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Q.  It is an ancient Sanskrit theatre. It is officially recognised by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. It is traditionally performed in temple theatres of Kerala. This ancient theatre is known as _?

a. Kudiyattam
b. Mudiyettu
c. Ankiya Naat
d. Ankiya Naat


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Koodiyattam is a traditional performing art form in the state of Kerala. It is a combination of ancient Sanskrit theatre with elements of Koothu, a Tamil performing art which is as old as Sangam era. It is officially recognised by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Koodiyattam means “combined acting” as it combines dramas in Sanskrit theatre with elements of traditional Koothu. It is mainly performed by Chakyars and by Nangyaramma communities.
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