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DHARA: Vision Ayurveda 2047 @ TDU

Updated: Sep 29, 2022

Full Silambam team in TDU Univeristy.

The event is hosted by the University of Trans-Disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology (TDU), Bengaluru (https://​tdu​.edu​.in) on September 23 – 24, 2022. It is on Ayurveda dedicated to ​‘India’s Contribution to Health and Well-being of humans, plants and animals.

VKRC organized Silambam, Kuthuvarisai, Adimurai an ancient Tamil Martial Art for self defence in support of TDU


A popular kind of martial arts, known as silambam, involves the use of a variety of unique weapons, most prominently bamboo sticks, to aid in the performance of the moves. It was first played roughly one thousand years before the common era in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, which is also the name of the game's birthplace and where it is still played today. The earliest records of Silambam can be found in the literature of the Tamil Sangam.

In ancient Tamilakam, one of the most significant forms of martial arts was known as Adimurai. It is also one of the oldest forms of the art (present day Indian state of Tamil Nadu and Northern Province of Sri Lanka).


It is regarded to be a form of martial art in the Tamil culture. Adimurai is well-known term called as Varmakkalai, Adimurai, KuthuVarisai, Kusthi, Beemanmurai and Nadan. The movie "pattasu," in which Dhanush plays the title role, is about Adimurai and opens with an introduction from Adimurai.

Siddhars, or yogic sages, developed Adimurai, a devastatingly effective unarmed Combat Science, in order to protect themselves from bandits and armed thieves during their search for perfection and knowledge. This was necessary due to the fact that they were largely isolated and itinerant due to the nature of their pursuit. At Adimurai, there are no complex rituals or ceremonies. The art of fighting is known as adimurai.


Kuthuvarisai is an indian martial art from tamil nadu that is considered to be the mother of all martial arts in the world.

All other martial arts of the world are direct or indirect decendants of Kuthuvarisai and silambam.

Training for Kuthuvarisai includes various levels. The following are:

Solo routine or solo patterns partner-executed patterns

The subsequent six steps are practised as solo routines or solo patterns. The following are:

Salutations are followed by kicks.

Examples of defensive attitudes

Basic combat techniques (similar to katas of karate and kung – fu)

Advanced combat formations (similar to katas of karate and kung – fu, but very advanced level training)

For a better knowledge of real-time combat and full-contact conflict, the following six training stages are practised with partners or opponents.

Standard wrestling (with grips and locks)

Enhanced wrestling (with advanced grips and locks)

Avoidance of attacks (defensive patterns)

Assault sequences (offensive patterns)

Close battle locks

Full contact battle

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