Back of the Book
The story of Andhaka, the offspring of Shiva and Parvati, is given in the Shiva and Vamana Puranas. Andhaka is born blind and hideous in form, from the sweat of Parvati's hand and the heat of Shiva's eye. When given away as a boon to the asura king, Hiranyaksha, Andhaka is surrounded by the crudeness and arrogance of the asuras through his growing years.
Since his origins are divine, there is a different destiny in store for him. Through a boon, he gains physical beauty, but his heart continues to harbour evil.
His parents are instrumental in bringing about his ultimate spiritual transformation. Andhaka's story aptly traces the journey of the soul and its ordeals through fire before it attains liberation.
About the Series
Amar Chitra Katha is a collection of illustrated classics that retell stories from Indian mythology, history, folktale and legend through the fascinating medium of comics. Over 430 stories from all over India have been told in this series that has been endorsed by educationists and recommended by teachers the world over.
Through a masterful blend of commentary, dialogue and illustration, Amar Chitra Katha presents complex historical facts and intricate mythology in a format that would appeal to children. They not only entertain, but also provide a fitting introduction to the cultural heritage of India. In a country so vast and varied, the series also serves as a medium for national integration, by introducing young readers to the rich cultural diversity of the country and highlighting the achievements of local heroes.
Amar Chitra Katha comics are life family heirlooms, passed down from generation to generation. These timeless illustrated classics are now also available online on www.AmarChitraKatha.com. Start your own collection today!
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