Jai Shri Swaminarayan (12 DVD Set) DVD
Jai Shree Swaminarayan the serial charts the biography of Lord Swaminarayan, His divine powers and His contribution to society.
In addition to being a religious serial, the program is a social saga illustrating life in 17th century India. Shree Swaminarayan Temple Kalupur, the world's first Swaminarayan Mandir, built under the instruction of Shree Swaminarayan Bhagwan himself, joined forces with professional TV producers to carefully lay the plans for the serial depicting the life of Shree Swaminarayan Bhagwan.
This concept of illustrating His teachings to 21st century society via the technology of today was devised by Acharya Designate His Holiness Lalji Maharajshri Koshlendraprasadji Maharaj. However this was no easy task, as it was important to make it religiously accurate as well as recapturing the environment and the way of life more than 200 years ago simultaneously.
This is where the learned saints from Ahmedavad provided their religious intellect to the TV producers to help devise dialogue and screenplay scripts. In addition to this, careful thought went into the selection of actors and actresses to play the roles of Satsangis, Sadhus, Sankhya Yogis etc as well as the main role of Swaminarayan Bhagwan.
It is important to bear in mind that these were indeed real people who had real interaction with Shree Swaminarayan Bhagwan and not fictional characters, so getting everything right, all the way down to scenery and settings, was imperative. Music also plays an important part in the life story of Bhagwan.
Top musicians provided their vocal and instrumental talents to aid some truly poetic writing, and created beautiful Kirtans describing the glory and greatness of Swaminarayan Bhagwan. These were coupled with existing Kirtans written by the Saints at the time.
The result, with heartfelt blessings from His Holiness Acharya Maharajshri Tejendraprasadji Maharaj, a carefully crafted illustration of the teachings of Swaminarayan Bhagwan, His great influence on the lives of all people, the places which were blessed by His presence, and divine ability to rid the world of evil and re-establish the reign of Dharma.
By this, the original mainstream Swaminarayan Sampraday, aims to spread the teachings of Almighty Shree Hari to His thousands and thousands of followers, in both the present and the future.