Devon Ke Dev...Mahadev
|Devon Ke Dev-Mahadev.|
|Also known as||Mahadeva |
Devon Ke Dev...Mahadev - Rudra Bhi Aur Bhole Bhi
|Written by||C.L. Saini|
Brij Mohan Pandey
Aas Mohammad Abbasi
|Directed by||Nikhil Sinha |
Ismail Umarr Khan
|Creative directors||Aniruddh Pathak|
Prangshu P Ghosh
|Starring||Mohit Raina |
Saurabh Raaj Jain
Suhasi Goradia Dhami
|Opening theme||Shiv Shiv (Otherwise known as Devon Ke Dev... Mahadev Title Song.)|
|Composer||Sajan Rajan mishra|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||36|
|No. of episodes||820|
|Executive producers||Deepak Panth|
|Producers||Co Producer |
Nikhil Sinha (Triangle Film Company)
|Cinematography||Deepak Garg |
|Running time||20 minutes |
(Mahaepisode. 45 minutes)
|Original network||Life OK|
|Picture format||576i |
|Audio format||Dolby Digital Plus|
|Original release||18 December 2011 –|
14 December 2014
Devon Ke Dev... Mahadev (English: Lord of the Lords... Mahadev), often abbreviated as "DKDM", was a mythological devotional and spiritual series based on the Hindu god, Lord Shiva, also known as Mahadev. It premiered on 18 December 2011, airing Monday to Friday nights on Life OK. The series concluded on 14 December 2014, having completed a total of 820 episodes.
The show's plot revolve around the story of Lord Shiva. This mesmerizing story of Lord Shiva and his all avatar traces his journey from being an ascetic to a family-man.
During the creation of the world by Lord Brahma, Adi Shakti leaves Shiva from his Ardhanarishvara form. So to shape the universe she takes various births to marry Shiva but failed 106 times due to which Shiva becomes an ascetic. Hence Lord Brahma suggests his mind-born son Prajapati Daksh please Adi Shakti and ask her to incarnate as his daughter.
She takes birth as Daksh's daughter Sati. Meanwhile, Shiva cuts Brahma's fifth head making Daksh hate him. Sati falls for Shiva and finally marries him, much to Daksh's dismay. Hence, Daksh humiliates Shiva in front of Sati in his yagna. Sati being unable to tolerate this, sacrifices her life once again. So, Shiva orders Virabhadra to behead Daksh but later revive him on Prasuti's request and Shiva goes into deep meditation for centuries.
Adi Shakti later incarnates as Parvati, daughter of the Himalayas who meditates for 3000 years to please Mahadev to marry her. And finally, Mahadev and Parvati married. Later, Mahadev imparts some tantric knowledge to Parvati that helps her to take various forms like Nav Durga (Shailaputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Katyayani, Kaalratri, Mahagauri, and Siddhidhatri); Mahavidyas (Kali, Tara, Tripura Sundari, Bhuvaneshvari, Tripura Bhairavi, Chhinnamasta, Dhumavati, Bagalamukhi, Matangi and Kamala) and Matrikas (Brahmani, Vaishnavi, Maheshvari, Indrani, Kaumari, Varahi, Chamunda, Narasimhi, Vinayaki) to destroy various demons like Raktabija, Mahishasura, Shumbha Nishumbha, Chanda Munda, Durgmasura, Arunasura, Banasura, etc. Later, Shiva and Parvati extend their family to Karthikeyan and Ganesha.
The show also includes various forms of Mahadev including Virabhadra, Swami Adiyogi, Aghori, Bhoothnath, Vaidynaath, Bhairav, Rishabh, Pashupatinath, Kaal Bhairav, Baba Lokhnath, Shambhu, Nat Bhairav, Natraja, Martand, etc. in order to maintain sustainability in the universe, teaching humans moral values and slaying various asuras like Jalandhara, Andhak, Apasmarg, Vritrasura, Bhasmasura, Tripura, Shankachura, Nigaas, etc. The show also covers various folk stories of Lord Shiva to teach people moral values and ways to get moksha in the Kali Yuga. The supreme God protects common people from the evil demons and uncompassionate rulers by taking various avatars in human form. The story of twelve Jyotirlinga is also shown completely.
List of characters
|Mohit Raina||Shiva / Mahadev / Mahakala / Nataraja / Nilakantha / Jalandhara / Jata / Virabhadra / Kal Bhairav / Ardhanarishvara / Chandrashekar / Dattatreya / Lohitang(elder) / Yaksha / Kiraat / Vyadh / Aadi Yogi / Aghora / Martand (Khandoba) / Nat Bhairav / Acharya Mahatapa / Vrishabh / Loknath / Bhoothnath / Pashupatinath / Shambhu / Vaidhyanath / Har-Narayan / Harihara / Bhola/ Jalandhar|
|Saurabh Raaj Jain||Narayana/Lord Krishna/Rama/Dattatreya/Harihara/Nara-Narayana/Har-Narayan/Guru Pratyaya|
|Mouni Roy||Sati/Dakshayani/Durga/Adi Parashakti|
|Sonarika Bhadoria / Puja Banerjee / Suhasi Goradia Dhami||Parvati / Adi Parashakti / Adi Shakti / Durga / Matsya Kanya / Ashta-Matrikas / Navadurga / Kali / Mahakali / Dasha-Mahavidyas / Ardhanarishvara / Kaalratri / Bhramari Devi / Bheelni / Gayatri Devi / Goddess Bhairavi / Mahalasa / Goddess Katyayani|
|Anushka Sen||Child Parvati / Child Matsya Kanya|
|Rushiraj Pawar||Senapati Kartikeya / Murugan|
|Ahsaas Channa / Ashnoor Kaur||Ashokasundari|
|Lavanya Bhardwaj / Rishi Khurana||Nahusha|
|Sadhil Kapoor / Alpesh Dhakan / Ehsaan Bhatia||Ganesha / Vinayak|
|Kratika Sengar/Reem Shaikh||Manasa|
|Ragini Rishi/Falaq Naaz||Goddess Lakshmi / Harjpriya / Vedavati / Sita / Radha / Rukmini / Padmavati|
|Radha Krishna Dutt||Lord Brahma / Dattatreya|
|Puja kameshwar Sharma / Salina Prakash / Via Roy Choudhary||Saraswati|
|Jiten Lalwani||Lord Indra|
|Priyanka Thakare||Suyasha (Nandi's wife)|
|Hans Dev Sharma||Vishvakarma|
|Manoj Kolhatkar||Sage Dadhichi|
|Yogesh Mahajan||Sage Bhrigu|
|Rajeev Bharadwaj||Sage Kashyap|
|Romanch Mehta||Sage Atri|
|Jayant Rawal||Maharishi Halahal|
|Jitendra Trehan||Sage Markandeya|
|Shailesh Datar||Sage Narada|
|Darshan Kumar||Sage Shukracharya|
|Raman Khatri||Sage Atharvan|
|Atul Singh||Sage Pulaha|
|Sushil Parashar||Sage Pitamber|
|Hemant Choudhary||Prajapati Vishwaroop|
|Deepika Upadhyay / Sangeeta Khanayat / Yashashree Chiplunker||Goddess Ganga / Godavari / Banai|
|Ulka Gupta||Devi Kanya Kumari|
|Arbaaz Ali Khan||Balarama|
|Mohit Dagri||(Younger) Lohitang|
|Raj Premi||Demon Tarakasur|
|Rahul Dev||Demon Arunasur|
|Ankur Nayyar||Krauncha Giri|
|Tushar Jha||(Younger) Jalandhara|
|Arun Bali||Vajranaka (Tarakasur's father)|
|Akhilendra Mishra||King Mahabali|
|Manish Wadhwa / Tarun Khanna||Ravan|
|Sudesh Berry||Malla / Mani|
|Anupam Bhattacharya||Ripunjay / Devodas|
|Ojaswi Oberoi / Parakh Madan||Mohini|
|Pankaj Dheer||King Himavan|
|Mugdha Shah / Shilpa Tulaskar||Queen Menavati|
|Khyaati Khandke Keswani||Kritika|
|Surendra Pal||Prajapati Daksha|
|Shalini Kapoor Sagar||Queen Prasuti|
|Rishina Kandhari / Riyanka Chanda||Princess Khyati|
|Priyanka Panchal||Princess Aditi|
|Charu Asopa / Kanishka Soni||Princess Revati|
|Surbhi Shukla||Princess Rohini|
|Manini Mishra||Princess Vijaya|
|Annapurna Vitthal Bhairi||Shanta|
|Suhasini Mulay||Parvati's grandmother|
|Prabhat Bhattacharya||King Aayu|
|Dolly Sohi||Mahalasa's mother|
|Vivek Mishra||Yella Koti|
|Pankaj Berry||Raja Durdum|
|Mitika Sharma||Queen Sunaina|
|Mohit Chauhan||King Janaka|
|Mihir Mishra||King Dashratha|
|Gauri Singh||Queen Kaushalya|
|Anushka Singh||Queen Sumitra|
|Manasvi Vyas||Queen Kaikeyi|
|Tapeshwari Sharma||Usha / Behula|
|Daya Shankar Pandey||Lakulish|
|Malhar Pandya||Aniruddha / Lakhsmichandra|
|Rajendra Chawla||Acharya Gyanmurti|
|Jaya Binju||Andhaka's Wife|
|Anju Ajayakumar||Child Usha|
90 people were working under graphic department of the series. An episode of the series cost ₹14 Lakhs for production.
Sonarika Bhadoria was replaced by Puja Bannerjee as Parvati in July 2013. However, in June 2014 Bannerjee quit citing health issues and was replaced by Suhasi Dhami. Mouni Roy who quit the series with the end of her role in 2012 returned as Sati in 2014.
In April 2014, a fire broke out on one of the show's sets in Mumbai. However, none were injured with only minor damages to property.
The series has been dubbed into several languages including:
- in Bengali as Devadidev Mahadev on Star Jalsha
- in Kannada as Om Namah Shivay on Star Suvarna
- in Malayalam as Kailasanathan on Asianet
- in Marathi as Devanche Dev Mahadev on Star Pravah
- in Oriya as Mahadev on Tarang TV
- in Tamil as Shivam on Star Vijay
- in Telugu as Hara Hara Mahadeva on Star Maa
- in Indonesian as Mahadewa on antv
- in Thai as Shiva Phra Mahadev on Bright TV
The series was re-aired on Star Bharat from 5 August 2018 to 24 November 2019 on Sundays, and again during the coronavirus lockdown on Star Bharat from 17 March 2020 to 11 June 2020 and on Star Plus from 14 April 2020 to 12 July 2020.
|1.||"Karpura Gauram Karunavataram"||6.10|
|2.||"Shiv Shiv (Opening Theme)"||2.46|
|3.||"Shankar Shiv Bhole"||4.55|
|5.||"Sarvopari Premi Shiv Shankar"||2.41|
|6.||"Chandrama Priytam Mere"||3.50|
|7.||"Har Bhola Har Har Mahadev"||2.23|
|12.||"O Mere Raj Dulare"||2.27|
|13.||"Mere Jalandhar Mere Munna"||2.13|
|14.||"Ritu Basant Aa Gayi"||2.53|
|15.||"Mann Re Tu Kitna Bebass Hai"||4.42|
|16.||"Babul Ke Ghar Se Chali"||1.23|
|17.||"Shiv Tandav Stuti"||3.27|
Initially, the series started with a rating of 0.7 TVR. In six months it improved to 2 and sometimes got 3 TVR. As in February 2013, it garnered an average rating of 3TVR. Later, the episode of 9 September 2012, featuring Kali killing the demon Raktabija rated the show its highest viewership with an 8.2 TVR being the highest TVR garnered during the year.
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