well since i've been here for a while but never officially intruduced myself--
Aditi Devayani/Devyani (i like both spellings! LOL)
14...haha but i hate adding my age because then people behave like i'm 2...most who know me say i'm quite mature for my age! haha at least people never once GUESS that i'm anywhere close to my real age...so...they just assume i'm short...
oh just 4get the age part! lol i screwed it up enough
...but i still understand things perfect! (except sig making stuff those are amazingly out of my grasp!and i'm usually tech-savy!!! LOL)
3. Any nicknames preferred?
I don't really think i have one...but you can call me anything--or make one up for me!lol!
4. Where are you from?
i LOVE (i so overuse that word...oh well!) vishnu puran, mahabharat, and Om namah Shivay and i love studing historical texts, stories, learning etc, and taking examples from awesome manuscripts like bhagavad gita and other such :) i also love studying global cultures!
RESEARCHING!!! and then i watch movies and other stuff like that othertimes! :)
8. Favorite mythological serials? Why?
Om Namah Shivay
Luv Kush (that comes after Ramayan...with Deepikaji--uttar kand?)
My favorite mytho series is Vishnu puran...why? because even though there are many serials that portray Vishnu stories, (in fact i don't even care whether it's portraying Vishnu or not!) this series emphasizes on such good morals, values, lessons, if just by looking at or following the 'teachings' everything in this series, you can probably became a very good person!!! i enjoy this one VERY much :) better than ANY other! :)
I like om Namah Shivay because of...well i'm not quite sure WHY i like it, but i know in general i love it mostly because Shiva is my FAV god!!! lol (except when they switched actors )
I love the luv kush because it gives a new touch to the characters, and it's beautiful to watch Mata Sita with her own two children...it's just beautiful!
oh i forgot to mention mahabharat! but i love mahabharat anyway...except as the series progressed it made me cry so much!!! i blame the awesome actors for my runny nose and red eyes! HAHAHA Krishna's awesome!
9. Favorite mythological actors? Actresses?
Nitish Bharadwaj (who doesn't!!!)
(Vishnu Puran=VP) & Mahabharat =MB) i really liked him as Vishnu!
Samar Jai Singh (Shiva on VP, Ma shakti & Om Namah Shivay (ONS)
Mukhesh Khanna (Pitama Bhishm! (MB)
Nimai Bali (Hirannyakashyapu etc.-VP, Jalandhar etc.-ONS)
Surendra Pal (Drona-MB, SHUKRACHARYA!-VP)
Vaidehi Amrute (Lakshmi-Vishnu puran)
Gayatri Shashtri (Parvati, Shakti, Durga ONS)
Manjeet Kullar (Sati-ONS)
Mona Parekh (Saraswati-ONS, Kayadhu-VP)
Roopa Ganguly (Draupadi-MB)
Alokha Mukerjee (Subhadra-MB)
Debina Bonnerjee-Choudhary (?) (Sita-New Ramayan-love her in the luv-kush part!!!)
Reena Kapoor (Sita- VP)
Deepika Chikhalia (?) (ESPECIALLY love her in the luv-kush part (old ramayan,my fav!!!))
(other actresses i can't think of at the moment!)
10. What is your favorite scene from your favorite mythological(s)?
many scenes in Vishnu puran such as where he becomes Narasimha, when he acts so innocent to Lakshmi after dropping off Prahlad in a cart...which is going STRAIGHT back to his father's palace (hahaha), where Parsuram has his moments, some moments of pure logic and wisdom being spoken and explained by Vishnu...i meant Kamal-Nain,(or nayan...however you spell it! LOL),
in Mahabharat-- where Krishna reveals a big form and Bhishma, Vidur, and Drona bow to him :) very touching!
And the scene in which Krishna saves his priya Parth from his priya Subhadra when she threatens to cut his tongue out,
and when Krishna was helping little Abhimanyu hide from getting a spanking from his mother
...now that i think of it...a LOT of MB scenes with Krishna!! LOL ok i'll just mention one last one...When Krishna tried to get the king to accept his peace proposal, and in the meantime is accusing duryodhan,dushashan and shakuni, he didn't really YELL, but it sounded so great to hear somone give shakuni some recognition hehehehe, music to my ears LOL!
I like the Luv kush scenes where they learn about astras, and when they confront Ayodhya's army, and princes, and king...(altho when i go to watch specifically that...i end up watching ALL the way to the end!! LOL, which includes enjoying, laughing, dreading the coming emotion, bawling and hating it but still bawling because u can't help it...and then the end.)
My Favorite ONS scenes would be when Ganesh was guarding his mother's door and making fun of the shivganas.
when Parvati assumes Durga form or when Adi-Shakti comes to give her some advice.
When Saraswati and Lakshmi beat up Durgamasur when he came after them (i think it was durgamasur...)
And the episode with Tarak's 3 sons...who pray to shiva...and whenever Shiva or Brahma get angry at the devas for always crying to them.
OH! one last FAVORITE SCENE (for now lol)!!!!
When Parvati gives a good long lecture to Shukracharya, and Shiva not ONCE interupts (yay!!!!) i LOVE that scene!
11. What is the most important lesson these serials have taught you?
Intelligance, decency at all times (i'm always decent but it doesn't hurt to become more refined & disciplined---except when auditioning for 'kid-like' roles lol haha), trying to practice things from the texts in everyday life, and using some of the morals to my advantage! haha jk! i try to sharpen my wit! and if you truly focus your mid on god, he/she will be forced to help you out sometimes...well put it this way--good deeds never go unrewarded, and bad deeds never go unpunished, so adhere to goodness, no matter how bad things may be they're sure to turn your way
12. What is your favorite song from your favorite mythological?
Main Boondhan bheeji saari
& Vinati Suniye from Mahabharat
Ending theme from Mahabharat
Beggining theme from Vishnu Puran
Beginning theme from Om Namah Shivay
Rudra Rudra from Om Namah Shivay
Har Har Mahadev from the new Ramayan (in Kubera's palace)
The songs Luv-Kush sang in Ayodhya and the raj-sabha (old ramayan)
13. Any extra things you would like to add about yourself?
Weeelll...I love watching/reading/etc a LOT of ancient cultural things, so i've watched a lot of ancient greek/roman etc. mytho tv series as well as action! haha so lots of world and ancient culture...i love watching those kinds of things in media etc. :) very interesting to learn from them!