PRAHLAD VOLUME 1
Hiranyakship doing penance to please Brahama. Suryadev tries to disrupt it. Shukracharya creates a curtain of smoke with his super-natural powers. The smoke covers the sun and Hiranyakaship does not feel the heat and is able to continue his penance. Devraj Indra meets Brahma and requests him not to grant any boon to Hiranakaship since it would be used against Devas and Manavs. Lord Vishnu states that no one is born as an Asur. One's Karma and conduct decide whether he is a "Sur" or an "Asur." Hirnayakaship succeeds in his penance and is pleased to know that Narad has taken care of Kayadu. He allows her to stay with him.
Hiranyakaship comes to meet his wife at Devrish Narad's hut. He thanks him and Kayadu wishes to stay with Narad till her son is born. Narad is amused by the irony of fate which has put father and son in the opposite camps ; the faces of this earth and his son (yet to be born) is destined to become Vishnu's ardent devotee. Hiranyakaship celebrates his victory. Swarbhanu visits him and says that after drinking Amrit he has become immortal and that even Vishnu couldn't kill him. Kayadu gives birth to a son, Prahlad.
It is time for Kayadu and Prahlad to return to Haranyakaship. He requests that Shukracharya take over the responsibility of educating Prahlad. In gurukul Prahlad refuses to worship his father and declares that theere is only oneGod and that is Vishnu. Lord Vishnu makes sure that Prahlad's faith in him is not shaken.
PRAHLAD VOLUME 2
Prahlad is now ready to leave the ashram. He has finished his education and is convinced that his father's claim of being the god is wrong. Narad had taught him that Vishnu is the only God and that he must propagate it. Haranyakaship is enraged when Prahlad tells him that there is only one God, Vishnu. He sends him back to the Ashram and warns his tutors. Laxmi is worried about his fate, but Lord Vishnu assures her that truth will prevail. Prahlad's fellow students also start believing that Vishnu is the only God.
Prahlad is to appear in Hiranyakaship's court. His mother calls on him and pleads with him to say that his father is the only God. Prahlad refuses to do so and does not care about the threat to his life. He goes to the court, pays his respects but states categorically that there is only one God and He is Lord Vishnu. Hiranyakaship is enraged and orders his son's execution. His men fail to do so. Kayadu pleads with her husband but he remains adamant.