Dhurva And Ashtavakra
Shailaja Ganguly & Malati Shenoy
To possess true knowledge, one need not be grey-haired or bald' - this ancient adage was proved true by the young Dhruva and Ashtavarka. Dhruva countered the evil intentions of his scheming stepmother with intense devotion. Ashtavarka worked hard and by the age of 12 had absorbed all there was to learn. One was rewarded with a kingdom and a shining place in the celestial world for ever more; the other's brilliance brought his father back to life.