Dakshayagam

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Dakshayagam (The Fire-Sacrifice of Daksha) is a Kathakali play(Aattakatha) authored by Irayimman Thampi in Malayalam. Based on the Skanda Purana, it narrates the story of Daksha, son of Brahma, and his daughter Sathi. Sathi marries Shiva and after the marriage, an animosity develops between Daksha and Shiva. Shiva creates two fierce warriors Veerabhadra and Bhadrakali, and orders to destroy the yaga and bring the head of Daksha. However, as an act of benevolence, Shiva brings Daksha back to life, albeit with a goat's head.[1]

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