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An attempt to engrave Ramayana on wooden sheets

Artist O.P. Khushwah from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, is attempting to engrave Ramayan on wooden sheets. Each wooden sheet made from Saugan wood (type of teak) measures 14'' by 18''. The estimated budget is around 2.5 million rupees.

Each sheet contains 13 sentences and it will take around two to three months to complete an episode. 

The work is slowly progressing due to financial constraints and Khushwah has no other motive other than to express his devotion to Lord Ram. 

The Ramayana, the ancient Hindu tale narrates the story of Bhagavan Sri Ram and it explains the importance of dharma, love, duty, and sacrifice.

The Original Ramayana was written three thousand years ago. For generations it has served as a bedtime story for Indian children, while at the same time engaging the interest of philosophers and theologians.

In nutshell it is the quest of  Bhagavan Sri Rama to rescue his wife Sita after she is kidnapped by a demon king. 

Although the earliest rendition of the story of Prince Rama and his wife, Sita, dates to before the common era, its incidents have inspired creative people for thousands of years. Not a single century has gone without something new happening related to Ramayana.

All artists want to interpret the Ramayana in their own way.

The attempt to grave Ramayana on wooden sheet is one such artistic expression.