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Conversation between Lakshmana and Jatayu

Indian painting Pahari School, Chamba, Kangra based on the Ramayana, the great Indian epic portrays Lakshmana and Jatayu conversing at the Panchavadi Hermitage.

The theme of this miniature Pahari painting from Chamba, India is the tranquil life led by Rama, Sita and Lakshmana in Panchavadi. In this picture we see the mighty eagle Jatayu engaged in a discussion with Lakshmana who is seated on a grass mat with his weapons near him. Rama is at his morning prayers while Sita busies herself in cooking.

This Indian painting is a remarkable example of the art of miniature painting that flourished in the hill states of North India.