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  • Reenita Malhotra Hora

Episode 20 - Journeying Home

With a new understanding of the power of the Ramayana, Arya finds closure as he says goodbye to his new friends in the Wild Woods and prepares to go home. He finds himself back in his home in San Francisco where he returns the Ramayana to its rightful place in Ma’s prayer room. As he lays in bed that night, he is at peace with whatever the next day will bring, knowing that the Ramayana will guide him forward.


  • [00:01] Previously on Shadow Realm

  • [00:59] Chimpu is healed by the Ramayana and the vanar details of the battle against Ravana

  • [01:48] Rishiji and Arya talk about Rishiji’s past before becoming a sage

  • [04:47] Arya says goodbye and prepares to return home

  • [06:36] Arya returns home to San Francisco with the Ramayana in hand

  • [09:58] How to support and connect with The Arya Chronicles

  • [10:15] Next episode teaser


  • Arya returns to the vanaras after visiting the Backwaters and seeing his Ma and the power of the Ramayana helps to heal Chimpu’s wounds

  • Rishiji explains to Arya how he was a king and warrior before he became a sage

  • With Rishiji’s help and the use of quantum energy, Arya returns home to San Francisco with the Ramayana safely in his hands


Shadow Realm was written and executive produced by Reenita Hora. Based on her middle grade novel When Arya Fell Through the Fault, this story constitutes ‘Part 1 of The Arya Chronicles.

An original soundtrack was composed for this story by Kanniks Kannikeswaran (

Audio adaptation by Shane Sakhrani. Audio Direction and Production by Daniel Gonzalez and Gabe Mara.

The narrative for the trailer was voiced by Carnie Wilson (

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Recorded at Studio City Sounds and The Room at Melrose.

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