Reputed dancers of the past such as Ragini Devi, Santha Rao and Kalyanikutty Amma trained under Kathakali maestro Pattikkamthodi Ravunni Menon.

The Brahmeswar temple inscription clearly states that Kalavati Devi (10th c AD), mother of the last king of the Keshari dynasty, Udyat Keshari, dedicated beautiful dancing girls to serve Lord Shiva.
(‘Maharis: the temple dancers of Orissa’ by Aloka Kanungo, Nartanam, Apr-July 2006)

When a lovelorn heroine, burnt in desire, expresses herself in song at a place, it is called sthita pathya.
(‘The story of lasya’ by Dr. Vibha Dadheech, Nartanam, Apr-July 2006)

Did 'U' Know - Monthwise listing