The sage Vasishta was all admiration for
his disciple's noble conduct. Indra and other angels showered flowers on the king and his
lost kingdom was returned to him. The sufferings and agonies inflicted on Harischandra by
the sage were a blessing in disguise, since they proclaimed the king's truthfulness to the
whole world. 'The sage is not angry with you. Re does not resent your triumph. He is
reverential like Vasishta,' assured the god Ishwara, and blessed him with eternal
The story of Harischandra who lived for truth, who renounced everything for the cause
of truth, is sacred, very sacred indeed. Isn't it?