[Original recto] Sira's Marriage :–Marriage of Sita with Rama. [end]
"Sita's Marriage" is a treasured story from the great Indian epic, the Ramayana. One of India's great Raj period painters Ravi Verma was also a renowned publisher of fine prints, calendars and postcards. This was one of his most famous and oft-reproduced paintings. Rama is shown here breaking the bow of Shiva which gave him the right to wed Sita, seen here very small and clutching her father King Janaka.