The stories in this Amar Chitra Katha have been derived from ancient texts and spiritual awakening books such as the Shiva Purana, Vishnu Purana, Gajashastra, the Brahmanas, and other folklore.
Spiritual beings are the pieces of the puzzle that is Indian mythology, without which one cannot see the bigger picture. From Jatayu’s sacrifice to rescue Sita, to the divine hounds Shyama and Sabala who were tasked to guard Yama’s gates, these celestial creatures have always played an important role in our mythology. Divine Beings, a special Amar Chitra Katha issue, has been drawn from various spiritual readings and is a compendium of stories from the great epics that take a closer look at these spiritual beings. These texts and stories not only provide knowledge but also an insight into the extensive world of mythology.
Stories from all across mythology have been condensed into a collection of spiritual awakening books. These books help one realise the dimension of reality beyond the confines of the ego. Through their noble and selfless deeds, the spiritual beings in this collection of stories depict the true meaning of spiritual awakening. Stories inspired by these spiritual readings depict the constant aid provided by these beings to various gods and goddesses in their quests. One such example is the magnificent four-tusked Elephant, Airavata, who emerged from the Golden Egg of Creation to become Indra’s trusted vehicle.
All these books date back millennia and are a detailed record of the lives of prominent gods and goddesses. Shiva Purana revolves around Shiva and Parvati, the Brahmanas consist of the ancient Vedic rituals and the instructions to performing them, whereas the Vishnu Purana focuses on Vishnu and the various avatars that he had assumed, such as Narasimha, Vamana, and the two-headed bird, Gandaberunda.
Get that divine feeling with Amar Chitra Katha’s Divine Beings.