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Le Ramayana: Poème Sanscrit dē Valmiky
Translated by Hippolyte Fauche
Published by A. Lacroix, Paris - 1864
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Hippolyte Fauche, born in 1797 and died in Juilly (Seine-et-Marne) on February 28, 1869, is a French Indologist and translator.
Eugène Burnouf's pupil, he is known for his translations of Sanskrit, notably those of two great epics of India, the Rāmāyana and the Mahābhârata, the Kâlidâsa theater and the Gîta Govinda by Jayadeva.
Opaque watercolour painting of Hanumān, returning from his journey to the Himalayas, carrying the mountain of healing herbs, the Sanjivini parvatam, to restore to life Lakṣmaṇa and Rama’s allies fallen on the battlefield. Tufts of grass can be seen on the flanks of the mountain. On its summit is a temple with a golden roof adorned with four golden kalashas (water pots) pinnacles. Hanumān has a green complexion except for his reddish face and sharp fangs which protrude from his mouth. On his head is his tirukkorampam, a golden fillet with flower-shaped decorative elements; he wears a golden kavacha (armour) on his chest, with a short lower garment tied at the waist by a sash.
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