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HARISCHANDRA
"The Child Shall Be Sacrificed"

Sri Rama belonged to the family of the lkshvakus. Harischandra also desperately that she said to herself : 'It is enough if I can give birth to a child, however short-lived its existence might be. At least that will save me from the odium of being 'a barren women'. King Harischandra felt the same agony. He too longed for a child. The husband and wife observed many a ritual and went on extensive pilgrimages. At last they were able to propitiate god Varuna and secure his benediction. Varuna blessed them with a son whom he wanted to be offered as a sacrifice to him. The husband and wife were helpless and they had to agree to the condition laid down by the god.


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Harischandra -  A Great King, with his vow to remain truthful all the times !
About Harischandra
Introduction
You are Here! "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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