daughter was the famed Mylapore Gowri who continued the dance tradition
at the temple and during the Bhikshatana procession. Gowri was guru to
Balasaraswathi and later taught Rukmini Devi too. Following the disenfranchising
of Devadasis and the revoking of their hereditary rights, Gowri was evicted
from the house given to her by the temple. She managed to make both ends
meet by teaching dance to people whom she felt would benefit by it. With
that ended what must have been a colourful adjunct to the Bhikshatana procession.
mendicant' by Sriram Venkatkrishnan, The Hindu Friday Review, March 26,