You see this beautiful girl

As Daksha entered the Kalindi waters that washes off one’s sins and took the conch sitting on the lotus leaf it transformed itself into a beautiful girl. Daksha, with unbounded joy, imagines that Siva’s consort has come as his daughter and hands over the baby to his wife.

You see this beautiful girl, the result of
our blessings we received over several births
O great woman, you blessed one

Pleasure to my eyes..

One morning King Daksha went to bathe in the sacred Yamuna. He was wonder-struck by the beauty of the river.

This Kalindi river gives immense
pleasure to my eyes
Even the thousand-tongued Anantha can’t
describe the river’s countless blessings
Many an ascetic after shedding
their ego and with happy minds

To see you in a happy mood

To see you in a happy mood is what
I always desire, my handsome husband
To serve one’s husband is a woman’s duty
I am here to listen to your every wish
O lotus-eyed, will the partridge hesitate
when it sees its paramour the moon?

Hear my words, O honey-tongued

One day on seeing his wife who was young, as beautiful as the moon, decked with a necklace studded with jewels all shining like stars, who was in a romantic mood, who radiated fragrance of karimkoovala flowers, who presents the whole world with happiness, and who came near him with a big smile, Daksha spoke thus with great love.

Hear my words, O honey-tongued,
and with flowers in your thick tresses


This is the third play written by Irayimman Thampi (1783-1856). While his other two plays — Keechakavadham and Uttaraswayamvaram — are based on the Mahabharata, Dakshayagam is based on Mahabhagavatham.