Chindu Bhagavatam

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Facts:

  • It is a theatre art form popular in north Telangana. Chindu is derived from the artistes’ caste Chindu Madiga, a sub-caste of Madiga among SCs.
  • The art form dates back to second century BC.
  • Chindu Bhagavatam is also called Chindu Yakshaganam as it is similar to Yakshaganam, a traditional theatre form particular to Karnataka State.
  • Most of the stories narrated in the art form are from ‘Bhagavatam’.