Starting from March 11, 2012, the 52 episodes were aired on Doordarshan (DD-1) every Sunday at 10am and repeated on DD-1 and DD-India (Doordarshan's channel which can be viewed in various countries outside India). The last episode was aired on March 24, 2013 and since May 2013, Upanishad Ganga continues to enlighten and entertain on DD-India on Sundays at 1:30pm and Mondays at 4:30am IST. Upanishad Ganga Essay Competition In November 2012, Upanishad Ganga conducted an essay competition on the relevance of the Upanishads in today's world. This was initially open to the  age group of 16 to 24 years. Sponsored by Max India, the topic, ‘Upanishads and its relevance in the modern society’ evoked an enthusiastic response. The essays (within 1200 words), were written in English or Hindi. Four winners were selected - two each in English and Hindi. These winners shall spend a full day at Adi Sankara Nilayam, the maternal birth-home of Shri Adi Shankaracharya, in Veliyanad, Kerala, with Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi, Director of the serial, in December 2013. Winners (16-24 years): English: Pragya Agarwal, Delhi.  Sneha Kothawade, Delhi Hindi: Soni Varshney, Aligarh. Harish Varshney, Aligarh On announcing this competition, Upanishad Ganga received a number of requests from fans over the age of 24 years. Another competition was held for seniors and two winners were selected from this age group. Winners (over 24 years): English: P. N. Vijay, Noida Hindi:  Nirmal Mittal, Chandigarh The winners received a package of Swami Chinmayananda's commentaries on the major Upanishads.