Sacred Games Episode Names are inspired by Hindu mythology. All the episodes are either a name or a sanskrit word citing their reference to Hindu mythology. All Sacred Games Episode Names have a unique resembles to the story portrayed. If you have not watched this series then first go, watch this series then only come here to know the meaning of these words(Sacred Games Episode Names ) as major spoilers in this post can ruin your watch time.
Episode 1 : Aswatthama
This is the pilot of this series. We get to know the important characters and what we can expect in the upcoming episodes. The episode name is Aswatthama, a character from Mahabharata who fought against the Pandavas and was extremely powerful. Ashwatthama was cursed with immortality for 3000 years. The main antagonist says to the protagonist in the end of the episode that he is Ashwatthama which means he will stay in story for a long time. (“I told you, I am Ashwatthama. I am not going anywhere until this game is over.”)
Episode 2 : Halahala
As per the tales we have listen, Halahala was a poison which was created during the churning of the sea which ws done by Deva and Asuras to get the nectar of immortality. The Halahala was so poisonous that only fumes were causing dangers to gods and demons. Then Lord Shiva consumed this Halahala and saved everyone. Lord Shiva kept this poison in his neck and due to the this HIS neck git titned into blue color, hence Lord Shiva got the name Neelkanth.
Episode 3 : Aatapi Vatapi
The name of the episode is based on a tale of two demon brothers Atapi and Vatapi. You can read the story of Atapi Vatapi here which was explained in the series and complete story of Atapi Vatapi here, which is the complete version of the story and how they got killed.
Episode 4 : Brahmahatya
Brahmahatya is a hindi(same in sanskrit) word which means ‘killing of a Brahmin.’ The antagonist of this series is a brahmin by birth but he doesn’t follow the ritual which a true brahmin should follow, so by doing all things a brahmin should not do, he kills his brahmin himself.
Episode 5 : Sarama
In Hindu mythology, Sarama is a being referred to as the female dog of the Gods. No matter what, everyone, in the end, is like a dog on a leash. In this episode we see that every major character is shown as a powerless entity being treated like a dog by someone who has more authority. Full story is Sarama was a female dog who helped Indra in finding some cows who were stolen by Panis, a class of demons. It is said that Sarama walkedon thepathof truth and figured out the cows’ location. She is also known to have intuitive powers.
Episode 6 : Pretakalpa
There are 18 Mahapurans, Garun puran is one of them(you may have remembered Aparichit by now). Pretakalpa is a part of Garun Puran. This part is read when last rites of someone deceased(Hindu) is being performed.
Episode 7 : Rudra
As per the tales, we know that Rudra was an incarnation of Lord Shiva. Rudra is a Rigvedic diety and the meaning of this term is the roarer. It means someone in full anger doing things that can result in bad consequences for the victims.
Episode 8 : Yayati
There is a tale that there was a king Yayati who was cursed with premature old age. Due to this he was sad and wanted to live like a younger one. He asked his son Puru to give his young age to him. Due to this he could do anything he wanted which he could not do with old age, the last episode shows the same story of antagonist.
Everyone who has watched this epic series is waiting for the second season to know some more hindu mythological names and to know some more Sacred games episode names. These were the 8 Sacred games episode names and their meaning.