Ramayan has created the world record of Highest Viewed Entertainment Programme Globally. Prasar Bharati said in a tweet that 77 million people watched the show in one day on the 16th of this month. The television series is being retelecasted on Doordarshan National from the 28th of March.
Ramanand Sagar's epic serial Ramayana and BR Chopra's Mahabharat were popular across the country, during the 80s and 90s. People have started discussing about the Ramayana and Mahabharat serials on social media after the government declared shutdown. Users demanded the Doordarshan to re-telecast the serials as it can reduce stress in the times of coronavirus.
Ramanand Sagar directed Ramayana featured Arun Govil as Ram, Deepika Chikhalia as Sita and Sunil Lahri as Lakshman. The show also featured Late Dara Singh as Hanuman and Arvind Trivedi as Ravana. The show was originally telecast from 25 January 1987 to 31 July 1988.