Brought before the demon
king, Ravana ordered that while as a messenger of Rama he
could not be killed, his tail could be set afire with cloth
and oil. But Hanuman used his powers to enlarge his tail
indefinitely, untill the demons had no cloth left to cover
it. While they still tried to put fire to his tail, Hanuman
became suddenly very small and escaped from his ropes. Trailing
his burning tail behind him, he then set fire to Lanka.
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.