Amar Chitra Katha brings you Valmiki’s Ramayana – the Box Set, containing 960 pages (6 volumes) of colour and visual action in the graphic format. This illustrative and easy-to-read comic book set helps children not only learn about duty and honour, good and evil, love and loss, jealousy and destructive ambitions, it also helps develop their imagination and vocabulary.
Saraswati is known and worshiped as goddess of knowledge. She is the creator of all creative arts, poetry, music and science. Saraswati appeared as a divine river, water deity, as mentioned in RIGVEDA.
Bheema and Lord Hanuman can be termed as brothers, as they both are born to Lord Pawan, the god of winds. While Hanuman was a constant companion of Arjuna, Sri Krishna was in company of Arjuna, Bheema’s brother.
Lord Shiva is regarded as the representation of the Supreme Being. He is known as the third element in the Hindu Trinity (Trimurti), the other two members being Lord Brahma – the creator and Lord Vishnu – the protector. Shiva is the destructive form of the Almighty.
Karthikeya is the brave leaders of God’s forces and was created to destroy demons, symbolising negative tendencies of human beings. Legend says that because Shiva and Parvathi would shower Ganesha with more love, Karthikeya decided to move to the mountains in South. And this is how he began to be worshiped in South India more than North India.
Kumbhakarna is a named rakshasa and younger brother of Ravana in the famous Indian epic Ramayana. Despite his monstrous size and great appetite, he was described to be of good character and great warrior in those times. Kumbhakarna slept for six months and when he awoke, he ate everything in the vicinity, including humans.
In the Ramayana, during the battle between Rama and Ravana, when Ravana’s son Indrajita is killed, Ravana calls his other son Mahiravan for help, upon the advice of his father-in-law. Mahiravana, the king of Patala promises to help.
Jarasandha grew up and became a very powerful king. He defeated many other kings and made them promise their allegiance to him making him supreme emperor. He gave both his daughters in marriage to Kamsa of Mathura. Now Krishna killed Kamsa, making Jarasandha an enemy.