Amar Chitra Katha brings you Divine Rivers, a collection of legends about seven Indian rivers and how they came to be. Rivers that have, for centuries, nourished the land they flow through. The blessings of these rivers are truly life-giving, making them divine in their own right.
This special issue includes the stories of rivers Godavari, Narmada, Tamraparni, Krishna, Sabarmati, Kaveri, and Beas and Sutlej.
Rivers in India have not only given birth to cities and towns on their banks, they are also dotted with innumerable temples and have been regarded as divinities in themselves. While some were born with the purpose of saving humanity from famine and drought, others came to wash away sins and grant new life with their sacred waters. These rivers have continued to flow for aeons and our ancient texts have told the stories behind their origins.