Upanishad Ganga – a tele serial with a difference

via Press Release published on November 30, 2011

In line with Pujya Gurudev H.H. Swami Chinmayanandaji’s vision of spreading the knowledge of the Upanishads to the masses, Chinmaya Mission has come up with its ‘First of its kind” TV serial – ‘Upanishad Ganga’.  This ‘ancient yet modern knowledge’, which is totally relevant for our times is told through interesting stories and is sure to enthral the entire family.

Researched by Acharyas of the Chinmaya Mission, directed by the famous Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi (of Chanakya fame) and acted out by the best talents in the field, this serial gives an entire overview of the Vedantic Knowledge in a most engaging and entertaining way.

This serial is soon to be aired in DD-1 beginning end January 2012 or early February 2012.  

CONCEPT NOTE ON UPANISHAD GANGA

The Upanishad Ganga is a TV serial of 52 episodes depicting the story of YOU & ME; it is NOT about any historical or mythological character. In each one of us there is SOMEONE who is constantly struggling to:

express himself fully;
break all bondages;
find the purpose & meaning of life;
search the Truth behind this world etc.

The Upanishads known as Vedanta, guides this enquiring individual to Enlightenment and fulfillment in life. Through this serial the entire Vedic culture will also be presented. There will be a continuous concept or thought development through various stories from the Upanishads, Puranas or history.

The global Chinmaya Mission founded by H. H. Swami Chinmayananda is the producer of this serial and Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi is the Creative Director. Script writers include Dr. Dwivedi, Shri Atul Tiwari and Mr. Farid. The Executive Producer is Wisdomtree Productions.

Some of the actors in the serial are Mukesh Tiwari, Abhimanyu Singh, Zakir Hussain, Ila Arun, KK Raina, Vrijesh Hirjee, Mona Ambegaonkar, Jaya Bhattacharya, Vishwa Vadola, Sai Deodhar and Amit Behl. The Art Director is Nitin Desai (won four national awards for his works), art & costume designer is Muneesh Sappel and there are some renowned singers like Asit Desai and Shekhar Sen.

Central Chinmaya Mision Trust
Saki Vihar Road, Powai, Mumbai 400 072, INDIA.
Ph. : +91-22-2857 2367; [email protected]; www.chinmayamission.com

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