The interiors of Raja Mahal and Lakshmi Temple are adorned with magnificent mural paintings depicting scenes from the Puranas, the Ramayana, Mahabharata, Bhagvad Gita and the lives of kings and queens. The paintings are grand, impressive and simply spectacular. It is a feast for the eyes. In this post, we have made an effort to bring to you some of the best of paintings with its description.
Paintings at Raja Mahal
Kurma (Tortoise) and Matsya (Fish) Avatars - Second and First Avatars of Lord Vishnu.
Lords Parashurama (Man with Axe) and Vamana (Dwarf) - Sixth and Fifth Avatars of Lord Vishnu; Parashurama killing Kartavirya Arjuna (Sahasrarjuna) and the story of Vamana-Bali.
Lords Krishna and Rama - Eighth and Seventh Avatars of Lord Vishnu.
King and Queen on Chariot and Elephant God Ganesha.
Rama Darbar - Lord Rama with Goddess Sita and his brothers accompanied by Lord Hanuman in his Court.
Lord Ganesha (Elephant God) being worshipped.
Elephant Jhoola ( Elephant Swing)
Hunting Scenes - Scenes depicting hunting of various animals by the king and his men.
War Scenes - Depiction of war scenes involving soldiers on horses and elephants.
Queen and her Sakhis having a good time with Peacocks and Parrots.
Queen with Peacock
Samudra Manthana - Gifts obtained during churning of the ocean by Gods and Demons such as Airavata, Amrut, Kamadhenu, Surya, Chandra, Uchchaihshravas and many more.
Paintings at Lakshmi Temple
Anatashayana Vishnu - Lord Vishnu resting on serpent Sheshanag with Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Brahma emerging from Lord Vishnu's navel.
Garuda carrying Lord Vishnu - Garuda, the mythical bird and mount of Lord Vishnu carrying Lord Vishnu on his shoulders.
Goddess Gaja-Lakshmi - A form of Ashta-Lakshmi, four armed and seated on a Lotus between two elephants sprinkling water from pots.
Lord Hanuman fighting Demon King Ravana.
Panchamukhi Shiva - Five faced god representing five different forms of Lord Shiva viz., Ishana, Tatpurusha, Aghora, Vamadeva and Sadyojata.
Radha-Krishna - The romantic couple Radha and Krishna with Gopis.
Radhe-Krishna - Radhe and Krishna engrossed in each other.
Raja Mahal within Orchha fort.
War between Jhansi and the British.
Fort of Jhansi.
Army of the Bundelas proceeding for War.
To be continued....