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Demon on Lanka emerges from underground (Thai Ramayana mural)

A demon on Lanka emerges from underground, as portrayed on a mural at the Emerald Buddha Temple.

This dark and fierce demon, whose top half is seen as if from above, has small tusks and curly hair. He is wearing a gold headdress and arm bands as he pushes the crust of the earth upward. Ravana has lured Rama's army to a beautiful spot on the island of Lanka but sent a fierce demon to emerge from below the earth and attack them. Hanuman must battle the demon before the army can advance to rescue the kidnapped Princess Sita.

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