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New Delhi: Public service broadcaster Prasar Bharati Thursday announced a re-run of the mythological show Shri Krishna on Doordarshan.

The move comes after Prasar Bharati decided to re-telecast Mahabharat and Ramayan following people’s demands during the nationwide lockdown.

Prasad Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar also confirmed the news and said the broadcast was “coming soon”.

Shri Krishna is an Indian television epic series which showcases the life of Lord Krishna, who is worshipped as the eighth incarnation of Hindu god Vishnu. The most basic source of Krishna’s mythology can be sourced back to the epic Mahabharata.


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On public demand

A majority of Indians are being forced to observe quarantine to avoid transmission of the highly contagious novel coronavirus. In light of this nationwide lockdown, there has been a public demand to air these mythological series on Doordarshan.

Twitter users demanded a re-run of film director Ramanand Sagar’s Shri Krishna, which was first aired in 1996 on Doordarshan.

Prior to this, Prasar Bharati also ran a re-telecast of Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan, which was first aired in 1987 on Doordarshan. This series was based on the Hindu epic Ramayana believed to have been written by Valmiki around 300 BCE. A poem, it traces Hindu deity Rama’s journey.

Film director B.R. Chopra’s Mahabharata, which was first aired in 1988 on Doordarshan, was also re-telecast during the lockdown. Based on Sage Vyasa’s epic, Mahabharat narrates the struggle for ‘sovereignty‘ between the two groups of cousins, the Kauravas and Pandavas.


Also read: Ramayan kept an entire country indoors 33 yrs ago, but some doubt if it can do it again


 

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30 COMMENTS

  1. Maine Ramayan 1987 men bhi dekhi thi lekin tab 23 ki age thi aur bahut sare dialog samajh nahin aaye the.
    Ab jab 56 Saal Ka hun aur jeewan ke bahut sare achhe – Bure anubhav prapt ho chuke hain tab Ramayana dekhakar bahut- bahut atma Santosh prapt Hua hai.

    Sarkar Ka bahut bahut dhanyabad 💐 🙏 💐

  2. Ramanand Sagar ne Ramayan aur Shri krishna jaise dharabahik banakar apne aap ko sabse pujyaniya bhartiyon ki shreni men khada Kar diya hai 😀 👍

    • Main bahut khush hun ki lock down pd men Shri krishna dekhane ko milega.

      Bol bani bare ki jay 🙏🙏🙏

  3. Surprised Bharat Ek Khoj has no place in re telecast list. It should have given chance to understand the evolution of Indian civilization. Obviously, they don’t want to bring Nehruji again in screen.

    • yes, as long as this communal government is at the centre, which has always been cowardly attacking the Nehru family and its scions, ‘Bharat Ek Khoj’ will not be re-run on Indian TV screens

  4. 🇮🇳🌍The Spirits Of Hindustan.
    Godhead S Light
    Nescience S Darkness
    Where There’s Godhead Then There’s No Nescience.
    Krishna’s Voice – Bhagavathe Gita by the Lord,”
    Yada Yada Hi Dharmasya.
    Glanirbhavati Bharata. Abhyalhaana Madhav Maya.
    Tadatmaanam Srujaamyahat. ” Whenever the society Forget the duties & Goes to Chaos take birth to be up left Dharshana”. When things get very bad,I reappear to re-establish Dharma”.
    Dear Sir, Thanks For Ramayana & Mahabharata I Request U to had once again Sri Krishna has many Teaching that all of them should see this Great Epics on DD
    ( Let’s Pray For Each Other To Have A Day Filled With Safety, Happiness, Health, Love, Peace & Abundance, Have A Blessed Day & All The Best To All ).
    #StayhomeStaysafe
    Jai Hind Vande Mataram.

  5. At least the super-“autonomous” Prasar Bharati® can better expend its programming-budget on hammering-out the yesteryear’s shows in its heyday since it holds no rights to..

    …And hopefully and successfully, garner the same ratings as private TV soap-operas which rule the hearts-and-minds of “cultured” Bharatiyas.

    Than trying to compete with them by endlessly commissioning the same kind of drudge and on that note: Even overhauling its newsgathering operations akin to the ~98% of private news channels.

    • Ahh…

      Here comes yet-another PD-fuelled case!

      ‘Honeybun’: That’s how the semantics has always worked! ‘Mythology’ for polytheistic belief-systems and, ‘Theology’ for monotheistic belief-systems.

      Capisce? Or you think your pitiful sense-of-entitlement will turn you into an overnight celebrity publishing “non-fiction” books and all, huh?
      Or shall I try it your preferable way?

  6. The stupid reporter of The Print, has the audacity to use the word “mythological” for Hindu Scripture Ramayana. Try using the same word for scriptures from other religions.

  7. neither mahabharat nor krishna will save the people from virus. so fight this battle by kneeling down in repentance to the lord jesus christ. he is the only healer.who will save the people from plague

    • haha.. a person named jesus, born outside Bharat.. what is his contribution for Bharat???
      Even this man called jesus never visited Bharat !
      You are comparing this unknown man called jesus with our beloved ancestor Krishna !
      It is completely understandable that you may not know who is your father. Even a britisher can be your father ! And in that case, you may not know any ritual performed by your ancestors. But that does not mean you will stop others from kneeling down to their ancestor.

    • Here is another who got brainwashed, you are worshipping Christ but making fun of his father Krishna who reincarnates again and again for welfare of good people. Who without using a single weapon cleansed the whole world of the people who didn’t follow Dharma through Mahabharata war. Please be open minded and atleast read Gita to understand yourself before claiming you know God. Almighty Krishna tells whoever you worship he is the one actually granting all the wishes to sustain faith in them and ignorant minds are those who think otherwise. Why are all the deaths so high in Christian countries compared to India which has so much population? We got freedom from westerners but looks like we are still slaves to Western ideologies, please don’t follow anything blindly and be open minded.

  8. You use word mythological these stories are not myth these are our history and media like you abuse hindu population by using these type of words . So don’t heart sentiments of hindus be respectful to our culture .

  9. Why can’t they think of old popular serials which were entertaining but NOT about any one religion? Like, MANORANJAN, in which Shah Rukh Khan debuted? Or, DAANE ANAAR KE, or MUNGERI LAL KE HASEEN SAPNE?

  10. So, what’s your problem if Sri Krishna is broadcast? Why the slight tone of disapproval?

    It hurts your pseudo liberal sentiment does it?

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