Ravana is the demon king of Hindu mythology and the prime antagonist of Ramayana who abducted Sita and held her as a prisoner in Ashok Vatika, but later he was killed by Lord Rama. Although he was considered as a symbol of devil but in Sri Lankan mythologies, he is opined to be a great ruler and the most revered devotee of Lord Shiva; he possessed a thorough knowledge of siddha and political science with the nectar of immortality stored inside his belly button. He stands here in his iconic depiction on an inverted lotus pedestal which is placed on a square base.
Ravana is mostly shown with ten heads and twenty arms, hence also called Dasamukha or Dasagriya with the power of being disguised into any form he wished for. His ten heads represent the ten negative emotions of a human, which are- ego, attachment, regret, anger, hatred, fear, jealousy, greed, lust and inertia. Here he is carved with nine heads as Ravana was a formidable devotee of Shiva and in order to please the god and show his devotion he had cut off his head. This bronze statue is highlighted with tinges of blue and is garbed here in a short dhoti carved in small and decent check pattern along with a stylized kamarband that has its ends hanging on either sides.
The anterior left and right hands are placed in an adorable gesture and the other eighteen rear hands hold his iconic devilish implements. Zoom in to applaud the beauty of the ten crowns ornamented on his ten heads; sculpted in a beautiful South Indian style carving with the pattern complementing his dhoti and a small patch decorating the centre area. The structure, curves and features of this sculpture are carved in the most realistic and elegant manner.