It is time to bring out the devotee in you and be part of a history-making moment in Indian television. In the auspicious month of Makar Sankranti, the creators of hit serial Siya Ke Ram have come up with a special treat for their fans.
The serial is progressing towards their most important episode; Sita Swayamvar and to celebrate this momentous occasion, Star Plus has initiated a Dhanush Yatra where Siya Ke Ram’s legendary bow that Shree Ram lifted is on display for all to see.
This Shiv Dhanush was considered extremely hallowed and played an important role in the story of Ramayan. It is believed that Lord Shiva gifted the Dhanush to Janak’s ancestor Devaratha. Legend has it, Sita as a child, could easily lift the bow, which couldn’t be lifted by even the mightiest of men.
When Maharishi Parshuram got to know of this then he suggested to Janak that his daughter deserved a man who could string the bow by lifting it as easily as she did. Ram, on the day of Swayamvar, lifted the bow effortlessly and won Sita’s hand in marriage. Thus, the Dhanush holds a sacred spot in people’s hearts.
Siya Ke Ram’s Dhanush Yatra started on 2nd Jan and is slated to cover 107 cities across Gujarat, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh. In this Yatra, fans will not only get a chance to catch a glimpse of the mammoth Shiv Dhanush but also participate in various activities. The Yatra was inaugurated by a special aarti on the banks of river Ganga in Kashi temple. This was followed by another Pooja at the famous Somnath temple, in Gujarat.
It is believed that not only was Ram an honourable king; he was a skilled warrior as well. Through the activities planned, fans will have a chance to show how skilled they are in Archery, one of the most ancient forms of warfare. Women will be cheered to search for Ram engraved rice grains that will be hidden inside a rice sack. And, that’s not all. Marrying mythology and technology, the creators have come up with a unique Dhanush experience in the form of 3D Oculus glasses. Fans can wear the glasses, and as they move, the Dhanush will also move.
If you love Ramayan, then rush to one of the cities, and catch a glimpse of the Dhanush and the excitement.
Siya ke Ram, a retelling of Ramayana from Sita’s perspective, has steadily garnered fans across the country. Now, all eyes are set on the Swayamvar Saptaah, when Lord Ram will lift the celebrated Shiv Dhanush, and marry Sita. Don’t forget to tune into Swayamvar Week on Siya Ke Ram from January 18 at 8 PM only on STAR Plus.
Taking social media by storm: #DhanushYatra
The Yatra is not only winning hearts on the ground but is also trending on social media. Fans who have witnessed the Yatra, have tweeted their experience in glowing terms.