief among Brahmins (विप्रेन्द्र) to bless him…

Indecisions

These Ramayana drawings are taking  too much time. I was hoping to draw each within half an hour everyday, but I end up spending about 2-3 hours. Most of it – searching for the right image. I go through the whole book on Ajanta paintings and google for Bapu’s drawings and that eats up my time. Only yesterday,…

।।बालकाण्ड।।१०.६-२८।।

“Hearing this the most beautiful courtesans entered the forest and started living a little farther from the hermitage, trying to get a sight (of Rishyashring). One day Rishyashring arrived at where they were living…’We have excellent fruits, please eat them quickly.’ Saying this they hugged him and offered him sweets.  As he had never eaten…

।।बालकाण्ड ।।९.११-१८।।

“The Brahmins, experts in Vedas, will advice the King thus,’..bring the son of Vibhandak, Rishyashring, honour him and offer him your daughter Shanta (in marriage).’ On hearing their words, the King in a thoughtful mood will wonder, ‘How to bring the mighty Sage here?’ Then the single-minded King in consultation with his ministers will decide…