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Poothara in Kalaripayattu

In the ancient martial art of Kalaripayattu, every aspect carries a profound symbolism and significance, deeply rooted in tradition and spirituality. Among the many elements that adorn the training ground of a Kalari, Poothara stands as a prominent symbol, embodying…

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Types of Kalaripayattu

Kalaripayattu, often hailed as the mother of all martial arts, is an ancient Indian martial art form that originated in Kerala. It is not merely a physical practice but also encompasses various aspects of mental discipline and spiritual growth. Over…

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Why was Kalaripayattu banned?

In the history of Indian martial arts, Kalaripayattu stands as a testament to a rich tradition of physical prowess, mental discipline, and cultural heritage. Originating in the southern state of Kerala, Kalaripayattu encompasses a diverse array of combat techniques, weaponry…

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Understanding Meypayattu

The Art of Body Movement The Techniques of Mey Payattu Mey Payattu involves a series of fluid movements that mimic the motions of animals and birds. Practitioners often draw inspiration from the grace and strength of animals like the lion,…

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Weapons in Kalaripayattu

Kalaripayattu, one of the oldest martial arts, is as much about physical prowess as it is about mental discipline. Integral to this art form is the use of a variety of weapons, each with its own history, significance and technique.…

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Kaalukal | Athma Kalari


Kalaripayattu, the ancient Indian martial art form, is not merely a physical practice but a holistic discipline that encompasses various elements of mind, body and spirit. Among its integral sessions, Kaalukal stands out as a crucial component, especially for beginners…

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Chuvadu | Athma Kalari


In the world of Kalaripayattu, the ancient Indian martial art, ‘Chuvadu’ stands out as a fundamental concept that transcends mere physical movement. It refers to the unique stances and postures that form the foundation of this discipline’s intricate techniques. Let’s…

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Ashta Vadivukal

One of the most intriguing and captivating aspects of Kalaripayattu is the concept of “Vadivukal,” which refers to the animal forms or postures that are an integral part of this martial art. These animal forms not only add a unique…

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Kalari Vandanam

Kalari Vandanam: The Sacred Salutation of Kerala’s Martial Tradition In the heart of Kerala’s lush landscapes, the ancient martial art of Kalaripayattu thrives. While the combat techniques and postures are often highlighted, there’s a lesser-known yet integral aspect called “Kalari…

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