Anant Pai started publishing the Indian comic series Amar Chitra Katha after he learnt he discovered that India's young generation was becoming ignorant of their own cultural heritage and mythological accounts.
Mythical Characters in Indian Comics
These Indian comics on mythological characters are published on a monthly basis to ensure the continuity of the storyline. India's popular comic series Amar Chitra Katha portrays some beautiful stories which explain tales involving gods and goddesses like Lord Krishna, Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu, Lord Rama, Lord Ganesha, Goddess Durga and many other deities. Some of the mythological stories
Lord Rama is a very popular mythological character of Amar Chitra Katha comic series in India. According to the Hindu epic tale of Ramayana, Lord Rama is the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu who defeated Ravana and was the king of the kingdom of Ayodhya. The name of the comic series is Ramayana.
Diamond Comics provided detailed stories regarding Vikram Betal, another interesting mythical character of India. The series spoke about tales from Indian mythological stories about the legendary ruler, King Vikram and the 'Betaal', who was a vampire-like creature. Colourful pictures and graphics filled the pages of the comic series.
Amar Chitra Katha published a book on the character of Hanuman, a monkey who finds mention in the famous epic story of Ramayana. Hanuman is a renowned character, especially for his unfaltering devotion to Lord Rama and his wife Sita, along with his contribution in Lord Rama's battle against the evil forces and Ravana.
Author Abhishek Singh has created a new comic series on Lord Krishna, published by Image Comics, which gives an account of this avatar of Lord Vishnu. The book is named, 'Krishna - A Journey Within'.
The stories of Ramayana and many other epic tales, asserting the existence of mythological characters are published by innumerable comic series of the country. Image Comics have published a brand new series entitled, 'Krishna - A Journey Within' in 2013. 'Vikram Betal' is another Indian comic series, published by Diamond Comics which are in high demand in the nation. Recently, Vimanika Comics has launched a range of series like The Sixth, Moksha, I am Kalki and Shiva which are based on various mythological characters like Karna, Hanuman, Parashuram, Shiva and Kalki.
(Last Updated on : 15-07-2013)
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