Devon Ke Dev...Mahadev

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Devon Ke Dev...Mahadev
Devon Ke Dev Mahadev.JPEG
Also known asMahadeva
Devon Ke Dev...Mahadev - Rudra Bhi Aur Bhole Bhi
GenreMythology
Written byC.L. Saini
Brij Mohan Pandey
Koel Chaudhuri
Mihir Bhuta
Dr. Bodhisattva
Aas Mohammad Abbasi
Bhavna Vyas
Manoj Tripathi )
Utkarsh Naithani
Subrat Sinha
Directed byNikhil Sinha
Ismail Umar Khan
Manish Singh
Govind Agrawal
Satish Bhargav
Creative directorsAniruddh Pathak
Nitin Shukla
Animesh Verma
Hiten Ganatra
Prangshu P Ghosh
Kadar Kazi(kk)
StarringMohit Raina
Mouni Roy
Saurabh Raaj Jain
Sonarika Bhadoria
Opening themeShiv Shiv (Otherwise known as Devon Ke Dev... Mahadev Title Song.)
ComposerSajan Rajan mishra
Country of originIndia
Original languageHindi
No. of seasons36
No. of episodes820
Production
Executive producerAmish A Vasani
ProducersCo Producer
Nikhil Sinha (Triangle Film Company)
Creative Producer
Anirudh Pathak
CinematographyDeepak Garg
Amit Malvia
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time20 minutes
(Mahaepisode. 45 minutes)
DistributorStar India
Release
Original networkLife OK
Picture format576i
1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital Plus
Original release18 December 2011 (2011-12-18) –
14 December 2014 (2014-12-14)

Devon Ke Dev... Mahadev (English: Lord of the Lords... Mahadev), often abbreviated as DKDM, is a mythological series based on the Hindu god, Lord Shiva, also known as Mahadev.[1] 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. Whole series is digitally available on Disney+ Hotstar.[2]

Plot[edit]

The show's plot revolve around the story of Lord Shiva. This story of Lord Shiva 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 then incarnates as Parvati, daughter of the Himavan and his wife Menavati, she is aware of her divinity as are her parents and grows up in Dadichi's Hermitage where she starts to call Mahadev as her husband which Menavati as a concerned mother dislikes strongly. Then Parvati grows up, and realises her divinity. She tries to realise Mahadev it is his wife Sati however, he rejects her and in process turns Kamadev to ashes his distraught wife, Rati curse Parvati. Parvati then agrees to marry as per her mother, Menavati's wish. However eventually Parvati and Himavan make Menavati realise who Parvati is who then agrees for this marriage, then Parvati 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; Mahavidyas (Kali, Tara, Tripura Sundari, Bhuvaneshvari, Tripura Bhairavi, Chhinnamasta, Dhumavati, Bagalamukhi, Matangi and Kamala) and Matrikas to destroy various demons like Raktabija, Mahishasura, Shumbha Nishumbha, Chanda Munda, Durgmasura, Arunasura, Banasura, etc. Later, Shiva and Parvati extend their family to Karthikeya, Ganesha and Ashok Sundari.

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 evil demons and uncompassionate rulers by taking various avatars in human form. The story of twelve Jyotirlinga is also shown completely.

List of characters[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Cast Character(s)
Kumar Hegde[4] Nandi: A Huge Devotee of Mahadev
Priyanka Thakare Suyasha: Nandi's Wife
Vishal Kotian Hanuman: A Huge Devotee of Lord Rama
Shivangi Sharma Indrani
Manish Bishla Surya
Vicky Batra Chandra: God of Moon.
Hans Dev Sharma Vishvakarma
Manoj Kolhatkar Sage Dadhichi / Sage Pippalada
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
Vikramjeet Virk Banasur
Hemant Choudhary Prajapati Vishwaroop
Samiksha Bhatt Jaya
Ram Awana Chakri
Deepika Upadhyay / Sangeeta Khanayat / Yashashree Chiplunker Goddess Ganga / Godavari / Banai
Anjali Abrol Meenakshi: Avatar of Parvati
Mohit Sharma Vasuki
Kunal Verma Lakshman: Rama's Younger Half - Brother
Garima Jain Urmila: Lakshman's Wife; Sita's Younger Sister. (Adoptive)
Rohit Sagar Vayu
Vineet Kumar Bharat
Harshad Arora Shatrughna
Ulka Gupta Devi Kanya Kumari
Arbaaz Ali Khan Balarama: Krishna's Elder Half - Brother
Vishesh Bansal Grihapati
Mohit Dagri (Younger) Lohitang
Raj Premi Demon Tarakasur
Rahul Dev Demon Arunasur
Chetan Hansraj Nighas
Deepak Jethi Mahishasura
Manav Gohil Andhaka: Mahadev and Parvati's Son; Ganesha, Kartikeya and Ashoksundari's Brother
Tej Sapru Shankhachudha
Ankur Nayyar Krauncha Giri
Ibrar Yakub Tuhund
Tushar Jha (Younger) Jalandhara
Arun Bali Vajranaka (Tarakasur's father)
Akhilendra Mishra King Mahabali
Sanjay Swaraj Bhasmasur
Manish Wadhwa / Tarun Khanna Ravan
Sudesh Berry Malla / Mani
Abhaas Mehta Adi
Rakshanda Khan Madanike
Anupam Bhattacharya Ripunjay / Devodas
Ojaswi Oberoi / Parakh Madan[5] Mohini
Ritu Chauhan Rati
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
Deepraj Rana Parshuram
Amrapali Gupta Matsyakanya
Prabhat Bhattacharya King Aayu
Neha Kaul Indumati
Jaya Bhattacharya Diti
Anand Goradia Pushpadanta
Dolly Sohi Mahalasa's mother
Shilpa Shinde Mahananda
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
Arti Singh Vaani
Bhavna Khatri Chitralekha
Daya Shankar Pandey Lakulish
Tushar Dalvi Chandradhar
Malhar Pandya Aniruddha / Lakhsmichandra
Kalpesh Rajgor Supriy
Parul Chaudhary Sanaka
Deepali Pansare Tulsi
Rajendra Chawla Acharya Gyanmurti
Gungun Uprari Maharani
Neha Marda Vrinda
Jaya Binju Andhaka's Wife
Chestha Mehta Prithvi
Javed Pathan Mayadhari
Samiksha Bhatnagar Mandodari: Ravana's Wife
Mansi Sharma Indrani
Sudeep Sarangi Shatbhish
Anju Ajayakumar Child Usha
Rajesh Kava Voice of Mooshak

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

Ritoo Jenjani had done the prosthetic makeup for the presentation of Kali.[6]

90 people were working under the graphic department of the series. An episode of the series cost ₹14 Lakhs for production.[7]

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.[8]

Casting[edit]

Sonarika Bhadoria was replaced by Puja Bannerjee as Parvati in July 2013.[9] However, in June 2014 Bannerjee quit citing health issues and was replaced by Suhasi Dhami.[10] Mouni Roy who quit the series with the end of her role in 2012 returned as Sati in 2014.[11]

Impact[edit]

The series is available to stream in its entirety on Star India's SVOD platform, Hotstar, having also released on DVD in 2014.[12]

Soundtracks[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Karpura Gauram Karunavataram"6.10
2."Shiv Shiv (Opening Theme)"2.46
3."Shankar Shiv Bhole"4.55
4."Yagyaswaroopaya Mahadev"5.18
5."Sarvopari Premi Shiv Shankar"2.41
6."Chandrama Priytam Mere"3.50
7."Har Bhola Har Har Mahadev"2.23
8."Santakaaram"2.19
9."Sangeet Beena"9.15
10."Vishweshwaraya Mahadevaya"4.34
11."Shiva Rudrastakam"2.22
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
18."Maharoop Mahakaaya"2.24
19."Parvati Entrance Theme"2.32

Reception[edit]

Ratings[edit]

The series started with a viewership rating of 0.7 TVR. Following which in initial six months, it ranged between 2 and 3 TVR.[13] 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 of Hindi television program during the year.[14][15]

In week 3 of 2013, it garnered an average rating of 3 TVR.[16] In week 7, it was one of the top ten watched Hindi GEC program with 3.6 TVR.[17]

Critics[edit]

Amar Ujala claimed that some events mentioned in the series were distorted and not mentioned in any Puranas and Shastra.[18]

Legacy[edit]

Mohit Raina featured in Limca Book of Records for portrayal of about 52 characters in the series with his main role being Shiva.[19][20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shashidhar, Ajita (19 January 2014). "Mythology makes a tentative comeback on Indian television". Business Today.
  2. ^ Hegde, Rajul (10 December 2014). "Why you won't see Lord Shiva in a reality show". Rediff.com. Retrieved 20 August 2021.
  3. ^ "WATCH: Mouni Roy celebrates birthday with boyfriend Mohit Raina and Naagin co-actors". The Times of India. 28 September 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2021.
  4. ^ Kumaran, Ektaa (4 September 2018). "My character in Mahadev is my personal favourite: Kumar Hegde". tellychakkar. Retrieved 20 August 2021.
  5. ^ Bhopatkar, Tejashree (29 October 2012). "Sanjay Swaraj and Ojaswi Oberoi in Devon Ke Dev...Mahadev". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  6. ^ Debarati S Sen (2 November 2012). "Ritoo Jenjani creates a Goddess". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  7. ^ Wadhwa, Akash (6 March 2013). "Indian TV gets bigger with better budgets". The Times of India. Retrieved 20 August 2021.
  8. ^ "Fire on the sets of Devon Ke Dev... Mahadev, no injuries". NDTV. 29 April 2014. Retrieved 20 August 2021.
  9. ^ "I had given notice three months ago: Sonarika Bhadoria". Business Standard. 13 July 2013. Retrieved 20 August 2021.
  10. ^ Maheshwri, Neha (1 December 2013). "Mahadev to get a new Parvati again". The Times of India. Retrieved 20 August 2021.
  11. ^ "Mouni Roy returns as Sati on 'Devon Ke Dev Mahadev' after a two-year hiatus". The Indian Express. 10 February 2014. Retrieved 20 August 2021.
  12. ^ "Life Ok's Devon Ke Dev... Mahadev launched on DVD". Indian Television. 2 January 2014. Retrieved 20 August 2021.
  13. ^ Bhattacharyya, Anushree (27 August 2013). "An epic battle". The Financial Express. Archived from the original on 9 January 2021. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  14. ^ "Mahadev tops TRP charts with a new record of 8.2 TVR". The Times of India. 21 September 2012. Archived from the original on 18 June 2013. Retrieved 24 September 2012.
  15. ^ "Life OK's Mahadev top-viewed". Business Standard. 20 January 2013. Retrieved 20 August 2021.
  16. ^ "DAS capital". The Times of India. 1 February 2013. Retrieved 20 August 2021.
  17. ^ "Mahadev Mahaepisode Include In Tam Rating Week 7". Amar Ujala. 4 March 2014. Retrieved 20 August 2021.
  18. ^ "दर्शकों को भ्रमित कर रहा है देवों का देव महादेव". Amar Ujala. 11 March 2013. Retrieved 20 August 2021.
  19. ^ "Mohit Raina in Limca Book of Records". The Times of India. 8 December 2014. Retrieved 20 August 2021.
  20. ^ "लिम्का बुक में नाम दर्ज कराने को तैयार टीवी के 'महादेव". Dainik Bhaskar. Retrieved 20 August 2021.

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