Hindu Religious Token – Ramatanka
September 24, 2011 Leave a comment
Pictured above is a Hindu religious token, also called a Ramatanka. This particular one shows a Darbaar scene (obverse) with Hindu diety Rama (considered the seventh avatar of Vishnu) seated on his throne along with his wife Sita. On the left, a devotee seems to be holding an umbrella/shade; whereas on the right, Kusha and Lava (the twin sons of Rama & Sita) are standing. Hanuman, another Hindu diety who is an ardent devotee of Rama is pictured kneeling before Rama & Sita.
The (reverse) side shows Rama (holding a trident) along with his brother Lakshmana (holding a bow). The inscription around the two in Devanagri says “Rama Ladaman Jaka Jabala Hanama” translated: “Rama and Lakshmana and Sita and Hanuman”.