Jai Shri Swaminarayan is a show that was aired in 2002 on SAB TV in India and on Zee TV around the world. This show mainly focused on the worship of lord Swaminarayan and his teachings of non-violence and love. They incorporated places of worship of Lord Swaminarayan in India and also around the world. Jai Shri Swaminarayan came to materialization after the Shri Swaminarayan Temple of Ahmedabad and
Entertainment of Gujarat agreed to make the serial.
The Lead character of Swaminarayan is played by Vishal Pandey. It was directed by
and produced by Devang Patel who also acted as the music composer and co-director of the show.
Apart from TV, the show’s music also gained a lot of popularity in India mainly because of famous classical singers
. The music CD’s from the show are still available on shelves across the country.
The serial revolves around the life of Shri Swaminarayan who became the leader of a Hindu Sect that believed in Purity of purpose, social work and ethics. He is shown preaching non-violence and the doctrine of love. The show is based around the 18th century when Swaminarayan became an important religious leader.