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 Mallika told her of dancing at the temple at Madurai in the hall of thousand and one pillars;  the one hundred and one steps carved into the hills of Pazhani where she danced for the Youthful God;  and at the temple for the Virgin Goddess at the cape Kanyakumari, where the sun sets in a blood red sea.

— from the Desire of the Moth

▶ Bala (1976) – Satyajit Ray Documentary on T. Balasaraswati – YouTube.

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The Dance. The beauty that redeems. The devadasis who were the bearer of this beauty. Their story.

Devadasis in South India 1920

Devadasis in South India 1920