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The Devdutt Pattanaik Show | Radio Mirchi

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Mythology is often categorized as a passé and an uncool subject. The younger audiences in India consume a very large amount of content on a regular basis, but mythological content is definitely not their go to choice. The thought for this podcast stems exactly from here. The Devdutt Pattanaik Show on Radio Mirchi will be aimed at making mythology the buzz word for young listeners. Pattanaik is here to make mythology more relatable, affable and cooler for the younger audiences. The show is crafted around issues & subjects that apply to our daily lives by integrating startling and interesting stories from mythology to address them.
The master storyteller, Devdutt Pattanaik, has revolutionized the way we look at mythology today. With over 50 published books, he is the quintessential name in the space of decoding mythology and making the content consumer-friendly. Within the format of storytelling, Pattanaik, manages to grip the audience by sharing remarkable facts about Indian mythology and connecting it our day-to-day lives. He deep dives into topics such as dance, sexuality, sports, marriage, nepotism, children, the legal system, relationships, gender etc. Catch him in a new avatar that hasn’t been explored before. Pattanaik makes his debut on radio as a storyteller to make mythology super fun!
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If you think that we have left the time of saints and sages behind us, this episode of the Devdutt Pattanaik Show will make you think again. Do ‘Rishis’ still exist, even after thousands of years? The recurring image of a ‘Rishi’ in our scriptures as a temperamental love hater is so famous, it can be turned into a potential meme, but how true is this image? Rishis grant boons, Rishis give curses..but what do they really mean? This episode of The Devdutt Pattanaik Show podcast gives you all the sage advice that you need!
We know that the tree of knowledge gave us the forbidden fruit, which gave us the original sin, which gave us eternal damnation. But how is Kalpavriksha, a tree in the Indian version of heaven, believed to affect human behavior? What mythological logic behind binding ‘manglik’ individuals to trees and plants in holy matrimony? Did you know that cancer-causing tobacco plant has a really sad mythological backstory? In this episode of the Devdutt Pattanaik show get to know the roots of Indian mythology, quite literally!
Badass Goddess Kaali!

Badass Goddess Kaali!

2020-02-0521:18

Alright, it’s time to talk about one of the most badass goddesses of the Indian Pantheon, Kaali. Why does Kaali always stick her tongue out to us? Is it a playful jibe? A token of rebellion? Or does the action have deeper mythological significance? Did you know that Kaali’s wild, untamed mane actually alludes to a social responsibility? India’s British colonial masters did a lot of nefarious things, one of which was to make up a rumour about Kaali to mock Indian culture, what exactly was that rumour?
If the Gods and Goddesses of Indian Mythology are supposed to be all-knowing and omnipotent, then how come the Asuras trumped them in the area of negotiation and diplomacy? Why was Indra crowned the King of the Indian mythological pantheon in spite of his bad negotiation skills? What happened when Hanuman went head-to-head with a Rakshasa in a negotiation dual? What happened when Devdutt himself was stuck in a negotiation pickle? Catch all this and more in this episode of The Devdutt Pattanaik Show podcast! Don’t forget to tune in every morning from 6 am to 8 am and catch the repeat from 9 am to 11 am and again at 1 pm to 3 pm every Sunday only on Radio Mirchi!
We’ve all felt the pang of envy when we’re on our way to office in our ordinary hatchback and a sexy convertible vrooms by. But who knew that ‘Vaahans’ or their holy vehicles of choice were status symbols for the divine too? Want to decode the controversy surrounding Indian Gods and their Vaahans? How do the Gods decide which animal will become their Vaahan? Why did Vishnu choose Garuda and why does Yamaraja mount the Buffalo? Whose Vaahan is the Human Being? Catch all this and more in this episode of The Devdutt Pattanaik Show podcast! Don’t forget to tune in every morning from 6 am to 8 am and catch the repeat from 9 am to 11 am and again at 1 pm to 3 pm every Sunday only on Radio Mirchi!
Buddhism goes Viral!

Buddhism goes Viral!

2019-08-1321:202

How is the concept of Buddhism intrinsically connected to our lives? How did Kind Siddhartha’s name change to Buddha? How did Buddhism go viral around the world? Is the Buddha form a manifestation of Vishnu or not? What is the difference between a regular Buddha statue and the statue of Bodhisatva? Catch all this and more in this episode of The Devdutt Pattanaik Show podcast! Don’t forget to tune in every morning from 6 am to 8 am and catch the repeat from 9 am to 11 am and again at 1 pm to 3 pm every Sunday only on Radio Mirchi!
Why did Krishna and Radha interchange their attire every now and then? Why are temples dedicated to Radha such a rarity in the country? Did Krishna stop playing his flute because of Radha? Why are most Krishna temples in this country dedicated to him and his lover, Radha and not him and his spouse, Rukmani? Catch all this and more in this episode of The Devdutt Pattanaik Show podcast! Don’t forget to tune in every morning from 6 am to 8 am and catch the repeat from 9 am to 11 am and again at 1 pm to 3 pm every Sunday only on Radio Mirchi!
Royalty is Gender-Free!

Royalty is Gender-Free!

2019-08-1321:431

What is the real role of a King as prescribed by our mythology? What are the stories of some of the most impressive mythological Kings of the world? Why do our mythological texts shed all their focus on Kings but not their subjects? Which King in Indian mythology is extremely similar to Frankenstein's monster? A King is neither man nor woman, how is this possible? Catch all this and more in this episode of The Devdutt Pattanaik Show podcast! Don’t forget to tune in every morning from 6 am to 8 am and catch the repeat from 9 am to 11 am and again at 1 pm to 3 pm every Sunday only on Radio Mirchi!
All of us know that Shani means BAD NEWS, then why is he still referred to as a God? How old is the science of astrology and when was the first temple dedicated to the planets made? Are Rahu-Ketu the same being or two separate entities? And if they are Asuras, they why are they worshipped? Catch all this and more in this episode of The Devdutt Pattanaik Show podcast! Don’t forget to tune in every morning from 6 am to 8 am and catch the repeat from 9 am to 11 am and again at 1 pm to 3 pm every Sunday only on Radio Mirchi!
Did the Mahabharat era have internet AND WiFi? Is the famous psychological concept of the Yayati Complex somehow connected to the Mahabharat? What happened when Bheem and Arjun went head-to-head to decide who is the best Pandava? Did Draupadi actually have the five Pandavas as her husbands? Catch all this and more in this episode of The Devdutt Pattanaik Show podcast! Don’t forget to tune in every morning from 6 am to 8 am and catch the repeat from 9 am to 11 am and again at 1 pm to 3 pm every Sunday only on Radio Mirchi!
The Ramayana, Redefined!

The Ramayana, Redefined!

2019-08-0722:222

We all have heard or read the Ramayana in some form or the other, but do you know what inspired Valmiki write the epic down? Ever wondered who was the first person to recite the Ramayana, and who was the first one to hear it? Who really slayed the demon king Ravana, Rama or Laxman? What is the one thing that we should not learn from the immaculately virtuous Rama? In the era of fake news, do we need to go back to trustworthy messengers like Jatayu from the Ramayana? Catch all this and more in this episode of The Devdutt Pattanaik Show podcast! Don’t forget to tune in every morning from 6 am to 8 am and catch the repeat from 9 am to 11 am and again at 1 pm to 3 pm every Sunday only on Radio Mirchi!
Which one out of the 18 Puranas should you pick to read first? Do the Puranas also teach us physics , chemistry biology and zoology? Are all things you hear about the Puranas true? Or are they white lies born out of your parents' insecurities? Did you know that Hinduism never prescribed the construction of temples? Catch all this and more in this episode of The Devdutt Pattanaik Show podcast! Don’t forget to tune in every morning from 6 am to 8 am and catch the repeat from 9 am to 11 am and again at 1 pm to 3 pm every Sunday only on Radio Mirchi!
What if we redefined Asuras for you? How does the evil within you manifest itself? And how do you combat this Asura within you? Did you know that being a non- alcoholic is not as pious as you think? In fact, it could mean that you are an Asura! Catch all this and more in this episode of The Devdutt Pattanaik Show podcast! Don’t forget to tune in every morning from 6 am to 8 am and catch the repeat from 9 am to 11 am and again at 1 pm to 3 pm every Sunday only on Radio Mirchi!
What makes Krishna the relationship expert of the Hindu pantheon? Why is Krishna referred to as celibate if he had a Harem of 16,000 queens? What does the passionate relationship of Radha and Krishna tell us about pre - marital sex? What do Krishna and Bhishm think about transgenders? Catch all this and more in this episode of The Devdutt Pattanaik Show podcast! Don’t forget to tune in every morning from 6 am to 8 am and catch the repeat from 9 am to 11 am and again at 1 pm to 3 pm every Sunday only on Radio Mirchi!
Need that Monday morning motivation? Don’t feel bad, even Hanuman did! Did you know that Hanuman is not all muscle but an intellectual too! What word, essential to Indian Mythology, was uttered for the first time by Hanuman? We know that married women smear Sindoor on their foreheads as a tradition, but why do we smear sindoor on Hanuman? Catch all this and more in this episode of The Devdutt Pattanaik Show podcast! Don’t forget to tune in every morning from 6 am to 8 am and catch the repeat from 9 am to 11 am and again at 1 pm to 3 pm every Sunday only on Radio Mirchi.
Trying to decode the meaning and exercise of Yoga? Struggling to quit smoking? Don’t worry! The Gita has got you covered! Learn the correct way to read and understand the holy text! Also, find out what happened when Arjun told Krishna that he does not remember the Gita! That’s not all! Have you read the Mahabharata from different perspectives? Try Dhrtarasthra’s and Arjun’s! Catch all this and more in this episode of The Devdutt Pattanaik Show podcast! Don’t forget to tune in every morning from 6 am to 8 am and catch the repeat from 9 am to 11 am and again at 1 pm to 3 pm every Sunday only on Radio Mirchi.
As human beings, there are many times when we are faced with making decisions and some decisions can be tricky and tough and even wrong. Do you know that decision-making is an integral part of the Ramayana too. But is the version of Ramayana you’re reading 100% original? What is the difference between Suryavanshi and Chandravanshi kings. There was an incident that changed the life of Lord Ram and Dashrath. Do you know what that was? Don’t worry! Catch all this and more in this episode of The Devdutt Pattanaik Show podcast! Don’t forget to tune in every morning from 6 am to 8 am and catch the repeat from 9 am to 11 am and again at 1 pm to 3 pm every Sunday only on Radio Mirchi.
Do you know that time when you have had a long night and you have to wake up early the next morning. According to the Vedas, the world starts when Lord Vishnu wakes up. That’s when you wake up to Maya or materialism. In this episode, find out what made Lord Ram forget that he was a God? Does mythology have proof of alien contact? Do Vishnu’s four arms have some meaning or do they just make him a great multi-tasker? Are Lord Vishnu and Lord Indra secretly related to each other? Catch all this and more in this episode of The Devdutt Pattanaik Show podcast! Don’t forget to tune in every morning from 6 am to 8 am. Catch the repeat from 9 am to 11 am and again at 1 pm to 3 pm every Sunday only on Radio Mirchi.
Who do you think is the more important devi - Laxmi or Saraswati ? Did you know that Goddess Laxmi had a sister? And they say that you should stay away from her? Have you been told by your mother to not cut your nails and hair on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Do you actually pay heed to such beliefs? Popularly, many Hindus turn vegetarian during Navratri, but do all the Hindus follow suit? Catch all this and more in this episode of The Devdutt Pattanaik Show podcast! Don’t forget to tune in every morning from 6 am to 8 am and catch the repeat from 9 am to 11 am and again at 1 pm to 3 pm every Sunday only on Radio Mirchi.
Do you know that Lord Shiva is the most chilled out god ever. Both literally and figuratively speaking. Have you ever wondered how Shiva became neelakantha? Why the lion is a symbol of kings and the vehicle mount of Devi? And why is the number 18 so special in The Mahabharata and The Ramayana? What was the meaning of halal? Catch all this and more in this episode of The Devdutt Pattanaik Show podcast! Don’t forget to tune in every morning from 6 am to 8 am. Catch the repeat from 9 am to 11 am and again at 1 pm to 3 pm every Sunday only on Radio Mirchi.
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Vivek Naik

Thank you sir for enlightening us with the knowledge of mythology. We need to know more and more about our religion, our gods and our mythology.

Feb 28th
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sathya cns

Super 👌

Jan 11th
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Umang Agarwal

is this podcast stopped?

Aug 27th
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Sakina Husna

I have a question sir.. In ayurveda it is said that having natal teeth are inauspicious.. what is ur view ??

Aug 5th
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Anshuman

this is awesome

Jun 2nd
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