Epic Channel to celebrate Dussehra day long programming line-up
As the country gears up to celebrate the symbolic victory of good over evil, EPIC makes the day special for their viewers by airing special programming for the festival of Vijayadashami. The programming aims at giving a varied perspective of the festival along with sharing some great stories and traditions passed down through generations.
A must-watch in the line-up is the feature, ‘Rampath’, which is a narrative on the Ramleela art form performed in Jaswant Nagar; where the enactment is not on stage as is custom, but is performed across the streets and by-lanes of the town. The performance is recognized by UNESCO as the world's best field Ramleela and categorized as an UNESCO intangible heritage
While in many parts of India, the festival marks the day of victory of Lord Rama over Ravana, in the EPIC Special Ekaant – Sarhad Paar, host Akul Tripathi travels to Sigiriya in Sri Lanka which many believe to have been the palace of Ravana! On the other hand, Sara Khan, in Kahi Suni, visits Orchha’s Raja Ram temple where Lord Rama is worshipped not as God, but as king of the town.
The lineup for also includes episodes from Tyohaar Ki Thaali where TV actress Sakshi Tanwar will be seen celebrating Navratri Bathukamma, and Dussehra by cooking traditional recipes associated with these festivals; and Devlok With Devdutt Pattanaik, where popular mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik will discuss Ravana, versions of Ramayana, Rama's ancestors and the women of Ramayana in his show.