India is gearing up to feel a collective sense of nostalgia from Saturday, March 28 as Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan hits Doordarshan once again to entertain the viewers in the time of nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus. The news was first shared by Information & Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar who took to Twitter to make the announcement on Friday morning. As soon as the news came out, Twitterati trended hashtag Ramayan on social media expressing their excitement to watch one of the most celebrated TV shows of the ’90s. Also Read - Amazon Should Comply To Indian Laws Before Preaching: CAIT's Praveen Khandelwal
#Ramayan is currently the top second trend on Twitter as we write this. For many people growing up in the ’90s, Ramayan was an important part of their childhood. Many of them witnessed the hysteria unfolding live in front of them as people started worshipping Lord Rama and Sita through their TV screens. So much so was the frenzy that most people used to watch the show barefooted – the way they are supposed to enter a religious place. The show featured Arun Govil in the role of Lord Rama, Deepika Chikhalia as Sita, Arvind Trivedi as Ravana, Dara Singh as Hanuman and Sunil Lahri as Laxman. As the show turned iconic, the actors became so popular that they used to be treated like real-life Gods among people. Also Read - Facebook May Soon Launch Its First Smartwatch with Detachable Camera: Report
Check out these interesting tweets made by the users as they welcome the epic mythological show on the small screen once again: Also Read - After Suspending Twitter For Indefinite Period, Nigeria Now Opens Account On India's Koo
Ramayan will have two episodes aired in a day – one at 9 am and second at 9 pm. Apart from this, other popular shows on Doordarshan including Mahabharat are also going to be aired soon to encourage viewers to stay home while combating COVID-19.