Tara Sasankam is a play written by Kopparapu Subba Rao. It has been performed about 1,500 times under his own direction.
The story is based on the love affair between Tara, (wife of Brihaspati) and Sasank (Chandra). Tara, the wife of pious teacher Brihaspati successfully seduces his student Sasank. They had a child by their illicit union. This results in a dispute between the teacher and his student about the fatherhood of the boy. It goes to the court of the Gods; who express their inability to solve the issue. Tara herself had to decide that the child was born of the student.