Vasavi was taught fine arts and music by eminent persons . She visited the
temple and spent a good deal of time there singing and meditating. Her devotion
to Lord Shiva was well known, her services in the upkeep of the temple and interest
in the pooja vidhanam depicted her natural divine instinct. Her lingers playing
on the manikyaveena produced a tentalising music. The early morning song in Bhoopala
raga sung byVasavi was instrumental in bringing out the divine aspect from the devotees
present in the temple. The ragam known as Bhoopalam is usually sung early in the
morning in temple premises. The devotee thinks that it is his duty to wake up God.
The sound of Veena and her voice in Octave merged in faultless unison resembling
as one voice, only in the end her voice mellowed into madyamastayee.
Her gaiety, poise and the soft divine song in Mohana raga before Sri Nagareswara
in the evening lulled the men and women present in the temple into perfect devotion.The
people thronged to the temple to have dharshan of God and to hear her music. Her
concerts before her father and Baskaracharya made them think that she was none other
than Saraswathi the Goddess of music and learning.
She was affectionate to her father and dear to her mother. Vasavi used to take her
seat beside her father and listen with rapt attention during his discussions with
Baskaracharya on political and ecclesiastical matters. Her suggestions to the inner
council of ministers were most welcome, since they were fair and in accordance with
the circumstances. kusumasreshti and his preceptor were amazed at her quick and
right decisions. They thought that she was ordained to rule the world.
Her unattached views on the material world and unsatiating thirst for divine knowledge
were noted by her parents. These aspects of Vasavi were the qualities which destined
her to be a Gowrabalika. Gowrabalika means, a girl dedicated to serve God without
getting married. Vasavi, the Princess of Penugonda was a teenage girl of exceptional
beauty and wheat complexion. Her brother Virupaksha always loved her and was a source
of strength and security.
She always moved with a bevy of girls and a parrot perched on her shoulders.