Kalarigram was established in 2010, near Auroville, as a traditional Kalaripayattu training center. An offshoot of Hindustan Kalari Sangam , Shri Lakshmanan Gurukkal set this up in Tamil Nadu to spread awareness of this martial art form. Kalaripayattu, Ayurveda, Yoga and Meditation classes and workshops are conducted here.
Shri Lakshmanan Gurukkal hails from a traditional Kalaripayattu family. His father and guru, Shri Veerasree Sami Gurukkal trained under Guru Govindankutty Nambiar. He established Hindustan Kalari Sangam in Calicut, in 1952, to preserve and promote this traditional martial art form. His children Shri Lakshmanan Gurukkal, Shri Shatrughnan Gurukkal and Smt Radhika Gurukkal are now carrying forward this tradition.
Guru Lakshman Gurukkal
Kalarigram was setup with the goal of preserving and documenting the ancient practice of kalaripayattu and the kalari marma chikithsa.
It is intended to aid students interested in Ancient Indian heritage, art and culture.
Kalarigram is an branch of the hiindustan kalari sangam that was setup in 1950 by guru Veerasree Sami Gurukkal. His children Guru Lakshmanan gurukkal, Guru Shatrughnan gurukkal, and Guru Radhika gurukkal are the current gurus of kalarigram.
veerasree sami gurukkal
The glorious tradition of Guru Veerasree Sami Gurukkal is being taken forward by his sons and daughter.