Rama's matted hair:
Ayodhya kanda chapter 52, verse 67 and 68:
"I as such, wishing well of my father, Sita as well as Lakshmana and having taken up a discipline to be followed by ascetics, want to proceed further, wearing matted hair. Please bring the latex of a banyan tree."
"Guha immediately brought that latex to the prince. With that, Rama made matted hair to himself and to Lakshmana".
(note: Sita does not get her hair matted)
Rama's and Lakshmana's physique and features:
in Kishkinda kanda,chapter 3, verse 12-15:
When Hanuman sees Rama and Lakshmana for the first time:
"Eyes of yours are like fine lotus petals, are you superhuman?... nay, you wear tufts and braids, are you some undaunted human ascetics... nay, you look identical to each other, are you from some world of gods... nay, you are on earth, does this earth have a chance to receive Sun and Moon on her by her fortune... nay, are you some broad-chested deities in human form... lion-shouldered!, very powerful and vigorous like Sacred Bulls... who you might be...?"
"Also lengthy are your arms, and spherical are your shoulders, similar to maces... they are worthy for decoration with every kind of ornament, for what reason are they not decorated?"
Rama's deer skin and bark-cloth:
Rama says to his borther Bharata in Ayodhya kanda, chapter 101, verse 20
"The great king is the master, who has a discretion either to make me reside in the forest, wearing bark robes and a black antelope skin or to sit on the throne, O gentle brother!"
This is Indra, the god of thunder/king of gods from Hindu mythology.
Have taken inspiration from the verses below
Rig Veda, Mandala 8, Sukta 45:
"As soon as the slayer of Vrtra was born, he seized an arrow and asked his mother "who are the wicked and who are the noble?" "
Rig Veda Mandala 8, Sukta 97:
"As soon as you were born o Indra, you were an enemy to those seven whom none had dared to be an enemy of; you recovered the heavens and the earth concealed in darkness and caused joy to the mighty worlds"
Samaveda, part 1, book 3, chapter 2:
"O Indra, If a hundred heavens and if a hundred earths were you; No, not even a hundred suns could match you at your birth, not the both wolrds, o wielder of the Thunderbolt! "
The word "Aditi" means "unbound" or in other words "liberty".
She is the mother of the Adityas and goddess of cosmic reality and time.
Aditi was the most revered goddess in ancient India but in today's time she has been diminished to a mere wife of a sage.
the artwork is inspired from the verses below:
Aditi is sky, and air's mid-region, Aditi is the father, son, and mother,
Aditi is all the Gods and the Five Nations, Aditi is what is now and what is future.
We call for help the Queen of Law and Order, great mother of all those whose ways are righteous,
Far-spread, unwasting, strong in her dominion, Aditi wisely leading, well protecting.
Sinless may we ascend, for weal, the vessel, rowed with good oars, divine, that never leaketh,
Earth, our strong guard, incomparable Heaven, Aditi wisely leading, well protecting.
Let us bring hither, in pursuit of riches, Aditi with our word,the mighty mother,
Her in whose lap the spacious air is lying: may she afford us triply-guarding shelter!
- Atharva-Veda, Mandala 7, Sukta 6(Translation by Ralph Griffith)
On the day on which you were born oh Indra, you did drink at will the mountain-abiding nectar, Soma, for your youthful mother,Aditi,in the dwelling of your sire,gave it to you before she gave the breast.
- Rig-Veda, Mandala 3, Sukta 48.
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