Nithya Dharmam is a spiritual based reality show in the Tamil language that aired on the channel, Thanthi TV. Thanthi TV is satellite channel in the Tamil language owned by the Thanthi Group. The channel was initially owned by NDTV and The Hindu group jointly before being taken over and rebranded by Dina Thanthi. The show, Nithya Dharmam was launched in the year 2013 in the month of October. The show had only one season since then. The season continued up until January 2014.
Each episode of the show was half an hour long. Nithya Dharmam is a spiritual show which loosely bends towards a reality show. As you can understand from the name of the show, the show is about dharma and dharma related knowledge given by Swami Nithyananda. Swami Nithyananda is a male spiritual leader of the Hindu religion and also the host of the show. Swami Nithyananda has as many devotees internationally as he has in India. People like to follow him because of his immense knowledge and enlightening philosophical and theological views.
Swami Nithyananda operates the show himself and preaches his viewers the idea of life and the true essence of relationships. The show is an attempt to extend this knowledge of his for the aid of common man or his followers. In this show, Swami Nithyananda tries and solves the problems in the personal life of people. In every episode, a troubled family or individual comes on the show live. These people are dealing with mental troubles and dilemmas regarding some family or real relationship issues.
All the concerned members of the issue are present live in the studio. They talk to Swami Ji about their problems. Swami Ji tries to find viable solutions to their problems. Through his knowledge, he tries to discuss various aspects with the people and clear their confusions and misconceptions amongst themselves. He gives them a clearer idea of what life is about and what to expect from life, how relationships work and what are the things that could go wrong in a relationship, the importance of communication in every relation, etc.
By the end of the show, he tries to reach a common ground on which the family can work on and make things better for themselves. Swami Ji solves real and original social issues and very complicating problems like when a son realizes that his mother is not his birth mother. The mental crisis that he goes through after such a revelation and the impact that it has on the mother-son relationship are some examples of the kind of problems that Swami Ji solves in his show. The show is ended by some parting quotes and knowledge from Swami Nithyananda.