Sukhrip, the 7th of a 12 pin Ramayana Series. 

The legend of the Ramakien owes its roots to the Ramayana, an ancient tale from India. Written more than 2,000 years ago by the Sanskrit poet Valmiki, the Ramayana is the story of the Hindu god Vishnu and his 7th incarnation as Rama, the prince and king of Ayodhya. 

The main story begins with the births of Rama and his wife Sita (herself a reincarnation of Lakshmi goddess of wealth and prosperity). Rama proves himself to be the perfect son and perfect husband, but before he can become king, he is forced to renounce his title and leave Ayodhya. For 14 years the royal couple live in exile, making a life for themselves in the magical Himapan Forest. During this time, Sita is abducted by Ravana, the demon king of Lanka. With the help of the monkey general Hanuman, Rama rescues Sita, however Sita is forced to prove her purity before Rama will take her back as his wife.  

Inscription on the card backing: Sukhrip. He is the son of the Sun and Galajjana. He is the yonger brother of Phali and has a Red Body, but he was brought up by a forest hermit who cursed him and turned him into a monkey when he found out that Sukhrip was not his son. Later, Sukhrip become a soldier for Phra-Ram.

Style: Painted. Back print: 4 lines. Back pattern: Logo - Musical Theme - Guitars Drums Logos etc. Distribution method: Retail and/or online. Base material: Antique Silver (Blued/Black) Appearance. Release date: Very limited release to participants at the 18th Bangkok Pinfest on October 26th. Retail release TBD later. Original retail price: 600 THB. $18.86 USD.


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