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Early Days:

   Raja Ravi Varma was born at Ravi Varma Koil Thampuran of Kilimanoor palace in the erstwhile princely state of Travancore in Kerala. His father Ezhumavail Neelakanthan Bhattatiripad was an accomplished scholar, and his mother Umayamba Thampuratti (d.1886) was a poet and writer whose work Parvati Swayamvaram would be published by Raja Ravi Varma after her death. His siblings were C. Goda Varma (b.1854), C. Raja Raja Varma (b.1860) and Mangala Bayi Thampuratti, who was also a painter. At a young age he secured the patronage of HH Maharajah Ayilyam Thirunal of Travancore, a relative, and began formal training thereafter.


Personal Details


Raja Ravi Varma

Place of Birth

Kilimanoor, Travancore

Date of Birth

April 29, 1848

Date of Death

October 2, 1906






   Works Of Raja Ravi Varma:

Work done by Raja Ravi Varma

Work done by Raja Ravi Varma