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If you are a fan of either of these serials, or even if you are a devotee of the Hindu epics/scriptures, you are most welcome here and your inputs will be much looked forward to.
But please keep in mind a few rules....
1. No bashing of these serials/actors whatsoever. We are not averse to criticism if done in a constructive manner, but once a member(s) resorts to using names and insults in his/her posts, he/she will first receive a warning and if it continues, the mods of this forum will be alerted.
2. Comparisons between Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan and/or Shri Krishna with other shows will be allowed as long as no one's feelings end up hurt and no mean words are used. Please refrain from talking in a superior tone even if you feel your view is correct, because remember, it is your opinion that this or that show is better, and not a fact. We do not want any feelings to be hurt, and most of all, we do not want these peaceful threads to turn into battlegrounds.
3. Feel free to post any pics or creations, but they must relate to Ramayan, Shri Krishna, or any of the other shows produced/directed by Dr. Ramanand Sagar. They can also relate to the actors only, so if you post pics of another show in which the actor or actress acted, it is fine. Also, creations with God/Goddess paintings are also most welcome. Basically, as long as it has a religious aspect to it, or if it relates to Dr. Ramanand Sagar, any creation is welcome.
4. Don't think only discussions on the serials are allowed here. You are most welcome to discuss any of the Hindu puranas in detail. This is a Chat Club for both the serials and Hindu Mythology in general.
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Luv Kush (Uttar Kand) - 39 episodes Dr. Ramanand Sagar's SampoornRamayan, the first ever mythological show to be shown on television and more than 100 episodes in length, has achieved the status as World's Most Viewed Mythological Serial until 2003. Many critics wondered during its fame while its first telecast and after...what could have caused such popularity for a religious show not only amongst 100s of 1000s of Hindus worldwide but other religious groups as well? Many odd and touching stories were reported by the media like the one of two Muslim brothers who were separated due to a family feud coming together after the touching scene between Lord Ram and his younger brother Bharat during the Bharat Milap episode, or the one where a young girl regained her memory after a long memory loss because the tune of Ramayan's opening song was most familiar to her.
Many have thought that since Ramayan was telecasted at a time when television and television shows themselves were rare, the serial grabbed so much attention. If so, why is Ramanand Sagar's first ever devotional serial, which is like seeing Shri Ramcharitmanas itself on TV, still dear and precious to so many hearts? More than 20 years after its first telecast, Ramayan is still shown and re-shown on not one, but many channels, and it continues to attract not only the old viewers, but newer generation viewers as well. One cannot deny that Ramayan contains magic which only blessings by God can bestow and continues to hold a special place in many people's hearts. Dr. Ramanand Sagar's hard work, dedication, and devotion for Lord Shri Ram, Ravindra Jain's soul touching music, and last but not least, the hard work of the perfect cast and crew is shown in every episode, every scene, every dialogue of Ramayan.
About Shri Krishna
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Shri Krishna - 221 episodes Ramanand Sagar's Shri Krishna is truly an epic serial. In over 200 episodes, it covers three epochs worth of Hindu Mythology, and even touches on the lives and teachings of recent saints like Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Surdasji. Beginning with Matsya Avtaar, Lord Vishnu's first earthly incarnation, it presents almost every tale from the Vaishnav tradition in a way that is entertaining, educational, and enlightening all at the same time. The heartfelt performances of the cast will draw you in; the detailed account of the scriptures will provide you with all the facts; and the Sagarji's inimitable screenplay and dialogues will leave you with life lessons that you will remember forever.
Sagarji's painstaking research for the show involved combing Shrimad Bhagwat Mahapuran, the Brahma Vairvart, Agni, Harivansh, Padma, Vishnu, and Markandeya Purans, and the Garg Samhita among other scriptural sources. Through the rarely recounted but highly enlightening stories found in these scriptures regarding each character's past life, viewers understand the characters and the events of the epic better than ever before. Previous presentations of Lord Krishna's earthly activities have only skimmed their surface, which sometimes leads to misconceptions that make his extraordinary leelas seem ordinary and have people wondering why he is worshipped by billions around the world. There is no better way to erase such doubts and replace them with devotion than treating yourself to Ramanand Sagar's Shri Krishna.
yo mam ajam anadim ca vetti loka-maheshvaram asammudhah sa martyesu sarva-papaih pramucyate
"He who knows Me as the unborn, as the beginningless, as the Supreme Lord of all the worlds, he only, undeluded among men, is freed from all sins." - Shrimad Bhagawad Gita (10.3)
Bharat Bhushan - Saint Tulsidasji
Arun Govil - Shri Ram
Deepika (Chikhalia) Topiwala - Sita Ma
Dara Singh - Lord Hanuman
Sunil Lahri - Lakshman
Sanjay Jog - Bharat
Sameer Rajda - Shatrughan
Arvind Trivedi - Ravan
Aparajita - Mandodari
Mukesh Rawal - Vibhishan
Nalin Dave - Kumbakarn
Vijay Arora - Indrajit/Meghnad
Shyamsundar Kaalaani - Vali/Sugreev & Kaal
Bashir - Angad
Rajshekhar - Jambavan
Bal Dhuri - Raja Dashrath
Jayshree Gadkar - Kaushalya
Padma Khanna - Kaikeyi
Rajnibala - Sumitra
Mulraj Rajda - Raja Janak
Urmila Bhatt - Rani Sunaina
Chandrashekhar - Arya Sumant
Lalita Pawar - Manthara
Sulakshana Khatri - Mandavi
Anjali Vyas - Urmila
Poonam Shetty - Srutakirti
Sudhir Dalvi - Guru Vasisht
Shrikant Soni - Guru Vishwamitra
Swapnil Joshi - Kush
Mayuresh Kshetramade - Luv
Vilas Raj - Lavanasur
Vijay Kavish - Lord Shiva & Maharishi Valmiki
Bandini Mishra - Devi Parvathi
Adult Shri Krishna - Sarvadaman Banerjee Adult Radha - Reshma Modi Teen Shri Krishna - Swapnil Joshi Teen Radha - Shweta Rastogi 10-12 year old Shri Krishna - Ashok Balakrishnan
Mata Devaki - Paulommi Mukherjee
Vasudevji - Sunil Pandey 1st Narad - Deepak Dave Raja Ugrasen - Vijay Kavish
Kans - Vilas Raj
Nandrani Yashoda -Seema Kanwal
Nand Baba - Shah Nawaz Rajrani Rohini - Sulakshana Khatri
Ramanand Sagar's mega epic TV Serial "RAMAYAN", when first telecasted in 1987, created unprecedented records. It blazed new trails all over the world with a unique distinction of achieving something which even prophets, scholars, great thinkers, religious leaders, social reformers and politicians could not achieve in centuries. The message of "Ramayan" cut across all the barriers of caste, creed, language and political boundaries. The euphoria that "RAMAYAN" created and documented by the media during its telecast, is itself a legend.
During that sacred three quarters of an hour, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, the largest Indian State, refused to take any telephone calls.
In Jammu and Kashmir, angry viewers attacked a power station when electricity cuts disrupted the telecast.
A lawyers' conference in Patna had to be delayed when its opening coincided with the telecast and nobody turned up.
A bride was late for her wedding ceremony in Satara in Maharashtra because she was watching Ramayan.
Two ministers turned up one hour late for her swearing- in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan. They said they were busy watching "Ramayan".
The Bharat Milap scene brought in Bhopal two Muslim brothers on inimical terms, together after having lived separately for ten years. So moved was the elder brother by the serial, that he transported all possessions which were the reason of the split, to the younger brother's house.
In a Ranchi mental asylum, usually rowdy or violent inmates ' on Sundays ' when they were out in open pelted stones on monkeys sitting on trees in the compound, watched "Ramayan" peacefully. When they saw HANUMANJI performing various tasks for LORD SHRI RAM, their attitude towards monkeys changed. They started leaving food for the animals and even erected a Samadhi for a dead monkey.
In Bombay, "Ramayan" even cured a boy of amnesia. After a serious accident, the boy could not remember anything from his past life. Several efforts by his parents and treatments could not revive his memory. One day his sister asked him to see "Ramayan." A faint recollection of the theme music of the serial triggered off a positive response and the boy soon recovered with subsequent treatment.
A funeral procession in Muzaffarnagar was delayed by an hour to enable mourners to watch Ramayan.
In Lucknow, distraught patients complained that doctors and nurses had abandoned them while the show was on air.
A man died in Karnataka while watching "Ramayana". The family members attended to him and cremated after the serial got over.
Many churches all over India rescheduled their Sunday masses so that church goers could watch the serial.
After watching the scene in which Laxman becomes unconscious on being hit by Indrajit's arrow ' NAAGPASH ' a wealthy businessman in Madras fell seriously ill and went into coma at the shock of Laxman wounded. The credibility and source of sequence created a great furor, but the Sagar's stood their ground. But when they received a request from the business man's doctors' to help them revive the old man the Sagar unit worked round the clock and prepared a special clipping which they air dashed to Madras. Only after the man saw Laxman reviving back to life in the new clipping ' also based on the authentic research ' did he recover back to normal life from his coma.
A wedding baraat arrived in Lucknow station 9.30 a.m. on Sunday only to find that all the coolies as well as the rickshawallah's were engrossed seeing the serial. The bride's parents' being influential people attempted to lodge a complaint with the station master, only to find him busy watching the serial. Even threats did not get him to budge from his seat before the TV set. Exasperated, they called up a union minister to seek justice, only to be given a terse reply that the minister himself was busy watching the serial and to call up later.
He regularly attends Prabhu Kripa Samagams of Shri Lakshmi Narayan Dham. The founder of this Dham Brhamarishi Kumar Swamiji is his Guru and Arun ji says that he has got rid of many economical problems and mental stress after chanting his divine "Beej Mantras". This programme is telecasted on Sony TV at 5:30-6:25 AM daily. In this programme Arunji expresses his views abt the Beej mantras, he puts up many queries in front of his Guruji abt worshipping God, the real form of Guru etc etc. Once he also delivered the famous "Isi ka naam hai Durdasha" wala dialogue in the Samagam and he ended this dialogue by speaking aloud "Siyavar Ramchandra ki Jai!"