Why were the ritual art forms of medieval Kerala more famous than the temple art forms? (A) They were performed in Kavus which had a wider public access (B) They had the official support of the rulers (C) Both A and B (D) Neither A nor B

They were performed in Kavus which had a wider public access

Many art forms that developed in medieval Kerala such as dance and music flourished in temples during the period. Koothu, Koodiyattom, and Kathakali were staged in the Koothambalam attached to temples. Therefore, these art forms came to be known as temple arts.

The ritual art forms like Theyyam, Thira, and Kalampattu were performed in Kavus (sacred groves) and other places of worship. They were more popular than the temple arts

Hence, the correct option is (A)

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