Devon Ke Dev... Mahadev (English: Lord of the Lords... Mahadev), often abbreviated as DKDM, is a 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. Whole series is digitally available on Disney+ Hotstar.
|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
Manoj Tripathi )
|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 seasons||36|
|No. of episodes||820|
|Executive producers||Deepak Panth|
Nikhil Sinha (Triangle Film Company)
|Running time||20 minutes|
(Mahaepisode. 45 minutes)
|Original network||Life OK|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital Plus|
|Original release||18 December 2011 –|
14 December 2014
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 charactersEdit
- 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 Gordia 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 (2012-2013)
- Saurabh Raaj Jain as Lord Vishnu / 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.
- Radha Krishna Dutt as Lord Brahma / Dattatreya
- Puja Kameshwar Sharma / Salina Prakash / Via Roy Choudhary as Saraswati
- Jiten Lalwani as Lord Indra: King of All Gods.
|Kumar Hegde||Nandi: A Huge Devotee of Mahadev|
|Priyanka Thakare||Suyasha: Nandi's Wife|
|Vishal Kotian||Hanuman: A Huge Devotee of Lord Rama|
|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|
|Hemant Choudhary||Prajapati Vishwaroop|
|Deepika Upadhyay / Sangeeta Khanayat / Yashashree Chiplunker||Goddess Ganga / Godavari / Banai|
|Anjali Abrol||Meenakshi: Avatar of Parvati|
|Kunal Verma||Lakshman: Rama's Younger Half - Brother|
|Garima Jain||Urmila: Lakshman's Wife; Sita's Younger Sister. (Adoptive)|
|Ulka Gupta||Devi Kanya Kumari|
|Arbaaz Ali Khan||Balarama: Krishna's Elder Half - Brother|
|Mohit Dagri||(Younger) Lohitang|
|Raj Premi||Demon Tarakasur|
|Rahul Dev||Demon Arunasur|
|Manav Gohil||Andhaka: Mahadev and Parvati's Son; Ganesha, Kartikeya and Ashoksundari's Brother|
|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|
|Samiksha Bhatnagar||Mandodari: Ravana's Wife|
|Anju Ajayakumar||Child Usha|
|Rajesh Kava||Voice of Mooshak|
90 people were working under 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.
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 Odia as Mahadev on Tarang TV and Sarthak TV
- in Assamese as Mahadev on Rang (TV Channel)
- 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|
|19.||"Parvati Entrance Theme"||2.32|
The series started with a viewership rating of 0.7 TVR. Following which in 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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