Lakshman is the younger brother of Lord Rama, one of the ten significant incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Lakshman himself is regarded as the incarnation of Adisesha, the serpent couch of Vishnu and also as the one-fourth manifestation of Lord Rama.
Significance of Archetype Lakshman
Lakshman is also one of the principal characters in the sacred epic Ramayana, who plays a significant role in the life of Rama and right through the narrative. He is virtuous, courageous, heroic and devoted, and comes across as a self-sacrificing ideal brother.
Depiction of Archetype Lakshman
Lakshman is depicted as a handsome young man and prince, wearing a crown, adorned with flowers and ornaments, and carrying a bow and arrows. He is normally seen in the company of Lord Rama, his consort Sita, and Rama’s devotee Hanuman.