Hindu Mythology has always been an aspect of sentiment and passion for Indians, especially Hindus. The gods and goddesses that are mentioned in the mythological books are the ones that the Hindus worship. Hinduism consists of several deities and all of them are worshipped vey religiously and in a celebratory manner. In this article, we are going to read about the 10 best TV series based on Hindu Mythology that is still very close to people and some of them got aired during the 2020 lockdown.
10 Best TV Series Based on Hindu Mythology:
The Sanskrit epic of Ramayana follows the quest of Prince Rama of Ayodhya, to save his beloved wife Sita from the clasps of Ravana, the king of an island named Lanka with the support of an army of monkeys. This renowned story was adapted several times in the form of movies and television series. The 1987 TV series was directed by Ramanand Sagar starring Arun Govil, Deepika Chikhalia, Sunil Lahri, Arvind Trivedi, and more. The 2008 TV series is a remake of the 1987 series, directed by Anand Sagar starring Gurmeet Choudhary, Debina Bonnerjee, Ankit Arora, and more.
The epic tale of Mahabharata is about two groups of brothers – Pandavas and Kauravas. They fought the battle of Kurukshetra for the throne of Hastinapura. The 1988 TV series was directed by Ravi Chopra starring Nitish Bharadwaj, Puneet Issar, Roopa Ganguly, Gufi Paintal, Praveen Kumar, Mukesh Khanna, and more. The 2013 series is directed by Siddharth Anand Kumar, Kamal Monga, Amarpith G, Loknath Pandey, and Mukesh Kumar Singh, starring Shaheer Sheikh, Saurabh Raj Jain, Pooja Sharma, Aham Sharma, Arpit Ranka, and more.
Shri Krishna (1993 -1997) was written, created, and directed by Ramanand Sagar based on Vishnu Purana, Bhagavata Purana, Harivamsa, Bhagavad Gita, Mahabharat, Brahma Vaivarta Purana, Garga Samhita, and Padma Purana. The series was aired weekly on the popular Doordarshan channel starring Sarvadaman D Banerjee, Reshma Modi, Pinky Parikh, and more.
Karmaphal Daata Shani
Shani in Indian mythology is the godly judge of deeds. The television series aired from the year 2016 to 2018. It was written by Utkarsh Naithani, Vinod Sharma, and Siddharth Kumar Tewary, directed by Kamal Monga, Sumit Thakur, Gurpreet Rana, and Aviraj D, starring Kartikey Malviya, Tarun Khanna, Juhi Parmar, Rohit Khurana, Salil Ankola, Tina Datta, Kunal Bakshi, and more.
Suryaputra Karn was premiered on the Sony channel in the year 2015. The series starred Vishesh Bansal as young Karna, Basant Bhatt as teenage Karna, and Gautam Rode as adult Karna. The story is based on Mahabharata but from the viewpoint of Karna.
Sankat Mochan Mahabali Hanuman
This television series depicts the tale of Lord Hanuman from the view of Lord Krishna and Devi Rukmini. It was aired on Sony from the year 2015 to 2017. It was directed by Manmeet Singh Sodhi and Mukesh Kumar Singh, starring Nirbhay Wadhwa, Deblina Chatterjee, Gagan Malik, Arun Mandola, and more.
Devon Ke Dev Mahadev
Often abbreviated as DKDM, this television series was premiered on Life Ok in the year 2011. It is based on the story of one of the most powerful gods in Hindu Mythology, Lord Shiva. The journey of the plot traces from Lord Shiva being an ascetic to family man, starring Mohit Raina, Mouni Roy, Sonarika Bhadoria, Saurabh Raaj Jain, and more.
Mahakaali – Anth Hi Aarambh Hai
This TV series was premiered on Colors TV in the year 2017. The story of this television series focuses on the metamorphosis of Goddess Parvati into Mahakali. It was written by Vinod Sharma based on Devi Mahatmya, Devi-Bhagavata Purana, and Kalika Purana, created by Siddharth Kumar Tewary and played by Pooja Sharma (Goddess Kali), Sourabh Raj Jain (Lord Mahadev), and Kanan Malhotra (Lord Vishnu).
Vishwamitra was aired in the year 1989 and written and directed by Dasari Narayana Rao. The dialogues were written by Urdu poet Rahi Masoom Raza, who previously wrote the dialogues for the 1988 released TV series Mahabharat. The series consisted of actors like Mukesh Khanna, Arvind Trivedi, Bhanupriya, Arun Govil, Virendra Razdan, Shantipriya, Mulraj Rajda, Mohan Choti, and more.
Premiered in 2018 on Star Bharat, RadhaKrishn was written by Mahesh Pandey and directed by Rahul Kumar Tewary. The primary characters of the series Radha and Krishna were played by Mallika Singh and Sumedh Mudgalkar. The series focuses on the life and bond of Radha and Krishna and with each event in their life, Krishna offers a life lesson at the end of every episode.