A LONG TREK to plead with the KING OF THE VANARA
RAMA and LAKSMAN make the long trek to KISHKINDHA accompanied by SUGRIVA and HANUMAN to plead with the King of the Vanara: the
reclusive and paranoid VALIN.
What has he being doing from his throne at the centre of the KISHKINDHA Temple complex ?
A complex that was built hundreds of years and covers over 1,600 km2; (400 acres) and were no Falan or Raksasa may trespass!!
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of Ramayana: The Thread of Luminance Book 3 Kishkindha. I hope you've learned a lot about the Vanara and their antagonistic relationship with the other members of the Ayodhyan society.
The design and inspiration of
The design and inspiration of Kishkindha comes from the temples of Angkor Wat in the South East Asian country of Cambodia. Having visited it over 15 years ago on my first trip to Asia I still remember it's vastness. It is one of the inspirations behind this project as its many carvings depict stories of Hindu gods and heroes including amongst others the RAMAYANA. It has been in the news recently and covered in many new feeds such as the UK's Guardian in their 'Lost Cities' series.
I felt Angkor Wat provide the real background for my depiction of Vanara civilisation, juxtaposing as it does with many modern cities in the
rapidly developing world. In future issues of Ramayana: The Thread of Luminance, we'll learn more about how it and the Vanara fell from their apex in Ayodhya at the hands of the RAKSASA
In the next book,entitled Beauty Part 1: The Search for Janaki we discover more about SITA's life in the RAKSASA Palace under the gaze of KING RAVANA.
A big thanks to my Patrons and all that have engaged with my project so far.