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Rama Rides
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Published: April 12, 2012
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Rama Rides Hanuman (completed)

Hanuman asks Lord Rama to ride on his back and confront Ravana in the battlefield
This scene occurs in Yuddha Kanda chapter 59, verse 124&125 of the Valmiki Ramayana.

If you’re wondering how Hanuman can bleed or get injured. There are several incidents where he gets severely wounded. 

For example:
In Yuddha Kanda chapter 67, verse 19, 20 and 21
Kumbhakarna strikes Hanuman's chest with his spear making him vomit blood and fall unconscious. 

Rama’s attire: 

Contrary to popular belief, in the Valmiki Ramayana, Rama was not wearing saffron colored robes while living in the jungle.
He was wearing clothes made out of tree bark and the material is known as bark-cloth.
Rama was also wearing the skin of a black antelope; he used to hunt beasts while living in the jungle for both food and clothing as it is recorded in Ayodhya Kanda chapter 52 and 56 of the Valmiki Ramayana.

He slays fives beasts for food in the ayodhya kanda chapter 52 and 56 they are : 

Varaha - wild boar
Rishya - white footed antelope
Prisata - spotted deer
Maharurur - an unknown species of deer
and Black antelope

Rama was wearing gloves fashioned out of the skin of an iguana(a reptile) to protect his fingers while performing archery. These gloves were known as “gaudheya anguli traanu” in sanskrit.

Rama was very muscular as it is recorded in the Ramayana.

He had numerous battle scars all over his body.

He made dreadlocks (matted hair) for him-self with the help of the sap from a banyan tree along with his brother Lakshmana and Nishadha king Guha.

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ChrisKalert's avatar
ChrisKalert|Professional Traditional Artist
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Agentryn's avatar
Your art is some god-tier stuff my guy, never stop!
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Just bought this print, hopefully the print is high quality.
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Received the print last week, good quality, but it turned out to be expensive (almost 40$ for a 12x18 print including shipping), hopefully the artist gets a decent cut out of this.
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The-Last-Phantom|Professional Digital Artist
Awesome artwork!!!

Attack Hug 
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simply Devine
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is it possible for you to do some art work for me on similar lines for hindu characters? Let me know - i can be reached on skype ramesh78 .
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TheSeventhWheel7's avatar
Rides like a boss
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ShristyNS's avatar
Hi, could you make a similar cover design for my novel?
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aishwarya26april's avatar did you got the idea from Ramayana the legend of prince rama ?
There is a same scene.
Did you read the ramayana ?... you gave many info.
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molee|Professional Digital Artist
Though I loved the anime, this was inspired from the Ramayana itself.
And yes, I've read the Ramayana. :D
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Levyathyn's avatar
This would be the coolest image if I could make it out at all. =\
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molee|Professional Digital Artist
my artworks are getting virally pirated big time; had to re-size it.
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jai jai Ram!
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Mercury78's avatar
Namastè! I like alot this drawing, is possible to see it in a bigger resolution and without the watermark? Thanks :)
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vishnu14's avatar
More like this pls :3
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aswathr's avatar
this is TOTALLY badass
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F-blitz|Hobbyist Interface Designer
Rama *^*
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anujartfreak|Professional Digital Artist
Its a brilliant piece of art 
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u r awesomw
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Inkayaku's avatar
If they made a movie about the Hindu gods that was as badass as this picture, I'm sure Western audiences would be more inclined to learn about Indian culture, similar to how Gladiator sparked the pop culture interest in Ancient Greece.
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