Chaviitu Nadakam is a Latin Christian folk art form of Kerala. It is believed to be originated in Cochin where the Latin Christian Portuguese missionaries have instituted their first mission. The reason behind this assumption is that Chavittu Nadakam has a significant European character in its costumes and outfits. But there are historical evidences that Kerala had connections with the western world well before the arrival of Portuguese. Even though some argue that the Chavittu Nadakam is created by Portuguese, there are no evidences supporting this view. The colloquial language for its playback songs and dialogue also suggest that the art form is indigenous in origin.
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