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Kubera Manhwa

Kubera. Northern India. 10th century. Sandstone. (Source: Wikipedia (Kubera))

A girl with a god's name, Kubera. The god who's prophesied to bring great change into the world. The story begins with Kubera in a remote mountain village with her family, But her life turns upside down as she witnesses the fiery end to her town and everyone she knows. Accompanied by a magician of riddles, watch as world trembles at the war against the gods.

The above is the synopsis of a manhwa - a South Korean web-comic akin to Japanese manga - which has become relatively popular. The manhwa is titled Kubera and follows the life of a girl in a fantasy universe populated by gods named Agni, Kubera (of course) and so on, as well as with magicians who also carry distinctive Indian names such as Asha and Hemawati. In a similar vein, magical incantations used in the comic tend to have a Sanskrit bent with names like Hoti Agni and Bhavathi Vayu!

The bad guys comprise Asuras, Rakshasas, Yakshas, Gandharvas, Garudas and more. The anti-hero is a Gandharva named .. Gandharva who is searching for his lost daughter, Shakuntala. He is accompanied by a Garuda named Maruna.

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