Kalarippayattu is known worldwide as “The mother of martial arts” Originally it is a great martial science. Art is a part of it.
It is related to “Vedas” the existence of Indian culture and is inherited from “Sri Parameswara” the “Omnipotent master of all arts and science , to his disciple “ Sri Parasurama” and from “sri Parasurama’ it is provided to the whole humanity. So “Sri parasurama” is believed and worshipped as “ the master of Kalarippayattu”.
Through kalarippayattu, the scientific ways of defencing, attacking methods can be obtained and gain authority over the opponent and will help a person to develop his personality. It also develops “ splendour, beauty, concentration, originality, determination, spirituality, willpower, wisdom, knowledge, creativity, patriotism, adventure, body science and all the trainings which help a person’s overall development .
When kalarippayattu comes to Kalari chikilsa (treatment) the great Martial art is converted to science of living.