Known as the Land of the Rishis of Rishi Bhoomi, India proudly claims the heritage of the rishis(sages) as its own. Here, Vishwamitra stands out as a superlative example of the accomplishments of the rishis.
Vishwamitra was a Kshatriya king who constantly explored the realms of immortality beyond the kingdom of earth. His confrontation with Sage Vasishtha convinced him of the superiority of spiritual power over physical strength, and so he set out to attain it.
When he was given the status of Rajarshi, he was not content. This was because the word connoted a rishi who was born a Kshatriya and was considered inferior to a Brahmarshi, a rishi who had been born a Brahmin.
The arduous paths that Vishwamitra had to tread to conquer his passion in order to reach spiritual heights are described in detail, giving us a glimpse of the glory of the rishis.
India was later named after Bharata, the grandson of Vishwamitra.
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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