dAkSAyaNi An excerpt from sRi lAlguDi jayarAman’s ‘jaya jaya dEvi’.
rAgAs: mAyAmALavagauLa, kharaharapriya, vAcaspati, nAgasvara- vaLi, hamsanAdam, aThANa, sucaritra, rEvati, mukhAri
Direction: Dr. C.M. Venkatachalam
Choreography: Suman Nayak
Co-choreography: Rohini Herur & Neha Patel (IFAASD 2019 festival)
Jatis: Sri Nagai Sriram

King dakSan decides to perform a yagña, and invites every god except his son-in-law, s’iva. His daughter, dAkSAyaNi is very unhappy that has invited everyone except her husband, and much against s’iva’s advice, she goes to her father to ask for justice. dakSan ridicules s’iva, and dAkSAyaNi, unable to bear the insult, wishes she was born to a better father and burns herself to death in the holy fire.

Cast: dAkSAyaNi — Suman Nayak, s’Ivan — Taruni Manam, dakSan—Sumana Srinivas, vIrabhadran — Keerti Tadimeti, sakhi—Arthi Selvaraj, Anoushka Savgur, Anika Menon, Nivedita Rethnakar deva — Nikhila Muppirala, Tanvi Nareddula, Meghana Enugurthi, Mohana Enugurthi & Laksita Nandakumar

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