Lintel: Rama and Lakshmana Felled by Indrajit's Serpent Arrow

Exterior of mandapa, west side, Phimai

This lintel represents a battle scene from the Ramayana in which Indrajit, a warrior on the opposing side, shoots a serpent arrow that entangles Rama and Lakshmana in its coils. Members of Rama's monkey army, seated below the principals, express their distress at this setback.