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Right from our childhood, we have been hearing stories from Indian mythology. Characters from Mahabharata and Ramayana especially ruled our childhood.

Taking a cue from the love for Indian mythologies, comics have always satiated the hunger for cartoon lovers.


Here is a list of seven cartoons based on mythologies

Ravanayan


This ten part comic series created by Vivek Goel and Vijayendra Mohanty and published by Holy Cow Entertainment is the perfect example of depicting an old story with a contemporary twist. It is the retelling of Ramayana with Ravana as the protagonist and is the best way of engrossing children and young adults in this cult epic.

Shiva- The Legend of the Immortals


This series by Vimanika Comics depicts the tales of Shiva revealing various aspects of his convoluted personality. Till date, the series comprises of two books. The first book deals with ‘story of the origin of the universe and Lord Shiva’s marriage to Sati.’ The second book ‘dwells extremely on the love story of Lord Shiva and Parvati, their marriage and the battle between Kartikeya and Tarkasur.’

Chandamama

This classic Indian monthly magazine started by B. Nagi Reddy and Chakrapani, and edited by Kodavatiganti Kutumba Rao for 28 years is the longest running comic in the Indianmythology sector. First published in Telugu and Tamil, it was published in Hindi in 1949 and now runs across 12 languages.

Aghori


Written by Ram Iyer, published by Holy Cow Entertainment, and illustrated by Vivek Goel and Gaurav Srivastav, this comic introduces us to the intriguing life and culture of Aghoris. They are ascetic Shaiva Sadhus engaging in post-mortem rituals, sometimes involving cannibalism. It comprises large readership due to its marvelous mythological tales of these Shiva devotees.

I Am Kalki

The tenth incarnation of Vishnu is Kalki Avatar or holocaust. Kalki’s divine mission is to destroy the demons of corruption and ignorance. Kalki is a dark, slender, handsome and youthful boy who gradually discovers that he has many powers in his control. He begins a new life in the city, and behaves like any average teenager; but in the night, he goes around hunting down enemies of humanity the modern day demons.

This book of three complete volumes with the fourth on its way has engaged readers in the heroic story of this celebrated figure immensely.

Krishna: A Journey Within


This astounding fable of wit and wisdom by Abhishek Singh is ‘a searing, human portrayal of Lord Krishna’ which journeys along the pastimes that have swayed through ages. ‘It is the final confrontation between fire and man’s consuming greed to conquer all and the supreme power of the Divine Spirit.’

Pandavas 5

Exclusively produced in broadcast partnership with Disney/BeunaVista International, this anime inspired a story from the house of RME revolves around the adventures of five uniquely


talented Pandavas and their journey from rigorous training at Dronacharya’s hermitage to winning at a competition in the city of Panchal. This multi-layered story full of delicious maneuver shows how Pandavas excel at the art of warfare and aesthetics along with the resentful competition from their cousins, the Kauravas.


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