As Ravana abducts Sita, the brave vulture Jatayu sacrifices his life trying to save her. With his unparalleled devotion, Nandi gains immortality as Shiva's vahana. The magnificent fourtusked elephant, Airavata emerges from the golden egg of creation to become Indra's trusted vehicle. When Vishnu as Narasimha continues to destroy the world, he takes the form of the twoheaded bird, Gandaberunda. Shyama and Sabala, the divine hounds are given the responsible task of guarding Yama's gates.The stories in this Amar Chitra Katha are taken from ancient texts including the Shiva Purana, Vishnu Purana, Gajashastra, the Brahmanas and also from folklore.