Monday, September 24, 2007

Bharat ek Khoj

I dunno how many of you remember this by name. It was a popular Telly serial on Sunday afternoons during my middle school days. It was based on "Discovery of India" by Jawaharlal Nehru and directed by Shyam Benegal. I thought it had one of the best cast among the comtemporary telly serials. I used to love watching this series. I dunno if the theme song (Shristi se pehle ...) attacted me more to it or the historical story in each episode. Long time after during grad school days, a group of us friends were discussing about this serial and we all remembered the powerful opening and closing themes(hymns) from the Rig veda (Ancient Hindu scriptures) and how much of philosophical meaning was attached to it and how we desired to watch it again or atleast listen to the theme songs.
I don't know what prompted me to look for it today, but Google gave some search results with some videos and Mp3's of those themes and some explanations of the same. It really felt nice to listen to it and remember the old days, those lazy sundays in front of the telly with the whole family.

MP3 of Opening theme also on You tube and Mp3 of Closing theme : Courtesy of links and full test
Warning: Volume maybe a bit loud on the Mp3's.

I also found an interesting explanation to this hymn. It is really quite amazing reading through the whole of this suktha. some really deep philosophy about creation... It teaches how to question the unknowns. Quite interesting!


Ankur Tarnacha said...

God Bless you Buddy!
Thanks a ton for the post

hullyfire said...

Nostalgia for sure. I have been looking for ages now to get a complete DVD set, but no success yet. Does any of you remember the TV serial "Chandrakanta"?

Rainbow said...

I am so glad for your sharing this theme. Thank you a million times, Sriram!

Like hullyfire here, I would love the videos...but I doubt if they are available.

I was looking for DD favorites like the vande maataram from the mornings, Mile sur, Baje sargam and themes of Bharat Ek Khoj and a couple of other old serials from DD. If at all you land any of these, kindly gimme a holler at my blog and I will load as many good karma points your way as I can :)

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