During one of my
journeys to Thailand and other East Asian cities, I saw that Hinduism had a
profound influence on its art, culture, and crafts. Everywhere I could see
people worshipping Lord Vishnu (The Preserver God). The Thai people are also
well versed with the Indian Epic Ramayana and believe Lord Ram to be an avatar
(reincarnation) of Lord Vishnu.
In my painting,
I have tried to portray “Shratrughana”, the youngest brother of Lord Ram and
his queen “Shrutikirti” in an oriental setting. Shrutikirti was also Sita’s
cousin sister and was the princess of the royal state of “Sankashan”. I have
used my artistic imagination and have tried to include minute details of art,
craft, culture, lifestyle, glorious oriental interior, and the unique and
beautiful architecture of East Asia which I greatly admire and love.
As per local
belief and legend, “Ramrajya” flourished all the way from the Far East to the
European continent. Apparently, after his coronation, Lord Ram handed over the
governance of the East Asian provinces to his youngest sibling “Prince
Inspired from: - My visit to Thailand and other East Asian cities, Artefacts
which touched my heart during my visit to Philadelphia Art Museum and
Buckingham Palace London. It also showcases some of the artifacts collected by
me during my travels.