At the time of the Ramayana,
Hanuman was send as an advance spy to Lanka. To reach the
island he had to fly over the sea but there was blocked
by Sursa, who wanted to test him. She had a boon that everybody
who comes before her must pass through her mouth. However,
when she wanted to swallow Hanuman, he became bigger and
bigger so she also had to become bigger and bigger. Then
Hanuman suddenly became very small and went in through her
ear, coming out of her mouth, thus fulfilling the boon.
This painting is part of a series of 50
paintings on the Life
of Hanuman that is currently being made by Sandeep
Johari. Untill the series is finished, the paintings
are not for sale. Reproductions are for sale to support
this magnificient project undertaken by the artist.