Upanishad Gangaa Serial started on March 11, 2012, as a weekly presentation
on National TV. It has been produced by Chinmaya Mission, by Chinmayananda.
It has been written by Dr Chandra Prakash Dwivedi (who made
Chaanakya and who acted in
it as Chaanakya). Its summary is give below ---
Summary of the
Episode 1 - Journey
Story of an Aachaaarya and his son. How an Aachaarya brought his son who
got lost in modern culture, on right path.
Episode 2 - Think and Question
Why one should not be sorry for those who have died and for those who
have not died.
Episode 3 - Sin or Merit Are of One's own
From Vaalmeeki Raamaayan. Story of Ratnaakar (Vaalmeeki) - how he came to
know that sin and merit are all one's own and he changed himself to a devotee
of Raam. Read his story
Episode 4 - Universal Welfare
Story of Ashtaavakra.
How did he get his father back from Bandee's hands?
Episode 5 - Ved-1
Story of Daaraa Shikoh. He is imprisoned by his younger brother Aurangzeb,
but he is unaffected by the news. He decides to translate Ved in Persian.
He goes to Kaashee.
Episode 6 - Ved-2
He learns Ved from Laal Daas in Kaashee and hears the news of his father
Shaah Jahaan's sickness, so goes to Aagaraa.
Episode 16 - Sanyaas
Story of a Sanyaasee Maadhav
Episode 17 - Renunciation-2
From Brihadaaranyak Upanishad. Story of Yaagyavalkya and Maitreyee.
Read this story here
Episode 18 - Varn
Episode 19-21 - 16 Sanskaar
Episode 22 - Punarjanm (Rebirth)
Story of Raajaa Chitraketu
Episode 23 - Glory of Human Life
Episode 24 - Difference Between Shreya and Preya
From Kath Upanishad. Story of Nachiketaa - who is the right person for Gyaan (knowledge).
Read this story here.
Episode 25 - Dattaattreya's 24 Guru
From Bhaagvat Puraan. Story of Raajaa Yadu and Dattaattreya.
Episode 26 - In Search of Guru
Upanishad. Story of Indra and Virochan.
Read this story
Episode 27 - The Quest: Yaksh Prashn
From Mahaabhaarat. Story of Yudhishthir and Yam Raaj. Yaksh's questions and
Read these questions here.
Episode 28 - An-Aatmaa
Story of Subhadraa and Saavitree. Read
Story of Saavitree.
Episode 29 - Aatmaa (True Self)
Story of Arungiri
Episode 30 - Sat Swarop
From Brihadaaranyak Upanishad. Story of Yaagyavalkya and Gaargee.
Read this story here.
Episode 31 - Difference Between Shreya and Preya
From Kath Upanishad.
Story of Nachiketaa, the son of Uddaalak. He learnt that Vidyaa which was
not available even to Devtaa, from Yam,
Episode 31 - Sage Learns from a King
From Brihadaaranyak Upanishad. Story of Baalaaki and Ajaatshatru
Episode 32 - Happiness - Shirt of a Happy Man
Story of a King who was in search of happiness in a shirt of a happy man...
This story is similar to the story of
Raikwa and Janashruti
of Chhaandogya Upanishad.
Episode 33 - Bondage (Bandhan)
Story of a traveler and the innkeeper.
Episode 34 - The Self and the Non-Self
Story of Jadbharat from
Bhaagvat Puraan, 5/2. How Jadbharat got trapped in the world. and how he preached
Episode 35 - A King and His Minister's Daughter
Story of a King who did not believe in God's existence. Then he developed it
through his Minister's daughter.
Episode 36 - Maayaa
Story of Naarad and Krishn in which Krishn shows His Maayaa to Naarad Jee
that What is Maayaa?
Read the full story here.
Episode 37 - Incarnations of God
Story of Ved Vyaas Jee who
is known as Gyaanaavataar as he spread religious knowledge among general people.
Episode 38 - Gods, The Cosmic Deities
Story of Akbar and Birbal and Naamdev
here - Naamdev and Vithobaa)
Episode 39 - Om, Price of the Gem
Story of Kaarttikeya and Brahmaa. Read this story here.
Read this story here -
The Meaning of Om.
Episode 40 -
Story of Varaah Mihir.
his story here.
Episode 41 -
From Bhaagvat Puraan. Story of Prahlaad.
Read this story
Episode 42 -
Story of Raajaa Janak and Ashtaavakra