"Adiyamankottai, Chenraya Perumal temple. Fourth row gallery north I [17th Century]"

The northern side two galleries of the temple contains late Nayaka period paintings on the Ramayana theme. These imaginative paintings show the influence of folk art in conception and design. The conflict between Rama and Ravana is depicted in great detail and two interesting paintings depict Hanumana bringing Rama’s message to Sita in the Ashoka vatika, garden, in Ravana’s palace and Hanuman bringing the hill containing the life-saving Sanjeevani plant for the wounded Lakshmana. Finally, the chariots of Rama and Ravana confront each other, showering arrows on each other.

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