Prahlad, hero of this age-old story, is a five-year-old boy persecuted by his father, Kashipu. The ungodly Kashipu conquers the gods of the universe, and he inhabits their celestial realm. Then he discovers that his own son, Prahlad, is a devotee of the God of the gods, Vishnu, who is Kashipu’s sworn enemy. Dayananda narrates this version in the style of a modern novel, yet he is faithful to the story in the Bhagavat Purana and the Mahabharata. Three hundred million Vaishnavas know the story well, and, indeed, hundreds of millions more appreciate its message. Prahlad has been the theme of at least ten movies in several languages over the last 90 years.