After tha stupendous success of 'SAMPOORNA RAMAYAN' and 'SHRI KRISHNA' - Ramanand Sagar presents his third epic - 'JAI GANGA MAIYA' based on the most revered and the lonly living goddes - GANGA.
Residing in the Kamandal of LORD BRAHMA, BHAGWATI GANGA, like SARASWATI and LAXMI, is one of the seven SHKTIS of supreme GODDESS MAHAMAYA ADISHAKTI
The story goes far back when Kapil Muni curses King Sagar's sixty thousand and one sons and reduces them to ashes.
On repeated requests by the sole son of King Sagar, Kapil Muni finally changes his mind and says that King Sagar's sons would attain MUKTI only if their ashes are cleansed by the holy water of GODDESS GANGA.
Generation after generation apologize to pacify BHAGIRATH - the seventh generation of King Sagar, GANGA reluctantly consents to descend to earth.
To contain its powerful fall, LORD SHIVA steps in the way and lets the river tumble gently through his long hair onto to Himalayas. GANGA then flows across India to the edge of ocean, where she washes over the ashes and gives of millions of Indians for whom the river is Holy because river Ganga personifies GODDESS GANGA who descends to earth to cleanse the sins of the mankind.
Ramanand Sagar's JAI GANGA MAIYA is based on: Shreemad Devi Bhagwat, Shree Padma Mahapuran, Shree Bhagwat Mahapuran, Shree Durga Sapatashati, Shree Skand Mahapuran, and Shree Waman Mahapuran
Others sourses of inspiration include" His Holiness Shankaracharya, Maharishi Valmiki, Ved Vyas, Sant Tulsidas and also folk literature, popular legends of medieval and modern literature.