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Mandodari based on Raja Ravi Varma's painting

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Mandodari based on Raja Ravi Varma's painting

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Mandodari, the chief wife of Lanka king Ravana, is depicted standing in front of a Shiva temple. She is giving alms to a poor man, reflecting her caring and pious nature.

Ravi Varma (1848–1906), Indian painter best known for uniting Hindu mythological subject matter with European realist historicist painting style. He was one of the first Indian artists to use oil paints and to master the art of lithographic reproduction of his work. In addition to incidents in Hindu mythology, Varma painted many portraits of both Indians and British in India.

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