| 23 Feb 2024
My FM enters mythology zone; ready to launch new show 'Adbhut Ramayan'

MUMBAI: The DB group's radio franchise My FM to launch a 'Navratri Special' mythology show 'Adbhut Ramayan', which will air from 1 October to 11 October.

This show will present untold stories and make the listeners time travel to 'Kathas' and 'Lok-Kathas' told over centuries, passed over generations.

Author and Mythologist Devdutt Patnaik will be hosting the show. Also, this programme is based on one of his books. He also does a mythology based show on TV.

My FM CEO Harrish Bhatia says, “We are committed to providing quality & innovative content to our listeners. The concept of 'Adhbut Ramayan' based on Devdutt Pattanaik’s book deals with unique stories of Ramayan. Like, did you know that Ram had a sister too. Or did you know that for Ashwamedha Yagya, Ram had invited Ravan as a brahmin to do the pooja which Ravan did conduct. The show will present stories which truly make Ramayan - Adhbut. These lesser known stories from the mythology will enlighten the listeners, creating a wave of curiosity and the make the experience enjoyable.”

Programming head Viplove Gupte said, “Since our birth, all our lives, we have been taught Ramayan which comes from two sources. One Valmiki’s Ramayan which is a true account of incidents that happened in Ramayan, in chronological order and then there is a book by Goswami Tulsidas which is Ram Charit Manas, which focuses only Lord Ram and his virtues which gave him the stature that he enjoys today. Yet, there are stories, incidents and people from the same Ramayan who are unknown to a lot of us. To put the epic Ramayan in a completely new perspective and make it easier to understand for the current generation, we thought of doing this idea – 'Adbhut Ramayan'."

"The idea of roping in Devdutt came almost automatically because not only he is a published author and has written books on various facets of Ramayan, he is an eloquent speaker about such subjects and now considered an authority on religious and spiritual texts of yesteryears. His unique knowledge and witty presentation are what our listeners will enjoy along with unknown stories of Ramayan," adds Gupte.

Here is the promo of the upcoming show.