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Cover of a Balamangalam issue
Editor in charge Manu Prathap
Categories Comic magazine
Frequency Fortnightly
Publisher Sabu Varghese
Founded 1980
Final issue 2012
Company Mangalam Publications
Country India
Based in Kottayam, Kerala
Language Malayalam

Balamangalam (Malayalam: ബാലമംഗളം) was a Malayalam comic magazine published between 1980 and 2012. It was also published in Kannada with the title Balamangala.

Main stories

  • Dinkan (Artist: Baby)
  • Saktimarunnu (Story: Manu, Artist: Baby)

Kannada language

Categories Comic magazine
Frequency Fortnightly
Format Print (paperback)
Publisher Mangalam Publications
Company Mangalam Publications
Country India
Based in Kottayam, Kerala
Language Kannada

Balamangala was the Kannada language edition of Balamangalam, and circulated in Karnataka, India.

Along with comic strips, the magazine featured children's stories, rhymes, puzzles and crosswords, including the fictional characters Dinga, Shaktimaddu, Kaadina Kitta, Keraga, Pingala, Karingaada, Tuttu, Chenchu, Tiko, Chomu, Thangu Maama, Onti Salaga, and Chippu Delu.

Harsha, a 15-year-old boy's first short story, "Mola Matthu Nari" (meaning: Rabbit and Fox) was published in the magazine.


Balamangala Kannada(RNI:44741/1989) was published by Mangalam Publication (India) Pvt. Ltd. located in Kottayam, Kerala.


Based on the magazine's fictional character, Dinga (Malayalam: Dinkan), a parody religion and a social movement called Dinkoism emerged and evolved on social networks organized by independent welfare groups in Kerala, India.

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