This painting by Harish
Johari shows a famous scene from the Ramayana. Ram wants
to march his army to the kingdom of the demon-king Ravana.
He asks the ocean to give him and his army passage to the
island of Lanka. For one week Ram prayed to teh ocean for
help, but no response came. At the point Ram became angry
and knocked an arrow to his bow, drew the string and said
"If you do not listen to me I will shoot this fire-arrow
and destroy your existence for ever". This terrified
the sea-animals and the spirit of the ocean realized the
mistake and appeared with his wife and her maid-servants
(nymphs). They all folded hands and asked Ram to calm down.
They promised him to help in constructing a bridge to Lanka.
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