Lord Rama meets wounded Jatayu - Kalamkari Painting
Painted in a heart touching manner the painting depicts the meeting of Lord Rama and his brother Lakshman with vulture king’Jatayu’. While searching for Sita, Lord Rama and his younger brother saw vulture king Jatayu lying on the ground with both of his wings severed. They came to know that Jatayu was seriously injured while fighting with demon king Ravan who abducted Goddess Sita - the wife of Lord RamaSri Rama blessed Jatayu stroking his head. Jatayu felt relieved from his injuries and was then able to narrate the whole story. He also described how he was wounded while fighting with Ravan. He informed Sri Rama that Ravan had taken Sita towards the south. Jatayu said that since his desire of meeting Sri Rama had been fulfilled, so he could die in peace.Eyes wet with tears, Sri Rama said? "Your good deeds are enough for you to attain my abode. With my blessing you will certainly attain my abode."Jatayu left his mortal body. the scene painted on upper right part of the painting depicts the cremation of Jatayu by Sri Ram with full honour.