Koodiyattam is a religious dance form where the teachings are passed down by the masters who think are sincere about learning the Koodiyattam art form. The preparation process for the Koodiyattam dance is a very crucial process as the performer is not supposed to eat or drink anything before performing the Koodiyattam dance form and has to stand after wearing the ornaments for the performance. This crucial process makes the Koodiyattam dance form even more unique.
The Koodiyattam folk dance is a dying art form as the traditional art form was performed in certain venues and was performed by certain people. There was a time when the Koodiyattam committee lacked funds for the performance and could not buy new ornaments for future performance. This is when UNESCO stepped in and helped in creating a network of Koodiyattam institutions which would help the next generation is learning the Koodiyattam art form along with the academic research in the Keralan Dance forms.