Jai Shri Krishna
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|Jai Shri Krishna|
|Created by||Sagar Pictures|
|Country of origin||India|
|Running time||20 minutes|
|Original run||21 July 2008 – 15 September 2009|
Jai Shri Krishna is an Indian television series produced by Sagar Pictures, which aired on Colors from 21 July 2008 to 15 September 2009.
It is the remake of Ramanand Sagar's successful show Sri Krishna and was handled by Moti Sagar of Sagar Pictures. It is based on Mahabharata, Harivamsa, Bhagavata Purana and the Vishnu Purana. It was later dubbed in Tamil and aired on Raj Tv. It is aired regularly on Rishtey in the UK.
Jai Shri Krishna tells the story of the Bhagavana Vishnu's avatar, Shree Krishna. The story takes place in India, covering cities like Gokhul, Mathura, Hastinapur, Dawaraka. It shows the different leelas, or stories, of Shree Krishna from his birth, childhood, teenage years, prince of Mathura and prince of Dwarka.
The program touched on many different aspects of his life, through the retelling of the leelas, it is told that he was known as Makhan Chor (butter thief) and of his eternal friendship with Sudama as a good example of true friendship. Other aspects include some of his adventures ,such as when he killed the demon queen Putana and tamed the venomous serpent Kaliya. Yet another amazing story was how as a little boy he showed the entire universe in his open mouth to his foster Mother, Yashoda.
As a teenager he shared a divine relationship with Radha. His dance with the Gopis (milkmaids) of Vrindavana became known as the Rasa lila. Later, when he became a fully grown man, the series tells about how he slayed his evil uncle, Kans.
After becoming a prince, Krishna married Rukmini, Satyabhama and Jambavati. Krishna also married 16,100 maidens who were being held in captivity by the demon Narakasura. He did this to save their honor. Krishna's wives are believed to be forms of the goddess Lakshmi, who is the consort of Vishnu.
In terms of family and friends, the series tells how Krishna was the cousin of Pandavas and best friend of Arjuna. He was like a brother to Draupadi and rescued her when she was insulted and almost assaulted by the Kauravs, who had unfairly won her, along with the rest of the Pandava's assets, in a wager. He imparted the knowledge of Bhagvad Gita to motivate Arjuna, prior to the great battle of Kurukshetra.
The series portrays Lord Shree Krishna as the perfect son, husband, brother, friend, king and lover of many. The show followed every aspect of Lord Krishna's life up until Lord Krishna's teenage years.
|Dhriti Bhatia||Krishna (Child)|
|Pinky Rajput||Krishna (Child)|
|Virti Vaghani||Radha (Child)|
|Meghan Jadhav||Krishna (Teenager)|
|Aditi Sajwan||Yashoda Maiya / Nandraniji|
|Zeb Khan||Nand / Nandrai / Nandraiji|
|Reema Debnath||Goddess Parvati|
|Saurabh Raj Jain||Lord Vishnu|
|Kritika Sharma||Radha Rani|
|Raj Premi||Kans / Kongsho (Bengali)|
|Yogesh Mahajan Marathi||Vasudeva Ji||Prachi Pathak||Keshni (Wife Of Kans)|
|Story, Screenplay & Research||Meenakshi Sagar Research Team|
|Casting Director||Shivgopal Krishna|