In the Kerala State and National Film Awards for 1996, MR Rajan won the Best Documentary Award for the film 'Pakarnnatam' on Guru Ammannur Madhava Chakyar.

Gowri Amma came from a family of traditional temple dancers and was the last devadasi of the Kapaleeshwara temple in Chennai.

Adi tala is named so because it is supposed to have been the first ever tala.

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