Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh): The grand serial Avantika produced by producer and director Seema Kapoor on the mythological history of Ujjain will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Mohan Yadav at 11:30 am at Brihaspati Bhawan here on Sunday. This serial is being telecast on Doordarshan’s national channel, DD-National from January 22. It can be watched every Monday to Thursday at 9 pm.
The serial is being supported by the prestigious institute of Madhya Pradesh, Maharaja Vikramaditya Research Institute, Ujjain. About 130 episodes of the serial Avantika will be produced. In this serial, from the education received by Shri Krishna in Sandipani Ashram to other major religious events of Avantika, all the important historical aspects of Avantika like the efficient rule of King Pradyot, Bimbisar, Emperor Ashoka, Bhatrihari, Emperor Vikramaditya and recognition by Kalidas in the art aspect. Great literary works like Shakuntalam, and Mrichcha Katika by Bhasa have been included.
Shri Ram Tiwari, director of Maharaja Vikramaditya Research Institute, said that Ujjain (Avantika) is an ancient and historical city of the era. From a scientific point of view, Ujjain is the city which has shown the world the system of time calculation. It is said that astrology also started in this city. Ujjaini is a religious centre as well as culturally important. CM Dr Yadav has been continuously making efforts to bring forward the mythological, historical, religious, archaeological and literary aspects of Ujjain. The director said that producer and director Seema Kapoor will be present in the programme.
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