About us 

About us  

In the lush, verdant lands of Kerala, amidst the whispers of coconut palms and the scent of earth after rain, lies a tradition as ancient as the mountains themselves – Kalaripayattu. To learn Kalaripayattu is to journey back through time, to touch the very essence of a civilization’s martial prowess, spiritual depth, and cultural richness.

The journey begins not in the clang of swords or the flurry of kicks, but in the quiet stillness of the Kalari, the sacred training ground of Kalaripayattu. Here, the earth is not just soil but an altar, and every step upon it is a prayer. The Guru, with eyes that have seen centuries, imparts wisdom that transcends mere technique. “To master Kalaripayattu,” they say, “is to master oneself.” Humility is the first lesson, clearing the mind’s cobwebs through sweeping meditations. Combat becomes the ultimate test, where disciples confront fears and doubts. Yet, armed with wisdom and the spirit of Kalaripayattu, they emerge victorious, embodying its essence.

In the lush, verdant lands of Kerala, amidst the whispers of coconut palms and the scent of earth after rain, lies a tradition as ancient as the mountains themselves-Kalaripayattu. To learn Kalaripayattu is to journey back through time, to touch the very essence of a civilization’s martial prowess, spiritual depth, and cultural richness. The journey begins not in the clang of swords or the flurry of kicks, but in the quiet stillness of the Kalari, the sacred training ground of Kalaripayattu. Here, the earth is not just soil but an altar, and every step upon it is a prayer. The Guru, with eyes that have seen centuries, imparts wisdom that transcends mere technique. “To master Kalaripayattu,” they say, “is to master oneself.” Humility is the first lesson, clearing the mind’s cobwebs through sweeping meditations. Combat becomes the ultimate test, where disciples confront fears and doubts. Yet, armed with wisdom and the spirit of Kalaripayattu, they emerge victorious, embodying its essence.

Welcome to Agasthyam: A Sanctuary of Tradition and Transformation

 

Established in 1896, Agasthyam stands as a beacon of the ancient art forms of Kalaripayattu and Kalari healing systems, nestled in the serene environs of Thiruvananthapuram. Our retreat is more than just a training ground; it’s a sacred space where tradition meets transformation, where seekers embark on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment.

A Legacy of Wisdom and Mastery

Led by the esteemed Gurukkal Dr. S. Mahesh, Agasthyam carries forward a legacy that spans over 126 years. Dr Mahesh, a fifth-generation martial artist, is not just a teacher but a custodian of profound wisdom inherited from his ancestors. His lineage traces back to the legendary Kalari master, Shri R. Sanal Kumar Gurukkal, renowned for his expertise in Kalaripayattu and Siddha healing practices.

A Multifaceted Approach to Wellness

From Nithyam, our daily program focused on authentic Kalaripayattu techniques, to Prana, a mindfulness meditation system designed for busy professionals, each program at Agasthyam is meticulously crafted to cater to specific needs and aspirations. Whether you seek physical fitness, mental clarity, or spiritual growth, we have a program tailored just for you.

A Multifaceted Approach to Wellness

From Nithyam, our daily program focused on authentic Kalaripayattu techniques, to Prana, a mindfulness meditation system designed for busy professionals, each program at Agasthyam is meticulously crafted to cater to specific needs and aspirations. Whether you seek physical fitness, mental clarity, or spiritual growth, we have a program tailored just for you.

A Journey of Self-Discovery

Beyond the physical techniques lies a deeper journey—a journey of self-discovery and inner transformation. In the hallowed grounds of our Kalari, students confront their fears, push their limits, and emerge not just as skilled martial artists but as compassionate, balanced individuals ready to face life’s challenges with grace and fortitude.

A Journey of Self-Discovery

Beyond the physical techniques lies a deeper journey—a journey of self-discovery and inner transformation. In the hallowed grounds of our Kalari, students confront their fears, push their limits, and emerge not just as skilled martial artists but as compassionate, balanced individuals ready to face life’s challenges with grace and fortitude.

Join Us on the Path of Mastery

Come, immerse yourself in the rich heritage of Kalaripayattu and Kalari healing systems at Agasthyam. Let us guide you on a transformative journey where tradition meets transformation, and where the ancient wisdom of the past paves the way for a brighter, more empowered future. As the Operating Partner of India’s first IKS Center for Kalaripayattu research, we advance academic excellence. Our commitment extends to empowerment, offering self-defense workshops and specialized programs. Our students excel, winning medals and participating in prestigious events. Join us at Agasthyam Kalari and embark on a journey of self-discovery, empowerment, and transformation. Experience the timeless wisdom of Kalaripayattu and embrace vitality, courage, and inner peace.

Discover Agasthyam: Exploring the Legacy of Kalaripayattu

Discover Agasthyam: Exploring the Legacy of Kalaripayattu

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