Lord Ram freeing Ahalya from her curse:
Lord Ram brushing the stoned Ahalya with his feet can be seen here in this painting. Ahalya was the wife of Sage Gautama. She was created by God Brahma (the creator of the world) as the most beautiful woman in the world. One day Indra (king of heaven) saw her and got mesmerized by her beauty and charm. He came disguised as her husband Sage Gautama to fulfill his lust. She, however, sees through his disguise but falls prey to his trickery. When Sage Gautam spotted Indra, still in disguise with his wife, he cursed them. He cursed Indra to lose his testicles and cursed Ahalya that she would remain invisible to all the beings for thousands of years. She would survive on air, suffer and would sleep in dust and will be tormented by guilt and he abandons his hermitage and goes to the Himalayas to follow asceticism. He assures that she would be relieved of her sin once Lord Ram, the incarnation Of Vishnu will set foot in their cottage.
When Ayodhya prince Ram along with Lakshman and his Guru Sage Vishwamitra were on their way to King Janak’s court for his daughter’s Sita’s Swayamwar, they crossed Sage Gautama’s ashram. Recounting Ahalya’s curse Sage Vishwamitra instructed Ram to save Ahalya. Following the instructions, Ram brushed his feet against the rock that Ahalya was turned into and released her from the curse. This is how she became a human again and Sage Gautama returned and accepted her later.