Demonesses at Ravana's Palace


Detail from an illustration from a 16th century manuscript of Ramayana from Udaipur. This shows the ugly demonesses who are guarding Princess Sita at Ravana's palace in Sri Lanka. While Ravana lives in his luxurious palace, he is holding Sita captive in a nearby grove of Ashok trees. The women restlessly circle around their captive and torment her. As this picture shows, some of them had misshapen faces and animal heads.

Taken from: Ramayana from Udaipur
Author / Creator: none
Publisher: unknown
Date: 1550
Copyright: By permission of the British Library Board