Dakshan, the son of Brahma, started a ‘Tapas’ as directed by his father. The ‘Tapas’ was to have the mighty durga to be born as his daughter. After a long time, Durga materilised before him and aprced to his wish on the condition that.
She would cease to be his daughter and turn destructive if she is sighted months later Dakshan’s pregnant wife Prasoothi gave birth to a baby girl. Dakshan named her ‘Sathi’ while people called her ‘Dakshayani’.