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Chinmaya Mission TV series ‘Upanishad Ganga’ wins three awards!

04/01/2014

Upanishad Ganga, the Hindi television series produced by Central Chinmaya Mission Trust, began its second airing on India's DoorDarshan channel on Sundays, 10-10:30 a.m. IST, in March 2013. Episodes 1-17 are available on DVD with English subtitles and various special features (mantras, commentaries on various aspects, reference materials, etc.).

Upanishad Ganga, the first-of-its-kind television serial, won three Indian Telly Awards on May 3, 2013 at the 12th Annual Indian Telly Awards in Mumbai, India. It was nominated for eight awards in total:

1. Best actor in supporting role: Late Dwaraka Prasad in “Magh”
2. Best edu-tainment/science/knowledge show
3. Best dialogue writer: Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi (Winner)
4. Best videography: Sanjeev Srivastav
5. Best packaging: Hari Sudhakar
6. Best music director: Amod Bhat (Winner)
7. Best choreographer: Bushan Lakandri (Winner)
8. Best historical/mythological serial (online award)

The impact of televised media is tremendous, as seen by the success of the TV serials on Ramayana and Mahabharata. The theme of the Upanishads, however, is unique and has never been telecast as a serial to date. Chinmaya Mission conceived, developed, and produced this herculean project under its Chinmaya Creations banner. Conceived and inspired by Swami Tejomayananda, Head of Chinmaya Mission Worldwide, the series has received high acclaim from viewers worldwide.

Upanishad Ganga is dedicated to Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda, who began his spiritual work with teachings on the Upanishads. Each 30-minute episode explains main Upanishadic concepts through a captivating story presented in a blend of drama, music, and/or dance. Each episode depicts teachings with practical implications in daily life, inspiring inner transformation for all viewers, layman or scholar.

The series promotes the Upanishadic message that “All problems are due to lack of right thinking. Human life is rare and precious. Its main purpose is to inquire into and realize the supreme Truth, which is the support of this world and the Self of all beings. This Realisation can be gained through purity of mind and the Upanishadic wisdom learned from an enlightened Master. The realized Master ever remains engaged in the welfare of all beings.”

Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi (of ‘Chanayka’ and ‘Pinjar’ fame) directed the series. A core team of Chinmaya Mission acharyas and scholars researched and conceptualized each episode. Upanishad Ganga will also be available with dubbing in various regional languages.

This is an extraordinary spiritual and cultural treasure for every home and every generation. Order Upanishad Ganga online from www.chinmayabooks.com

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