Loading...

Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik

Mythology | 00:39 sec | 5+

CONTENT LANGUAGE
Hindi

Renowned mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik takes viewers on a voyage of Hindu mythology as he hosts Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik. The show highlights characters, stories, events and symbols from the religion deciphering their true meaning. Each episode covers one phenomenon from the great texts. From the concept of the Holy Triad - Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva to the different avatars of the Goddess Durga, each episode is engaging and addictive making mythology relevant even today.

see more +

All Episodes

E1 Ramayana And Mahabharata
24 Min

E1 Ramayana And Mahabharata

Devdutt Pattanaik uncovers the hidden stories of the greatest epics in Hindu mythology, Ramayana and Mahabharata. Like the Sumerians, Hindus wrote poetic stories which focused on the powers of the gods. Ramayana translates to the story of Rama. It is believed that Valmiki, a Brahmin whose style of writing poetry was carried forward from that point on, wrote the epic. Following its main hero Rama on his journey to Lanka, Ramayana praises the heroism and virtues of the Aryan warrior princes. Mahabharata meaning The Great India, is said to be written by a Brahmin Veda Vyasa. It is divided into verses interspersed with passages of prose. A story incorporated into the Mahabharata came to be known as the Bhagvad Gita.

E2 Trimurti
21 Min

E2 Trimurti

Trimurti translates as three forms. It is an iconographic representation of God in Hinduism which depicts divinity as a three-faced figure. These three faces represent Gods roles of creation, preservation and destruction which are associated with Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the Sustainer and Shiva the Destroyer. Devdutt Pattanaik discusses the three personas and their different modalities in this episode. The trio are assisted in their duties by their consorts, Saraswati, Laxmi and Parvati respectively. The specific gods of the Trimurti each have their own origins in Hindu mythology but the single iconographic representation finds its source in the Vedas. It is only after the arrival of the Puranas that Trimurti becomes a standard doctrine.

E3 Colours
22 Min

E3 Colours

Colors play an important role in Hindu culture and have a deep significance transcending decorative values. Hindus use colors on their deities and their clothes, signifying their qualities. Devdutt Pattanaik introduces the concept of using a specific color for a deity to create an environment that highlights the persona of the god or goddess. Some of the more prominent colors used in our rituals and festivals are red, green and saffron. While goddesses Saraswati and Parvati are seen in red sarees, goddess Laxmi is seen in white. Similarly, sages are seen in saffron. Devdutt does a comparative study on the use of colors by hermits and householders. The legend of the color filled festival, Holi, is also highlighted.

E4 Shiva
24 Min

E4 Shiva

Various stories and legends surround the prominent figure, Shiva. He is one of the most powerful gods of the Hindu pantheon and is one of the godheads in the Trimurti. Known as the Destroyer, Shiva is perhaps the most complex of Hindu deities. In this episode, Devdutt Pattanaik talks about Shiva being at the core of the centrifugal force of the universe, because of his responsibility for death and destruction. He is the dissolving force but he dissolves in order to create since death is a mode to rebirth. Thus, life and death, creation and destruction, both reside in Shiva. Devdutt also talks about his various manifestations as Bholenath, Mahadev, Nataraja, Vishwanath and Bhairava.

E5 Jeev Jantu
23 Min

E5 Jeev Jantu

Hindu mythology boasts of numerous stories of supernatural beings, either fighting against one another for supremacy or joining forces to fight some other being. Devdutt Pattanaik introduces the various supernatural beings from Indian mythology, in this episode. The Hindu universe is divided into different Lokas or worlds and in each world, reside different beings. All of these beings are said to be Brahmas children. Devas reside in Dev-Lok, Asuras live in Paa-tal, Nagas in Nag-Lok et al. Devdutt does a comparative study of the characteristics of these beings. While Devas are said to be benevolent and debauched, the Rakshasas are shown as mean and ugly. Yakshas are known to hoard everything they get their hands on and Asuras are said to be obsessed with wealth and power.

E6 Indra
20 Min

E6 Indra

Indra Dev is the God of rain and thunder. He is one of the primary gods of the Vedas who all phenomenons of nature. In this episode, Devdutt Pattanaik highlights Indras characteristics of insecurity and jealousy which drive him to sabotage sages meditations and instigate battles between the devas. He also discusses the shift in Indras position from the Vedas where he is considered the king of all devas to the puranas but his position fades as the Holy Triad emerges.

E7 Boons & Curses
23 Min

E7 Boons & Curses

Hindu narratives offer explanations for any event. Good things happen because of boons bad things happen because of a curse. Boons and curses served as narrative tools to explain the idea of karma. In this episode, Devdutt provides stories of some interesting boons and curses that resulted in grave consequences. Some stories like that of Kaikeyi and Dasharatha talk about a boon given to Kaikeyi by Dasharatha that takes an interesting turn when Dasharatha is forced to send his son Rama on exile. This event is said to be the result of a curse given to Dasharatha by Shravan Kumars parents when he was a young prince. Watch the episode to understand this phenomenon of boons and curses.

E8 Heaven & Hell
22 Min

E8 Heaven & Hell

At its fundamental level, Hinduism terms heaven and hell as swarga and naraka . Heaven is inhabited by devas and good souls while hell consists of raakshas and pain. However, Hinduism also stresses on the idea of no judgement. In this episode, Devdutt Pattanaik does a comparative study of heaven and hell between 3 religions- Hinduism, Christianity and Islam. Understand the phenomenon as he takes you through different views and concepts.

E9 Shakti
23 Min

E9 Shakti

Shakti is described as the cosmic energy that powers the world. According to Hindu mythology, Shakti is regarded as a Goddess either a consort or queen of a deity and more importantly Gods active and dynamic form. Devdutt Pattanaik discusses the significance of Shaktis creative energies underlying the cosmos. While Lakshmi is the energy of Vishnu Parvati is the energy of Shiva. As Devi, She takes different forms with respect to her male counterpart and manifests as Kali, Durga, Gauri or Sati. Shakti is revered as the mother Goddess, the universal source of power, vitality and creativity. Understand Her omnipotence through this episode exploration.

E10 Ganesha
23 Min

E10 Ganesha

Ganpati Bappa Morya The most revered and popular God of Hinduism is Lord Ganesha. Devdutt Pattanaik discusses the significance of the elephant-headed god, the legends that encapsulate the idea of Ganesha being the supreme consciousness that pervades all beings. He also talks about how as the son of Shiva, the Destroyer and Parvati, one of the many incarnations of Shakti, Ganesha becomes the symbol of unification for the followers of Shiva and Shakti

E11 Asthras
23 Min

E11 Asthras

Most deities in Hindu mythology possess a weapon or more than one weapon that enables them to tide over a particularly conflicting or tough situation. The users of these weapons are said to have an in-depth knowledge about the use and misuse of the astra weapon. Apart from their usage in the epic Ramayana and Mahabharata, they are talked about in the Puranas and Vedas as well. Devdutt Pattanaik discusses the variety of astra possessed by various deities, their USPs and the conditions that existed involving their usage. He also talks in depth about some very well-known astra like the Sudarshan Chakra, the Brahmastra, Indras Vajra et al.

E12 Vaahanas
23 Min

E12 Vaahanas

The term Vahana translates as that which carries, that which pulls. In Hindu mythology, a vahana is called a deitys mount. Deities are often depicted riding a vahana or sometimes, the vahana is depicted alongside the deity.In this episode, Devdutt Pattanaik discusses the various mounts. The positive aspects of the mounts are in tandem with the strengths of the deities. While often the mounts function alongside the deities, on some occasions, they act independently. Devdutt also narrates stories of the birth of various mounts in this episode.

E13 Ganga
23 Min

E13 Ganga

The Ganga is the most sacred river to the Hindus. Along its length and breadth, Hindus pay homage to their ancestors, pray to their gods and cleanse their souls by taking a dip in the river and cupping the water in their hands. They even carry a small amount of water, known as Gangajal on their way back to be used in rituals. Devdutt Pattanaik traces the history of the Ganga in Hindu mythology. He discusses the importance of Ganga as a deity, her co-relation with the other deities, especially Shiva, her prominence in different sects and her descent from heaven to earth.

E14 Gita
23 Min

E14 Gita

The Bhagvad Gita, as we all know, is the holy book of the Hindus. In this episode, Devdutt Pattanaik breaks down this idea with an in-depth analogy based on geography, history and philosophy. Apart from analyzing the dialogue between the Pandava prince, Arjuna and the charioteer, Krishna, Devdutt also discusses the different kinds of Gitas, the ideas of Dharma and Karma and the various translations.

E15 Yatra
23 Min

E15 Yatra

Hinduism lays a lot of importance on Yatra or pilgrimage. It is a popular belief that yatra enables people to connect themselves to their spiritual goals. In this episode, Devdutt Pattanaik touches upon the many famous Hindu pilgrimage centres inclusive of the Dhams, Kshetras, Peetas and the Melas. He also discusses the ideas behind pilgrimage, its birth and growth.

E16 Gods and Food
22 Min

E16 Gods and Food

The numerous gods in Hindu mythology, although manifestations of one supreme being, are very varied by ways of their personalities. Generally speaking, the devas and devis are benevolent beings who support the physical world. Hindus consider it important to keep their deities happy and content by way of offering them food. Every deity is associated with one of more food items either raw or cooked. In his episode, Devdutt Pattanaik talks about these deities and their favorite foods. He also explores the stories and folk tales behind Krishnas association with maakhan, Ganeshas love for modaks and Shivas affiliation with the bel leaf.

E17 Yugas
23 Min

E17 Yugas

According to Hindu mythology, all mortal beings are destined to pass through four great epochs in every cycle of creation and destruction. These four epochs are Satya Yuga, Treta Yuga, Dwapara Yuga and Kali Yuga. In this episode, Devdutt Pattanaik explains the different stages of evolution in the Yugas, their significance and the important events that occurred in the different Yugas. He touches upon the Mahabharata and the Ramayana and also talks about the features of the Kali Yuga.

E18 The Beginning
21 Min

E18 The Beginning

In Hindu mythology, the act of the creation of the universe is talked about in more than one manner. Hinduism also defines fourteen worlds seven higher worlds and seven underworlds and how they came into existence also has many different versions. In this episode, Devdutt Pattanaik decodes the various cosmogonic myths surrounding the creation of the world. He explains the various stories accepted by people belonging to different sects i.e: Vaishnavaites believe that Lord Vishnu, in the shape of a boar, plunged into the cosmic waters and brought forth the earth. He offers a neutral viewpoint regarding the roles played by the Hindu pantheon in the creation of the universe.

E19 Dikpala
22 Min

E19 Dikpala

In this episode, Devdutt Pattanaik introduces the Guardians of the Directions - the deities who rule the specific directions of space according to Hindu mythology. They are known as Dikpalas.Though frequently mentioned, they are rarely worshiped. The Dikpalas of the cardinal points are Kubera North, Yama South, Indra East and Varuna West. He also discusses the Dikapalas of the intermediate points and their significance in Hindu mythology. The images of these Dikapalas are found on the walls and ceilings of temples and tombs.

E20 Vivaah
23 Min

E20 Vivaah

Hindu mythology abounds with stories of gods and their husbands/wives. Most of these stories are interesting narratives that comprise of necessary story-telling elements like drama, intrigue, romance, thriller and heart-break. In this episode, Devdutt Pattanaik discusses the tales of love and marriage of the gods in the Hindu pantheon. He also talks about introducing the story form to explain the philosophical ideas to the common man. For example: Shiva, the hermit and Shiva, the householder are two, very deep philosophical ideas and these are explained through various stories of Shiva and Sati, Shiva and Parvati et cetera.

E21 Shape Shifting
22 Min

E21 Shape Shifting

In mythology, shape shifting refers to the ability of any form to physically transform to another form or being. This is generally achieved through the forms inherent intellectual faculty, divine intervention or the use of boons and curses. In this episode, Devdutt Pattanaik talks about the idea of shape shifting and its existence since time immemorial. He introduces us to stories about shape shifting in Hindu mythology. He also talks about some important forms i.e. Mohini a form of Vishnu and discusses the theories behind changing forms.

E22 Avatars of Vishnu
23 Min

E22 Avatars of Vishnu

The concept of avatar in Hindu mythology refers to the descent of a deity or a supreme being to Earth. This idea is most often associated with Vishnu. It is said that Vishnu incarnates on Earth from time to time to eradicate evil forces and to restore Dharma on Earth. In this episode, Devdutt Pattanaik introduces Vishnus avatars and talks about each one of them in brief. He also discusses Dashavatara and changes in the list based on sects and regions. The human forms of Vishnu - Parashurama, Rama, Krishna - are also discussed in detail.

E23 Nakshtras and Grahas
22 Min

E23 Nakshtras and Grahas

One of the most important elements of Hindu mythology are Nakshatras and Grahas. Nakshatras refer to constellations or a cluster of stars and Grahas refer to astrological figures. In this episode, Devdutt Pattanaik talks about some of the more famous nakshatras in Hindu mythology and narrates interesting stories about them. He also briefly talks about the idea that the positions of the nakshatras and grahas influence our lives. This belief is deeply ingrained in followers of Hinduism and is a major element in Hindu mythology.

E24 Plants and Gods
23 Min

E24 Plants and Gods

Plants and trees are natures processors of solar energy which is vital for our existence. Plants, trees, flowers and fruits have been worshiped by Hindus since a long time. Hindu sages and seers have eulogized peepal, bel, banyan tree, amla etc. In this episode, Devdutt Pattanaik talks about the association of trees and plants with deities in Hindu mythology. He narrates stories from the Vedas and the Puranas that tell us how a particular plant or tree became a favorite with a particular god or sect. Devdutt also discusses the directions for the plantations of sacred trees and how they are worshipped.

E25 Puja
21 Min

E25 Puja

An essential part of Hindu mythology is the connection made between a devotee and a deity. This usually occurs through Puja. Puja is the act of showing reverence to a god, a spirit or another aspect of the divine through invocations, prayers, songs and rituals. In this episode, Devdutt Pattanaik breaks down the idea of Puja, the different kinds of Puja and how they are performed. He talks briefly about yagna, temple ceremonies like an abhisheka, annual festivals like Durga puja etc. He describes the significance of each of them and explains the core idea of puja serving as a mean of gaining access to the divine.

Similar Shows

Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik - (Tamil)
30 Episodes

Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik - (Tamil)

Popular episodes of Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik are now available in Tamil. Renowned mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik takes viewers on a voyage of Hindu mythology as he hosts Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik. The show highlights characters, stories, events and symbols from the religion deciphering their true meaning. Each episode covers one phenomenon from the great texts. From the concept of the Holy Triad - Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva to the different avatars of the Goddess Durga, each episode is engaging and addictive making mythology relevant even today.

Adrishya - (English)
13 Episodes

Adrishya - (English)

In battles won and wars lost, there are many lives claimed regardless of the victor. Its not easy to face the perils of warfare even as a trained soldier. But not all wars are won on the battlefield and not all soldiers fight in combat. There are those soldiers who are invisible, unhindered, risking their lives and limbs to protect the honor of their king, country, and home. Adrishya makes you experience life from the point of view of Indias greatest spies, living through the danger, the fear, the triumphs and the captures. We see the spys heroic acts through their eyes and follow them as they travel through dangerous landscapes, slip into disguises, and hoodwink enemy soldiers. We become privy to their thoughts as they inch towards fulfilling their mission.

Stories By Rabindranath Tagore - (Tamil)
26 Episodes

Stories By Rabindranath Tagore - (Tamil)

The characters of Tagores stories spring into life through the cinematic imagination of acclaimed filmmaker, Anurag Basu in Stories By Rabindranath Tagore.Tagores words and Basus vision have amalgamated into a show that transports you back in time to a world as complicated as this one but with far more appeal and beauty.

The Great Escape - (English)
6 Episodes

The Great Escape - (English)

Dive into a world of action, drama, determination and courage while reliving the greatest escape stories of our time in an all new mini-series. The Great Escape.The show is based on true events and takes you on a thrilling ride of the most daring escapes from Indian history. Some of the stories covered in the series include Sushmita Banerjees escape from the Taliban in Afghanistan, Dalai Lamas escape from Tibet, the story of a daring jailbreak by the inmates of a jail in Punjab, and Indian prisoner-of-war Nihal Singh and Ram Chander Yadavs escape from the clutches of the Chinese in the Indo-China war. The mini-series even has some comments from the people who made these exhilarating escapes, including the Dalai Lama himself. Each episode takes you to different locations across varied time periods. The stylizations of those eras, mixed with the thrill of escape keeps you hooked till the end.

Anu Club
27 Episodes

Anu Club

We are super excited to relaunch a Tinkle classic Join the enigmatic Uncle Anu’s band of merry men and women as they look deep into the secrets of the universe. From the smallest atoms to the largest galaxies, nothing is going to remain unexplained

Buddha-Sutra - (English)
13 Episodes

Buddha-Sutra - (English)

A single man’s quest to end suffering changed the course of history for a large part of the continent. In ‘Buddha-Sutra’ we examine various facts about the Buddha, his teachings and the spread of Buddhism. This series of animated shorts also explores the impact Buddhism has had on art and architecture, politics and history.

Saamagri Aur Sampatti
9 Episodes

Saamagri Aur Sampatti

Saamagri Aur Sampatti is an animated series detailing the journey of various commodities that shaped India’s history through their trade, usage, and spread. The history of a few key commodities for India, such as pepper, silk, coffee, and cotton, are covered in this fascinating 9-episode series.

Stories By Rabindranath Tagore - (English)
26 Episodes

Stories By Rabindranath Tagore - (English)

The characters of Tagores stories spring into life through the cinematic imagination of acclaimed filmmaker, Anurag Basu in Stories By Rabindranath Tagore.Tagores words and Basus vision have amalgamated into a show that transports you back in time to a world as complicated as this one but with far more appeal and beauty.

Stories By Rabindranath Tagore - (Bengali)
26 Episodes

Stories By Rabindranath Tagore - (Bengali)

The characters of Tagores stories spring into life through the cinematic imagination of acclaimed filmmaker, Anurag Basu in Stories By Rabindranath Tagore.Tagores words and Basus vision have amalgamated into a show that transports you back in time to a world as complicated as this one but with far more appeal and beauty.

Suppandi and Friends
64 Episodes

Suppandi and Friends

Suppandi is back to make you laugh with his silly antics, and so is Shikari Shambu, who due to some stroke of luck, ends up being the hero in every situation that he encounters. Join this wholesome journey of stupidity and laugh till your cheeks hurt.

Buddha-Sutra - (Hindi)
13 Episodes

Buddha-Sutra - (Hindi)

A single man’s quest to end suffering changed the course of history for a large part of the continent. In ‘Buddha-Sutra’ we examine various facts about the Buddha, his teachings and the spread of Buddhism. This series of animated shorts also explores the impact Buddhism has had on art and architecture, politics and history.

Banaras
14 Episodes

Banaras

A quick look at the various aspects of a city that has existed for much of India’s history – exploring the music, industry and culture associated with Varanasi Banaras.