Sudha and Sharad Joshi are a couple, both of whom are employed as professors at a college in Mumbai. They have two daughters at home, who are taken care of by Akka, an elderly matron who has been living with Sudha ever since her childhood.
Unknown to Sudha, Sharad has an affair with another woman ‘Chitra’ and has a daughter Chingi (played by Swarangi marathe) from her.
After Chitra’s death, Sudha with a big heart accepts Chingi into her house and raises her, separated from Sharad. Abhalmaya is a story of Sudha’s struggles to raise her three daughters, balancing her professional and personal life.
Abhalmaya is widely hailed as being the first daily Marathi TV soap and still has a huge cult following amongst the people who watched it when it was released. It was the launching pad for many good actors and actresses such as Shreyas Talpade, Manava Naik, Harshada Khanvilkar and others.
A few years after the first run of the serial, Abhalmaya 2 was telecasted as well, but that was not as popular as the first season.