This story was recorded and retold throughout a series of sanskrit texts known as the puranas. The Puranas are typically split into 18 sections, each section has on average 20,000 verses.

There are several different versions of this myth in the Puranas.
therefore, this graphic novel is split into three chapters:

I. The origins of Mahisha
a. version #1, as found in the varaha purana
b. version #2, as found in the vamana purana
c. version # 3, as found in the Skanda Purana
d. version #4, as found in the Skanda Purana (Brahma Kanda,
SetuMahatmya)
e. version #5 Basmasura Myth.

II. How Durga comes to fight Mahisha
a. version #1, as found in the Markandeya Purana
b. version #2, as found in the Vamana Purana

III. The Battle
a. version #1 as found in the Markandeya purana
b. version #2, Basmasura Myth

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I. The origins of Mahisha
a. version #1, as found in the varaha purana

b. version #2, as found in the vamana purana

c. version # 3, as found in the Skanda Purana

d. version #4, as found in the Skanda Purana (Brahma Kanda, SetuMahatmya)

e. version 5 - the Basmasura Myth.

II. How Durga comes to fight Mahisha

a. version #1, as found in the Markandeya Purana

b. version #2, as found in the Vamana Purana

III. The Battle - pg. 35

a. version #1 as found in the Markandeya purana

b. version #2, my own version

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