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The serial does some great casting of just about everybody, w/ some rare exceptions. The sets are great as well, as is the direction. However, the CVs lack any time sense, as well as mytho sense ' showing stories like the samudra manthan over actual stories of Mahadev, the Devis and Kartikeya as appearing in the Shiva Puranas, the Skanda Puranas and others. In cases where unknown stories were imported, such as that of Meenakshi, they should have stayed true to their local scripts. A lot of work needed to be put into the plot of the overall storyline, which was just not there.
On the forum side of things, this has been the most active mythological forum since the Ananda Sagar Ramayan some 5 years ago. Initially, it was too focused on Sati's love life, but once she died, where other serials would have (and actually have) floundered, the actual mythological story seemed to take over, causing some sort of a shift in the readership. However, the howlers in the story itself have not gone well w/ those who follow it for that reason, which as a result of Sati's demise, have been the overwhelming majority.
Hopefully, as the serial continues, it will be more about Mahadev and his achievements, and less about Vishnu's. I'm just not getting the point of narrating Dasha Avatar stories here, instead of stories such as Shiva and Andhakarasura. Speaking of which, it's nice that the asuras are not vilified to the extent that they normally are, but at the same time, the whitewash of Vishnu's role was seriously uncalled for in a serial not dedicated to him. One way some of the errors of the past could be fixed could be to show those events being narrated, and the scenes redone as per the originals. Hopefully, that's not hoping for the moon
Inspiration and Motivation for Life
First Encounter: One year earlier when I first watched DKDM-Devon Ke Dev Mahadev my first reaction was _"No, not another mythological show again." But my perception was changed by this show when I saw the beautiful dance sequence, where Sati called upon Shiv through her dance and then they both started dancing. It was a totally mind blowing and electrifying. It gave me the feel of love and dedication between two individuals. And from then I became a craziest fan of this show and Shiv and Sati.(Mohit and Mouni also).
How I fall in love with this show: After that day I was in a trance and every time thought about this show and finally I started searching about this show . And I found the previous episodes in You Tube and just went through them in betted breathe. After watching those episodes I found myself totally in love with DKDM and specially with Shiv-Sati. And After Sati's exit , this love doesn't end but it continues with Shiv and our sweet and cute Parvati.
Something Good and Bad about this show: This is said that even Moon has also the dark patches on its body. And this is 100% true with our DKDM. One side it has great star cast, great graphics, special effects and creative team. They introduced earlier some beautiful, majestic and larger than life sets, perfect and integrated costumes, jwelleries and make up. Their research team some time did great job and came up with good content of stories and dialouges and sometime they just messed a story. As example the Mahishasur Mardini track was a total mess. And also they messed up Minaxi story because as per puranas Minaxi was a incarnation of Parvati .But in DKDM they showed a different woman with the same name, parents and identity. They also very badly edited MahaKali and Durga ma 's Maha episodes. They gave only 5mins for Ma Ambika and Ma Durga and just 7-10mins to Ma MahaKali . Where they conveyed a message almost in every episodes, they tampered the main scriptures and tales often.I know this is a entertainment show but at the same time it is a mythological show. Whatever they will show people of our country will follow them madly and specially blindly. Not so many people have the knowledge on Puranas, Vedas and other literatures. So sometime those people can't differentiate what is authentic and correct and what is creative liberty, is made just for entertainment. For example the current track, they play is Devasena-Kartikeya. They show Devasena here as an apsara who tries to divert Kartikeya from his duty. Where as per the Skanda Purana she was daughter Vishnu and adopted daughter of Devraj Indra and married to Kartkeya. And the most disappointed thing is till now they show Ma Parvati as mere human who only cares for her husband and children, always receives lectures from his husband about her duties and responsibilities towards this earth and always cries for her loneliness and cooks kheer(this is really digusting. She is Annapurana after all. How can she always cook kheer?? Besides kheer there are many more things which are offered to our God during their worship.)She needs to be strong and dignified. She is Jagat Mata and every living being is her child. And she takes care of us as her children .And for a mother look after her children is not only a responsibility and duty of her but this is also her natural instinct. But here her character is shown always in poor and weak light.
Apart from their blunder and mistakes DKDM CVs always try to show something different.They introduced Sati's part in a great and grand way. Their star casting was fantastic. And they introduced some less known character also in this show. For example Ashok Sundari. And they always conveyed a very important messages through this show. And above of all this this show give me my God's face. And one more thing is the entire cast and crew's hard work is shown always. Especially the actors always do commandable job. And Mohit Raina as Mahadev is the best .He portrays each and every aspect of Mahadev so beautifully and perfectly that now whenever I close my eyes and worship and meditate Shiv I can only visualize him as Shiv . It seems that he is the supreme God from the very beginning and will be the supreme God forever.
What impact it leaves on my mind and life: This show means a lot for me. As Shiv and Sati Mohit and Mouni left a unremovable impact on my heart. They as Shiv-Sati will be in my heart until my death. And also as Shiv whatever he said , he told us to do, I always try to act like so. I was in my most bad phase in my life when I had lost my both parents. I became very lonely and was completely broken down. But through this show my Gods really come to me as my parents(As I told earlier that in this show Lord Shiv is shown like a human.He too has human's feelings and emotions.The difference is he doesn't show anything in front of anyone.But he too feels for us.And takes care of us like a loving, caring but strict father. And so is Ma Adi-Shakti. Sometimes she becomes more caring and loving than Shiv.And this is in her nature.After all she is the Mother Goddess and she represents the whole mother world.) They helped and help me always, everytime whenever I need them. I remember in previous episodes Mahadev told "Shiv pe sabka saman adhikar hai" and it always proves right to me. And later he confirmed this in Minaxi track that"mujhe kissi v roop mein prapt karne ka adhikar mere pratyek bhakt ko hai". Apart from this the way Mohit portrays Shiv's character I can feel every emotion of Mahadev. So did Mouni as Sati and now Sona does as Parvati. And I like that message "Supreme power brings supreme responsibility". If our leaders follow the above advice we all may live in a peaceful, corruption free and terror free country.
Some unforgotable moments of this show: There are so many unforgettable moments in this show.But I likes these following moments the most:
1.The first encounter of Shiv and Sati. Shiv appeared before Sati when she summoned his name with the Belpatra in her hand. The scene was totally mind-blowing.
2.Shiv sang a raag to revive the 64 Raag-Raaginis(because Narad muni intentionally sang so besura that they all were fainted and about to die). And listening that divine music Sati started follow the tune and reached to her Lord Shiv and started dancing in front of him(later Shiv told"Jo Veena ki dhun meri Sati ko mere samne nachne ke liye vibash na kar de,waisi Veena ki mujhe koi avashyakta nahi"after his Sati's death). But when Shiv opened his eyes he saw Sati and he disappeared from there without say anything to her.
3.Sati sang the same raag which was sung by Shiv, remembering him.
4.Sati danced breathelessly to invite Shiv to join with her.And finally he came . Then they danced together mesmerizingly and beautifully. I was spell bounded by them during the whole sequence.
5.Sati's Swayamvar, where she said "Maine jisse sachcha prem kiya yeh varmala ussi ko susajjit kare" and after it reached to her beloved she pleaded her lord"Ab to hiss patthar se bahar aa jaiye mere Shiv". And Shiv appered in front of everyone.
6.Shiv Sati' romantic scenes after their marriage at riverside and in Kailash.
7.Shiv founded Natyashastra to cajole his newly married wife. The scene was so hilarious because Nandi acted as an Apsara and Shiv as a Rishi.
8.Sati took Adi-Shakti avatar and told vidyanmali if he didn't free Shiv from his bondage she would destroy everything.
9.Most heart wrenching and touchy scene Sati's self immolation and Shiv's anger, pain of separation, pain, sadness, loneliness and his search for his deceased wife. And later he established 52 Shaktipiths and himself stayed their as Bhairav to protect those shrines and prilgimages.
10.Parvati's (toddler) announcement"yeh Mahadev hain, Jagat ke palanhaar.Inhi se hoga mera Vivah".
11.Parvati(youth) persuasion for Mahadev and her realization about the Chakras when she entered the Amarnath cave.
12. Mahadev came as Bramin to do Shiv Ninda, After Parvati's penance and before their Marriage. The way Parvati realized who came to do Shiv-Ninda and asked the Brahmain for lunch was too good.And then serving him kheer she started scolded him. And Mahadev's reaction was a reat of eyes.
13.The whole Mahadev-Parvati marriage and after marriage their staying at Daruk Van. Here we got to see Mahadev's Chhabile Avatar. That was too lovely.
14.Parvati as Matsya and her practice for Ekagrata.
15.Parvati's Ambika, Durga and Maha Kali roop. Though the editing was ridiculous and they upset me by not showing Ma Durga and Ma Kali more.
16.Birth of Kartikeye or Skanda.(Only the birth because after his birth Paravati again took Durga roop)
18.As Ma Durga , she fought with Mahishasur a duel with swords.(Rest of things were disgusting except Ma Durga)
19.Nava Durga's description and Mahadev,Parvati and Kartikeya's interaction as a family.
21.Mahadev drank the halahal so that others may get the Amrit. And when he drank the poison Ma Parvati came and placed her hand on Mahadev's throat and assured him that she always would always stay in his throat to prevent the spreading of the poison. Because Lord Vishnu resided in his heart. When Shiv replied her that she too resided in his heart, she told with teary eyes that the entire universe resided in his big heart. The scene was the best.
22.Right now I am excited for Ganesh's track. The boy who is chosen for the role is so cute.
Last but not Least: Now Last but not least thing is due to this show DKDM I am learning more about our literature i.g. Puranas, tales etc. Before this show I knew about our literature but after this show I can say I am enlightened by our Literature. Because whatever the CVs show in this show is correct or not ??this question always drives me to research and study about facts.And By that way I came to know more and more. And the last thing is- only for this show"Devon Ke Dev Mahadev" I have joined the India-forum . After spending 2 mnths here I make some good friends here. Who always welcome me and clear my doubts and confussion . I will be grateful towards them forever and from this article I also thank them for their help.
WHAT DOES DKDM MEAN TO ME!!
1. 1. When I watched the first episode it was for my complete love and devotion for Lord Shiv
2. 2.After the first episode it was for MOHIT RAINA .
3. 3. Then the intensity of the story and the characters kept me glued to the serial.
4. 4. Mohit , Mouni and all other characters brought the story of Sati and Shiv alive
5. 5. The last dialogue between Sati and Daksh was electrifying.
6. 6. Mahadev's sadness was mine too.
7. 7.The excitement of the entry of Parvati
8. 8. Sonarika's innocence
9. 9. Her growth along with Parvati in the serial.
10. 10.Parvati's tapasya to win Mahadev.
11. 11.The devotion of Parvati and Mahadev's slow melting of heart.
12. 12. The completion of the tapas and the dialogue between Mahadev and Parvati.
13. 13. Sonarika's as Matsya
14. 14. Mohit and Sonarika as ARDANARISHWAR was one of the finest episodes aired.
15. 15. Sonarika as Kali
16. 16. Sonarika as the pati vrata
17. 17. Shiv and Parvati the eternal lovers.
18. 18. The Lasya Dance though not edited properly was lovely.
19. 19. DKDM version of the birth of Skanda
20. 20. Parvati as the suffering mother
21. 21.Rushiraj as karthikeya
22. 22. Sonarika taking Durga Roop
23. 23. Ashok Sundari was a nice surprise package
24. 24. Shiv being given away as Daan
25. 25. What / Who / Why MAHADEV IS MAHADEV
26. Mohit ' The heart and soul of DKDM. Each and every avathar of his been mind blowing.
He brings all emotions to the screen ' Calm, Angry, Sadness, Cheeky, Mischievous , Innocence , Playfulness ,
27. Sourabh makes us love Vishnu all the more. He is so perfect.
28. Other character like Narad , Surya , Agni are all perfect in their roles.
29. RAJ PREMI was simply fantastic. He was perfect as Tarkasur,
30. Kumar Hegde as Nandi makes understand the true meaning of devotion.
31. INDRA DEV makes us hate him.
ALL OF THE ABOVE WONDERFUL ACTORS PUT TOGETHER BRINGS DEEP MEANING TO THIS FANTASTIC SERIAL DEVON KE DEV MAHADEV.
Some points that makes is not so favorable
1. Tarnishing of Adi Shakthi
2. Showing many gods in poor light .
3. Bringing confusion to viewers by introducing Meenakshi as a Mortal and Devasena as an apsara.
4. Durga story twisted
5. Kali not drinking blood .
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DKDM for me hmm' words cannot justify the feeling. The first promo filled in me both curiosity and a sense of fear on who will play Shiva, I literally prayed that the actor must be someone who can portray the role at least decently.. and we all know what we actually were gifted with!
For me Lord Shiva has been very close to my heart.. though I have been an ardent devote of him just for around 12 years.. but the journey has been really life altering infact evolutionary!
I grew under his shadow, Immense Love and Kindness. That age of innocence .. really didn't know the bond would turn so overwhelming.
Coming back to the show' I guess the show has reignited the spirit of spirituality and most of all the enormity of our history. I liked the content that they showed us till Sati's age(no offenses I liked the content they showed in those days and the spl effects these days.).. The dialogues, the sensibility in each scene and concept was impressive
They brought us the essence of devotion and the knowledge it imparts is so profound.. I did learn a lot from it and shall prescribe the show to others too.My favourite scenes are the first encounter of Shiva with Daksha at The Murti sthapna'
Ofcourse Parvati ma's penance scenes.. those are outstanding!
Then a few Kartikeya's scenes.
The above wouldn't have been possible hadn't it for the outstanding talent that the makers have discovered or polished! And am very grateful to them for bring us Deva di Deva a step nearer to us all.
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I remember watching the promo of DKDMD on Life Ok.It said 'aa rahe hai Devo ke Dev Mahadev'...but unfortunately It wasnt enough to moviate me to start watching the show ( thanks to the mythogical seriels of the decade ,wont name those , but they were highly unimpressive).It was the 'Shiv-Shakti' marriage promos that grabbed my attention.Henceforth , i started following the show regularly.And the rest, as they say, is a history.
Now I make it a point to not miss even a single episode !! Infact i caught up with the first 100 episodes (thanks to life ok official youtube channel). This show has proved the fact that it takes ONLY good content , conviction in the prject to make it work.What is the channel,timeslot etc issues donot matter after a point.Also spl mention to Mohit Raina ! We hear about lord ram n we have image of arun govil i in mind...we hear of krishna ji n we hv image of nitish bharadwaj ji in our minds...and to all of us hunuman ji is the one and only late shri dara singh ji...and now we have our own lord shiva as Mohit Raina
DKDMD taught me :
1.Patience pays off.Always! Sometimes we just have to wait for the 'right time' . (the sati-parvati-uma janams)
2.God promises to not give us more trouble than we can handle.Finding the inner Strength is our job. (parvati's tapasya to win lord shiva)
3.Being soulmates is important,and not the physical relation (shiv-parvati milan track)
4.The dark side of confidence is overconfidence.It can defeat you. (Karthikay track)
5.Its all about the Karma.What goes around comes around.Even God cant do anything with that. (demons getting vardaan/shrap by God)
6.Importance of teamwork.If a team wins , credit is shared by all where as if it loses, generally the leader (only 1 person) is blamed.(amrit manthan)
7.The Good suffers.Its unfortunate but true.And with great power comes great responsibility (Shiv consumes vish/poison)
8.Eternal love is possible.Somewhere the memories of our past are there in our subconscious mind. (Uma and parvati recalling the memories of previous birth)9.Even the greatest evil acts can be forgiven (daksh forgiven by shiva)
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