INDRA – The Saga of Purandar, King of Devlok

INDRA – The Saga of Purandar, King of Devlok

Author : Ashutosh Garg

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Classification Fiction
Pub Date Feb 2020
Imprint Amaryllis
Page Extent 324
Binding Paperback
Language English
ISBN 978-93-89647-75-4
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“Let there be unprecedented floods in Vraj!” roared Indra. “Deluge them! I want every single person of this foolish little village to drown and die! Let them pay for offending Purandar, the mighty Indra – the king of Devlok!”


The world considers Indra to be the name of the king of the Devas. However, not many people know that Indra is not a name. It is a title, an appellation accorded to one who rules over Devlok, the realm of the Devas. In each Manvantar (the 14th fraction of a Kalpa), a new king is appointed to the throne of Devlok, who is then called “Indra”.


The “Indra” of the current Manvantar is “Purandar”.


Purandar―the son of Kashyap and Aditi―ascended the throne of Devlok because of certain remarkable traits he had and some grand accomplishments he achieved. However, his appalling misdeeds diminish his glory and consequently, he could never garner the respect and obeisance that a king of Gods would otherwise command! Unfortunately, Indra himself seemed oblivious to the many blots on his character and appeared concerned only about keeping his throne. To maintain his claim over it, he repeatedly abused his power and supremacy, and remained totally unrepentant of his incessant misdemeanours.


Several interesting but lesser-known events and anecdotes have been interwoven into this compelling tale to bring out the capricious yet imposing personality of Indra, presenting a completely fresh facet of Puranic mythology.


It is a pleasant experience to read the brilliant analysis of Puranic tales through Ashutosh’s charismatic writing!


―Ashok Chakradhar, Padma Shri awardee author, litterateur and poet

About author

Author of the acclaimed novel, Ashwatthama, Ashutosh Garg is proficient in both Hindi and English and has edited two dictionaries, written a book of riddles for children and has translated around 20 bestselling English books into Hindi. He has post-graduate degrees in Hindi literature and Business Management, and regularly writes for magazines and newspapers. He lives in Delhi and works for Indian Railways.

Ashutosh has been conferred the National award (Silver Star) by the former President of India, Dr. Pranab Mukherjee, for his distinguished service the scouting movement.