Bringing back the ancient "Kalaripayattu"

Displaying the vibrant techniques of Kalaripayattu combat on stage, recent Padma Shri awardee Meenakshi Raghavan and her family take us through her fascinating journey to become a 'kalari' and the rich history and culture of this ancient martial art.

Recorded at INK2016, Goa


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Meenakshi Raghavan


Meenakshi, is a 75 year old Kalaripayattu professional. Kalaripayattu, is one of the oldest forms of martial arts, originating from Kerala, India.

Meenakshi feels Kalaripayattu strenghthens not only your body, but your mind as well, and is extremely useful for women in situations of danger. She feels blessed to have a family who are supportive of her practice. 

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