Discovery+ to launch 'Legends of Ramayana' docu-series with Amish Tripathi

The show will begin streaming on the platform on 7 April.


Mumbai: Discovery Inc-owned streaming platform Discovery+ has announced a new docu-series “Legends of the Ramayana” featuring author Amish Tripathi as the host. The show will begin streaming on the platform on 7 April. 

Tripathi is a celebrated Indian author renowned for the "Shiva Trilogy" and "Ram Chandra" novel series. As the host, he will traverse across geographies in the footsteps of ‘Lord Ram’ to retrace his journey and unravel the under-explored mysteries around the text, said the platform in a statement. 

“It has been said that no Indian hears the Ramayan for the first time. We are all born with it. It’s a part of our genes, a part of our bones. It is our collective eternal heritage. And to be able host a documentary on this subject, would, I thought, be a bit like coming home," said Amish Tripathi. "And yet, even though we were covering the familiar, one still had experiences that one would not expect! For example, we actually shot in small caves where an underground river flows! Or discovered a tribe that tattoos the holy name of Ram all over their bodies! Or actually found floating stones at Rameshwaram; stones that despite being so light were still strong enough to be used in the modern era in the construction of a church! All of us Indians think we know Lord Ram’s journey. But there is still so much more to discover."

"I couldn’t have dreamt of a better programme where I could make my debut as a host. It was enlightening, it was fun, it was surreal," he further said.


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