Ganesha: The God who is invoked before commencement of any work or dance or drama. He is elephant headed and the king of education and destroyer of all disturbances.
Sutradhara: One who worships the God before and after the play.
Nati: Dancer who appears in the beginning to perform Aarati (worship with a pair of lamps) to Gods.
Taraka: The demon a tyrant who disturbed the humble people of the earth. He is the King of evil. He always wanted to annex the Kingdom of Gods.
Narada: The mediator between Gods and the Demons. He is the cause for the fights between Devas and Demons which favored the god and the good.
Indira: King of Heaven.
Rambha: The dancer in the court of Indra who tries to disturb the penance of Taraka.
Brahma: The four-headed God, who is the creator of the Universe.
Vishnu: The Protector and one among the Hindu trinity.
Shiva: One among the three supreme Gods the other two being Vishnu and Brahma. Shiva is the destroyer of evils.
Parvatha Raja: God and the King of the Mountains and father of Parvathi.
Parvathi: The wife of Lord Shiva.
Kumara: The son of Lord Shiva and Parvathi. Hero of the mythological episode, who kills Taraka.
Manmatha: The cupid who disturbs the penance of Lord Shiva. He is burnt into ashes when Shiva opens his third eye.
Saints: Sages who perform sacrifices by offering ghee to fire in the forest.