Chindu Yakshaganam an art form based on Puranas



Chindu Yakshaganam is a traditional dance-drama art form of Andhra Pradesh and is mainly found in Siddipet in Medak District. Colorful makeup and folk music are the main attraction of this dance form. The performances are based on stories from Puranas and other Hindu scriptures. Like all traditional art forms, Chindu Yakshaganam is struggling to survive.

A unique aspect of Chindu Yakshaganam is that women doest not participate in it. Men adorn the role of women except the role of Yellamma.

Earlier, only natural products like plant extracts were used as make-up. But things have changed and natural products have given way to make-up.