Legend has it that sage Bharatha, the author of Natya Sastra (the original Indian treatise on Dance) composed Ksheera Saagara Madhanam as one of the first dance dramas on the advise of Lord Brahma. This dance drama brings out the latent energy of the performers and the audience alike- towards the understanding and fulfillment of Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha, the four paths of Life.

Ksheera Saagara Madhanam is the story of the quest by Devas (the Gods) and the Danavas (the demons) for the divine nectar Amritha that has the power to give eternal life. To get Amritha, these perennial enemies have to cooperate with each other and churn the Ksheera Saagara (the Ocean of Milk). This epic endeavor is fraught with many perils, but brings many rewards as well. In the end, the Devas, the protectors of Dharma, acquire the Amritha and vanquish their rivals.