Abhinaya Darpana Arts Academy headed by Voleti Rangamani, presented a Kuchipudi dance program Aalaya Natya Sammelanam at Sri Thyagaraya Ganasabha, Hyderabad, on 4th August 2007. The highlight of the program was the presentation of picture forming temple ritual dances, Simhanandini, Mayura Kauthvam and Mahalaxmi Udbhavam simultaneously by 5 dancers at a time on the stage forming 5 pictures of Lion, Peacock and Lotus by footwork on the color powder spread over the floor. The Pallaki procession of Goddess Lakshmi in the auditorium symbolizing the ancient culture of Rath Yatra was an added attraction.
The highlight of the program was Aalaya Natya Sammelanam with 'Mahalaxmi Udbhavam' by Rekha Madan, 'Mayura Kauthvam' by Ramanujam and Bhargavi and 'Simhanandini' by Pavani and Maheshwari.
Renowned Kuchipudi dance guru late C R Acharya (the father of Voleti Rangamani) had brought back this ancient and forgotten dance form to limelight after a long research. These dances have been performed several times at various places on various occasions. But the program of 4th August 2007 was special because 5 dancers performed 'Simhanandini,' 'Mayura Kauthvam' and 'Mahalaxmi Udbhavam' simultaneously at a time on the stage. The Pallaki procession of Goddess Laxmidevi in the auditorium took the audience into a devotional mood.
The supporting orchestra comprised of nattuvangam by Voleti Rangamani, vocal by DSV Shastry, mridangam by Rajagopala Charyulu, violin by Muralidhara Charyulu and flute by Venkatesh.