- 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’.