Dakshayagnam (1962 film)

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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Kadaru Nagabhushanam
Produced by Kadaru Nagabhushanam
Kannamba (Presents)
Written by Aarudhra (dialogues)
Starring N. T. Rama Rao
Music by Saluri Hanumantha Rao
Cinematography Lakshman Ghore
Edited by N. K. Gopal
Varalakshmi Pictures[1]
Release date
  • 10 May 1962 (1962-05-10)
Running time
157 mins
Country India
Language Telugu

Dakshayagnam (Telugu: దక్షయజ్ఞం) is a 1962 Telugu, mythological film, produced and directed by Kadaru Nagabhushanam on Varalakshmi Pictures banner.[3][4] Starring N. T. Rama Rao, Devika in the lead roles[5] and music composed by Saluri Hanumantha Rao.[6] This was N. T. Rama Rao's 100th film which was also dubbed in Tamil with the same title.[7]


The film begins with Daksha Prajapathi (S. V. Ranga Rao) becoming king of Prajapathis, all gods give him most effective powers and an oath that no one will cross his words, he is blessed with 2 sons and adopted 27 girls, after that the Adi Parashakti was born as his daughter in the form of Sathi (Devika) who is the greatest devotee of Lord Shiva (N. T. Rama Rao). Daksha performs his 27 daughters marriage with Chandra (Rama Krishna), after the marriage, Chandra spends his quality time only with Rohini (Rajasri) and ignores others. Knowing this Daksha cursed Chandra to die of disease TB. Chandra prays to Lord Shiva and gets a boon that he will protect him, there arises the clashes between Shiva & Daksha and war arises between them where Lord Vishnu appears and makes a compromise by making Chandra into two parts. From that time Daska maintains his grudge on Lord Shiva when he comes to know his daughter Sathi is in love with Shiva he sees another alliance for his daughter.

But Sathi marries Shiva against her father’s wish. Daksha attempted to insult Shiva by performing a sacrifice and omitting to invite Shiva. Sathi wanted very much to attend the sacrifice. Ignoring the advice of her husband, she went uninvited to the sacrifice, where she had to endure many insults. At last, when Daksha started insulting her husband, she could not bear it any longer and immolated herself in the sacrificial fire. When Shiva heard of his wife's death, he makes a ferocious dance called Rudra Thandava and wakes up Veerabhadra from his hair who attacks the guests at sacrifice and ended up by decapitating Daksha. At last, on request of Daksha's wife Vairini (Kannamba) Shiva forgives Daksha and brought him back to life giving him goat's head instead of his own.




Film score by Saluri Hanumantha Rao
Released 1962
Genre Soundtrack
Length 53:13
Producer Saluri Hanumantha Rao

Music composed by Saluri Hanumantha Rao. Lyrics were written by Aarudhra. Music released on Audio Company.

S.No Song Title Singers length
1 Namo Namo Nadaraja Madhavapeddi Satyam 4:50
2 Jabilli Ohoho Jabilli P. B. Srinivas, Jamuna Rani 3:08
3 Hara Hara Mahadeva P. Suri Babu 4:06
4 Koyila Thelupavate P. Susheela 3:38
5 Idhi Chakkani Lokam P. B. Srinivas, S. Janaki 3:33
6 Nee Pada Samseva P. Leela 3:02
7 Kaanaru Nee Mahima Raghuramaiah 2:56
8 Emi Seyudu Devadeva P. Leela 3:20
9 Karunaamoorthulu Raghuramaiah 1:34
10 Navarasa Bhavala P. Leela, Radha Jayalakshmi 5:33
11 Pasuvaa Madhavapeddi Satyam 1:00
12 Kamaneeyam Kailasam P. Susheela 2:56
13 Girija Kalyanam P. Suribabu, Madhavapeddi Satyam, Raghuramaiah, P. Susheela 13:15
14 Mangalam Mahaniya Teja M. Mallikarjuna Rao Bhagavathar 0:22

1941 film[edit]

Dakshayagnam was made for the first time in 1941 directed by Chitrapu Narayana Murthy.


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