Comedy actor, producer and script writer Deepak Raj Giri is better known as the producer of Chhakka Panja series of movies and before that, he was better known as Deepak of ‘Tito Satya’. After more than a decade of doing TV serials, Deepak and Deepa started film production with ‘Chha Ekan Chha’. The movie was an instant success. ‘Woda Number Chha’ followed and ‘Chhakka Panja’, ‘Chha Maya Chhapakai’ and so on.
Deepak is known as a very religious person. He is a devotee of lord Shiva. The month of Shrawan is the month of Shiva. Shrawan is also the month of worshiping and celebration. Deepak Raj Giri says that he will practice Brata on all five Mondays this month.
Deepak says, “Instead of some sort of Devine benefit, the practice offers the inner-cleansing and satisfaction. This is also some sort of dedication and sacrifice.”
Deepak says, “I am a very religious person. My family is also religious.” He says that he regularly fast on religious occasions. In Shrawan he fasts for 5 days on every Monday. In Dashain he fasts for nine days. On every Ekadahsi, he eats vegetarian foods.
He also regularly visits Temples on regular basis. Mostly his choice of temples are those of Shiva and Krishna. He regularly visit Pashupati temple and ISKON temple. About visiting temples, Deepak says, “It feels good to visit temple. But, I don’t go to temple to offer Rs. 5 to ask for Rs. 5 lakh.”
About fasting Deepak Raj Giri says that he has a different view about the practice. “I do fast but, I don’t believe in health and prosperity of one’s spouse by fasting. If that were true, all Hindu males should have lived a lot longer than their wives.” That is because, women fast in Shrawan for their husband’s long live. They also do the same in Teej.
Deepak makes fun, “If wishes were to come true by fasting, my wife had asked for a husband like lord Shiva, see I am like Hanuman.”
The first day of Shrawan is celebrated as Luto Falne din. There is an interesting story about the day. Here is the story: