Devon Ke Dev...Mahadev

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.[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.[2]

Devon Ke Dev-Mahadev.
Logo of Devon Ke Dev...Mahadev.jpg
Also known asMahadeva
Devon Ke Dev...Mahadev - Rudra Bhi Aur Bhole Bhi
Written byC.L. Saini
Brij Mohan Pandey
Koel Chaudhuri
Mihir Bhuta
Dr. Bodhisattva
Aas Mohammad Abbasi
Bhavna Vyas
Manoj Tripathi
Utkarsh Naithani
Subrat Sinha
Aayush Agrawal
Directed byNikhil Sinha
Ismail Umarr Khan
Manish Singh
Govind Agrawal
Satish Bhargav
Creative directorsAniruddh Pathak
Nitin Shukla
Animesh Verma
Hiten Ganatra
Prangshu P Ghosh
kadar kazi(kk)
Aayush Agrawal
StarringMohit Raina
Saurabh Raaj Jain
Mouni Roy
Sonarika Bhadoria
Puja Banerjee
Suhasi Goradia Dhami
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 producersDeepak Panth
Aayush Agrawal
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)
External links
Website

PlotEdit

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 charactersEdit

Cast Character(s)
Mohit Raina[3] 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
Tanya Sharma Devayanai
Ramya Pandian Valli
Ahsaas Channa / Ashnoor Kaur Ashokasundari
Lavanya Bhardwaj / Rishi Khurana Nahusha
Sadhil Kapoor / Alpesh Dhakan / Ehsaan Bhatia Ganesha / Vinayak
Aarya Vora Siddhi
Amrita Singh Buddhi
Kratika Sengar/Reem Shaikh Manasa
Ragini Rishi/Falaq Naaz Goddess Lakshmi / Harjpriya / Vedavati / Sita / Radha / Rukmini / Padmavati
Piyush Sahdev Rama
Rubina Dilaik Sita
Radha Krishna Dutt Lord Brahma / Dattatreya
Puja kameshwar Sharma / Salina Prakash / Via Roy Choudhary Saraswati
Jiten Lalwani Lord Indra
Kumar Hedge Nandi
Priyanka Thakare Suyasha (Nandi's wife)
Vishal Kotian Hanuman
Shivangi Sharma Indrani
Manish Bishla Surya
Vicky Batra Chandra
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
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
Mohit Sharma Vasuki
Kunal Verma Lakshman
Garima Jain Urmila
Rohit Sagar Vayu
Vineet Kumar Bharat
Harshad Arora Shatrughna
Ulka Gupta Devi Kanya Kumari
Arbaaz Ali Khan Balarama
Vishesh Bansal Grihapati
Mohit Dagri (Younger) Lohitang
Raj Premi Demon Tarakasur
Rahul Dev Demon Arunasur
Chetan Hansraj Nighas
Deepak Jethi Mahishasura
Manav Gohil Andhaka
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[4] 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
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
Mansi Sharma Indrani
Sudeep Sarangi Shatbhish
Anju Ajayakumar Child Usha

ProductionEdit

Ritoo Jenjani had done the prosthetic makeup for the presentation of Kali.[5]

90 people were working under graphic department of the series. An episode of the series cost ₹14 Lakhs for production.[6]

Sonarika Bhadoria was replaced by Puja Bannerjee as Parvati in July 2013.[7] However, in June 2014 Bannerjee quit citing health issues and was replaced by Suhasi Dhami.[8] Mouni Roy who quit the series with the end of her role in 2012 returned as Sati in 2014.[9]

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.[10]

DistributionEdit

The series has been dubbed into several languages including:

The series was also remade in Kannada as HaraHara Mahadeva on Star Suvarna.[11]

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.[12]

The series is currently being broadcast on the newly launched Hindi-GEC, Shemaroo TV, 1 May 2020 onwards.[13]

ImpactEdit

The series is available to stream in its entirety on Star India's SVOD platform, Hotstar, having also released on DVD in 2014.[14]

SoundtracksEdit

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

ReceptionEdit

Initially, the series started with a rating of 0.7 TVR. In six months it improved to 2 and sometimes got 3 TVR.[15] As in February 2013, it garnered an average rating of 3TVR.[16] 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.[17][18]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mythology makes a tentative comeback on Indian television". Business Today.
  2. ^ "Why you won't see Lord Shiva in a reality show". Rediff.com.
  3. ^ "Lords of the small screen". Deccan Herald.
  4. ^ Bhopatkar, Tejashree (29 October 2012). "Sanjay Swaraj and Ojaswi Oberoi in Devon Ke Dev...Mahadev". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  5. ^ Debarati S Sen (2 November 2012). "Ritoo Jenjani creates a Goddess". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  6. ^ "Indian TV gets bigger with better budgets". The Times of India.
  7. ^ "I had given notice three months ago: Sonarika Bhadoria". Business Standard.
  8. ^ "Mahadev to get a new Parvati again". The Times of India.
  9. ^ "Mouni Roy returns as Sati on 'Devon Ke Dev Mahadev' after a two-year hiatus". The Indian Express.
  10. ^ "Fire on the sets of Devon Ke Dev... Mahadev, no injuries". NDTV.
  11. ^ "Star Suvarna to air Hara Hara Mahadeva Mahime". The Times of India.
  12. ^ "Star Bharat experiments with early morning slot". Indian Television.
  13. ^ "Shemaroo simulcasts TV content on Facebook". exchange4media. 4 May 2020.
  14. ^ "Life Ok's Devon Ke Dev... Mahadev launched on DVD". Indian Television.
  15. ^ "An epic battle". The Financial Express.
  16. ^ "DAS capital". The Times of India.
  17. ^ "Mahadev tops TRP charts with a new record of 8.2 TVR". The Times of India. 21 September 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2012.
  18. ^ "Life OK's Mahadev top-viewed". Business Standard.

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