Devi Adi Parashakti

Devi Adi Parashakti is a mythological television serial which airs on Dangal TV. Rati Pandey plays the titular role of Devi Adi Parashakti and her incarnations Goddess Sati and Goddess Parvati.[1][2] Tarun Khanna plays the role of Devi's husband, Lord Shiva and Kanan Malhotra stars as Lord Vishnu, Devi's brother. The show also features Sonia Singh as Goddess Diti, the main antagonist. The first episode aired on 10 February 2020. It is created by Siddharth Kumar Tewary, directed by Loknath Pandey and Manish Singh and produced by Swastik Productions. The show is loosely based on the Shiva Purana, the Devi-Bhagavata Purana, the Markandeya Purana and pan-Indian folktales of the Goddess.

Devi Aadi Parashakti
Also known asDevi
GenreMythology
Created bySiddharth Kumar Tewary
Based onDevi Mahatmya
Devi-Bhagavata Purana
Shiva Purana
Developed bySiddharth Kumar Tewary
Screenplay byMegha Jadhav
Story byUtkarsh Naithani
Directed byLoknath Pandey
Manish Singh
Creative directorAmol Arvind Surve
StarringRati Pandey
Tarun Khanna
Narrated bySaurabh Raj Jain
Opening themeOm Namo Devi
Country of originIndia
Original languageHindi
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes92
Production
Producers
Production locationsUmargam, Gujarat
EditorTarun Sunil Babbar
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time22–25 minutes
Production companySwastik Productions
DistributorOne Life Studios
Release
Original networkDangal TV
Picture format
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original release10 February (2020-02-10) –
26 December 2020 (2020-12-26)

The telecast was delayed due to the COVID-19 lockdown in India.[3][4] The show started airing once again from 9th November 2020 and ended on 26th December 2020.

PlotEdit

The show portrays the Leelas of the Hindu goddess Adi Parashakti, the wife of Lord Shiva and (sister of Lord Vishnu in her avatars as Goddesses Sati and later Parvati). The story begins with Shiva's questions on The Self and how he discovers that it was the Supreme Goddess Adi Parashakti who created him, Vishnu, and Brahma.

She reveals herself after Shiva destroys Brahma's arrogance; and imparts true wisdom of who She is to the Tridevas. She then assumes three different forms: Saraswati - who weds Brahma, Lakshmi - who weds Vishnu and Shakti - who becomes Shiva's beloved and resides with them in their respective abodes.

The show then solely focuses on Shakti's journey from Kailasha to Earth as Sati, the daughter of Daksha, who, prompted by his daughter Diti, separates Shiva and Shakti. After Sati discovers Shiva, who Daksha disapproves of and abhors, she falls in love with him. He gives up Sati and she moves to Kailasha where she marries Shiva. In an attempt to humiliate Shiva and Sati, Daksha performs a Yagya inviting the residents of all the realms, with the sole exceptions being the residents of Kailasha. Sati, however, goes to the Yagya, is humiliated, and immolates herself in the presence of all those gathered. Angry, Shiva and Shakti kill Daksha, thus avenging Sati by assuming the terrible forms of Veerabhadra and Bhadrakali. Later on, Daksha is resurrected, Sati's body is cut up into fifty-two pieces - which becomes Shakti Peethas, and a sorrowful Shiva self-isolates in the caves of the Himalayas.

In due course of time, an Asura named Tarakasura, a son of Diti, obtains a boon from Brahma that he would only be killed by an offspring of Shiva. Thinking of himself as immortal in light of Shiva becoming a hermit after Sati's death, he displaces the Devas, the mortal enemies of the Asuras. At the behest of Vishnu, the Devi takes birth once again as Parvati, the daughter of the Himalayas. She too, just like in her previous life as Sati, falls in love with Shiva. She finds him in the caves of her father's kingdom and sits at his feet, meditating upon him. In a rush to awaken Shiva so that he would fall in love with Devi again and have a son who could kill Tarakasura, the Devas deploy Kama, the God of Love, who is burnt to ashes by Shiva for disturbing his trance.

Shiva, although aware of Parvati's devotion and love towards him, behave indifferently to her. When she tries to speak to him, he informs her that only after she passed some of his tests would she obtain the desire of her heart. Parvati takes him on his challenge, and Shiva puts her through various trials, in Kashi and in Kailasha, all of which she passes, impressing Shiva, who agrees to marry her.

CastEdit

MainEdit

RecurringEdit

  • Deepali Saini as Menavati, the goddess of snow, and the mother of Parvati.
  • Yogesh Mahajan as Himavan, the king of the mountains, and the father of Parvati.
  • Raja Kapse as Sage Markandeya, Parvati's guru and inspiration.
  • Krish Chauhan as Lord Kartikeya, Shiva-Parvati 's son, brother of Ganesh, born to kill Tarakasura.
  • Vinit Kakar as Raktabija,an Asura defeated by goddess Mahakali.
  • Vinit kakar as Daruk.
  • Shalini Vishnudev as Aditi, the wife of sage Kashyapa and the mother of the Devas.
  • Raj Premi as Prajapati Daksha, the son of Brahma and father of Sati.
  • Heer Malik as Prasuti, Daksha's wife and mother of Sati, Aditi, and Diti.
  • Kunal Bakshi as Indra, the king of the Devas, and a role in human disguise.
  • Ajay Mishra as Narada, the ever-travelling sage.
  • Himanshu Bamzai as Mahishasura, the buffallo demon.
  • Nimai Bali as Shukracharya, the preceptor of the Asuras.
  • Saif Ullah Rahmani as Tarkasura, the demon who was killed by Kartikeya.
  • Rohhit Parshuram as Bandasura, the Asura defeated by Devi Kaushiki.
  • Kanishka Soni as Devi Ganga, the river goddess and daughter of Brahma.
  • Naman Rupa Mukuil as Nandi, the vehicle of Lord Shiva.
  • Poonam Rao as Revati, the wife of Chandra.
  • Danika Singh as Bahurupa, a shapeshifting demon.
  • Aleya Ghosh as Bhudevi, the Mother Earth and goddess of a land element.
  • Sandeep Arora as Kaamdev , the God of love.
  • Harsha Khandeparkar as Devi Rati, wife of Kaamdev and daughter of daksha
  • Ujjwal Sharma as Varun Dev, the god of water element.
  • Sumit Tiwari as Vayu Dev, the god of the air element.
  • Deepesh Gangawat as Agni Dev, the god of the fire element.
  • Sanjay Sharma as Surya Dev, the supreme sun god.
  • Unknown as Chandra Dev, the supreme moon god and son-in-law of Daksha.
  • Unknown as Rohini, wife of Chandra Dev, daughter of Daksha, and sister of Revati and Sati.
  • Sunil Bhargav as King Bhagirath, the king brought goddess Ganga to earth.
  • Unknown as Sage Durvasa, the sage famous for his rage and curses.
  • Saurabh Raj Jain as the Narrator
  • Govind Sharma/ Raju Makwana as Shiv Gan, the devotees of Shiva

Dubbed versionsEdit

  • This serial is dubbed in Malayalam as Aadiparasakthi aired on SuryaTV from 17 August 2020 to 1 January 2021.[11]
  • This serial is also dubbed into Tamil as Devi Aadiparashakti in Sun TV from 27 July 2020 to 13 February 2021.
  • This serial is also dubbed into Telugu as Devi Aadhi Parasakthi airs on GeminiTV from 14 September 2020 to 23 January 2021.
  • This serial is also dubbed into Kannada as Devi Aadi Paraashakthi airs on UdayaTV from 21 September 2020 to 9 January 2021.[12]

ProductionEdit

DevelopmentEdit

Series' titleEdit

The show was originally planned to be called Devi but later it was changed to Devi Aadi Parashakti. It is still referred to in short as Devi.

CastingEdit

The show casts actors who have already been famous for their mythological characters. Tarun Khanna who played Shiva in Swastik's RadhaKrishn and Karmaphal Daata Shani reprises his role in the show. Kanan Malhotra who played the role of Vishnu in Swastik's Mahakali — Anth Hi Aarambh Hai also reprises his role. Kunal Bakshi who played the role of Indra in Swastik's Karmphal Daata Shani, also replays his role. The makers have recast actors who have already been associated with Swastik Productions such as Rati Pandey, Nimai Bali and Saurabh Raj Jain (as narrator).

BroadcastEdit

The show aired on Dangal TV on 10 February 2020, but the telecast was stopped in the last week of March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The show made a return on 9 November 2020.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ World, Republic. "Rati Pandey reveals she was apprehensive about playing goddess in 'Devi: Adi Parashakti'". Republic World. Retrieved 3 June 2020.
  2. ^ Team, Tellychakkar. "Rati Pandey opens up on playing Goddess Parvati". Tellychakkar.com. Retrieved 3 June 2020.
  3. ^ "TV stars face lights, camera post lockdown, embrace New Normal - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  4. ^ "Hindi GECs get back in business". Indian Television Dot Com. 29 June 2020. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  5. ^ "From Tomboy to Goddess, Rati Pandey reveals how she was skeptical to play the role of Goddess Parvati in Devi- Adi Parashakti – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 June 2020.
  6. ^ Team, Tellychakkar. "Rati Pandey to play Goddess Parvati in Swastik Productions' next titled Devi". Tellychakkar.com. Retrieved 3 June 2020.
  7. ^ "Tarun Khanna Reveals He Refused to Perform Shiv Tandav Initially in Devi Aadi Parashakti | 📺 LatestLY". LatestLY. 28 May 2020. Retrieved 3 June 2020.
  8. ^ Team, Tellychakkar. "Kunal Bakshi and Kanan Malhotra roped in for Swastik Productions' Devi". Tellychakkar.com. Retrieved 3 June 2020.
  9. ^ Team, Tellychakkar. "Deepak Dutta roped in for Dangal TV's Devi". Tellychakkar.com. Retrieved 3 June 2020.
  10. ^ Team, Tellychakkar. "Nisha Nagpal and Richa Dixit roped in for Dangal TV's Devi". Tellychakkar.com. Retrieved 3 June 2020.
  11. ^ "Aadiparaasakthi Hindu Devotional Serial Coming Soon on Surya TV". Keralatv.in.
  12. ^ "Mythological serial Devi Adi Parasahkti to be aired on TV from tomorrow". Times of India.

External linksEdit