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HARISCHANDRA

Introduction

With his vow to remain truthful at all times, Harischandra successfully faced the rigorous

challenge posed by Vishwamitra. Though a king. He sacrificed everything he had at the attar of truth, including his Kingdom, and even his life and son. He took so lowly a job as that of the guard at burning ground; even in the case of his own son he demanded the prescribed fee for cremation, which his wife had no means of paying. On an order from the king, Harischandra even prepared to behead his own wife. Harischandra's character is indelibly etched in the mind of Hindus.

Author - R.S.Rama Rao


Harischandra

The story of Harischandra is of perennial interest. The story will last for as long a time as the value of truth lasts. It illumines our life. It was this story which helped Yudhishtira to get over his adversities. Again, it was this story which showed the path of truth to Gandhiji. This story occurs in the Vedas and also in the Puranas, in poetry and in drama. It took its origin in the Vedas, flowed through the Puranas, ran into cascades of poetry, and has continued to enrich the life of our people.

 

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Harischandra -  A Great King, with his vow to remain truthful all the times !
About Harischandra
hand.gif (968 bytes) Introduction
"The Child Shall Be Sacrificed"
Rohitashwa
The Scales From The Eyes Fell
The Feud In Heaven
The First Test
Back To The Sage's Hermitage
The Magic Damsels
"Give Me Your Kingdom"
"Where Is My Fees?"
Nakshatraka
Wife And Son For Sale
The Watchman Of The Cremation Ground
The Son's Dead Body In The Mother's Arms
The Reunion Of The Family - How ?
Death Penalty For Chandramati
"This Is My Wish And You May Strike The Blow"
The Ever Truthful Harischandra
A Secred Story
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