Kuchipudi started from Samskrutha roopakam and in the 13th Century, Kalaapam was started by Saint Siddhendra Yogi. The inspiration for Kalaapam , ‘Yakshaganam’ was scripted by Kandukuri Rudra Kavi named Sugreeva Vijayam , which was useful in the performance of Kuchipudi bhagavathas from which Yakshaganam was adopted.
Om, Praise be to the auspicious Ganga, gift of Shiva, O Praise! Praise be to her who is Vishnu embodied, the very image of Brahma, O praise! Praise to her who is the form of Rudra, Shankara, the embodiment of all gods, the embodiment of healing, O praise!John Hawley