Many things have been said since this show began but the magic of Devon Ke Dev Mahadev is still on. This show is full of magical moments that has made us go ‘Awww..’, ‘Sigh’ , feel the pain, rage, love and what not. Here I have tried to jot down some of my absolute favorite Shiv-Sati moments from this magical show:
- Mesmerizing First Episode: As we say first impression is the last impression. So goes with the pilot episode of any show. Although I watched the first episode a litter later due to my ignorance but then also it did not fail to impress me. It was all a fairytale setup. A princess who is darling to her father, an egoistic and arrogant king father who does not share warm relationship with the hero, the princess and hero meant to fall in love. Sati’s simplicity and of course Mahadev’s first glimpse was the magic! When Sati utters ‘Mai Disha Bhatak Gayi hoon’ I felt as if this is me. Even I am lost. But the very next moment Rishi Dadichi replies ‘Disha bhatakna hi disha ko pana hai’ as if this is the answer we all were waiting for. Sati curiously praying with a belpatra, then suddenly bhasm in the air with Karpur Gauram in the background made a perfect setting to a beautiful beginning. That moment when curious Sati attracted to a shadow rushes towards him and sees Mahadev for the first time and a pure drop of tear filled with love roles down from her eye and here we all went SIGHHH..
- Vritasur Encounter: No one could have imagined that a sandstorm can lead to one of the most beautiful encounter of our beloved couple. Poor Sati lost amidst sandstorm that actually was a demon Vritasur. But no fear when Mahadev is there. His trishul comes before to signify his arrival. Here Mahadev comes to the rescue of Sati. Pulling her behind himself and fighting the demon was just so romantic. Sati firstly being scared holds Mahadev but later when realizes that this was the moment she was waiting for that fear is replced by love and attraction. Magic and dreamy it was.
- Jata Phase: Mohit looks dashing in the Mahadev get up, there is no denial in that. But when he came as Jata it was the moment that just caught us unaware. I remember his intro, camera rolling over his well built biceps, focusing on his innocent eyes and he was working on some murti and bang… he turns his face with that killing smile. Sigh.. Jata-Sati moments were just magical. That rain scene when Sati falls into Jata’s arms; although a usual and typical scene but this time it felt differently magical. The moment when Jata saya ‘Aseem prem hai mujhe…’ as if you expected him to say this only
- Sati Swayamvar: It was a dramatic swayamvar as expected, Lovers meet despite girl’s father disapprove the marriage. But there were no usual lovers, they were Mahadev-Sati. When Sati utters ‘Ab to iss Patthar se bahar aa jayiye mere SHIV’ and we all waited for Mahadev to appear. Daksha’s continual denial and subsequent approval leading to tears of happiness in Sati’s eyes was simply magical
- The forest scene: Shiv-Sati’s first ALONE moment of TOGETHERNESS in the moonlit night in the beautiful jungle as if this was the scene we all have been waiting for. Sati jealous of a flower that dared to touch her Shiv and Mahadev explaining her that she is the Prakriti was an awestruck moment. Full moon, romantic breeze, magical set up for the newlywe
- Sati’s Death: ‘Niyati ko jan na, usko ghatit hote dekhna parantu rok na pana, ye hum tridevon ki sabse badi vidambana hai’ Truly said by Narayan. Sati despite being Aadishakti had to die teaching us a lesson that impatience and ignorance leads us to no-where. Mahdev despite being the Lord of Destruction was not able to stop this destruction of his life. The whole conversation between Daksha and Sati right from ‘Bas Prajapati bas, Bahut hui meri swami ki ninda ‘ to ‘Apne Mahadev ko naman karte hue mai iss Shareer ko tyag rahi hu’ made me cry in pain, anger, pity. Sati’s transition from a helpless daughter to a devoted wife was beautifully shown
- Post Sati’s death: ‘Jis sansaar ko Mahadev ne sab kuch diya ussi sansaar ne unse unka sab kuch chheen liya’ So true. Here we experienced another magic of Mohit as Rudra Mahadev. Mahadev’s tandav that rage, anger, pain, lament in his eyes was enough to show that even Gods feel the pain. Emergence of Veerbhadra and Mahadev instructing him to kill that Daksh who murdered HIS SATI made us feel that pain. To cool down his anger Narayan reminds Mahadev of Sati and then he gets the glimpses of those happy times. I felt do sorry when Mahadev sees Sati’s corpse and wanders the universe holding her. Hugging her again and again, crying, lamenting ‘Virah ki peeda vyakul mann se kshan bhar sahi na jaye’
- Mahadev going back to Samadhi: Only you can heal your own pain and no one else. After performing his duty of establishing Shakti peethas with heavy heart he goes back to Samadhi only to wait for the moment when his beloved reincarnates to complete him.
- Sati-Parvati encounter: ‘Sati kya hai, ek asanyamsheel Parvati; Aur Parvati, ek sanyamsheel Sati’ One of my most favorite dialogue. Sati reminds Parvati of her aim and destiny. That whole meeting taught us that we have to keep aside our ego and stubborn attitude if we want achieve our aim. ‘Jo bhool maine ki wo tum na karna..’ With this we said goodbye to our beloved Sati. These are a few moments that made me feel something extraordinary about this show. The actors Mohit Raina and Mouni Roy as Shiv and Sati enacted my favorite love story to beyond perfection. The Background music for instance ‘Shiv, Shiv’ , Sati’s love theme, ‘Karpur Gauram’ were helpful in taking us to some other world. The end of Sati’s story led to the beginning of Parvati’s story, who successfully achieved her destiny, became one with Shiv. But Sati will always be remembered as the strong woman who wanted to get one with the divine and gave herself up completely for that.
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