|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 Umar Khan
|Creative directors||Aniruddh Pathak|
Prangshu P Ghosh
Saurabh Raaj Jain
|Opening theme||Shiv Shiv (Otherwise known as Devon Ke Dev... Mahadev Title Song.)|
|Composer||Sajan Rajan mishra|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of episodes||820|
|Executive producer||Amish A Vasani|
Nikhil Sinha (Triangle Film Company)
|Running time||20-45 mins|
|Release||18 December 2011 –|
14 December 2014
Devon Ke Dev... Mahadev (English: Lord of the Lords... Mahadev), often abbreviated as DKDM, is a series based on the Hindu god, 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 entire series has been made available on Disney+ Hotstar and Hulu.
The show's plot revolves around the story of Shiva, which follows his journey from being an ascetic to a family man.
During the creation of the world by Brahma, Adi Shakti leaves Shiva from his Ardhanarishvara form. In order to shape the universe, she takes various births to marry Shiva but fails 106 times due to which Shiva becomes an ascetic. Hence Lord Brahma suggests his mind-born son Prajapati Daksh please Adi Shakti and request her to incarnate as his daughter.
Adi Shakti is born as Daksh's daughter Sati. Meanwhile, Shiva cuts off 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. Unable to tolerate her husband's insult, Sati sacrifices her life once again. An infuriated Shiva orders Virabhadra to behead Daksh. Later, he revives him at Prasuti's request and goes into deep meditation for centuries.
Adi Shakti then incarnates as Parvati, daughter of Himavan and his wife Menavati. She is aware of her divinity as are her parents, and grows up in Dadichi's hermitage. From an early age, she starts addressing Mahadev/Shiva as her husband which Menavati, as a concerned mother, dislikes strongly.
When she grows up, Parvati tries to make Mahadev realize that she is none other than his wife Sati reincarnated. But he rejects her and in the process, turns Kamadev into ashes. As a result, Kama's distraught wife, Rati curses Parvati.
Parvati then agrees to marry as per her mother, Menavati's wish. However eventually Parvati and Himavan make Menavati realise who Parvati is, after which she gives in. Parvati goes on to meditate for 3,000 years to please Mahadev to marry her. And finally, Mahadev and Parvati are 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 Raktabeej, Shumbha Nishumbha, Chanda Munda, Durgmasura, Arunasura, Banasura, etc. Later, Shiva and Parvati extend their family to Karthikeya, Ganesha and Ashok Sundari.
- Mohit Raina as 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: Parvati and Sati's Husband; Ganesha, Kartikeya's Father (2011-2014).
- Mouni Roy as Devi Sati / Dakshayni / Mahadevi
- Sonarika Bhadoria /Puja Banerjee / Suhasi Goradia Dhami as Parvati / Mahadevi/Adi Parashakti / Adi Shakti / Durga / Matsya Kanya / Ashta-Matrikas / Navadurga / Kali / Mahakali /Bhadrakali/ Devi / Dasha-Mahavidyas / Ardhanarishvara / Kaalratri / Bhramari Devi / Akilandeswari/ Bheelni / Gayatri Devi / Goddess Bhairavi / Mahalasa / Goddess Katyayani / Navadurga ( Shailaputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Katyayani, Kaalratri, Mahagauri, Siddhidhatri) / The Mahavidyas (Kali, Dhumavati, Bagalamukhi, Kamalatmika ) / Ambika / Ardhanarishvara / Devi Kanya Kumari and other incarnations of Shakti (2012–13):Ganesha, Karthikeya's mother (2013–14)
- Saurabh Raaj Jain as Lord Vishnu / Garuda / Narayana / Lord Krishna / Rama / Dattatreya / Harihara / Nara-Narayana / Har-Narayan / Guru Pratyaya (2011-2014)
- Rushiraj Pawar as Senapati Kartikeya / Murugan (2012-2014)
- Darshan Gurjar as young Kartikeya
- Tanya Sharma as Devayanai (2013-2014)
- Ahsaas Channa / Ashnoor Kaur as Ashokasundari: Mahadev and Parvati's Daughter; Kartikeya, Ganesha's and Andhaka's Sister
- Lavanya Bhardwaj / Rishi Khurana as Nahusha
- Sadhil Kapoor / Alpesh Dhakan / Ehsaan Bhatia as Ganesha / Vinayak: Mahadev and Parvati's Younger Son; Ridhi and Siddhi's Husband
- Aarya Vora as Siddhi : Ganesha's Wife; Mahadev and Parvati's Daughter in - Law
- Amrita Singh as Buddhi
- Kratika Sengar / Reem Shaikh as Manasa
- Ragini Rishi/Falaq Naaz as Goddess Lakshmi / Haripriya / Vedavati / Sita / Radha / Rukmini / Padmavati
- Piyush Sahdev as Rama: 7th - Avatar of Lord Vishnu; Sita's Husband and Luv and Kush's Father.
- Rubina Dilaik as Sita: Avatar of Goddess Lakshmi; Rama's Wife and Luv and Kush's Mother.
- Radhakrishna Dutta as Lord Brahma / Dattatreya
- Puja Kameshwar Sharma / Salina Prakash / Via Roy Choudhary as Saraswati
- Jiten Lalwani as Lord Indra: King of All Gods.
- Gauravu Shetty as Lord Ayyappan
|Kumar Hegde||Nandi: A devotee of Mahadev|
|Priyanka Thakare||Suyasha: Nandi's wife|
|Vishal Kotian||Hanuman: A devotee of Rama|
|Vicky Batra/ Aryaman Seth||Chandra|
|Hans Dev Sharma||Vishvakarma|
|Manoj Kolhatkar||Dadhichi / Pippalada|
|Jayant Rawal||Maharishi Halahal|
|Hemant Choudhary||Prajapati Vishwaroop|
|Deepika Upadhyay /
Sangeeta Khanayat /
|Ganga / Godavari / Banai|
|Anjali Abrol||Meenakshi: Avatar of Parvati|
|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)|
|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|
|Neha Kaul||Rajasekhar wife Queen|
|Dolly Sohi||Mahalasa's mother|
|Rajesh Vivek||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|
|Samiksha Bhatnagar||Mandodari: Ravana's Wife|
|Anju Ajayakumar||Child Usha|
|Rajesh Kava||King Rajasekhar|
90 people were working in the graphic department of the series. An episode of the series cost ₹14 Lakhs for production.
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.
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.
|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|
|19.||"Parvati Entrance Theme"||2.32|
The series started with a viewership rating of 0.7 TVR. Following which in the initial six months, it ranged between 2 and 3 TVR. 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.
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