Personal life[ edit ] Raja Ravi Varma was born M.
Personal life[ edit ] Raja Ravi Varma was born M. Ravi Varma, Koil Thampuran of Kilimanoor at Kilimanoor palace in the erstwhile princely state of Travancore present-day Kerala  into an aristocratic family that for over years produced consorts for the princesses of the matrilineal Travancore royal family.
His mother Uma Ambabayi Thampuratty or Umayamba Bayi Thampuratty belonged to the baronial family which ruled the Kilimanoor feudal estate within the kingdom of Travancore.
She was a poet and writer of some talent, and her work Parvati Swayamvaram was published by Varma after her death. Ravi Varma's father was a scholar of Sanskrit and Ayurveda and hailed from the Ernakulam district in Kerala. The last-named was also a painter and worked closely with Ravi Varma all his life.
Notably, the house of Mavellikara was a branch of the Royal House of Travancore.
Bhageerthi was the youngest of three sisters, and both of her elder sisters had been adopted into the royal family of Travancore in in order to carry on the lineage. They were known as the Senior and Junior Rani of Attingal, and in their progeny was vested the succession to the throne of Travancore.
Therefore, Ravi Varma's connection to the royal family became very close due to his marriage with Bhageerthi. Indeed, his children because they belonged to their mother's family would be royal by birth. The marriage, which was arranged by the parents in the proper Indian manner, was harmonious and successful.
The couple were blessed with five children, two sons and three daughters. Their elder son, Kerala Varma b. He never married and eventually renounced the world, leaving home for good in Bhageerthi's two elder sisters, who had been adopted in order to carry forward the lineage, had failed to produce the desired heirs.
They had had six children between them, but only two of those had survived, and both were boys who also, incidentally, later died childless. According to the matrilineal Marumakkathayam system, the succession to the throne could only progress through females, and therefore it was necessary to make an adoption.
Tradition dictated that two girls belonging to branches of the Royal Family be adopted together. They would be designated the Senior and Junior Rani of Attingal, and the succession to the throne of Travancore would be vested in their progeny, in accordance with the unusual and unique Marumakkathayam system of succession.
In AugustMahaprabha's eldest daughter Lakshmi Bayi aged 5 years and Uma's eldest daughter Parvati Bayi aged 4 years were adopted into the Royal family of Travancore. It was Bharani Thirunal Lakshmi Bayitheir surviving grand-aunt, who formally adopted them.
She died within one year of doing this, and the two girls were then installed as the Senior and Junior Ranis of Attingal respectively. They were married while yet in their early teens to two gentleman from suitable aristocratic families.
It was the Junior Rani, Sethu Parvathi Bayiwho gave birth to the much-awaited heir inexactly a day after her sixteenth birthday. Incidentally, her husband was a grand-nephew of Raja Ravi Varma and belonged to Kilimanoor. The newborn child was the future Maharaja Chithira Thirunalthe last ruling Maharaja of Travancore.
Meanwhile, the Senior Rani Sethu Lakshmi Bayidaughter of Mahaprabha Amma, and Regent in the period also gave birth to two daughters later in life in and Varma's paintings were also sent to the World's Columbian Exposition held in Chicago in and he was awarded three gold medals. He often modelled Hindu Goddesses or South Indian women, whom he considered beautiful.
Ravi Varma is particularly noted for his paintings depicting episodes from the story of Dushyanta and Shakuntalaand Nala and Damayantifrom the Mahabharata. Ravi Varma's representation of mythological characters has become a part of the Indian imagination of the epics. He is often criticized for being too showy and sentimental in his style but his work remains very popular in India.
Many of his fabulous paintings are housed at Laxmi Vilas Palace, Vadodara. Madhava RaoRavi Varma started a lithographic printing press in GhatkoparMumbai in and later shifted it to Malavli near LonavalaMaharashtra in The oleographs produced by the press were mostly of Hindu gods and goddesses in scenes adapted mainly from the Mahabharatathe Ramayana and the Puranas.
These oleographs were very popular and continued to be printed in thousands for many years, even after the death of Ravi Varma. The press was managed by Varma's brother, Raja Varma, but under their management, it was a commercial failure.
By the press was deeply in debt and inthe press was sold to his printing technician from Germany, Fritz Schleicher. Schleicher continued to print Ravi Varma's prints but later employed less talented artists to create new designs.Radhika Apte is discussing controversial opinions with much courage.
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He was quite popular for his portrayal of scenes from the epic sagas of the Mahabharata and Ramayana. He was born in the year at Killimanoor and lived on till He is considered as one of the greatest painters from.
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Finally got to know the life of Raja /5. Background. Varma was born in East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, India and brought up in Hyderabad, since 2 years of age.  After high school, he studied engineering at Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology in Hyderabad  and went to New York City to finish his masters and found a job at Rediff. Varma enrolled in a 3-month course.
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