Vessantara Jataka | Of a series of panels depicting the Jataka Tales on the walls opposite the main entrance to the Mahabodhi Vihar (महाबोधि विहार) (literally: "Great Awakening Temple"), Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India.
Vessantara (the Bodhisatta) was the son of Sanjaya, king of Sivi. He had an auspicious white elephant, with great power of making the rain fall. When there was a great drought in Kalinga, Vessantara gave the elephant away willingly to the people of Kalinga. The people of his kingdom became upset and asked the king to banish Vessantara. Vessantara left the city with his wife and children in a horse-drawn chariot. Brahmins begged first his horses and then his chariot and he gave those things away continuing on foot to Vankagiri. There Vissakamma had already built two hermitages—one for Vessantara and one for his wife and children. After four months, the brahmin JuJaka came looking for slaves. Vessantara granted Jujata his own children as a willing gift and the earth trembled with joy. Sakka himself assumed the form of a brahmin and asked for Maddi's hand. Vessantara looked at Maddi and she expressed her consent, so he gave Maddi to Sakka and the earth trembled. Sakka revealed his identity, gave Maddi and the children back to Vessantara, restored his throne, and granted him eight boons. 🙏