Ramanand Sagar’s Jai Ganga Maiya TV Serial was telecasted in 104 episodes on Doordarshan,s DD National Channel in the year 1998 on every monday at 9PM, by replacing Om Namah Shivay TV Serial to tuesday at 9PM. Later it was also aired on DD Metro Channel in Year 2003, every Monday-Thursday at 9:30PM. Ramanand Sagar and Subash Sagar produced this series. Moti Sagar, Anand Sagar, and Ramanand Sagar were the director for this series. Actress Reena Kapoor played the lead role of Ganga. Jai Ganga Maiya TV Serial was based on Hindu mythology and how river Ganga has flown from the Himalayas to other parts of India. As per Hindu mythology, Sage Kapil (known as Kapil Muni) had given a curse generation of King Sagar and reduced Sagar’s sixty thousand and one son’s into ashes when they entered into his ashram and tried to displease him. King Sagara of the Suryavansha, was one of the forefathers of Lord Rama, of the Ramayan.
Bhagiratha was intelligent and was kind always since his childhood. He lost his father and was brought up by his mother. When he became a king, he handed over the kingdom ‘Kosala’ to his trustable ministers and left for the Himalayas to do penance. He first did penance for Lord Brahma. When Brahma was pleased with his penance, Lord Brahma told him to ask for a boon. Bhagiratha asked him to send Devi Ganga on earth. But Lord Brahma tells him that Devi Ganga will come to land at a powerful speed and mother earth would not be able to hold it, and this will create havoc for all habitants of earth. Hence, he asked Bhagiratha to please Lord Shiva. Thus, Bhagiratha again goes for penance of Lord Shiva and pleases him.
Lord Shiva was pleased by his penance and offers him the boon. But Devi Ganga was adamant to come to earth as she did not want to vacate her place in heaven (Devi Ganga stayed in Brahma’s Kamandalu). But Ganga then puts a condition on Bhagiratha and tells him that he should sing and praise her and never stop throughout his journey. If Bhagiratha did so, Ganga would stop in the place. Thus, Lord Shiva at first acquired Ganga into his matted hair and then from there Ganga released her water on to earth.
She reached Rishi Kapil’s ashram finally and released her water and relieved Sagar’s sixty thousand and one son’s from sins and they became alive by her water. The burnt ashes turned into human form. This is the story of the series ‘Jai Rishi Kapil’s ashram finally and released her water and relieved Sagar’s sixty thousand and one son’s from sins and they became alive by her water. The burnt ashes turned into human form. This is the story of the series ‘Jai Ganga Maiya TV Serial’. The Jai Ganga Maiya TV Serials’s music and lyrics were composed by Ravindra Jain, and the title song was by Ravi. The sound recording was by E. Rudra. Mukesh Kalola was an art director, and screenplay and dialogue were by Ramanand Sagar. Earth but the speed of flow of her stream is very high.